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labor n. work; workers as a group
laboratory n. a room or place where experiments in science are done
lack v. to be without; n. the condition of needing, wanting or not having
lake n. a large area of fresh water surrounded by land
land v. to come to the earth from the air; n. the part of the earth not covered by water; the ground
language n. words and their use; what people speak in a country, nation or group
large ad. big; being of more than usual size, amount or number; opposite small
laser n. an instrument that makes a thin, powerful light
last v. to continue; ad. after all others; the only one remaining
late ad. after the correct time; near the end; opposite early
laugh v. to make sounds to express pleasure or happy feelings
launch v. to put into operation; to begin; to send into the air or space
law n. all or any rules made by a government
lead v. to show the way; to command; to control; to go first
leak v. to come out of or to escape through a small opening or hole
learn v. to get knowledge about; to come to know a fact or facts
leave v. to go away from; to let something stay where it is
left ad. on the side that is toward the west when one is facing north; opposite right
legal ad. of or in agreement with the law
legislature n. a government lawmaking group
lend v. to permit someone to use a thing temporarily; to make a loan of money
less ad. smaller in amount; not as much
let v. to permit to do or to be; to make possible
letter n. a message written on paper; a communication in writing sent to another person
level n. the amount or height that something reaches or rises to; the position of something or someone
liberal ad. one who usually supports social progress or change
lie v. to have one’s body on the ground or other surface; to say something that one knows is not true
life n. the time between being born and dying; opposite death; all living things
lift v. to take or bring up to a higher place or level
light n. a form of energy that affects the eyes so that one is able to see; anything that produces light; ad. bright; clear; not heavy
lightning n. light produced by electricity in the air, usually during a storm
like v. to be pleased with; to have good feelings for someone or something; ad. in the same way as; similar to
limit v. to restrict to a number or amount; n. the greatest amount or number permitted
line n. a long, thin mark on a surface; a number of people or things organized; one after another; the edge of an area protected by military forces
link v. to connect; to unite one thing or event with another; n. a relation between two or more things, situations or events
liquid n. a substance that is not a solid or gas, and can move freely, like water
list v. to put in writing a number of names of people or things; n. a written series of names or things
listen v. to try to hear
literature n. all the poems, stories and writings of a period of time or of a country
little ad. not tall or big; a small amount
live v. to have life; to exist; ad. having life; alive
load v. to put objects on or into a vehicle or container; n. that which is carried
loan n. money borrowed that usually must be returned with interest payments; something borrowed
local ad. about or having to do with one place
lonely adj. feeling alone
long ad. not short; measuring from beginning to end; measuring much; for much time
look v. to turn the eyes toward so as to see; to search or hunt for; to seem to be
lose v. to have no longer; to not find; to fail to keep; to be defeated
loud ad. having a strong sound; full of sound or noise
love v. to like very much; to feel a strong, kind emotion; n. a strong, kind emotion for someone or something; opposite hate
low ad. not high or tall; below the normal height; close to the ground
loyal ad. showing strong friendship and support for someone or something
luck n. something that happens by chance
n. (noun) a name word
v. (verb) an action word
ad. (adjective/adverb) a describing word
prep. (preposition) a word used to show a relatio
pro. (pronoun) a word used in place of a noun
conj. (conjunction) a joining word

Quote:VOA Special English WordBook