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liability |ˌlaɪəˈbɪlətɪ| — the state of being legally obliged and responsible
liable |ˈlaɪəbl| — at risk of or subject to experiencing something usually unpleasant
liaise |lɪˈeɪz| — act between parties with a view to reconciling differences
liaison |lɪˈeɪzɑːn| — a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship
liana |lɪˈɑːnə| — a woody climbing usually tropical plant
liar |ˈlaɪər| — a person who has lied or who lies repeatedly
lias |ˈlaɪəs| — A type of blue limestone present in parts of southern England.
libation |laɪˈbeɪʃn| — (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage
libber |ˈlɪbər| — a supporter of feminism
libel |ˈlaɪbl| — a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
libellee — Alternative spelling of libelee.
libeller |ˈlaɪblə| — One who libels.
libellous |ˈlaɪbələs| — (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
libelous |ˈlaɪbələs| — (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
liber |ˈlaɪbər| — (botany) The inner bark of plants, next to the wood. It usually contains a large proportion of woody, fibrous cells, and is the part from which the fibre of the plant is obtained, as that of hemp, etc.
liberal |ˈlɪbərəl| — a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
liberalism |ˈlɪbərəlɪzəm| — a political orientation that favors social progress by reform and by changing laws rather than by revolution
liberalist — a person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
liberality |ˌlɪbəˈrælətɪ| — an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom
liberalization |ˌlɪbrələˈzeɪʃn| — the act of making less strict
liberalize |ˈlɪbrəlaɪz| — make liberal or more liberal, of laws and rules
liberally |ˈlɪbərəlɪ| — freely in a nonliteral manner
liberate |ˈlɪbəreɪt| — give equal rights to; of women and minorities
liberated |ˈlɪbəreɪtɪd| — (of a gas e.g.) released from chemical combination
liberating |ˈlɪbəˌretɪŋ| — That serves to liberate, especially to free the mind to accept new ideas.
liberation |ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃn| — the act of liberating someone or something
liberationism |ˌlɪbəˈreɪʃənɪzm| — A belief in, or policy of, liberation.
liberator |ˈlɪbəreɪtər| — someone who releases people from captivity or bondage
libertarian |ˌlɪbərˈterɪən| — an advocate of libertarianism
liberties |ˈlɪbərtɪz| — plural form of liberty
libertine |ˈlɪbərtiːn| — a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
liberty |ˈlɪbərtɪ| — immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
libidinous |lɪˈbɪdɪnəs| — driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires
libido |lɪˈbiːdəʊ| — (psychoanalysis) a Freudian term for sexual urge or desire
Libra |ˈliːbrə| — (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Libra
librarian |laɪˈbrerɪən| — a professional person trained in library science and engaged in library services
library |ˈlaɪbrerɪ| — a room where books are kept
libretti |lɪˈbretiː| — (music, rare) plural form of libretto
libretto |lɪˈbretəʊ| — the words of an opera or musical play
Libyan |ˈlɪbɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Libya
lice |laɪs| — Plural form of louse
licence |ˈlaɪsns| — excessive freedom; lack of due restraint
licenced |ˈlaɪsnst| — given official approval to act
license |ˈlaɪsns| — a legal document giving official permission to do something
licensed |ˈlaɪsnst| — given official approval to act
licensee |ˌlaɪsənˈsiː| — someone to whom a license is granted
licenser |ˈlaɪsənsər| — an official who can issue a license or give authoritative permission (especially one who licenses publications)
licensing |ˈlaɪsənsɪŋ| — Present participle of license.
licensure |ˈlaɪsəntʃər| — The act of conferring a license for an activity
licentiate |laɪˈsenʃɪət| — holds a license (degree) from a (European) university
licentious |laɪˈsenʃəs| — lacking moral discipline; especially sexually unrestrained
licentiousness |laɪˈsenʃəsnəs| — the quality of being lewd and lascivious
lichen |ˈlaɪkən| — any of several eruptive skin diseases characterized by hard thick lesions grouped together and resembling lichens growing on rocks
lichgate |ˈlɪtʃɡeɪt| — a roofed gate to a churchyard, formerly used as a temporary shelter for the bier during funerals
licit |ˈlɪsɪt| — authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law
lick |lɪk| — a salt deposit that animals regularly lick
lickerish |ˈlɪkərɪʃ| — Eager; craving; urged by desire; eager to taste or enjoy; greedy.
