- labyrinth Dictionary lookup
Be careful not to get lost in the labyrinth of vegetation.
- lacerate Dictionary lookup
(v.) to tear or mangle; to wound or hurt
Sharp knives may lacerate the skin of an unsuspecting user.
Her rejection will lacerate my self-esteem.
- laconic Dictionary lookup
(adj.) sparing of words; terse, pithy
After a laconic introduction the program began.
The people enjoyed the public addresses of the laconic queen.
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(v.) to scold or beat harshly
If the boy broke the lamp his father will surely lambaste him.
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(adj.) traveling gently over surface; flickering
The lambent flame lit the dark room as the breeze wafted in.
- languid Dictionary lookup
(adj.) lacking vitality; indifferent
The languid student was always late to class.
I have studied so much that I have grown languid to the subject.
During her illness she was so languid she could not leave her bed.
- larceny Dictionary lookup
(n.) theft; stealing
After robbing the liquor store, she was found guilty of larceny.
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(adj.) indecent; immoral; involves lust
He said it was a harmless pin-up poster, but his mother called it lascivious.
Known as a skirt-chaser, his lascivious ways seemed to all but preclude a stable marriage.
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(n.) a state of being tired or listless
Lassitude was evident in the nurses who had been working for 24 hours straight.
Ten days of continual work caused a feeling of lassitude for the worker.
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(n.) a period of inactivity
Its latency was small solace for the girl who feared that the cancer would re-emerge fiercer than ever.
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He lauded his daughter for winning the trophy.
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(adj.) careless; irresponsible
She was lax in everything she did and therefore could not be trusted with important tasks.
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(adj.) lazy; passive
Feeling very lethargic, he watched television or slept the whole day.
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(n.) a landing on the edge of a river or field
The swimmer came ashore on the levee.
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(n.) lack of seriousness; instability
The levity with which he faced the destruction hampered the rescue effort.
Levity characterized the first months of his administration.
Levity is a necessary trait for a comedian.
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(adj.) lustful; wicked
The comment was so lewd it could not be repeated in front of children.
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(n.) connection; link
The student council served as a liaison between the faculty and the student body.
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(n.) believing in personal freedom (favoring reform or progress)
If you believe in liberalism, the First Amendment is sacrosanct.
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(adj.) morally lacking in restraint
The people of Sodom and Gomorra were known for their licentious lifestyle.
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(adj.) having the composition of wood
The ligneous material appeared to be pure maple.
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(adj.) flexible; pliant
The dancers must be limber to do their ballet steps.
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(adj.) easily bent; pliable; supple
It is best to use a lithe material when constructing a curved object.
A gymnast needs to be lithe in order to do a split.
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(v.) to involve a lawsuit
A number of the state attorneys-general are litigating against the tobacco companies.
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(adj.) discolored, as if bruised; extremely angry; furious
After the fall, her arm was livid.
She became livid when she heard the news.
When she found out she had been robbed, the woman was livid.
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(v.) to spend time aimlessly
Many teenagers loiter around the mall when there is nothing else to do.
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(adj.) very talkative; garrulous
She was having difficulty ending the conversation with her loquacious neighbor.
The staff knew the meeting would be long because the administrator was in a loquacious mood.
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(adj.) shining; translucent
The flowing garment gave the woman a lucent quality when standing in the spotlight.
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(adj.) shiny; clear minded
He chose a shimmering, lucid fabric for his curtains.
When lucid, the man spoke of vivid memories.
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(adj.) profitable; gainful
She entered the pharmaceutical industry in the belief that it would be lucrative.
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(v.) to move suddenly
The owl will lunge at its prey in order to take it off guard.
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(adj.) bright; radiant; shining
Surrounded by rubies, the lustrous diamond looked magnificent.
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(adj.) to grow with energy and in great abundance
The luxuriant flowers grew in every available space.