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Terms

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levitate
rise and float in the air ; CF. light
log
record of a voyage or flight; record of day-to-day activities; section of a trunk; V.
laceration
torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear ; wound
lampoon
ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
laconic
brief and to the point; using few words; terse
labyrinth
maze
libel
defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person"s character; V. ADJ. libelous
libertine
debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; roue; CF. free
lumen
unit of light energy
luscious
pleasing to taste or smell; delicious
levy
impose ; collect ; impose or collect ; Ex. levy a tax on tobacco
loath
reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
luminary
celebrity ; dignitary; object that gives light
lancet
small surgical tool for making incisions
lewd
lustful
levee
earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
liaison
contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
loiter
hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
legacy
gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
litigation
lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate
linguistic
pertaining to language
lax
careless; negligent; not paying enough attention; Ex. lax service
lull
moment of calm; period of reduced activity; Ex. a lull in the rain; V: cause to become less active; cause to sleep or rest; Ex. lull the opponents into a false sense of security; CF. lullaby
luminous
shining ; issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
litotes
understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad""
legend
explanatory list of symbols on a map
lament
grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
leery
suspicious; wary; cautious
lofty
very high
limbo
region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison ; Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
luxuriant
abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
lechery
gross lewdness; lustfulness; ADJ. lecherous; N. lecher: lecherous man
lagoon
shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
low
moo; make the sound of a cow
lineage
descent; ancestry
lucre
money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
limpid
crystal clear
lout
clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
lassitude
languor; weariness; listlessness
liability
drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible
lexicographer
compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
limn
draw; outline; describe; CF. line ?
lascivious
lustful
lurk
stealthily lie in waiting; slink; exist unperceived
licentious
amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
ligneous
like wood
lumber
move heavily or clumsily; Ex. The bear lumbered through the woods; N: timber
lope
gallop slowly
larder
pantry; place where food is kept
libidinous
lustful
lode
metal-bearing vein
livid
lead-colored; black and blue ; ashen; enraged; extremely angry
lachrymose
producing tears; tearful
loom
appear or take shape ; Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
lateral
of or coming from the side
languid
lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless
litany
supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
leeway
room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
legerdemain
sleight of hand; CF. light of hand
loquacious
talkative; N. loquacity
laud
praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
loathe
detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
laity
laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
libretto
text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
languish
lose animation or strength
leaven
add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise ; element that lightens or enlivens
lank
long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln
lugubrious
mournful; sorrowful
lunar
pertaining to the moon
limber
flexible; supple; pliable; V.
ludicrous
laughable; ridiculous; trifling
lucid
easily understood; clear; intelligible; N. lucidity
leonine
like a lion
laborious
demanding much work or care; tedious
lucrative
profitable; producing wealth
lien
legal claim or right on a property
levity
lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner
latent
present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential
lackadaisical
lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
lethargic
drowsy; dull; N. lethargy: state of sluggishness and inactivity
lectern
reading desk or stand for a public speaker
longevity
long life; long duration
lustrous
shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair
lexicon
dictionary
largess
generous gift
laggard
slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
labile
likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
lurid
wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
libido
psychic and emotional energy or urges behind human activity; sexual desire
loll
lounge about
larceny
theft; Ex. petit larceny
latitude
freedom from narrow limitations
lap
take in food or drink with one's tongue; splash gently; Ex. waves lapping the shore; N: front area from the waist to the knees of a seated person
lethal
deadly
languor
lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
listless
lacking in spirit or energy; languid
lithe
flexible; supple; CF. limber
leniency
mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
lackluster
lacking luster; dull
lavish
liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
lilliputian
extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver"s Travels
lineaments
features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
luster
shine; gloss

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