Oct 28, 2017

TOEFL vocabulary: Labyrinth-Lurid (Part II) 5 of 9

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    • 238. Labyrinth
      L. A. P. Y. R. I. N. T. H. — Maze. Tangle.
      The following sentence illustrates its usage.
      ⇢      I had to sort through a labyrinth of information to find the right form.

      • 239. Laconic
        L. A. C. O. N. I. C. — Terse. Brief. Short.
        The antonym for laconic is long-winded.
        ⇢      Some people think he’s rude because of his laconic speaking style.

        • 240. Lacerate
          L. A. C. E. R. A. T. E. — [Tare?]. Rip. Scratch.
          Listen to its usage in this sentence.
          ⇢      He lacerated his elbow when he fell off his bicycle.

          • 241. Larceny
            L. A. R. C. E. N. Y. — Theft. Robbery.
            ⇢      The thief was convicted of grand larceny for stealing the diamonds.

            • 242. Lament
              L. A. M. E. N. T. — Mourn. Grief. Cry for.
              The antonym for lament is celebrate.
              Note how the word is used in this sentence.
              ⇢      The reporter lamented that she could not reveal her source.

              • 243. Languid
                L. A. N. G. U. I. D. — Lazy. Languorous. Dreamy.
                The antonym for languid is vigorous.
                The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                ⇢      She lay languidly upon the river bank.

                • 244. Lapse
                  L. A. P. S. E. — Momentary failure. Slip. Gap.
                  Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                  ⇢      A brief lapse in judgment can do much harm.

                  • 245. Latent
                    L. A. T. E. N. T. — Dormant. Hidden. Concealed.
                    The antonym for latent is overt.
                    Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                    ⇢      His artistic talents lay latent until he enrolled in an art course.

                    • 246. Lavish
                      L. A. V. I. S. H. — Extravagant. Profligate.
                      The antonym for frugal.
                      For example.
                      ⇢      The lavish wedding cost over $5,000 and included a horse drawn carriage.

                      • 247. League
                        L. E. A. G. U. E. — Association. Group.
                        Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                        ⇢      The league of women voters is a powerful group in local politics.

                        • 248. Legal
                          L. E. G. A. L. — Pertaining to the law. Lawful.
                          The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                          ⇢      He hired a lawyer to help sort out his legal problems.

                          • 249. Legible
                            L. E. G. I. B. L. E. — Readable. Clear.
                            The antonym for legible is illegible.
                            Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                            ⇢      She was one of the few students who had legible handwriting.

                            • 250. Legitimate
                              L. E. G. I. T. I. M. A. T. E. — Valid. Acceptable.
                              The antonym for legitimate is illegitimate or unreasonable.
                              Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                              ⇢      If you have a legitimate excuse the professor will let you have more time to complete the assignment.

                              • 251. Lenient
                                L. E. N. I. E. N. T. — Easy going. Indulgent. Merciful.
                                Lenient is the opposite of severe or strict.
                                Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                                ⇢      Because she was lenient with her dog when it was a puppy it never learned to obey her commands.

                                • 252. Liability
                                  L. I. A. B. I. L. I. T. Y. — Danger. Problem. Risk.
                                  For example.
                                  ⇢      The [ungated?] pool is a liability in a neighborhood with many small children.

                                  • 253. Listless
                                    L. I. S. T. L. E. S. S. — Languid. Lazy.
                                    Listless means the opposite of focused and energetic.
                                    The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                                    ⇢      He felt listless and could not begin his errands.

                                    • 254. Lithe
                                      L. I. T. H. E. — Supple. Flexible.
                                      Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                                      ⇢      The lithe dancer moved gracefully across the stage.

                                      • 255. Litigation
                                        L. I. T. I. G. A. T. I. O. N. — Lawsuit or legal proceeding.
                                        Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                                        ⇢      The dispute is now in litigation.

                                        • 256. Loiter
                                          L. O. I. T. E. R. — Linger. Hang out.
                                          For example.
                                          ⇢      The teenagers always loiter at the mall.

                                          • 257. Loquacious
                                            L. O. Q. U. A. C. I. O. U. S. — Wordy. Long winded.
                                            The antonym for loquacious is taciturn.
                                            Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                                            ⇢      The loquacious speaker took a long time to make his point.

                                            • 258. Lucrative
                                              L. U. C. R. A. T. I. V. E. — Profitable. Well paid.
                                              The antonym for lucrative is unprofitable.
                                              Note how the word is used in this sentence.
                                              ⇢      The woman was now the president of a very lucrative business.

                                              • 259. Lucid
                                                L. U. C. I. D. — Clear. Logical. Coherent.
                                                The antonym for lucid is confused.
                                                The following sentence illustrates its usage.
                                                ⇢      Some allergy medicines will cause drowsiness but I find this one actually allows me to remain lucid.

                                                • 260. Luminous
                                                  L. U. M. I. N. O. U. S. — Glowing. Shining. Brilliant.
                                                  The antonym for luminous is dull.
                                                  Listen to its usage in this sentence.
                                                  ⇢      The model was known for her luminous skin.

                                                  • 261. Lurid
                                                    L. U. R. I. D. — Explicit. Shocking.
                                                    The antonym for lurid is [blant?].
                                                    For example.
                                                    ⇢      These pictures are too lurid for children to look at.

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