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Labyrinth

N. maze.

Hiding from Indian Joe, Tom and Becky soon lost themselves in the labyrinth of secret underground caves.

Labyrinthine, Adj.

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Laconic

Adj. brief and to the point.

Many of the characters portrayed by Clint Eastwood are laconic types; strong men of few words.

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Laggard

Adj. slow; sluggish.

The sailor had been taught not to be laggard in carrying out orders, also N.

Lag, N., V.

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Lament

V. grieve; express sorrow.

Even advocates of the war lamented the loss of so many lives in combat.

Lamentation, N.

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Lampoon

V. ridicule.

This article lampoons the pretensions of some movie moguls.

Also N.

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Lassitude

N. languour; weariness.

After a massage and a long soak in the hot tub, I have in to my growing lassitude and lay down for a nap.

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Laud

V. praise.

The NFL lauded Boomer Esiason's efforts to raise money to combat cystic fibrosis.

Laudable, laudatory, Adj.

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Lavish

Adj. generous; openhanded; extravagant; wasteful.

Her wealthy suitors wooed her with lavish gifts.

Also, V.

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Lethargic

Adj. drowsy; dull.

The stuffy room made her lethargic; she felt as if she was about nod off.

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Levity

N. lack of seriousness; lightness.

Stop giggling and wriggling around in the pew; such levit is improper in church.

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Linger

V. loiter or dawdle; continue or persist.

Hoping to see Juliet pass by, Romeo lingered outside the Capulet house for hours.

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Listless

Adj. 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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Lithe

Adj. flexible; supple.

Her figure was lithe and willowy.

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Lofty

Adj. 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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Lurid

Adj. wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome.

Do the lurid cover stories in the Enquirer actually attract people to buy that trashy tabloid?

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Luxuriant

Adj. abundnat; rich and splendid; fertile.

Lady Godiva was completely covered by her luxuriant hair.