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allegory
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n. Syn. fable
symbolic representation of abstract ideas or principles in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
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alleviate
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v. Syn. relieve; moderate; reduce
provide physical relief, as from pain; make easier; remove in part
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alley
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narrow passage, especially a walk or passage in a garden or park, bordered by rows of trees or bushes
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alliance
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state of being allied; act of allying or uniting; a union or connection of interests between families, states, parties
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allot
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v. Syn. distribute
parcel out in parts or portions; distribute to each individual concerned; assign as a share or lot
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allude
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v. Syn. imply; refer
refer casually or indirectly, or by suggestion
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allusion
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n. Syn. metaphor
indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
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ally
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n. Syn. confederate; partner; collaborator
confederate; partner; collaborator
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aloof
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a. Syn. apart; distant
apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote
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altar
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raised structure on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity
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alter
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v. Syn. modify; change; convert
modify; cause to change; make different; convert
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alteration
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n. Syn. renovation; change
passage from one form or state to another; change
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alternate
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a. Syn. substitute
happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute
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alternative
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one of two or more things, ideas or courses of action that may be used; option; choice
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altitude
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n. Syn. elevation; height
elevation especially above sea level; height
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amalgamate
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v. Syn. combine; mix
combine; unite in one body; mix or alloy a metal with mercury
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amateur
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a. Syn. nonprofessional; inexpert
nonprofessional; lacking the skill of a professional, as in an art
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ambidextrous
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capable of using either hand with equal ease
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ambiguous
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unclear or doubtful in meaning
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ambitious
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a. Syn. aspiring; enterprising
aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement
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