Difficult words starting with L

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  1. lexicon
    a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words
  2. lethargic
    deficient in alertness or activity
  3. lumber
    the wood of trees prepared for use as building material
  4. listless
    lacking zest or vivacity
  5. languish
    become feeble
  6. languid
    lacking spirit or liveliness
  7. levy
    impose and collect
  8. levee
    an embankment built to prevent a river from overflowing
  9. litigation
    a legal proceeding in a court
  10. lambaste
    censure severely or angrily
  11. lampoon
    ridicule with satire
  12. lien
    the right to take and hold the property of a debtor
  13. lucre
    monetary gain
  14. litotes
    understatement for rhetorical effect
  15. laud
    praise, glorify, or honor
  16. livid
    furiously angry
  17. licentious
    lacking moral discipline
  18. lascivious
    driven by lust
  19. lurid
    horrible in fierceness or savagery
  20. loath
    strongly opposed
  21. luxuriate
    become extravagant
  22. lineament
    the characteristic parts of a person's face
  23. larder
    a small storeroom for storing foods or wines
  24. lachrymose
    showing sorrow
  25. luminary
    a celebrity who is an inspiration to others
  26. lode
    a deposit of valuable ore
  27. laity
    members of a religious community who are not clergy
  28. lugubrious
    excessively mournful
  29. lackadaisical
    idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way
  30. legerdemain
    an illusory feat
  31. leviathan
    the largest or most massive thing of its kind
  32. laggard
    someone who takes more time than necessary
  33. leery
    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
  34. lout
    an awkward stupid person
  35. limber
    easily bent
  36. lagoon
    a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef
  37. ludicrous
    inviting ridicule
  38. leaven
    a substance used to produce fermentation in dough
  39. loquacious
    full of trivial conversation
  40. libidinous
    driven by lust
  41. labyrinth
    complex system of paths in which it is easy to get lost
  42. loll
    be lazy or idle
  43. latent
    potentially existing but not presently evident or realized
  44. largess
    liberality in bestowing gifts
  45. limn
    make a portrait of
  46. laceration
    the act of tearing irregularly
  47. lunatic
    an insane person
  48. lap
    wash or flow against
  49. lucrative
    producing a sizeable profit
  50. leash
    restraint consisting of a rope used to restrain an animal
  51. limbo
    in Catholicism, the place of unbaptized but innocent souls
  52. larceny
    the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
  53. lurk
    lie in wait or behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
  54. lull
    make calm or still
  55. libretto
    the words of an opera or musical play
  56. libido
    (psychoanalysis) a Freudian term for sexual urge or desire
  57. luscious
    having strong sexual appeal
  58. loom
    a textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile
  59. languor
    inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
  60. luster
    the property of something that shines with reflected light
  61. leonine
    of or characteristic of or resembling a lion
  62. levity
    a manner lacking seriousness
  63. lassitude
    a feeling of lack of interest or energy
  64. labile
    liable to change
  65. lace
    a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks
  66. lechery
    unrestrained indulgence in sexual activity
  67. liquidate
    eliminate a debt by paying it off
  68. lancet
    a surgical knife with a pointed double-edged blade
  69. lopsided
    having one side lower or smaller or lighter than the other
  70. legato
    connecting the notes; in music
  71. levitate
    cause to rise in the air and float
  72. loft
    a large unpartitioned space over a commercial space
  73. libertine
    unrestrained by convention or morality
  74. lilliputian
    very small
  75. lank
    long and thin and often limp
  76. lackluster
    lacking brilliance or vitality
  77. levee
    an embankment built to prevent a river from overflowing
  78. libel
    a false and malicious publication
  79. limpid
    clear and bright
  80. litany
    any long and tedious address or recital
  81. lope
    run easily
  82. lithe
    moving and bending with ease
  83. lament
    a cry of sorrow and grief
  84. linger
    remain present although waning or gradually dying
  85. leeway
    a permissible difference
  86. laconic
    brief and to the point
  87. lounge
    sit or recline comfortably
  88. latitude
    an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
  89. ligneous
    consisting of or containing xylem
  90. lectern
    desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text