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Flashcards in J, K, and L Lists Vocabulary Deck (23):
1

jest, joke, mock (v.); prank (n.)

jape

2

tired of something (thing is this and you are blasé)

jejune

3

"joy of life;" someone who is very happy

joie de vivre

4

government by the worst possible citizens

kakistocracy

5

to know something; see, realize something

ken [d'ye ken him?]

6

a photograph of a child

kindergraph

7

fear of exhaustion

kokophobia

8

not up to standard

lackluster

9

a policy or attitude of letting things take their own course, without interfering

laissez faire

10

an item given free to a customer when something else is bought

lagniappe

11

elegant, concise

lapidary

12

guardians of household, importance of the home; first: original founder of house who stays there forever; second: watched over wealth of house

lares and penates

13

a gift [bestowing a ___]

largess

14

suspicious, distrustful

leery

15

(n.:) the inability to recall the right word or the right name

lethological/lethonomia

16

giant whale; huge, giant

leviathan

17

full of lust

libidinous

18

miniature, tiny

Lilliputian

19

common language accepted by speakers of different languages in order to understand each other

lingua franca

20

to make someone greater than they are

lionize

21

educated people, group of scholars

literati

22

to be in a stubborn argument w/ someone; ____not s but ed: stubborn

loggerheads; loggerheaded

23

full of exaggerated sadness or a fake sadness

lugubrious