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Glossary of Kaplan's SAT Vocab (J), (K), and (L)

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jettison
v. to discard, to get rid of as unnecessary or encumbering
jocular
adj. playful, humorous
junta
n. a small governing body, especially after a revolutionary seizure of power
kismet
n. destiny, fate
lampoon
v. to ridicule with satire
largess
n. generous giving (as of money) to others who may seem inferior
laudable
adj. deserving of praise
lax
adj. not rigid, loose; negligent
lecherous
adj. lewd, lustful
levity
n. an inappropriate lack of seriousness, overly casual
lexicon
n. a dictionary; a stock of terms pertaining to a particular subject or vocabulary
libertarian
n. one who advocates individual rights and free will
libertine
n. a free thinker; one without moral restraint (often used disparagingly)
licentious
adj. immoral; unrestrained by society
lilliputian
adj. very small
*Interesting - this word is derived from "Lilliput", the imaginary country of 6 inch people from Gulliver's Travels
limber
adj. flexible, capable of being shaped
lithe
adj. moving and bending with ease; marked by effortless grace
loquacious
adj. talkative

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