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  1. jabber
    chatter rapidly or unintelligibly
  2. jab
    poke abruptly with something sharp; punch with short blows
  3. jaded
    tired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite
  4. jargon
    language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk
  5. jaundiced
    yellowed; prejudiced (envious
  6. jaundice
    medical condition in which the skin
  7. jaunt
    trip; short journey
  8. jaunty
    cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
  9. jeopardize
    endanger; imperil; put at risk; N. jeopardy: danger
  10. jettison
    throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
  11. jibe
    agree; be in harmony with; gibe
  12. jingoist
    extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
  13. jocose
    given to(having a tendency of) joking
  14. jocular
    said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking
  15. jest
    playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
  16. jocund
  17. jollity
    gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay
  18. jostle
    shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds
  19. shove
    push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.
  20. bump
    hit or knock against with force; N.
  21. jovial
    good-natured; merry; cheerful
  22. jubilation
    rejoicing; great joy
  23. judicious
    sound on judgment; wise
  24. juggernaut
    irresistible crushing force; overwhelming advancing force that crushes everything in its path
  25. jug
    pitcher; container for holding liquids
  26. juncture
    crisis; point in time; joining point; joint; act of joining
  27. junket
    trip especially one taken for pleasure by an official at public expense
  28. junta
    group of persons joined in political intrigue; cabal; group of military officers ruling a country after seizing power (by force)
  29. jurisprudence
    science of law
  30. jurisdiction
    right and power to apply the law; authority
  31. juridical
    of the law and its administration; CF. judicial: of courts of law; CF. judiciary
  32. juxtapose
    place side by side; CF. next
  33. kaleidoscope
    tube in which patterns made by the reflection in mirrors of colored pieces of glass
  34. ken
    range of knowledge; Ex. beyond one's ken
  35. kernel
    central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
  36. killjoy
    grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others
  37. grouch
    bad-tempered complaint; person who keeps complaining; V: complain; grumble
  38. spoilsport
    one who spoils the pleasure of others
  39. kindle
    start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse
  40. kindred
    related; belonging to the same group; similar in nature or character; Ex. kindred languages; N: relative; kin; kinship
  41. kinetic
    producing motion; of motion
  42. kismet
    fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
  43. kleptomaniac
    person who has a compulsive desire to steal
  44. knave
    untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery
  45. knead
    mix; work dough; mix and work into a uniform mass (with the hands); Ex. knead dough
  46. knell
    tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral
  47. toll
    sound (a large bell) slowly at regular intervals; N: sound of a bell; fixed tax or charge
  48. curfew
    regulation requiring all people to leave the streets at stated times; signal (as a bell) announcing the hour of a curfew
  49. knit
    contract into wrinkles; grow together; join together closely; make (a fabric or garment) by interwining yarn or thread; Ex. knit the brow; Ex. The bones should knit together in a few weeks.
  50. crochet
    make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
  51. knoll
    little round hill; hillock
  52. knotty
    intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
  53. kudos
    honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
  54. entourage
    group of attendants; retinue; CF. surround
  55. labile
    likely to change; unstable; Ex. emotionally labile; N. lability
  56. laborious
    demanding much work or care; tedious
  57. labyrinth
  58. laceration
    torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
  59. rip
    tear or be torn quickly and violently; Ex. The sail ripped under the force of the wind; N.
  60. rag
    scrap of cloth; ADJ. ragged: old and torn; seeming unfinished and imperfect; Ex. ragged debut/performance
  61. lachrymose
    producing tears; tearful
  62. lackadaisical
    lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
  63. halfhearted
    exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm
  64. lackluster
    lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull
  65. laconic
    brief and to the point; using few words; terse
  66. laggard
    slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
  67. lag
    move or develop more slowly; straggle; Ex. lag behind the rest; N.
  68. straggle
    stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
  69. lagoon
    shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
  70. laity
    laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
  71. lambaste
    beat; thrash verbally or physically
  72. layman
    man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
  73. lament
    grieve; express sorrow; N. lamentation
  74. lampoon
    ridicule; N: written attack ridiculing or satirizing a person
  75. lancet
    small surgical tool for making incisions
  76. lance
    pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
  77. languid
    lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless
  78. languish
    lose animation or strength
  79. languor
    lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
  80. lank
    long and thin; Ex. Lank
  81. lap
    take in food or drink with one's tongue; splash gently; Ex. waves lapping the shore; N: front area from the waist to the knees of a seated person
  82. larceny
    theft; Ex. petit larceny
  83. larder
    pantry; place where food is kept
  84. largess
    generous gift (given to people who do not have enough)
  85. lascivious
  86. lust
    intense sexual desire; intense eagerness; V.
