1. alternative birthing a method of childbirth that avoids intrusive high-tech medicine in favor of more natural and homely settings
  2. alternative pleading a pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on
  3. alternative birth a method of childbirth that avoids intrusive high-tech medicine in favor of more natural and homely settings
  4. alliteration use of the same consonant at the beginning of each word
  5. alternative energy energy derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment
  6. alternative medicine the practice of medicine without the use of drugs
  7. alternative one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen
  8. alternating occurring by turns; first one and then the other
  9. alternating current an electric current that reverses direction sinusoidally
  10. alternatively in place of, or as an alternative to
  11. altruistic showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others
  12. abdominal breathing breathing in which most of the respiratory effort is done by the abdominal muscles
  13. ultranationalistic fanatically patriotic
  14. alternation of generations the alternation of two or more different forms in the life cycle of a plant or animal
  15. alternator an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)
  16. anal retentive personality (psychoanalysis) a personality characterized by meticulous neatness and suspicion and reserve; said to be formed in early childhood by fixation during the anal stage of development (usually as a consequence of toilet training)
  17. legislative branch the branch of the United States government that makes laws
  18. executive branch part of U.S. government responsible for carrying out laws
  19. C-reactive protein a byproduct of inflammation
  20. periodic breathing abnormal respiration in which periods of shallow and deep breathing alternate