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lubber |ˈləbər| — an awkward stupid person
lubberly |ˈlʌbəlɪ| — clumsy and unskilled
lube |ˈluːb| — a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery
lubricant |ˈluːbrɪkənt| — a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery
lubricate |ˈluːbrɪkeɪt| — have lubricating properties
lubricating |ˈluːbrəˌketɪŋ| — Present participle of lubricate.
lubrication |ˌluːbrɪˈkeɪʃn| — the condition of having been made smooth or slippery by the application of a lubricant
lubricator |ˈluːbrəˌkeɪtər| — a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery
lubricious |luːˈbrɪʃəs| — having a smooth or slippery quality
lubricity |luːˈbrɪsɪtiː| — feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness
lubricous |ˈluːbrəkəs| — (mycology, biology) slimy to the touch.
luce |ˈluːs| — United States publisher of magazines (1898-1967)
lucent |ˈluːsənt| — softly bright or radiant
lucerne |ˈluːsərn| — important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue-violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay crop
lucid |ˈluːsɪd| — (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
lucidity |luːˈsɪdətɪ| — free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
lucidness — free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression
Lucifer |ˈluːsɪfər| — (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of Hell
luck |lʌk| — your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
luckily |ˈlʌkɪlɪ| — by good fortune
luckiness — an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes
luckless |ˈlʌkləs| — having or bringing misfortune
lucky |ˈlʌkɪ| — occurring by chance
lucky-dip |ˈlʌkɪdɪp| — A game in which prizes are covered up and mixed together in a container, so that contestants can dip their hand into the container and randomly pull out a prize.
lucrative |ˈluːkrətɪv| — producing a sizeable profit
lucre |ˈluːkər| — informal terms for money
lucubrate |ˈluːkjʊˌbreɪt| — add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
lucubration |ˌluːkjʊˈbreɪʃən| — a solemn literary work that is the product of laborious cogitation
Luddites |ˈlʌˌdaɪts| — plural form of Luddite
ludicrous |ˈluːdɪkrəs| — broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
lues |ˈluːiːz| — a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta)
luff |ləf| — (nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast
luffa — the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer
Luftwaffe |ˈlʊftˌvɑːfə| — the German airforce
lug |lʌɡ| — ancient Celtic god
luggage |ˈlʌɡɪdʒ| — cases used to carry belongings when traveling
lugger |ˈləɡər| — small fishing boat rigged with one or more lugsails
lugubrious |ləˈɡuːbrɪəs| — excessively mournful
lugubriousness |ləˈɡuːbrɪəsnəs| — the quality of excessive mournfulness and uncheerfulness
lugworm |ˈlʌɡwɜːrm| — marine worms having a row of tufted gills along each side of the back; often used for fishing bait
lukewarm |ˌluːkˈwɔːrm| — moderately warm
lull |lʌl| — a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished
lullaby |ˈlʌləbaɪ| — a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep
lulling |ˈlʌlɪŋ| — Present participle of lull.
lulu |ˈluːˌluː| — a very attractive or seductive looking woman
lumbago |lʌmˈbeɪɡəʊ| — backache affecting the lumbar region or lower back; can be caused by muscle strain or arthritis or vascular insufficiency or a ruptured intervertebral disc
lumbar |ˈlʌmbər| — of or relating to or near the part of the back between the ribs and the hipbones
lumber |ˈlʌmbər| — the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
lumber-room |ˈlʌmbərʊm| — storeroom in a house where odds and ends, especially furniture, can be stored
lumber-yard |ˈlʌmbəjɑːd| — A merchant that sells finished wood products used to build objects, such as some furniture and fixtures, as well as construction and repair of complete structures such as houses, buildings, etc. Most lumber yards have evolved into full-service hardware st
lumberer |ˈləmbərər| — One who lumbers, who moves in a heavy and ungainly manner.
lumbering |ˈlʌmbərɪŋ| — the trade of cutting or preparing or selling timber
lumberjack |ˈlʌmbərdʒæk| — a person who fells trees
lumberman |ˈlʌmbərˌmæn| — a person who fells trees
lumberyard |ˈlʌmbərjɑːrd| — a workplace where lumber is stocked for sale
lumen |ˈluːmen| — a unit of luminous flux equal to the amount of light given out through a solid angle of 1 steradian by a point source of 1 candela intensity radiating uniformly in all directions
luminary |ˈluːmɪnerɪ| — a celebrity who is an inspiration to others
luminescence |ˌluːmɪˈnesns| — light not due to incandescence; occurs at low temperatures
luminescent |ˌluːməˈnesənt| — emitting light not caused by heat
luminosity |ˌluːmɪˈnɑːsətɪ| — the quality of being luminous; emitting or reflecting light
luminous |ˈluːmɪnəs| — softly bright or radiant
lummox |ˈləməks| — an awkward stupid person
lummy |ˈlʌmɪ| — Alternative form of lumme.
lump |lʌmp| — a compact mass
lump-sum |ˈˌləmp ˈsəm| — A relatively large single payment of money often paid and received instead of, or in addition to, a sequence of smaller payments.
lumpen |ˈlʌmpən| — mentally sluggish
lumper |ˈləmpər| — a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
lumping |ˈlʌmpɪŋ| — Present participle of lump.
