1. alliteration use of the same consonant at the beginning of each word
  2. illiteracy an inability to read
  3. altruism the quality of unselfish concern for the welfare of others
  4. alter ego a very close friend who seems almost a part of yourself
  5. Walter Hess Swiss physiologist noted for studies of the brain
  6. Aletris small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
  7. Asteraceae plants with heads composed of many florets: aster
  8. alter cause to change; make different
  9. literacy the ability to read and write
  10. Althea rosea plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowers; the English cottage garden hollyhock
  11. altricial naked and blind and dependent on parents for food
  12. altered changed in form or character without becoming something else
  13. alteration the act of revising
  14. deleterious harmful to living things
  15. aliterate a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources
  16. illiterate not able to read or write
  17. Ultracef a cephalosporin antibiotic (trade name Ultracef)
  18. ulterior lying beyond what is openly revealed or avowed
  19. altruistic showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
  20. altruist someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being