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LAGOON
shallow body of water near a sea; lake
N
LAITY
laypersons; persons not connected with the clergy
N
LAMBASTE
beat; thrash verbally or physically
V
LAMENT / LAMENTATION
grieve; express sorrow
V / N
LAMPOON
ridicule
V / N
LANCET
small surgical tool for making incisions
N
LANGUID
weary; sluggish; listless
A
LANGUISH
lose animation or strength
V
LANGUOR
lassitude; depression
N
LANK
long and thin
A
LAP
take in food or drink with one's tongue; splash gently
V
LARCENY
theft
N
LARDER
pantry; place where food is kept
N
LARGESS
generous gift
N
LASCIVIOUS
lustful
A
LASSITUDE
languor; weariness
N
LATENT / LATENCY
potential but undeveloped; dormant; hidden
N
LATERAL
coming from the side
A
LATITUDE
freedom from narrow limitations
N
LAUD // LAUDATORY / LAUDIBLE
praise
V / N // A / A
LAVISH
liberal; wasteful
A
LAX
careless
A
LEAVEN
cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven
V
LECHERY / LECHEROUS
gross lewdness; lustfulness
N / A
LECTERN
reading desk
N
LEERY
suspicious; cautious
A
LEEWAY
room to move; margin
N
LEGACY
a gift made by will
N
LEGEND
explanatory symbols on a map
N
LEGERDEMAIN
sleight of hand
N
LENIENCY / LENIENT
mildness; permissiveness
N / A
LEONINE
like a lion
A
LETHARGIC
drowsy; dull
A
LEVEE
earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding
N
LEVIATE
float in the air (esp. by magical means)
V
LEVITY
lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity
N
LEVY
impost (a fine); collect (a payment)
V / N
LEWD
lustful
A
LEXICOGRAPHER
compiler of dictionary
N
LEXICON
dictionary
N
LIABILITY
drawback; debts
N
LIAISON
contract that keeps parties in communication; go-between; secret love affair
N / A
LIBEL / LIBELOUS
defamatory statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character
N / A
LIBERTINE
debauched person; roue
N
LIBIDINOUS
lustful
A
LIBIDO
emotional urges behind human activity
N
LIBRETTO
text of an opera
N
LICENTIOUS
amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
A
LIEN
legal claim on a property
N
LIGNEOUS
like wood
A
LILLIPUTIAN
extremely small
A / N
LIMBER
flexible
A
LIMBO
region near heaven or hell where certain sould are kept; a prison (slang)
N
LIMN
draw; ouline; describe
V
LIMPID
clear
A
LINEAGE
descent; ancestry
N
LINEAMENTS
features, esp. of face
N
LINGER
loiter or dawdle; continue or persist
V
LIONIZE
treat as a celebrity
V
LIQUIDATE
settle accounts; clear up
V
LIST
tilt; turn over
V / N
LISTLESS
lacking in spirit or energy
A
LITANY
supplicatory prayer
N
LITHE
flexible; supple
A
LITIGATION / LITIGANT
lawsuit
N / N
LITOTES
understatement for emphasis
N
LIVID
lead-colored; black and blue; ashen; enraged
A
LOATH
disinclined; reluctant
A
LOATHE / LOATHSOME
detest
V / A
LODE
metal-bearing vein
N
LOFTY
very high
A
LOG
record of a voyage or flight; record of day-today activities
N / V
LOITER
hang around; linger
V
LOLL
lounge about
V
LOOM
appear to take shape (usually in an enlarged or distorted form)
V
LOPE
gallop slowly
V
LOQUACIOUS / LOQUACITY
talkative
V / N