lickety-split |ˌlɪkətɪ ˈsplɪt| — Quickly; as fast as possible; in short order.
licking |ˈlɪkɪŋ| — an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest
lickspittle |ˈlɪkspɪtl| — A fawning toady; a base sycophant.
licorice |ˈlɪkərɪʃ| — deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots
lid |lɪd| — either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye
lido |ˈliːdəʊ| — a recreational facility including a swimming pool for water sports
lie |laɪ| — a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
lie about |ˈlaɪ əˈbaʊt| — hang around idly
lie down |ˈlaɪ ˈdaʊn| — assume a reclining position
lie in |ˈlaɪ ɪn| — originate (in)
lie-abed |ˈlaɪ əbed| — a person who stays in bed until a relatively late hour
lie-detector |ˈlaɪ dɪtektər| — (informal) A polygraph, a device which measures and records several physiological variables such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiration and skin conductivity while a series of questions is being asked to a subject, in an attempt to detect lies.
lie-in |laɪ ˈɪn| — a long stay in bed in the morning
liege |liːdʒ| — a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord
liegeman |ˈliːdʒmæn| — a person holding a fief; a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord
lien |ˈliːən| — the right to take another's property if an obligation is not discharged
lienal — of or relating to the spleen
lies |ˈlaɪz| — plural form of lie
lieu |luː| — the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another
lieutenancy |lefˈtenənsɪ| — the position of a lieutenant
lieutenant |luːˈtenənt| — a commissioned military officer
lieutenant-general |lefˈtenəntˈdʒenərəl| — Alternative capitalization of lieutenant general (found when the term is used as a title).
lieutenant-governor — (Canada, government) The representative of the Crown in the provincial legislatures of Canada.
life |laɪf| — a characteristic state or mode of living
life-assurance |ˈlaɪfəˌʃʊərəns| — attributive form of life assurance, noun.
life-buoy |ˈlaɪf bɔɪ| — (UK) Torus-shaped object of density low enough to keep a person, who usually slips his head, shoulders, and arms through it, afloat.
life-giving |ˈlaɪf ɡɪvɪŋ| — giving or having the power to give life and spirit
life-insurance |ˈlaɪfɪnˌʃʊərəns| — (insurance) A form of insurance on the life of a person. If the person dies then the insurance policy pays out a sum of money to the policyholder (such as a person's family).
life-jacket |ˈlaɪf dʒækɪt| — an article of protective clothing that is designed to keep the wearer's head floating above the surface of the water.
life-preserver |ˈlaɪf prɪzɜːvər| — A buoyant ring or vest intended to keep a person afloat.
life-saving |ˈlaɪfˈseɪvɪŋ| — Preserving life; preventing death.
life-size |ˈlaɪf saɪz| — being of the same size as an original
life-sized |ˈlaɪf saɪzd| — being of the same size as an original
life-span |ˈlaɪf spæn| — Alternative spelling of lifespan.
life-threatening |ˈlɑɪfˌθretənɪŋ| — causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
lifebelt |ˈlaɪfbelt| — Alternative spelling of life belt.
lifeblood |ˈlaɪfblʌd| — the blood considered as the seat of vitality
lifeboat |ˈlaɪfbəʊt| — a strong sea boat designed to rescue people from a sinking ship
lifebuoy |ˈlaɪfbɔɪ| — Alternative spelling of life-buoy.
lifeguard |ˈlaɪfɡɑːrd| — an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidents
lifeless |ˈlaɪfləs| — deprived of life; no longer living
lifelike |ˈlaɪflaɪk| — evoking lifelike images within the mind
lifeline |ˈlaɪflaɪn| — a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
lifelong |ˈlaɪflɔːŋ| — continuing through life
lifer |ˈlaɪfər| — a prisoner serving a term of life imprisonment
lifesaver |ˈlaɪfseɪvər| — an attendant employed at a beach or pool to protect swimmers from accidents
lifesaving |ˈlaɪfˌsevɪŋ| — saving the lives of drowning persons
lifespan |ˈlaɪfspæn| — the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
lifestyle |ˈlaɪfstaɪl| — a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes
lifetime |ˈlaɪftaɪm| — the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)
lifework |ˌlaɪfˈwɜːk| — the principal work of your career
lift |lɪft| — the act of giving temporary assistance
lift-off |ˈlɪft ɒf| — Alternative form of liftoff.
