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labile
likely to change; unstable
laceration
torn, ragged wound
lachrymose
producing tears
lackadaisical
lacking purpose and zest; halfhearted; languid
laconic
* brief and to the point
laggard
slow; sluggish
laity
laypersons; persons not connected with the clergy
lambaste
beat; thrash verbally or physically
lampoon
ridicule
lancet
small surgical tool for making incisions
languid
weary; sluggish; listless
languish
lose animation or strength
languor
lassitude; depression
lank
long and thin
lap
take in food or drink with one's tongue; splash gently
larder
pantry; place where food is kept
largess
generous gift
lascivious
lustful
lassitude
* languor; weariness
latent
* potential but undeveloped; dormant; hidden
latitude
freedom from narrow limitations
laud
praise
lavish
liberal; wasteful
lax
careless
leaven
cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven
lechery
gross lewdness; lustfulness
lectern
reading desk
leery
suspicious; cautious
legacy
gift made by a will
legerdemain
sleight of hand
leonine
like a lion
lethargic
* drowsy; dull
levee
* earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding
levity
* lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity
levy
impose (a fine); collect (a payment)
lewd
lustful
lexicographer
compiler of a dictionary
liability
drawback; debts
liaison
contact that keeps parties in communication; go-between; secret love affair
libel
defamatory statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character
libertine
debauched person, roué
libido
emotional urges behind human activity
libretto
text of an opera
licentious
amoral; lewd and lascivious
lien
legal claim on a property
ligneous
like wood
lilliputian
extremely small
limbo
region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang)
limn
draw; outline; describe
limpid
clear
lineaments
features, especially of the face
linger
loiter or dawdle; continue or persist
lionize
treat as a celebrity
liquidate
settle accounts; clear up
list
tilt; lean over
listless
lacking in spirit or energy
litany
supplicatory prayer
lithe
flexible; supple
litigation
lawsuit
litotes
understatement for emphasis
livid
lead-coloured; black and blue; ashen; enraged
loath
reluctant; disinclined
lode
metal-bearing vein
log
* record of a voyage or flight; record of day-to-day activities
loll
lounge about
loom
appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged or distorted form)
lope
gallop slowly
loquacious
talkative
lout
clumsy person
low
moo
lucid
* easily understood; clear; intelligible
lucre
money
lugubrious
mournful
lull
moment of calm
lumber
move heavily or clumsily
lumen
unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
luminary
celebrity; dignitary
luminous
* shining; issuing light
lurid
wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome
lurk
stealthily lie in waiting; slink; exist unperceived
luscious
pleasing to taste or smell
luxuriant
abundant; rich and splendid; fertile