lumpish |ˈlʌmpɪʃ| — mentally sluggish
lumpy |ˈlʌmpɪ| — like or containing small sticky lumps
lunacy |ˈluːnəsɪ| — obsolete terms for legal insanity
lunar |ˈluːnər| — of or relating to or associated with the moon
lunarian |luːˈneriːən| — An inhabitant of the Moon.
lunary — 1922, Anonymous, Historical Sketch of the Cathedral of Strasburg:
lunate |ˈluːneɪt| — resembling the new moon in shape
lunatic |ˈluːnətɪk| — an insane person
lunation |luːˈneɪʃən| — the period between successive new moons (29.531 days)
lunch |lʌntʃ| — a midday meal
luncheon |ˈlʌntʃən| — a midday meal
luncheonette |ˌlʌntʃəˈnet| — A small diner or restaurant that serves lunch.
lunchroom |ˈlʌntʃruːm| — a restaurant (in a facility) where lunch can be purchased
lunchtime |ˈlʌntʃtaɪm| — the customary or habitual hour for eating lunch
lunette |luːˈnet| — temporary fortification like a detached bastion
lung |lʌŋ| — either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
lunge |lʌndʒ| — the act of moving forward suddenly
lunger |ˈləŋər| — someone who moves forward suddenly (as in fencing)
lungi |ˈlʊŋɡiː| — a long piece of brightly colored cloth (cotton or silk) used as clothing (a skirt or loincloth or sash etc.) in India and Pakistan and Burma
lungwort |ˈlʌŋwɜːrt| — (botany) Any of various European plants, of the genus Pulmonaria, that were once used to treat respiratory disorders.
lunkhead |ˈlʌŋkhed| — a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
lupin |ˈluːpɪn| — any plant of the genus Lupinus; bearing erect spikes of usually purplish-blue flowers
lupine |ˈluːˌpaɪn| — any plant of the genus Lupinus; bearing erect spikes of usually purplish-blue flowers
lupus |ˈluːpəs| — any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
lurch |lɜːrtʃ| — an unsteady uneven gait
lurcher |ˈlɜːrtʃər| — someone waiting in concealment
lure |lʊr| — qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
lured |ˈlʊrd| — simple past tense and past participle of lure
lurid |ˈlʊrɪd| — horrible in fierceness or savagery
lurk |lɜːrk| — lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
lurking |ˈlɜːkɪŋ| — Present participle of lurk.
lurry |ˈlʌrɪ| — To lug or pull about.
luscious |ˈlʌʃəs| — having strong sexual appeal
lusciousness |ˈlʌʃəsnəs| — extreme appetizingness
lush |lʌʃ| — a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
lust |lʌst| — a strong sexual desire
luster |ˈləstər| — a quality that outshines the usual
lustering — Present participle of luster.
lustful |ˈlʌstfl| — characterized by lust
lustfulness — a strong sexual desire
lustiness |ˈlʌstɪnɪs| — the property of being strong and healthy in constitution
lustra |ˈləstrə| — plural form of lustrum
lustration |lʌsˈtreɪʃən| — (religion) A rite of purification, especially washing.
lustre |ˈlʌstər| — a surface coating for ceramics or porcelain
lustring |ˈlʌstrɪŋ| — A glossy silk fabric; lutestring.
lustrous |ˈlʌstrəs| — made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow
lustrum |ˈləstrəm| — a period of five years
lusty |ˈlʌstɪ| — vigorously passionate
lute |luːt| — a substance for packing a joint or coating a porous surface to make it impervious to gas or liquid
lutecium |lʊˈtiːʃiːəm| — a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; usually occurs in association with yttrium
lutein |ˈluːtɪɪn| — yellow carotenoid pigments in plants and animal fats and egg yolks
lutestring |ˈluːtˌstrɪŋ| — (archaic) A plain, stout, lustrous silk, used for ladies' dresses and for ribbon.
Lutetian |luːˈtiːtiːən| — (geology, paleontology) A subdivision of the Eocene epoch.
lutetium |luːˈtiːʃɪəm| — a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; usually occurs in association with yttrium
Lutheran |ˈluːθərən| — follower of Lutheranism
luting |ˈluːtɪŋ| — a substance for packing a joint or coating a porous surface to make it impervious to gas or liquid
lux |lʌks| — a unit of illumination equal to 1 lumen per square meter; 0.0929 foot candle
luxate |ˈlʌkseɪt| — move out of position
luxation |lʌkˈseɪʃən| — displacement or misalignment of a joint or organ
luxe |lʌks| — elegant and sumptuous
luxuriance |lʌɡˈʒʊərɪəns| — the property of being lush and abundant and a pleasure to the senses
luxuriant |lʌɡˈʒʊrɪənt| — marked by complexity and richness of detail
luxuriantly |lʌɡˈʒʊərɪəntlɪ| — in an abundant and luxuriant manner
luxuriate |lʌɡˈʒʊrɪeɪt| — become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously
luxurious |lʌɡˈʒʊrɪəs| — displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
luxuriously |lʌɡˈʒʊərɪəslɪ| — in an indulgently luxurious manner
luxury |ˈlʌkʃərɪ| — something that is an indulgence rather than a necessity