lifted |ˈlɪftəd| — held up in the air
lifter |ˈlɪftər| — an athlete who lifts barbells
lifting |ˈlɪftɪŋ| — Weightlifting; a form of exercise in which weights are lifted.
liftoff |ˈlɪftˌɔːf| — the initial ascent of a rocket from its launching pad
ligament |ˈlɪɡəmənt| — a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs
ligand |ˈlɪɡənd| — a substance (an atom or molecule or radical or ion) that forms a complex around a central atom
ligate |laɪˈɡeɪt| — join letters in a ligature when writing
ligation |laɪˈɡeɪʃən| — (surgery) tying a duct or blood vessel with a ligature (as to prevent bleeding during surgery)
ligature |ˈlɪɡətʃər| — (music) a group of notes connected by a slur
light |laɪt| — (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
light up |ˈlaɪt ʌp| — start to burn with a bright flame
light-fingered |laɪt ˈfɪŋɡəd| — having nimble fingers literally or figuratively; especially for stealing or picking pockets
light-footed |ˈfʊtɪd| — (of movement) having a light and springy step
light-handed |laɪt ˈhændɪd| — having a metaphorically delicate touch
light-headed |laɪt ˈhedɪd| — weak and likely to lose consciousness
light-headedly |laɪt ˈhedɪdlɪ| — in a giddy light-headed manner
light-hearted |laɪt ˈhɑːrtɪd| — carefree and happy and lighthearted
light-heartedly |laɪt ˈhɑːrtɪdlɪ| — in a light-hearted manner
light-legged |ˈlaɪtˈleɡd| — nimble; swift of foot
light-minded |laɪt ˈmaɪndɪd| — showing inappropriate levity
light-mindedness |laɪt ˈmaɪndɪdnəs| — inappropriate levity
light-o'-love |laɪt ə ˈlʌv| — a woman inconstant in love
light-spectrum |ˈlaɪtˈspektrəm| — (physics) The portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is visible to humans.
light-tight |ˈlaɪtˈtaɪt| — not penetrable by light
light-year |ˈlaɪtjiːr| — the distance that light travels in a vacuum in 1 year; 5.88 trillion miles or 9.46 trillion kilometers
lightbulb |ˈlaɪtˌbəlb| — electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity
lighten |ˈlaɪtn| — make more cheerful
lightened |ˈlaɪtənd| — simple past tense and past participle of lighten
lightening |ˈlaɪtənɪŋ| — descent of the uterus into the pelvic cavity that occurs late in pregnancy; the fetus is said to have dropped
lighter |ˈlaɪtər| — a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
lighterage |ˈlaɪtərɪdʒ| — the fee charged for carrying goods in lighters
lighterman |ˈlaɪtərmən| — someone who operates a barge
lightface — The opposite of boldface, a font that is light (has a low ratio of ink to white space).
lighthouse |ˈlaɪthaʊs| — a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
lighting |ˈlaɪtɪŋ| — having abundant light or illumination
lightish |ˈlaɪtɪʃ| — Somewhat light in colour.
lightly |ˈlaɪtlɪ| — without good reason
lightness |ˈlaɪtnəs| — a feeling of joy and pride
lightning |ˈlaɪtnɪŋ| — abrupt electric discharge from cloud to cloud or from cloud to earth accompanied by the emission of light
lightning-bug |ˈlaɪtnɪŋbʌɡ| — A firefly.
lightning-conductor |ˈlaɪtnɪŋ kənˌdʌktər| — A metallic conductor that is attached to a high point of a building and leads to the ground and protects the building from damage by lightning.