  87. lassitude
    languor; weariness; listlessness
  88. latent
    present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential
  89. lateral
    of or coming from the side
  90. latitude
    freedom from narrow limitations
  91. laud
    praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
  92. lavish
    liberal; wasteful; generous or wasteful in giving or using; abundant; profuse; great; Ex. decorated lavishly; V. give in abundance
  93. lax
    careless; negligent; not paying enough attention; Ex. lax service
  94. leaven
    add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent
  95. enliven
    make lively or spirited; animate
  96. lechery
    gross lewdness; lustfulness; ADJ. lecherous; N. lecher: lecherous man
  97. lectern
    reading desk or stand for a public speaker
  98. leery
    (of someone) suspicious; wary; cautious
  99. leeway
    room to move; margin; latitude; Ex. leeway for the deadline
  100. margin
    border; room; allowance beyond what is needed; Ex. margin of safety
  101. marginal
    of a margin; barely within a limit; Ex. marginal effect/writing ability
  102. legacy
    gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
  103. legend
    explanatory list of symbols on a map
  104. legerdemain
    sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
  105. leniency
    mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
  106. permissive
    allowing much freedom; lenient; Ex. permissive society
  107. leonine
    like a lion
  108. lethal
  109. lethargic
    drowsy; dull; N. lethargy: state of sluggishness and inactivity
  110. levee
    earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
  111. levitate
    rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light
  112. levity
    lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner
  113. levy
    impose (a fine); collect (a payment); impose or collect (a tax); Ex. levy a tax on tobacco
  114. lewd
  115. lexicographer
    compiler of a dictionary; CF. lexicography: work of compiling a dictionary
  116. lexicon
  117. liability
    drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible (for paying)
  118. liaison
    contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
  119. libel
    defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
  120. libertine
    debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free
  121. rou\'e
    lecherous man
  122. libidinous
  123. libido
    psychic and emotional energy or urges behind human activity; sexual desire
  124. libretto
    text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
  125. licentious
    amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
  126. license
    official or legal permission; latitude of action or speech; excessive freedom that causes harm or damage; V.
  127. lien
    legal claim or right on a property
  128. ligneous
    like wood
  129. lilliputian
    extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
  130. limber
    flexible; supple; pliable; V.
  131. limbo
    region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
  132. abode
    dwelling place; home
  133. abide
    dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
  134. limn
    draw; outline; describe; CF. line ?
  135. limpid
    crystal clear
  136. lineage
    descent; ancestry
  137. lineaments
    features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
  138. feature
    distinctive part of the faces (as the eyes or mouth); features: overall appearance of the face; prominent or distinctive quality; prominent article; film; V: make prominent
  139. linger
    loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
  140. persist
    continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
  141. linguistic
    pertaining to language
  142. lionize
    treat (a person) as a celebrity
  143. liquidate
    settle accounts; pay off (a debt); clear up; eliminate; kill or abolish
  144. list
    tilt (as of a ship); lean over (to one side)
  145. listless
    lacking in spirit or energy; languid
  146. litany
    supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
  147. lithe
    flexible; supple; CF. limber
  148. willowy
    flexible; pliant; slender; CF. willow
  149. litigation
    lawsuit; N. litigant: one party in a lawsuit; V. litigate
  150. litotes
    understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
  151. understate
    state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
  152. livid
    lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
  153. loath
    reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
  154. loathe
    detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
  155. lode
    metal-bearing vein(long deposit of an ore)
  156. lofty
    very high
  157. loft
    room or space under the roof; attic
  158. log
    record of a voyage or flight; record of day-to-day activities; section of a trunk; V.
  159. loiter
    hang about/around; stand idly about; linger
  160. loll
    lounge about
  161. lounge
  162. longevity
    long life; long duration
  163. loom
    appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged
  164. gallows
    framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
  165. noose
    loop formed in a rope
  166. lope
    gallop slowly
  167. loquacious
    talkative; N. loquacity
  168. lout
    clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
  169. low
    moo; make the sound of a cow
  170. lubricate
    apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
  171. lucid
    easily understood; clear; intelligible; N. lucidity
  172. lucrative
    profitable; producing wealth
  173. lucre
    money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
  174. filth
    dirty matter; ADJ. filthy
  175. ludicrous
    laughable; ridiculous; trifling
  176. lugubrious
    mournful; sorrowful
  177. lull
    moment of calm; period of reduced activity; Ex. a lull in the rain; V: cause to become less active; cause to sleep or rest; Ex. lull the opponents into a false sense of security; CF. lullaby
  178. lumber
    move heavily or clumsily; Ex. The bear lumbered through the woods; N: timber
  179. lumen
    unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
  180. luminary
    celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
  181. dignitary
    person of high rank or position
  182. luminous
    shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
  183. lunar
    pertaining to the moon
  184. lunatic
    insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
  185. lurid
    wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
  186. lurk
    stealthily lie in waiting; slink; exist unperceived
  187. slink
    move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
  188. luscious
    pleasing to taste or smell; delicious
  189. luster
    shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
  190. lustrous
    shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair
  191. luxuriant
    abundant; growing healthily and in large amounts; excessively ornate; rich and splendid; fertile; Ex. luxuriant forests/prose; CF. luxurious

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