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lampoon

lampoon​V. /讽刺的/ridicule. This article lampoons the pretensions of some movie moguls. also N.

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languid

languid​ADJ. /疲倦的,无精打采的/weary; sluggish; listless. Her siege of illness left her languid and pallid.

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languor

languor​N. /衰弱,萧条/lassitude; depression. His friends tried to overcome the languor into which he had fallen by taking him to parties and to the theater.

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larceny

larceny​N. /盗窃/theft. Because of the prisoner's record, the district attorney refused to reduce the charge from grand larceny to petty larceny.

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larder

larder​N. /食品室;储藏室/pantry; place where food is kept. The first thing Bill did on returning home from school was to check what snacks his mother had in the larder.

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largess

largess ​N. /赠送;赠礼/generous gift. Lady Bountiful distributed largess to the poor.

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lassitude

lassitude​N. /疲乏/languor; weariness. After a massage and a long soak in the hot tub, I gave in to my growing lassitude and lay down for a nap.

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lateral

lateral​ADJ. /侧面的,侧向的/coming from the side. In order to get good plant growth, the gardener must pinch off all lateral shoots.

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laud

laud​V. /赞美/praise. The NFL lauded Boomer Esiason's efforts to raise money to combat cystic fibrosis. laudable, laudatory,ADJ.

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lavish

lavish​ADJ. /浪费的,大方的/liberal; wasteful. The actor's lavish gifts pleased her. alsoV.

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Iax

Iax​ADJ. /粗心/careless. We dislike restaurants where the service is lax and inattentive.

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leaven

leaven​V. /发酵/cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven. As bread dough is leavened, it puffs up, expanding in volume.

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lechery

lechery​N. /好色;动机不纯/lustfulness; impurity in thought and deed. In his youth he led a life of lechery and debauchery; he did not mend his ways until middle age. lecherous,ADJ.

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leery

leery​ADJ. /机敏的;狡猾的/suspicious; cautious. Don't eat the sushi at this restaurant; I'm a bit leery about how fresh the raw fish is.

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legend

legend​N. /图例/explanatory list of symbols on a map. The legend at the bottom of the map made it clear which symbols stood for rest areas along the highway and which stood for public camp sites. (secondary meaning)

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legerdemain

legerdemain​N. /戏法;花招/sleight of hand. The magician demonstrated his renowned legerdemain.

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leniency

leniency ​N. /温和;宽大,仁慈/mildness; permissiveness. Considering the gravity of the offense, we were surprised by the leniency of the sentence.

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lethal

lethal​ADJ. /致命的/deadly. It is unwise to leave lethal weapons where children may find them.

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lethargic

lethargic​ADJ. /昏睡的;瞌睡的/drowsy; dull. The stuffy room made her lethargic: she felt as if she was about to nod off.

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levitate

levitate​V. /升空漂浮(魔法)/float in the air (especially by magical means). As the magician passed his hands over the recumbent body of his assistant, she appeared to rise and levitate about three feet above the table.

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levity

levity​N. /轻佻,轻浮/lack of seriousness; lightness. Stop giggling and wriggling around in the pew: such levity is improper in church.

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lewd

lewd​ADJ. /淫荡的,下流的,好色的;猥亵的/lustful. They found his lewd stories objectionable.

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lexicographer

lexicographer​N. /字典编纂者/compiler of a dictionary. The new dictionary is the work of many lexicographers who spent years compiling and editing the work.

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liaison

liaison​N. /联络;连音/contact keeping parts of an organization in communication; go-between; secret love affair. As the liaison between the American and British forces during World War II, the colonel had to ease tensions between the leaders of the two armies. Romeo's romantic liaison with Juliet ended in tragedy.

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libel

libel​N. /诽谤;中伤/defamatory statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character. If Batman wrote that the Joker was a dirty, 'rotten, mass-murdering criminal, could the Joker sue Batman for libel?

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libretto

libretto​N. /歌词,剧本(舞剧,歌剧的)/text of an opera. The composer of an opera's music is remembered more frequently than the author of its libretto.

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licentious

licentious​ADJ. /不道德的;下流的;放纵的/amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained. Unscrupulously seducing the daughter of his host, Don Juan felt no qualms about the immorality of his licentious behavior.

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lilliputian

lilliputian​ADJ. /极小的/extremely small. Tiny and delicate, the model was built on a lilliputian scale. also N.

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limber

limber​ADJ. /柔韧的;可塑的/flexible. Hours of ballet classes kept him limber.

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limerick

limerick​N. /五行打油诗/humorous short verse. The limerick form is the best; its meter is pure anapest. A limerick's fun for most everyone, and the word may occur on your test.

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limpid

limpid​ADJ. /清澈/clear. A limpid stream ran through his property.

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linchpin

linchpin​N. /关键/something that holds or links various parts together. The linchpin in the district attorney's case was a photograph showing the defendant shaking hands with the hired killer.

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lineage

lineage​N. /血统/descent; ancestry. He traced his lineage back to Mayflower days.

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liniment

liniment​N. /药膏;擦油/ointment; lotion; salve. The trainer carefully applied the liniment to the quarterback's bruise, gently rubbing it into the skin.

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lionize

lionize​V. /奉为名人;游览名胜/treat as a celebrity. She enjoyed being lionized and adored by the public.

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liquidate

liquidate​V. /清算/settle accounts; clearup. He was able to liquidate all his debts in a short period of time.

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list

list​V. /倾斜/tilt; lean over. That flagpole should be absolutely vertical; instead, it lists to one side. (secondary meaning)

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listless

listless​ADJ. /倦怠的,冷漠的/lacking in spirit or energy. We had expected him to be full of enthusiasm and were surprised by his listless attitude.

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litany

litany​N. /连续虔诚的祈祷/supplicatory prayer. On this solemn day, the congregation responded to the prayers of the priest during the litany with fervor and intensity.

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lithe

lithe​ADJ. /柔软的/flexible; supple. Her figure was lithe and willowy.

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litigation

litigation​N. /诉讼/lawsuit. Try to settle this amicably; I do not want to become involved in litigation. litigant, N.

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livid

livid​ADJ. /铅灰色的;青一块紫一块的;暴怒的/lead-colored; black and blue; enraged. His face was so livid with rage that we were afraid that he might have an attack of apoplexy.

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lofty

lofty​ADJ. /高高在上的/very high. Though Barbara Jordan's fellow students used to tease her about her lofty ambitions, she rose to hold one of the highest positions in the land.

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loiter

loiter​V. /闲逛;徘徊/hang around; linger. The policeman told him not to loiter in the alley.

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loll

loll​V. /懒洋洋的坐或靠/lounge about. They lolled around in their chairs watching television.

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loom

loom​V. /织布机/appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged or distorted form). The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly above the small boy.

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lope

lope​V. /慢跑/gallop slowly. As the horses loped along, we had an opportunity to admire the ever-changing scenery. loquacious​ADJ. talkative. Though our daughter barely says a word to us these days, put a phone in her hand and see how loquacious she can be: our phone bills are out of sight! loquacity, N.

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lout

lout​N. /笨人,呆子/clumsy person. That awkward lout dropped my priceless vase!

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low

low​V. /牛叫,哞/moo. From the hilltop, they could see the herd like ants in the distance; they could barely hear the cattle low.