|1||jibe||(noun) an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect; "his parting shot was `drop dead'"; "she threw shafts of sarcasm"; "she takes a dig at me every chance she gets"|
(verb) shift from one side of the ship to the other; "The sail jibbed wildly"
(verb) be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
|2||jocular||(adjective satellite) characterized by jokes and good humor|
(adverb) with humor; "they tried to deal with this painful subject jocularly"
|3||judicious||(adjective satellite) proceeding from good sense or judgment; "a sensible choice"|
(adjective satellite) marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; "judicious use of one's money"; "a sensible manager"; "a wise decision"
(adjective satellite) characterized by good judgment or sound thinking; "judicious journalism"
|4||knit||(noun) needlework created by interlacing yarn in a series of connected loops using straight eyeless needles or by machine|
(noun) a basic knitting stitch
(noun) a fabric made by knitting
(verb) to gather something into small wrinkles or folds; "She puckered her lips"
(verb) make (textiles) by knitting; "knit a scarf"
(verb) tie or link together
|5||labyrinthine||(adjective satellite) highly involved or intricate; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "intricate needlework"; "an intricate labyrinth of refined phraseology"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by lab|
(adjective satellite) resembling a labyrinth in form or complexity; "a labyrinthine network of tortuous footpaths"
(adjective) relating to or affecting or originating in the inner ear; "labyrinthine deafness"
|6||lachrymose||(adjective satellite) showing sorrow|
|7||lackluster||(adjective satellite) lacking luster or shine; "staring with lackluster eyes"; "lusterless hair"|
(adjective satellite) lacking brilliance or vitality; "a dull lackluster life"; "a lusterless performance"
|8||laconic||(adjective satellite) brief and to the point; effectively cut short; "a crisp retort"; "a response so curt as to be almost rude"; "the laconic reply; `yes'"; "short and terse and easy to understand"|
|9||lag||(noun) the act of slowing down or falling behind|
(noun) one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
(noun) the time between one event, process, or period and another
(verb) cover with lagging to prevent heat loss; "lag pipes"
(verb) throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
(verb) hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
(verb) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
|10||lament||(noun) a mournful poem; a lament for the dead|
(noun) a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
(noun) a cry of sorrow and grief; "their pitiful laments could be heard throughout the ward"
(verb) regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"
(verb) express grief verbally; "we lamented the death of the child"
|11||lassitude||(noun) weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy|
(noun) a feeling of lack of interest or energy
(noun) a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
|12||latent||(adjective satellite) not presently active; "latent infection"; "latent diabetes"|
(adjective satellite) potentially existing but not presently evident or realized; "a latent fingerprint"; "latent talent"
|13||laudatory||(adjective satellite) full of or giving praise; "a laudatory remark"|
|14||lavish||(verb) expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns; "He was showered with praise"|
(adjective satellite) very generous; "distributed gifts with a lavish hand"; "the critics were lavish in their praise"; "a munificent gift"; "his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"; "prodigal praise"; "unsparing generosity";
(adjective satellite) characterized by extravagance and profusion; "a lavish buffet"; "a lucullan feast"
|15||leakage||(noun) the unwanted discharge of a fluid from some container; "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"; "he had to clean up the leak"|
|16||legacy||(noun) (law) a gift of personal property by will|
|17||libel||(noun) the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defammation) and any relief he seeks|
(noun) a tort consisting of false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
(verb) print slanderous statements against; "The newspaper was accused of libeling him"
|18||liberality||(noun) the trait of being generous in behavior and temperament|
(noun) an inclination to favor progress and individual freedom
|19||libertine||(noun) a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained|
(adjective satellite) unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
|20||lien||(noun) a large dark-red oval organ on the left side of the body between the stomach and the diaphragm; produces cells involved in immune responses|
(noun) the right to take another's property if an obligation is not discharged
|21||limn||(verb) make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"|
(verb) trace the shape of
|22||limp||(noun) the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg|
(verb) walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"
(verb) proceed slowly or with difficulty; "the boat limped into the harbor"
(adjective satellite) not firm; "wilted lettuce"
(adjective satellite) lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "flaccid muscles"; "took his lax hand in hers"; "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip"
|23||lithe||(adjective satellite) gracefully slender; moving and bending with ease|
|24||loll||(verb) be lazy or idle; "Her son is just bumming around all day"|
(verb) hang loosely or laxly; "His tongue lolled"
|25||loquacious||(adjective satellite) full of trivial conversation; "kept from her housework by gabby neighbors"|
|26||lubricant||(noun) a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery|
