Flashcards in 1334 Deck (46):
D. flickering; glowing
E. lambent sunlight glinting off the waves
D. to attack or ridicule
E. He said such ridiculous things that he was often the target of lampoons in the press.
D. weak; listless
E. It was a hot, languid summer day. / They proceeded at a languid pace.
D. to loose vigor; to droop
E. older people, especially, were languishing during the prolonged heat wave
E. He was arrested and charged with larceny.
e. He relied on the largesse of friends after he lost his job.
D. lewd; lustful
E. was fired for making lascivious remarks to a coworker
D. hidden or undeveloped
E. he has a latent talent for acting that he hasn't had a chance to express yet
D. pertaining to the side or sides
E. from the lateral view you can see how thick the wall really is
D. freedom to act
E. students are allowed considerable latitude in choosing courses
D. to spread sth into sth else to bring about a gradual change
E. a serious book that includes a few humorous stories as leaven
E. most of the male patrons at the bar appeared to be lecherous conventioneers looking for some action
E. the reduction of the deficit is due in part to financial legerdemain that masks the true costs of running the government
D. an injury
E. skin/brain lesions
E. a potentially lethal dose of a drug
D. dull; sluggish
D. gaiety; excessive or unseemly frivolity
E. the teachers disapprove of any displays of levity during school assemblies
D. a linking up
E. She acts as a liaison between the police department and city schools.
D. false printed material intended to harm a person's reputation
E. He sued the newspaper for libel.
D. one who lives a morally unrestrained life (especially sexually)
E. There was an especial article in the law which opened wide the door to libertine husbands and debauched wives.
D. lustful; lewd
E. a novel about a libidinous lawyer who becomes an abject slave to his sexual addiction
D. morally unrestrained
E. a moralist who decried what she regarded as the licentious and corrupt culture of the entertainment industry
D. a name for a feudal lord or his subject
E. his liege lord
D. place (in leu of=in stead of)
E. They took cash in lieu of the prize they had won.
D. to paint or draw; to describe in words
E. he limned the scene in the courtroom so perfectly I could practically see it
E. her eyes are the blue of a limpid stream of water
D. word-for-word; actual
E. The literal meaning of “know your ropes” is “to know a lot about ropes,” while figuratively it means “to know a lot about how to do something.”
D. flexible; flexible and grace
E. the lithe body of a dancer / treading with a lithe silent step
D. carrying out a lawsuit
E. They agree to litigate all disputes in this court.
D. pertaining to the shore or coast
E. littoral warfare includes amphibious landings
D. black-and-blue; lead colored; angry
E. was livid at his son's disobedience / livid bruises
E. She was loath to admit her mistakes.
D. to detest
E. They were rivals who truly loathed each other.
D. a word or phrase; a style of speech
E. We were taught to avoid certain locutions when speaking. / in the poet's somewhat affected locution, word order is often reversed and so we have “the sea serene”
D. transporting a mass amount of men and equipments
E. the logistics of moving the company to a new building / A logistics firm was hired for the deliveries.
D. long living
E. Better medical treatment has led to greater longevity.
E. a loquacious and glib politician
D. a stupid person
E. Howard's rude behavior at the country club earned him a reputation as a lout.
D. smoothness; instability; lustfulness
E. the wonderful lubricity of this new oil. / the lubricity of fame and fortune.
D. shining; giving off light
E. the moon was a lucent orb in the cloudless autumn sky
D. transparent; clear
E. lucid instructions / a lucid mind / a lucid stream
E. The business has proved to be highly lucrative.
E. it's usually lucre and not lust that motivates someone to set up a pornographic Web site