lightning-rod |ˈlaɪtnɪŋ rɑːd| — A metallic conductor that is attached to a high point of a building and leads to the ground and protects the building from damage by lightning
lights |ˈlaɪts| — plural form of light
lightship |ˈlaɪtʃɪp| — a ship equipped like a lighthouse and anchored where a permanent lighthouse would be impracticable
lightsome |ˈlaɪtsəm| — moving easily and quickly; nimble
lightweight |ˈlaɪtweɪt| — a professional boxer who weighs between 131 and 135 pounds
ligneous |ˈlɪɡnɪəs| — consisting of or containing lignin or xylem
lignite |ˈlɪɡnaɪt| — intermediate between peat and bituminous coal
likable |ˈlɑɪkəbəl| — easy to like; agreeable
like |laɪk| — a similar kind
like-minded |ˌlaɪk ˈmaɪndɪd| — of the same turn of mind
likeable |ˈlaɪkəbl| — easy to like; agreeable
likelihood |ˈlaɪklɪhʊd| — the probability of a specified outcome
likeliness — the probability of a specified outcome
likely |ˈlaɪklɪ| — expected to become or be; in prospect
liken |ˈlaɪkən| — consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous
likeness |ˈlaɪknəs| — similarity in appearance or character or nature between persons or things
likes |ˈlaɪks| — plural form of like
likewise |ˈlaɪkwaɪz| — in like or similar manner
liking |ˈlaɪkɪŋ| — a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment
lilac |ˈlaɪlək| — any of various plants of the genus Syringa having large panicles of usually fragrant flowers
liliaceous |ˌlɪliːˈeɪʃəs| — of or pertaining to or characteristic of plants of the family Liliaceae
Lilliputian |ˌlɪlɪˈpjuːʃn| — a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
lilt |lɪlt| — a jaunty rhythm in music
lily |ˈlɪlɪ| — any liliaceous plant of the genus Lilium having showy pendulous flowers
lily-livered |ˈlɪlɪ lɪvərd| — easily frightened
lily-white |ˈlɪlɪ waɪt| — restricted to whites only
limb |lɪm| — one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper
limbec |ˈlɪmbek| — (obsolete) To distill.
limbeck |ˈlɪmbek| — (obsolete) An alembic.
limber |ˈlɪmbər| — a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used to pull a field gun or caisson
limber up |ˈlɪmbər ʌp| — attach the limber
limbless |ˈlɪmləs| — having no limbs
limbo |ˈlɪmbəʊ| — the state of being disregarded or forgotten
lime |laɪm| — a caustic substance produced by heating limestone
lime-juice |ˈlaɪmdʒuːs| — The liquid extract of lime fruit, notably sour and often condensed, as used especially in food preparation.
lime-water |ˈlaɪmˌwɔːtə| — Alternative spelling of limewater.
limekiln |ˈlaɪmkɪln| — a kiln used to reduce naturally occurring forms of calcium carbonate to lime
limelight |ˈlaɪmlaɪt| — a focus of public attention
Limerick |ˈlɪmərɪk| — port city in southwestern Ireland
limes |ˈlaɪmz| — A boundary.
limestone |ˈlaɪmstəʊn| — a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals
limewater — solution of calcium hydroxide in water used as an antacid
limey |ˈlaɪmɪ| — a man of English descent
liminal |ˈlɪmənl| — Of or pertaining to a threshold or entrance.
limit |ˈlɪmɪt| — the greatest possible degree of something
limitary |ˈlɪmɪˌteriː| — Of or pertaining to a limit or boundary.
limitation |ˌlɪmɪˈteɪʃn| — a principle that limits the extent of something
limited |ˈlɪmɪtɪd| — public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
limiting |ˈlɪmətɪŋ| — the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase
limitless |ˈlɪmɪtləs| — without limits in extent or size or quantity
limn |lɪm| — trace the shape of
limner |ˈlɪmnər| — a painter or drawer of portraits
limnetic |lɪmˈnetɪk| — Of or pertaining to the deeper, open waters of a lake etc.
limnology |ˌlɪmˈnɑːlədʒɪ| — the scientific study of bodies of fresh water for their biological and physical and geological properties
limo |ˈlɪməʊ| — large luxurious car; usually driven by a chauffeur
limousine |ˈlɪməziːn| — large luxurious car; usually driven by a chauffeur
limp |lɪmp| — the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
limpet |ˈlɪmpɪt| — mollusk with a low conical shell
limpid |ˈlɪmpɪd| — clear and bright
limpidity |lɪmˈpɪdɪtɪ| — free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
limping |ˈlɪmpɪŋ| — disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
limy |ˈlaɪmiː| — containing or resembling lime
linage |ˈlaɪnɪdʒ| — the number of lines in a piece of printed material
linchpin |ˈlɪntʃpɪn| — a central cohesive source of support and stability
linden |ˈlɪndən| — soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork
line |laɪn| — a formation of people or things one beside another
line up |ˈlaɪn ʌp| — form a line
line-engraving |ˈlaɪnɪnˌɡreɪvɪŋ| — Engraving in which the effects are produced by lines of different width and closeness, cut with the burin upon copper or similar material; also, a plate so engraved.
line-up |ˈlaɪn ʌp| — Alternative spelling of lineup.
