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100 Cards in this Set

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s hereafter
life after death
s afterlife
life after death; later part of one's life
lifeless; not animate
n diorama
life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history; three-dimensional scene with modeled figures against a painted background
s boost
lift by pushing up from below; increase; raise; N: push upward; increase
n flick
light stroke as with a whip; V: move with a light quick blow; strike with a light quick blow (as from a whip); Ex. flick the switch
n giddy
light-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; causing dizziness; Ex. giddy youth; Ex. giddy climb/height
like a corpse; pale
n vulpine
like a fox; crafty
like a glacier; of an ice age; extremely cold; Ex. glacial epoch; CF. iceberg
like a lion
like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor
n ethereal
like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
like an emperor; related to an empire; CF. imperialism
n ligneous
like wood
n labile
likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
limit; confine; draw a line around
n parameter
limit; independent variable; Ex. parameters of the problem; Ex. within the parameters of the budget
n modicum
limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
limited; restricted; V. qualify: limit the meaning of; modify
line (of waiting people or vehicles)
s pedigree
line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
n tarry
linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle
link as in a chain
n roster
list (of names)
list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present; CF. repertory
list; mention one by one
listing of information in tabular or book form; compiling
n knoll
little round hill; hillock
n vegetate
live in a monotonous way (without interests or activity); CF. vegetation: plants of an area; CF. vegetarian; CF. vegan
n cohabit
live together
s sprightly
n vivacious
lively or animated; sprightly
n rousing
lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
lively; spirited
n coeval
living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
n vernacular
living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
lizard that changes color in different situations
loathe; hate
n patois
local or provincial dialect
n venue
location; place (of a crime, trial, gathering, etc.); CF. come
logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport
s linger
loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing
n lank
long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln
n tirade
long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
long established as a disease
n pine
long for; yearn; languish from longing or grief; decline
long heroic poem, novel, or similar work of art (celebrating the feats of a hero); ADJ: (of stories or events) resembling an epic; grand
long life; long duration
s frock
long loose garment (worn by monks)
s groove
long narrow channel made in a surface to guide the movement of something; Ex. groove of the record
n trough
long narrow container for feeding farm animals; lowest point (of a wave, business cycle, etc.); long narrow depression as between waves
n eon(aeon)
long period of time; an age; longest division of geologic time containing two or more eras
s furrow
long shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.
s swell
long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
n odyssey
long, eventful, adventurous journey
n harangue
long, passionate, and vehement speech; V.
n rancor
long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
n ogle
look at amorously; make eyes at; Ex. old men ogling young girls
look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
n introspective
looking within oneself; N. introspection: self-examination
s noose
loop formed in a rope
s wilt
loose freshness; droop
s mantle
loose sleeveless outer garment; cloak; something that covers or envelops; the layer of the earth between the crust and the core
n garrulous
loquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity
s chip
lose a small piece from the surface or edge; N: small piece broken off something; CF. French fry; Potato chip/crisp
lose animation or strength
loss of memory
loss of speech due to injury or illness
s raffle
lottery; V: award as a prize in a raffle; Ex. raffle off a new car
n strident
loud and harsh; insistent; N. stridency
loud continous noise; continuous demand or complaint made by a large number of people; V: make a clamor; express (a demand) continually and loudly; ADJ. clamorous
n blare
loud or harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light
n clangor
loud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
n loll
lounge about
n sybarite
lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
s galley
low ship with sails (rowed along by slaves)
s growl
low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
s murmur
low, indistinct, continuous sound; V. CF. mumble
lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
n nether
lower; Ex. nether garments/regions
n nadir
lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
loyalty; accuracy
n tepid
lukewarm; slightly warm; ¹ÌÁö±ÙÇÑ; half-hearted; not eager; Ex. tepid reaction to the new film; Ex. tepid supporter
n careen
lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
lure or bait; V.
lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
n bask
luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth
lying below; fundamental
n supine
lying on back; passive; inactive; Ex. The defeated pugilist lay supine; Ex. supine acceptance of the decision
n mendacious
lying; habitually dishonest; N. mendacity