GRE Word List-L

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labile :likely to change; unstable
laborious :demanding much work or care; tedious
labyrinth :maze
lace :cord used to draw and tie together two opposite edges (as of a shoe)
laceration :torn ragged wound
lachrymose: producing tears; tearful
lackadaisical :lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
lackluster :lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull
laconic: brief and to the point; using few words; terse
lag :move or develop more slowly; straggle
laggard :slow; sluggish
lagoon :shallow body of water or lake near a sea
laity :laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
lament: grieve; express sorrow
lampoon: ridicule
lance: pierce with a lance; cut into
lancet :small surgical tool for making incisions
languid: lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless
languish: lose animation or strength
languor :lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
lank: long and thin
lap: take in food or drink with one’s tongue; splash gently
larceny: theft
larder: pantry; place where food is kept
largess: generous gift (given to people who do not have enough)
lascivious :lustful
lassitude :languor; weariness; listlessness
latch: fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch
latent: present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden
lateral :of or coming from the side
latitude: freedom from narrow limitations
laud: praise
lavish :liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great
lax :careless; negligent; not paying enough attention
layman :man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
leash :restraining rope fastened to the collar of an animal (to control it)
leaven :add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven
leave-taking: farewell or departure
lechery: gross lewdness; lustfulness
lectern: reading desk or stand for a public speaker
leery: (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
leeway: room to move; margin; latitude
legacy :gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
legato : (of music) played smoothly
legend :explanatory list of symbols on a map
legerdemain :sleight(dexterity) of hand
legislature: legislating branch of government
leniency :mildness; permissiveness
leonine :like a lion
lethal :deadly
lethargic: drowsy; dull
levee: earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding
levitate: rise and float in the air (especially by magical means)
levity :lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner
levy :impose (a fine); collect (a payment); impose or collect (a tax)
lewd: lustful
lexicographer :compiler of a dictionary
lexicon :dictionary
liability :drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable
liaison :contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups
libel :defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person’s character
libertine :debauched person; dissolute or licentious person
libidinous: lustful
libido: psychic and emotional energy or urges behind human activity; sexual desire
libretto: text of an opera or oratorio
license official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage
licentious: amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
lien :legal claim or right on a property
ligneous: like wood
Lilliputian :extremely small
limber: flexible; supple; pliable
limbo :region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang)
limn :draw; outline; describe
limp:walk lamely
limpid :crystal clear
lineage :descent; ancestry

lineaments: features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face
linger: loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear
linguistic :pertaining to language
lionize :treat (a person) as a celebrity
liquidate: settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate
list: tilt (as of a ship); lean over (to one side)
listless: lacking in spirit or energy; languid
litany: supplicating prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
lithe: flexible; supple
litigation: lawsuit
litotes :understatement for emphasis
litter :waste material thrown away (as bits of paper scattered untidily)
livid :lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
loath:reluctant; unwilling; disinclined
loathe :detest
lode :metal-bearing vein(long deposit of an ore)
loft :room or space under the roof; attic
lofty :very high
log record :of a voyage or flight; record of day-to-day activities; section of a trunk
loiter: hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
loll: lounge about
longevity :long life; long duration
lookout :act of keeping watch; high place commanding a wide view; person who keeps watch
loom :appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form)
lope :gallop slowly
lopsided: heavier or larger on one side than the other
loquacious: talkative
lot :object used in making a determination at random; fate; piece of land
lottery :contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
lounge :stand, sit, or lie in a lazy, relaxed way
lout :clumsy person
low moo: make the sound of a cow
lubricate :apply a lubricant to
lucid :easily understood; clear; intelligible
lucrative: profitable; producing wealth
lucre :money; profit
ludicrous:laughable; ridiculous; trifling
lugubrious: mournful; sorrowful
lull :moment of calm; period of reduced activity
lumber: move heavily or clumsily
lumen :unit of light energy (one candle’s worth)
luminary: celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
luminous: shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light
lunar: pertaining to the moon
lunatic: insane
lurid: wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible
lurk :stealthily lie in waiting; slink; exist unperceived
luscious: pleasing to taste or smell; delicious
lush : (of a plant or grass) growing very well
lust: intense sexual desire; intense eagerness
luster: shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
lustrous :shining; brilliant
luxuriant: abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate
luxuriate: take pleasure in great comfort

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