lineage |ˈlɪnɪɪdʒ| — the descendants of one individual
lineal |ˈlɪnɪəl| — arranged in a line
lineament |ˈlɪnɪəmənt| — a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
linear |ˈlɪnɪər| — (of a leaf shape) long and narrow
linearity |ˈlɪnɪər| — the property of having one dimension
linearly |ˈlɪnɪərlɪ| — in a linear manner
lined |ˈlaɪnd| — bordered by a line of things
lineman |ˈlaɪnmən| — one of the players on the line of scrimmage
linen |ˈlɪnɪn| — a fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant
liner |ˈlaɪnər| — (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter
linesman |ˈlaɪnzmən| — official (in tennis, soccer, football, etc.) who assists the referee in some way (especially by watching for out of bounds or offside)
lineup |ˈlaɪˌnəp| — (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat
ling |lɪŋ| — water chestnut whose spiny fruit has two rather than 4 prongs
lingam |ˈlɪŋɡəm| — the Hindu phallic symbol of Siva
linger |ˈlɪŋɡər| — remain present although waning or gradually dying
lingerie |ˌlɑːndʒəˈreɪ| — women's underwear and nightclothes
lingering |ˈlɪŋɡərɪŋ| — the act of tarrying
lingo |ˈlɪŋɡəʊ| — a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
lingua |ˈlɪŋɡwə| — a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
lingual |ˈlɪŋɡwəl| — a consonant that is produced with the tongue and other speech organs
linguist |ˈlɪŋɡwɪst| — a specialist in linguistics
linguistic |lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪk| — consisting of or related to language
linguistically |lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪklɪ| — with respect to the science of linguistics
linguistics |lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks| — the scientific study of language
liniment |ˈlɪnəmənt| — a medicinal liquid that is rubbed into the skin to relieve muscular stiffness and pain
lining |ˈlaɪnɪŋ| — a protective covering that protects an inside surface
link |lɪŋk| — the means of connection between things linked in series
link up |ˈlɪŋk ʌp| — be or become joined or united or linked
link-motion |ˈlɪŋkˈməʊʃən| — (engineering, dated) A valve gear consisting of two eccentrics with their rods, giving motion to a slide valve by an adjustable connecting bar (the link) in such a way that the motion of the engine can be reversed, or the cut-off varied.
link-up |ˈlɪŋk ʌp| — to link or join together
linkage |ˈlɪŋkɪdʒ| — an associative relation
linked |ˈlɪŋkt| — connected by a link, as railway cars or trailer trucks
linking |ˈlɪŋkɪŋ| — Present participle of link.
linkman |ˈlɪŋkmæn| — (formerly) an attendant hired to carry a torch for pedestrians in dark streets
links |lɪŋks| — a golf course that is built on sandy ground near a shore
linkup |ˈlɪŋˌkəp| — a fastener that serves to join or connect
linnet |ˈlɪnɪt| — small finch originally of the western United States and Mexico
lino |ˈlaɪnəʊ| — a floor covering
linoleum |lɪˈnəʊlɪəm| — a floor covering
linotype |ˈlaɪnəʊtaɪp| — a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that casts an entire line as a single slug of metal
linseed |ˈlɪnˌsɪd| — the seed of flax used as a source of oil
linsey-woolsey |ˈlɪnzɪˈwʊlzɪ| — a rough fabric of linen warp and wool or cotton woof
linstock |ˈlɪnˌstɑːk| — a stick about a meter long with a point on one end (to stick in the ground) and a forked head on the other end (to hold a lighted match); formerly used to fire cannons
lint |lɪnt| — fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibers
lintel |ˈlɪntl| — horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
lion |ˈlaɪən| — large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
lion-hearted |ˈlaɪən hɑːrtɪd| — Very brave; brave and magnanimous.
lion-hunter |ˈlaɪən hʌntər| — someone who tries to attract social lions as guests
lioness |ˈlaɪənes| — a female lion
lionet |ˈlaɪəˌnet| — a small or young lion
lionheart |ˈlaɪənˌhɑːrt| — A brave, heroic person.
lionhearted — extraordinarily courageous
lionize |ˈlaɪənaɪz| — assign great social importance to
lions |ˈlaɪənz| — plural form of lion
lip |lɪp| — either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking
lip-read |ˈlɪp riːd| — interpret by lipreading; of deaf people
lip-reading |ˈlɪp riːdɪŋ| — Alternative spelling of lipreading.
