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jabber
to utter rapidly or incoherently
He was so excited about the story that he wouldn't stop jabbering for hours.
jibe
to be in harmony or agree
The report does not quite jibe with the commissioner's observations.
jocular
meant as a joke
He made a jocular remark that she took seriously.
judicious
sound in judgment, wise
I envied his judicious use of his own money.
knit
to join closely and firmly
The tragedy knitted the family closer together.
labyrinth
a complex, confusing combination of paths and passages
The louvre is a labyrinth that can only be navigated with a good map.
lachrymose
tending to cause tears
lackluster
dull, lacking liveliness, vitality or enthusiasm
The team gave a lackluster performance tonight which is why they lost.
lament
show or feel great sorrow
Seeing him buried caused me to lament about my grandparents passing.
lassitude
weariness, tiredness
The lassitude of the team made it clear that they needed a day off.
latent
present but not yet active, developed or visible
She had been infected by the AIDS virus but it is still in its latent phase.
laudatory
expressing or giving praise
Ebert and Roeper gave a laudatory review of the new play.
lavish
occurring in great amounts
Her shopping sprees were know for lavish spending.
legacy
something handed down from ancestors
The family farm has been handed down as a legacy of the McCarter family.
levee
embankment designed to prevent the flooding of a river
The pajaro river levee broke and caused excessive flooding of the valley.
levity
lack of seriousness
The levity of his apartment made it a relaxing place for him to get away from the stresses of work.
libel
statement that damages one reputation
The Star magazine often publishes libel about current stars.
liberality
the condition of being free giving, generosity
The liberality of Mother Teresa was her most memorable quality.
libertine
immoral person
The church and government considered 2Pac a libertine in our society.
lien
the legal claim of one person upon the property of another person to secure payment until a debt is repaid
After not paying his rent for months the complex claimed lien on his car and other possesions.
limn
to paint, portray
The professor used the chalkboard to limn the concept to the class.
limp
lacking strength, walking unevenly
Brady's old car limps along on the highway.
lionize
treat as a famous person
Even though Jake is not well known, the people of salinas lionize him.
lithe
bending, twisting, flexing
The ballerina needed to have a lithe body to perform the moves.
loll
to hang loosely, recline in a lazy manner
The dog stood in the heat with his tongue lolling of his mouth.
lope
move along with long strides
His legs were so long that his run appeared more as a lope.
loquacious
talkative, garrulous
My girlfriend is so loquacious that i can hardly get a word in.
lucubrate
write in scholarly fashion
The student was unable to lucubrate about the complex subject.
luculent
easily understood, clear
I was hoping to get a luculent explanation when i went to office hours.
lugubrious
mournful, excessively sad
Many artists write lugubrious songs about loves they've lost.
lull
become quiet or less active
The extremely boring slideshow lulled me to sleep.
lumber
move in a clumsy/noisy way
The football player would always lumber into class ten minutes late.
luminary
star, light-giving body
On a clear night you can see thousands of luminaries in the sky.
lurk
be out of view and ready to attack
The evil man lurked in the shadows waiting for his next victim.
lustrous
brilliant, splendid and shining
They had a day to celebrate his lustrous career at the firm.