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n mace
ceremonial staff used as a symbol of authority; clublike medieval weapon
talkative; N. loquacity
n lugubrious
mournful; sorrowful
s rou\'e
lecherous man
n 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
n lank
long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln
lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless
very high
n larder
pantry; place where food is kept
sound on judgment; wise
lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
s straggle
stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
n luxuriant
abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious, luxuriate
hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
n litany
supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
n jostle
shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds
n juxtapose
place side by side; CF. next
n jocund
n machinations
evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
s feature
distinctive part of the faces (as the eyes or mouth); features: overall appearance of the face; prominent or distinctive quality; prominent article; film; V: make prominent
grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
producing motion; of motion
n leaven
add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
n laceration
torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
n luminary
celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
n larceny
theft; Ex. petit larceny
s lance
pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
s understate
state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
n knell
tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
n lagoon
shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
s crochet
make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
n leeway
room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
s toll
sound (a large bell) slowly at regular intervals; N: sound of a bell; fixed tax or charge
n lumen
unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
n maculated
spotted; stained; CF. immaculate
s lionize
treat (a person) as a celebrity
n limpid
crystal clear
s jurisdiction
right and power to apply the law; authority
of or coming from the side
n knotty
intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
record of a voyage or flight; record of day-to-day activities; section of a trunk; V.
n lampoon
ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person, group, or institution
s list
tilt (as of a ship); lean over (to one side)
n lithe
flexible; supple; CF. limber
n livid
lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
n laity
laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
n libertine
debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free
n ligneous
like wood
lose animation or strength
n lexicographer
compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
n legerdemain
sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
n litotes
understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
n lassitude
languor; weariness; listlessness
n knit
contract into wrinkles; grow together; join together closely; make (a fabric or garment) by interwining yarn or thread; Ex. knit the brow; Ex. The bones should knit together in a few weeks.
n lustrous
shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair
s gallows
framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
s margin
border; room; allowance beyond what is needed; Ex. margin of safety
n junket
trip especially one taken for pleasure by an official at public expense
s rag
scrap of cloth; ADJ. ragged: old and torn; seeming unfinished and imperfect; Ex. ragged debut/performance
easily understood; clear; intelligible; N. lucidity
n libido
psychic and emotional energy or urges behind human activity; sexual desire
n libretto
text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
s dignitary
person of high rank or position
n labile
likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
n loll
lounge about
n lilliputian
extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
n knoll
little round hill; hillock
n loath
reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
n loom
appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
n laconic
brief and to the point; using few words; terse
s loft
room or space under the roof; attic
n lachrymose
producing tears; tearful
s marginal
of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
like a lion
s license
official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.
n ken
range of knowledge; Ex. beyond one's ken
s lag
move or develop more slowly; straggle; Ex. lag behind the rest; N.
n low
moo; make the sound of a cow
n macerate
soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
n lode
metal-bearing vein(long deposit of an ore)
n lectern
reading desk or stand for a public speaker
n largess
generous gift (given to people who do not have enough)
n kismet
fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
n lucre
money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
n latitude
freedom from narrow limitations
n lexicon
s lounge
stand, sit, or lie in a lazy, relaxed way
n lineaments
features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
long life; long duration
n knave
untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery
s lust
intense sexual desire; intense eagerness; V.
n lout
clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
s willowy
flexible; pliant; slender; CF. willow
s cremate
incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
s noose
loop formed in a rope
s juridical
of the law and its administration; CF. judicial: of courts of law; CF. judiciary
n lancet
small surgical tool for making incisions
n limn
draw; outline; describe; CF. line ?
gross lewdness; lustfulness; ADJ. lecherous; N. lecher: lecherous man
n laggard
slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
n 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
n junta
group of persons joined in political intrigue; cabal; group of military officers ruling a country after seizing power (by force)
n leery
(of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
n jurisprudence
science of law
gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
s enliven
make lively or spirited; animate
n Machiavellian
crafty; double-dealing; of the political doctrine of Machiavelli, which holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing political power
n lope
gallop slowly
present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential

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