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Glossary of SAT 1 Vocab: L (Labyrinthine - Luxuriant)

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labyrinthine
complicated; intricate
lacerate
to tear (flesh) roughly; to mangle
lachrymose
tearful
lackadaisical
uninterested; listless
lackey
slavish follower
lackluster
lacking brilliance or liveliness; dull or vapid
laconic
using few words; concise
lactic
pertaining to milk
laden
burdened; loaded
laggard
a slow person; one who falls behind
laity
religious worshipers who are not clergy
lambent
softly bright or radiant; running or moving lightly over a surface
lament
to mourn
laminated
covered with thin sheets, often plastic
lampoon
a sharp, often harmful satire
languid
sluggish; drooping from weakness
languish
to become weak or feeble
lank
long and slender
lapidary
a dealer in precious stones
larceny
theft
largess
gifts that have been given generously
lascivious
lustful or lewd; inciting sexual desire
lassitude
a feeling of weakness and weariness
latent
present, but hidden
lateral
to the side; sideways
latitude
freedom; margin
laudable
praiseworthy
laureate
worthy of praise or honor
lave
to wash or bathe
lavish
very generous; extravagant
lax
careless or negligent
leeway
room for freedom of action; margin
legerdemain
sleight of hand; deception
lenient
mild; lax; permissive
leonine
lion-like; fierce; authoritative
lesion
an injury; a wound
lethal
deadly; fatal
lethargic
dull; sluggish
leviathan
anything vast or huge; a sea monster
levity
lightness of body or spirit; lack of seriousness
levy
to impose and collect taxes
lewd
pertaining to lust or sexual desire
lexicon
dictionary
liaison
a bond; a connection; an illicit relationship between a man and a woman
libation
a beverage
libel
a false statement in written form
liberal
giving freely
libertine
one who leads an immoral life
libretto
the words of an opera
licentious
lawless; immoral; lewd
liege
lord; master
lieu
(in lieu of) in place of; instead of
lilliputian
tiny; narrow-minded
limber
flexible
limpid
clear, transparent
lineage
ancestry
lineaments
facial features
linguistic
pertaining to language
lionize
to treat as a celebrity
liquidate
to get rid of by killing; to wind up the affairs of a business
lissome
moving gracefully; agile or active
listless
feeling no interest in anything; indifferent
literal
exact; precise; word for word
lithe
graceful; flexible
litigation
lawsuit
livid
darkened or discolored; pale from anger or embarrassment
loath
reluctant; unwilling
loathe
to hate; to feel disgust for
locus
place
lode
a rich source of supply such as a mineral deposit
lofty
very high; formal; proud
logistics
military operations dealing with the supply and maintenance of equipment
loiter
to linger; to hang around
loll
to lean or lounge about; to droop
longevity
a long life
lope
to move along with a swinging walk
loquacious
talkative
lot
fate
lout
an awkward, stupid person
lowly
humble; ordinary
lucent
giving off light; shining
lucid
clear; easy to understand; rational or sane
lucrative
profitable; producing wealth or riches
ludicrous
ridiculous
lugubrious
sad; mournful
lull
to soothe or calm
luminous
bright
lunacy
insanity
lunar
pertaining to the moon
lupine
wolf-like; fierce

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