|27||lubricate||(verb) make slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant; "lubricate the key"|
(verb) apply a lubricant to; "lubricate my car"
(verb) have lubricating properties; "the liquid in this can lubricates well"
|28||lubricious||(adjective satellite) characterized by lust; "eluding the lubricious embraces of her employer"; "her sensuous grace roused his lustful nature"; "prurient literature"; "prurient thoughts"; "a salacious rooster of a little man"|
(adjective satellite) having a smooth or slippery quality; "the skin of cephalopods is thin and lubricious"
|29||lucubrate||(verb) add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"|
|30||luculent||(adjective satellite) (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable; "writes in a limpid style"; "lucid directions"; "a luculent oration"- Robert Burton; "pellucid prose"; "a crystal clear explanation"; "a perspicuous argument"|
|31||lugubrious||(adjective satellite) excessively mournful|
|32||lull||(noun) a period of calm weather; "there was a lull in the storm"|
(noun) a pause during which things are calm or activities are diminished; "there was never a letup in the noise"
(verb) become quiet or less intensive; "the fighting lulled for a moment"
(verb) calm by deception; "Don't let yourself be lulled into a false state of security"
(verb) make calm or still; "quiet the dragons of worry and fear"
|33||luminary||(noun) a celebrity who is an inspiration to others; "he was host to a large gathering of luminaries"|
|34||lustrous||(adjective satellite) reflecting light; "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet"; "shining white enamel"|
(adjective satellite) brilliant; "set a lustrous example for others to follow"; "lustrous actors of the time"
(adjective satellite) made smooth and bright by or as if by rubbing; reflecting a sheen or glow; "bright silver candlesticks"; "a burnished brass knocker"; "she brushed her hair until it fell in lustrous auburn waves"; "rows of shining glasses"; "shiny black patents"
|35||macabre||(adjective satellite) shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; "ghastly wounds"; "the grim aftermath of the bombing"; "the grim task of burying the victims"; "a grisly murder"; "gruesome evidence of human sacrifice"; "macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages"; "macabr|
|36||machination||(noun) a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends|
|37||magnanimous||(adjective satellite) generous and understanding and tolerant; "a heart big enough to hold no grudges"; "that's very big of you to be so forgiving"; "a large and generous spirit"; "a large heart"; "magnanimous toward his enemies"|
(adjective satellite) noble and generous in spirit; "a greathearted general"; "a magnanimous conqueror"
|38||maladroit||(adjective) not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda"|
|39||malapropism||(noun) the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar|
|40||malevolence||(noun) the quality of threatening evil|
(noun) wishing evil to others
|41||malign||(verb) speak unfavorably about; "She badmouthes her husband everywhere"|
(adjective satellite) having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"
(adjective) evil or harmful in nature or influence; "prompted by malign motives"; "believed in witches and malign spirits"; "gave him a malign look"; "a malign lesion"
|42||malinger||(verb) avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill|
|43||malleable||(adjective satellite) capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out; "ductile copper"; "malleable metals such as gold"; "they soaked the leather to made it pliable"; "pliant molten glass"; "made of highly tensile steel alloy"|
(adjective satellite) easily influenced
|44||manacle||(noun) shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs|
(verb) confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs; "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime"
|45||martial||(noun) Roman poet noted for epigrams (first century BC)|
(adjective satellite) (of persons) befitting a warrior; "a military bearing"
(adjective satellite) suggesting war or military life
|46||massacre||(noun) the savage and excessive killing of many people|
(verb) kill a large number of people indiscriminately; "The Hutus massacred the Tutsis in Rwanda"
|47||matriculation||(noun) admission to a group (especially a college or university)|
|48||mature||(verb) cause to ripen and discharge pus; "The oil suppurates the pustules"|
(verb) grow old or older; "She aged gracefully"; "we age every day--what a depressing thought!"; "Young men senesce"
(verb) cause to ripen or develop fully; "The sun ripens the fruit"; "Age matures a good wine"
(verb) develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
(verb) become due for repayment; "These bonds mature in 2005"
(verb) develop and work out fully in one's mind; "I need to mature my thoughts"
(adjective satellite) fully considered and perfected; "mature plans"
(adjective) (of birds) having developed feathers or plumage; often used in combination
(adjective) having reached full natural growth or development; "a mature cell"
(adjective) characteristic of maturity; "mature for her age"
(adjective) fully developed or matured and ready to be eaten or used; "ripe peaches"; "full-bodies mature wines"
|49||maudlin||(adjective satellite) effusively or insincerely emotional; "a bathetic novel"; "maudlin expressons of sympathy"; "mushy effusiveness"; "a schmaltzy song"; "sentimental soap operas"; "slushy poetry"|
|50||maverick||(noun) an unbranded range animal (especially a stray calf); belongs to the first person who puts a brand on it|
(noun) someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
(adjective satellite) independent in behavior or thought; "she led a somewhat irregular private life"; "maverick politicians"