lipid |ˈlɪpɪd| — an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)
lipped |ˈlɪpt| — having a lip or lips
lipstick |ˈlɪpstɪk| — makeup that is used to color the lips
liquate |ˈlaɪkweɪt| — (metalworking) To separate by fusion, as a more fusible from a less fusible material.
liquefaction |ˌlɪkwəˈfækʃən| — the conversion of a solid or a gas into a liquid
liquefy |ˈlɪkwɪfaɪ| — become liquid
liquefying |ˈlɪkwɪfaɪɪŋ| — Present participle of liquefy; alternative spelling of liquifying.
liquescent |lɪˈkwes(ə)nt| — becoming liquid
liqueur |lɪˈkɜːr| — strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
liquid |ˈlɪkwɪd| — a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
liquidate |ˈlɪkwɪdeɪt| — get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing
liquidated |ˈlɪkwəˌdetəd| — simple past tense and past participle of liquidate
liquidation |ˌlɪkwɪˈdeɪʃn| — termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities
liquidity |lɪˈkwɪdətɪ| — the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
liquidizer |ˈlɪkwɪdaɪzər| — an electrically powered mixer with whirling blades that mix or chop or liquefy foods
liquor |ˈlɪkər| — an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
liquorice |ˈlɪkərɪʃ| — deep-rooted coarse-textured plant native to the Mediterranean region having blue flowers and pinnately compound leaves; widely cultivated in Europe for its long thick sweet roots
liquorish |ˈlɪkərɪʃ| — (obsolete) lecherous
lira |ˈlɪrə| — the basic unit of money on Malta; equal to 100 cents
lire |ˈlɪrə| — (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Flesh, brawn, or muscle; the fleshy part of a person or animal in contradistinction to the bone and skin.
lisp |lɪsp| — a speech defect that involves pronouncing `s' like voiceless `th' and `z' like voiced `th'
lissom |ˈlɪsəm| — gracefully thin and bending and moving with ease
lissome |ˈlɪsəm| — gracefully thin and bending and moving with ease
list |lɪst| — a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
listed |ˈlɪstɪd| — on a list
listel |ˈlɪstəl| — a narrow fillet or border
listen |ˈlɪsn| — hear with intention
listen in |ˈlɪsən ɪn| — listen quietly, without contributing to the conversation
listener |ˈlɪsənər| — someone who listens attentively
listening |ˈlɪsənɪŋ| — the act of hearing attentively
lister |ˈlɪstər| — English surgeon who was the first to use antiseptics (1827-1912)
listing |ˈlɪstɪŋ| — a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
listless |ˈlɪstləs| — lacking zest or vivacity
listlessness |ˈlɪstlɪsnəs| — a feeling of lack of interest or energy
listserv — (Internet) A type of electronic mailing list, allowing for distribution of email to many subscribers.
lit |lɪt| — the humanistic study of a body of literature
litany |ˈlɪtənɪ| — any long and tedious address or recital
lite |laɪt| — having relatively few calories
liter |ˈlɪtər| — a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)
literacy |ˈlɪtərəsɪ| — the ability to read and write
literal |ˈlɪtərəl| — a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
literalism |ˈlɪdərəlɪzəm| — the doctrine of realistic (literal) portrayal in art or literature
literality — The condition of being literal
literally |ˈlɪtərəlɪ| — in a literal sense
literary |ˈlɪtərerɪ| — knowledgeable about literature
literate |ˈlɪtərət| — a person who can read and write
literati |ˌlɪtəˈrɑːtɪ| — the literary intelligentsia
literatim |lɪtəˈreɪtɪm| — letter for letter
literature |ˈlɪtrətʃər| — creative writing of recognized artistic value
litharge |ˈlɪθɑːrdʒ| — Lead monoxide (PbO) a toxic solid formed from the oxidisation of lead in air, and used as a pigment
lithe |laɪð| — gracefully thin and bending and moving with ease
lithesome |ˈlaɪðsəm| — gracefully thin and bending and moving with ease
lithic |ˈlɪθɪk| — of or containing lithium
lithium |ˈlɪθɪəm| — a soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals
lithograph |ˈlɪθəɡræf| — a print produced by lithography
lithographer |lɪˈθɑːɡrəfər| — a printmaker who uses lithography
lithographic |ˌlɪθəˈɡræfɪk| — of or produced by or involved in lithography
lithographically |ˌlɪθəʊˈɡræfɪkəlɪ| — In the manner of lithography.
