Barron's 3500 words

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Barron's 3500 words
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  1. Laity (n)
    laypersons; persons not connected with the clergy
  2. Lambste (v)
    beat; thrash verbally or physically
  3. Lancet (n)
    small surgical tool for making incisions
  4. Languish (v)
    to lose animation or strength
  5. Languor (n)
    lassitude; depression
  6. Lank (adj)
    long and thin
  7. Larder (n)
    pantry; place where food is kept
  8. Leaven (v)
    to cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven
  9. Lechery (n)
    gross lewdness; lustfulness
  10. Libel (n)
    defamatory statement
  11. Libretto (n)
    text of an opera
  12. Ligneous (adj)
    like wood
  13. Limn (v)
    to draw; outline; describe
  14. Lineaments (n)
    features, especially of the face
  15. Litany (n)
    supplicatory prayer
  16. Lithe (adj)
    flexible; supple
  17. Litotes (n)
    understatement for emphasis
  18. Loath (adj)
    reluctant; disinclined
  19. Lode (n)
    metal-bearing vein
  20. Loll (v)
    to lounge about
  21. Lope (v)
    gallop slowly
  22. Lout (n)
    clumsy person
  23. low (v)
    to moo
  24. Lucre (n)
    money
  25. Luminary (n)
    celebrity; dignitary
  26. Lurid (adj)
    wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome
  27. Macerate (v)
    to soften by soaking in liquid
  28. Maculated (adj)
    spotted; stained
  29. Madrigal (n)
    pastoral song
  30. Magesterial (adj)
    authoritative; imperious
  31. Magnanimity (adj)
    generosity
  32. Magniloquent (adj)
    boastful, pompous
  33. Malaise (n)
    uneasiness; vague feeling of ill-health
  34. Malopropism (n)
    comic misuse of a word
  35. Malefactor (n)
    evildoer; criminal
  36. Malevolent (adj)
    wishing evil
  37. Malign (v)
    to speak evil of; badmouth; defame
  38. Malingerer (n)
    one who feigns illness to escape work
  39. Manacle (v)
    to restrain; handcuff
  40. Mannered (adj)
    affected; not natural
  41. Manumit (v)
    to emancipate; free from bondage
  42. Martial (adj)
    warlike
  43. Masochist (n)
    person who enjoys their own pain
  44. Masticate (v)
    to chew
  45. Maverick (n)
    rebel; nonconformist
  46. Mawkish (adj)
    mushy and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; maudlin
  47. Mealymouthed (adj)
    indirect in speech; hypocritical; evasive
  48. Megalomania (n)
    mania for doing grandiose things
  49. Mellifluous (adj)
    sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious
  50. Menagerie (n)
    collection of wild animals
  51. Mete (v)
    to measure
  52. Meteoric (adj)
    sif; momentarily brilliant
  53. Mettle (n)
    courage; spirit
  54. Miasma (n)
    swamp gas; heavy, vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive, corrupting influence
  55. Milieu (n)
    environment; means of expression
  56. Minatory (adj)
    menacing; threatening
  57. Mincing (adj)
    affectedly dainty
  58. Minutiae (n)
    petty details
  59. Mire (v)
    to entangle; stick in swampy ground
  60. Miscreant (n)
    wretch; villain
  61. Misgivings (n)
    doubts

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