Words - Letter L
American English Vocabulary - Letter L

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Words - Letter L
  • labor - n. work; workers as a group
  • laboratory - n. a room or place where experiments in science are done
  • lack - v. to be without; n. the condition of needing, wanting or not having
  • lake - n. a large area of fresh water surrounded by land
  • land - v. to come to the earth from the air ("Airplanes land at airports."); n. the part of the earth not covered by water; the ground
  • language - n. words and their use; what people speak in a country, nation or group
  • large - ad. big; being of more than usual size, amount or number; opposite small
  • last - v. to continue ("The talks will last three days."); ad. after all others; the only one remaining ("She is the last person in line.")
  • late - ad. after the correct time; near the end; opposite early
  • laugh - v. to make sounds to express pleasure or happy feelings
  • launch - v. to put into operation; to begin; to send into the air or space
  • law - n. all or any rules made by a government
  • lead - v. to show the way; to command; to control; to go first
  • leak - v. to come out of or to escape through a small opening or hole (usually a gas or liquid)
  • learn - v. to get knowledge about; to come to know a fact or facts
  • leave - v. to go away from; to let something stay where it is
  • left - ad. on the side that is toward the west when one is facing north; opposite right
  • legal - ad. of or in agreement with the law
  • legislature - n. a government lawmaking group
  • lend - v. to permit someone to use a thing temporarily; to make a loan of money
  • less - ad. smaller in amount; not as much
  • let - v. to permit to do or to be; to make possible
  • letter - n. a message written on paper; a communication in writing sent to another person
  • level - n. the amount or height that something reaches or rises to; the position of something or someone
  • liberal - ad. one who usually supports social progress or change
  • lie - v. to have one's body on the ground or other surface; to say something that one knows is not true
  • life - n. the time between being born and dying; opposite death; all living things
  • lift - v. to take or bring up to a higher place or level
  • light - n. a form of energy that affects the eyes so that one is able to see; anything that produces light; ad. bright; clear; not heavy
  • lightning - n. light produced by electricity in the air, usually during a storm
  • like - v. to be pleased with; to have good feelings for someone or something; ad. in the same way as; similar to
  • limit - v. to restrict to a number or amount; n. the greatest amount or number permitted
  • line - n. a long, thin mark on a surface; a number of people or things organized; one after another; the edge of an area protected by military forces
  • link - v. to connect; to unite one thing or event with another; n. a relation between two or more things, situations or events
  • liquid - n. a substance that is not a solid or gas, and can move freely, like water
  • list - v. to put in writing a number of names of people or things; n. a written series of names or things
  • listen - v. to try to hear
  • literature - n. all the poems, stories and writings of a period of time or of a country
  • little - ad. not tall or big; a small amount
  • live - v. to have life; to exist; ad. having life; alive
  • load - v. to put objects on or into a vehicle or container; n. that which is carried
  • loan - n. money borrowed that usually must be returned with interest payments; something borrowed
  • local - ad. about or having to do with one place
  • lonely - ad. feeling alone and wanting friends; visited by few or no people ("a lonely man")
  • long - ad. not short; measuring from beginning to end; measuring much; for much time
  • look - v. to turn the eyes toward so as to see; to search or hunt for; to seem to be
  • lose - v. to have no longer; to not find; to fail to keep; to be defeated
  • loud - ad. having a strong sound; full of sound or noise
  • love - v. to like very much; to feel a strong, kind emotion (sometimes involving sex); n. a strong, kind emotion for someone or something; opposite hate
  • low - ad. not high or tall; below the normal height; close to the ground
  • loyal - ad. showing strong friendship and support for someone or something
  • luck - n. something that happens by chance
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