lithography |lɪˈθɑːɡrəfɪ| — a method of planographic printing from a metal or stone surface
lithotomy |lɪˈθɑːtəmiː| — surgical removal of a stone (calculus)
Lithuanian |ˌlɪθʊˈeɪnɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Lithuania
litigant |ˈlɪtɪɡənt| — (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation
litigate |ˈlɪtɪɡeɪt| — engage in legal proceedings
litigation |ˌlɪtɪˈɡeɪʃn| — a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights
litigator |ˈlɪtəˌɡetər| — (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation
litigious |lɪˈtɪdʒəs| — inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits
litmus |ˈlɪtməs| — a coloring material (obtained from lichens) that turns red in acid solutions and blue in alkaline solutions; used as a very rough acid-base indicator
litotes |laɪˈtəʊtiːz| — understatement for rhetorical effect (especially when expressing an affirmative by negating its contrary)
litre |ˈliːtər| — a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)
litter |ˈlɪtər| — the offspring at one birth of a multiparous mammal
litter-bearer |ˈberər| — one who helps carry a stretcher
litterateur |ˌlɪtərəˈtɜːr| — a writer of literary works
litterbug |ˈlɪdərˌbəɡ| — a person who litters public places with refuse
littery |ˈlɪtəriː| — Covered or encumbered with litter.
little |ˈlɪtl| — a small amount or duration
little-go |ˈlɪtəlɡəʊ| — (historical) A private lottery, especially when illegal.
little-known — unknown to most people
littleness |ˈlɪtəlnəs| — the property of having a relatively small size
littoral |ˈlɪtərəl| — the region of the shore of a lake or sea or ocean
liturgical |lɪˈtɜːrdʒɪkl| — of or relating to or in accord with liturgy
liturgy |ˈlɪtərdʒɪ| — a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
livable |ˈlɪvəbəl| — fit or suitable to live in or with
live |lɪv| — be an inhabitant of or reside in
live down |ˈlaɪv ˈdaʊn| — live so as to annul some previous behavior
live in |ˈlɪv ɪn| — live in the house where one works
live on |ˈlaɪv ɑːn| — continue to live and avoid dying
live out |ˈlaɪv ˈaʊt| — live out one's life; live to the end
live together |ˈlaɪv təˈɡeðər| — share living quarters; usually said of people who are not married and live together as a couple
live up to |ˈlaɪv ʌp tuː| — meet the requirements or expectations of
live-oak |ˈlaɪvˈəʊk| — An evergreen species of oak characteristic of the US South, the southern live oak, Quercus virginiana.
liveable |ˈlɪvəbl| — fit or suitable to live in or with
livelihood |ˈlaɪvlɪhʊd| — the financial means whereby one lives
liveliness |ˈlaɪvlɪnəs| — general activity and motion
livelong |ˈlɪvlɔːŋ| — perennial northern temperate plant with toothed leaves and heads of small purplish-white flowers
lively |ˈlaɪvlɪ| — full of zest or vigor
liven |ˈlaɪvn| — make lively
liver |ˈlɪvər| — large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; sy
liver-colored — having a reddish-brown color
liveried |ˈlɪvrɪd| — wearing livery
liverish |ˈlɪvərɪʃ| — suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
Liverpudlian |ˌlɪvərˈpʌdlɪən| — a native or resident of Liverpool
liverwort |ˈlɪvərwərt| — any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida growing in wet places and resembling green seaweeds or leafy mosses
livery |ˈlɪvərɪ| — uniform worn by some menservants and chauffeurs
liveryman |ˈlɪvərɪmæn| — a worker in a livery stable
lives |laɪvz| — third-person singular simple present indicative form of live
livestock |ˈlaɪvstɑːk| — any animals kept for use or profit
livid |ˈlɪvɪd| — anemic looking from illness or emotion
living |ˈlɪvɪŋ| — the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
living-room |ˈlɪvɪŋ ruːm| — a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
lixiviate |lɪkˈsɪviːˌeɪt| — To separate (a substance) into soluble and insoluble components through percolation; to leach.
lixivium |lɪkˈsɪviːəm| — A solution of alkaline salts extracted from wood ashes.
lizard |ˈlɪzərd| — relatively long-bodied reptile with usually two pairs of legs and a tapering tail
lizzie |ˈlɪzɪ| — A diminutive of the female given name Elizabeth.