August 11, 2015

Nouns – September 2015

Learners must look up the definitions of the words next to the even numbers, themselves.

  1. Laboratory – place used for experiments or research
  2. Labyrinth –
  3. Lackey – liveried manservant
  4. Lace –
  5. Lagoon – shallow lake connected with a river
  6. Lair –
  7. Lancet – pointed surgical knife with two edges
  8. Lantern –
  9. Larva – an immature free-living form of animal that develops into adult form by metamorphosis
  10. Lark –
  11. Larynx – upper part of the trachea or windpipe; a cartilaginous cavity containing the vocal chords
  12. Laser –
  13. Lassitude – exhaustion of body or mind; languor
  14. Latitude –
  15. Laurel – a small Mediterranean evergreen shrub with glossy leaves; a wreath worn on the head as an emblem of victory or honour
  16. Lava –
  17. Lavender – an aromatic plant of the mint family
  18. Layman –
  19. League – an association of people, nations or sporting clubs; a class, category, or level
  20. Leapfrog –
  21. Lease – a contract renting lands, houses, farms for a specified time; any tenure
  22. Leather –
  23. Ledge – a narrow horizontal surface projecting from a wall, cliff, or other surface.
  24. Legacy –
  25. Legion – a unit in the ancient Roman army; a body of infantry from three to six thousand; a military force; a great number
  26. Legislature –
  27. Legume – a plant bearing seed-pods
  28. Leisure –
  29. Lemur – one of a family of nocturnal monkey-like mammals found in Madagascar
  30. Lentil –
  31. Leper – a person afflicted with leprosy; an outcast
  32. Lethargy –
  33. Leukaemia – an acute or chronic disease characterized by extreme production of white blood cells
  34. Lever –
  35. Lexicon – a dictionary
  36. Liaison –
  37. Libel – a defamatory writing or public statement; a statement injurious to a person’s character
  38. Library –
  39. Libretto – a text written for an opera
  40. Licence –
  41. Lieutenant – a rank below a captain; an officer who takes the place of a superior
  42. Ligament –
  43. Limb – an extremity of the human body; arm, leg, wing
  44. Lime –
  45. Limerick – a comic verse consisting of five lines
  46. Limit –
  47. Limousine – a large luxurious often chauffeur-driven sedan that usually has a glass partition separating the driver’s seat from the passenger
  48. Link –
  49. Linseed – the seed of flax
  50. Lintel –
  51. Liqueur – a preparation of distilled spirits, flavoured with fruits or aromatic substances
  52. Liquor –
  53. Lisp – to substitute the sound th for s; to pronounce with a lisp
  54. Litany –
  55. Litigation – the process of bringing or contesting a lawsuit
  56. Litter –
  57. Liturgy a fixed set of ceremonies that are used during public worship; a Eucharistic rite
  58. Lizard –
  59. Llama – a domesticated pack animal of the camel family found in the Andes, valued for its soft woolly fleece
  60. Lob –
  61. Lobby – a room or corridor used as entrance hall or vestibule
  62. Lobe –
  63. Lobster – an edible, marine, long-tailed crustacean, with pincer claws
  64. Locust –
  65. Lode – a vein of mineral ore deposited between clearly demarcated layers of rock; a rich source or supply:
  66. Lodge –
  67. Loft – the space below and between the rafters
  68. Log –
  69. Loggerhead – a large-headed turtle; a blockhead, a dunce
  70. Logistics –
  71. Loin – a part of an animal between the ribs and haunch-bone
  72. Longhand –
  73. Loom – a frame or machine by which thread is worked into cloth
  74. Loop –
  75. Loot – plunder; booty; the act of plundering
  76. Lorgnette – a pair of spectacles or opera glasses mounted on a handle
  77. Lotion –
  78. Louvre – a set of horizontal slats in a door or window, sloping outwards to throw off rain and admit air
  79. Loyalty –
  80. Lozenge – a medicated tablet; a figure with four equal sides
  81. Lubber –
  82. Lubricant – a substance for oiling or greasing
  83. Lucifer –
  84. Lucre – usually facetious money or wealth; material gain, profit
  85. Luggage –
  86. Lull – a period of quiet in a storm or noise
  87. Lullaby –
  88. Lumbago – a painful rheumatic affection of the lumbar muscles; lower part of the back
  89. Lumber –
  90. Luminary – any body which gives light; especially one of the heavenly bodies; a person of outstanding qualities
  91. Lump –
  92. Lunatic – an insane person; a mentally ill person
  93. Lure –
  94. Lustre – brightness, brilliancy, clearness, glitter; the act of purifying; a chandelier
  95. Lute –
  96. Luxury – extravagant indulgence; that which is not a necessity
  97. Lychee –
  98. Lymph – a colourless fluid containing white blood cells, which bathes the tissues and drains through the lymphatic system into the bloodstream
  99. Lynx –
  100. Lyre – a stringed, musical instrument