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100 Cards in this Set

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s gracious
kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
kindle; light; catch fire or set fire to
kindly; doing good
kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
s gentle
kindly; soft; mild; of good family
kingdom; field or sphere; Ex. not within the realms of possibility
kinship; relationship by birth
n trinket
knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry
knowledge; ADJ. cognizant; having knowledge; aware
lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion
lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions
lack of harmony; absurdity; ADJ. incongruous: lacking in harmony; inappropriate
lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint; ADJ. spontaneous: self-generated; unpremeditated; happening without being planned
lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
s disproportion
lack of proportion (between the parts); ADJ. disproportionate
lack of self-confidence or courage
lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner
n privation
lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious
lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless
n insipid
lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
n prosaic
lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
lacking in seriousness; flippant; self-indulgently carefree; unworthy of serious attention; relatively unimportant; trivial
n dispirited
lacking in spirit
lacking in spirit or energy; languid
lacking intelligence or wit; foolish; idiotic
n lackadaisical
lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
n vapid
lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture
n lackluster
lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull
n flippant
lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
n arrhythmic
lacking rhythm or regularity; N. arrhythmia
lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial
n bemoan
lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
n peon
landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage
language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk
n parlance
language; manner of speaking; idiom; Ex. in legal/common parlance
n lassitude
languor; weariness; listlessness
large city
s swarm
large group of insects moving in a mass; crowd of people or animals; V: move in a crowd or mass
n bevy
large group; Ex. a bevy of starlets
s handsome
large in quantity; generous; Ex. handsome reward
large isolated system of stars, such as the Milky Way; collection of brilliant personalities
n caldron(cauldron)
large kettle
n slew
large quantity or number; Ex. slew of errands left
s sledge
large sled drawn by work animals
large three-masted sailing ship
s sleigh
large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice
large volume; book
s billow
large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
n salacious
lascivious; lustful; Ex. salacious monk
n scourge
lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
n ultimatum
last demand; last warning; last statement of conditions that must be met; Ex. They have ignored our ultimatum.
n terminus
last stop of railroad; end
lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
n scoff
laugh (at); mock; ridicule; Ex. scoff at their threats
s chuckle
laugh quietly
n ludicrous
laughable; ridiculous; trifling
law enacted by the legislature
n litigation
lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate
s solicitor
lawyer in the lower court of law
n shyster
lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
n laity
laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
n sluggard
lazy person
lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
s seduce
lead away from proper conduct; entice; ADJ. seductive
n livid
lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
n gaunt
lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
s bound
leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
n holster
leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
s maroon
leave helpless on a deserted island or coast; ADJ. red brown
leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
s rou\\'e
lecherous man
s scraps
leftover food
n lien
legal claim or right on a property
n moratorium
legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
s chancellor
legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
s rightful
legally correct; Ex. rightful owner
s legislature
legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
n usury
lending money at illegal high rates of interest
length of time something lasts
lengthen; extend; draw out
less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish
n bate
let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
letdown in thought or emotion; something unexciting, ordinary, or disappointing coming after something important or exciting
lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
n missive
letter; written statement; CF. sent
liable to err
n lavish
liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
liberate; free from chains; V. unfetter
s recline
lie down
n prevaricate
lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)