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labile
likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
laborious
demanding much work or care; tedious
laceration
torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
lackadaisical
lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
lackluster
lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull
laggard
slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
lag
move or develop more slowly; straggle; Ex. lag behind the rest; N.
laity
laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
layman
man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
lancet
small surgical tool for making incisions
lance
pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
languid
lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless
languish
lose animation or strength
languor
lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
lank
long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln
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
larder
pantry; place where food is kept
lascivious
lustful
lassitude
languor; weariness; listlessness
lateral
of or coming from the side
latitude
freedom from narrow limitations
lechery
gross lewdness; lustfulness; ADJ. lecherous; N. lecher: lecherous man

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lectern
reading desk or stand for a public speaker
leery
(of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
leeway
room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
legerdemain
sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
leniency
mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
levee
earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
lewd
lustful
liaison
contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
libel
defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
клевета (в печати)
licentious
amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
распущенный, безнравственный
ligneous
like wood
limbo
region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
limn
draw; outline; describe; CF. line ?
lineage
['linidj]
descent; ancestry
происхождение, родословная
lineaments
features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
linger
loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
litany
supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
lithe
flexible; supple; CF. limber
litotes
understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
livid
lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
loath
reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
loathe
detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
lode
metal-bearing vein(long deposit of an ore)
loiter
hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
loll
lounge about
сидеть развалясь; стоять (облокотясь) в ленивой позе
lounge
stand, sit, or lie in a lazy, relaxed way
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
lope
gallop slowly
lout
clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides
low
moo; make the sound of a cow
lucid
easily understood; clear; intelligible; N. lucidity
lucre
money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
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
luminary
celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
lurid
wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
luscious
pleasing to taste or smell; delicious
luster
shine; gloss (of a polished surface)