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labyrinth complicated
lacerate to tear roughly
lachrymose tearful
lackadaisical uninterested
lackey slavish follower
lackluster lacking brilliance; dull
laconic concise
lactic pertaining to milk
laggard a slow person
laity religious followers
lambent radiant; to move lightly over a surface
lament to mourn
laminated covered with thin sheets of plastic
lampoon sharp satire
languid sluggish
lanky tall and slender
lapidary a dealer in precious stones
larceny theft
largess a generous gift
lascivious lustful
lassitude weakness and weariness
latent present, but not visible
lateral sideways
latitude freedom
laudable praiseworthy
laureate worthy of honor
lave to wash
lax negligent; careless
leeway room for action
legerdemain deception
lenient permissive
leonine fierce
lesion a wound
lethargic dull or sluggish; weak
leviathan anything huge
levity lack of seriousness; humor
levy to impose taxes
lexicon dictionary or vocabulary of a special group
liaison a bond or a connection
libation a drink
libel a false, written statement
liberal generous
irrepressible unable to be restrained
irresolute doubtful
irreverent disrespectful
irrevocable unchangeable
itinerant moving from place to place
jaded tired; worn out
jargon vocabulary of a particular group of people
jaundiced yellowed skin or prejudiced
jaunt short trip
jaunty carefree
jeer to sneer; to mock
jeopardy danger
jilt to reject
jingoist extreme patriotism, favoring warlike actions
jocose happy; lively
jocular humorous
jostle to bump
judicious wise; sound judgment
juggernaut a destructive force
jugular pertaining to the throat or neck
juncture a point of time
junket a pleasure trip
junta a small group ruling a country
jurisprudence study of law
jut to stick out
juxtapose to place side by side
kaleidoscopic changing
ken range of knowledge
kindle to excite or start
kindred relatives or shared feeling or views
kinetic pertaining to motion
kismet destiny
kleptomania a compulsion to steal
knave deceitful person
knead to work something into a mixture
knell the sound made by a bell rung slowly
knoll a small hill
knuckle to yield; to work vigorously
labyrinth complicated
lacerate to tear roughly
lachrymose tearful
lackadaisical uninterested
lackey slavish follower
lackluster lacking brilliance; dull
laconic concise
lactic pertaining to milk
laggard a slow person
laity religious followers
lambent radiant; to move lightly over a surface
lament to mourn
laminated covered with thin sheets of plastic
lampoon sharp satire
languid sluggish
lanky tall and slender
lapidary a dealer in precious stones
larceny theft
largess a generous gift
lascivious lustful
lassitude weakness and weariness
latent present, but not visible
lateral sideways
latitude freedom
laudable praiseworthy
laureate worthy of honor
lave to wash
lax negligent; careless
leeway room for action
legerdemain deception
lenient permissive
leonine fierce
lesion a wound
lethargic dull or sluggish; weak
leviathan anything huge
levity lack of seriousness; humor
levy to impose taxes
lexicon dictionary or vocabulary of a special group
liaison a bond or a connection
libation a drink
libel a false, written statement
liberal generous
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