alacrima a·lac·ri·ma (ā-lāk’rə-mə)
Hereditary or congenital deficiency or absence of tear secretion.
cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness: We accepted the invitation with alacrity. liveliness; briskness. Historical Examples Before him every hat was doffed with alacritous esteem due to his age and worth. Household stories from the Land of Hofer R. H. Busk noun liveliness or briskness n. mid-15c., from Latin alacritatem (nominative alacritas) “liveliness, ardor, eagerness,” from […]
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(in The Arabian Nights’ Entertainments) the son of a poor widow in China. He becomes the possessor of a magic lamp and ring with which he can command a jinn to do his bidding. Contemporary Examples Since its premiere this March, Aladdin has received rave reviews. The Best Plays on Broadway Marina Watts May 18, […]
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aladdin enterprises company A small, privately owned, US software consulting and development company, founded in 1986, best known as the original developer of Ghostscript. Address: San Francisco Peninsula, California, USA. Not to be confused with Aladdin Systems, Inc.. Aladdin Enterprises Home (http://aladdin.com/). (2003-09-24)