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lachrymose
showing sorrow
laconic
brief and to the point
lassitude
weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
laudatory
full of or giving praise
libel
written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action
libertine
a dissolute person, usually a man who is morally unrestrained
lien
a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm, produces cells involved in in immune responses

the right to take another's property if an obligation is not discharged
limn
to make a portrait of

to trace the shape of
lithe
gracefully slender
loquacious
full of trival conversation
bubricious
characterized by lust

having a smooth or slippery quality
lucubrate
add details, as to an account or idea
luculent
transparently clear, easily understandable
lugubrious
excessively mournful
luminary
a celebrity who is an inspiration to others
machination
a crafty and involved plot to achieve usually sinister ends
magnanimous
generous and understanding
malapropism
the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar
malign
speak unfavorably about
manacle
shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist
matriculation
admission to a group
maudlin
effusively or insincerely emotional
mellifluous
pleasing to the ear
mendacious
given to lying
mendacity
tendancy to be untruthful
mendicant
a pauper who lives by begging
meretricious
based on pretense, deceptively pleasing

tastelessly showy
middling
any commodity of intermediate quality or size

of no execeptional quality or ability
minatory
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
misanthrope
somemone who dislikes people in general
mollify
make less rigid or softer
morose
showing a brooding ill humor
multifarious
having many aspects
myriad
a large indefinite number
nadir
an extreme state of adversity

the lowest point of anything
nascent
coming into existence
nebulous
lacking definition or definite content
neophyte
any new participant in some activity
nexus
a connected series or group
noisome
offensively malodorous
nonplussed
filled with bewilderment
nostrum
hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases
obdurate
shoing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings

stubbornly persistant in wrongdoings
obfuscate
make obscure or unclear
obloquy
a malicious attack

state of disgrace resulting from public abuse
obsequious
attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner

attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
obstreperous
boisterously and noisily aggressive
obviate
prevent the occurence of

do away with
occluded
taken into and retained in another substance

closed off
odious
unequivocally detestable
odium
hate coupled with disgust
officious
intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner
onerous
not easily borne, wearing
opprobrious
deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
ossify
become bony or hard
ostensible
appearing as such, but not necessarily so
ostentation
pretentious, showy, or vulgar display
ostentatious
intended to attact notice and impress others
overweening
presumptuously arrogant

unrestrained in, especially feelings