lacerate – To tear rudely or raggedly.
lackadaisical – Listless.
lactation – The secretion of milk.
lacteal – Milky.
lactic – Pertaining to milk.
laddie – A lad.
ladle – A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, intended for dipping up and pouring liquids.
laggard – Falling behind.
landholder – Landowner.
landlord – A man who owns and lets a tenement or tenements.
landmark – A familiar object in the landscape serving as a guide to an area otherwise easily lost track of.
landscape – A rural view, especially one of picturesque effect, as seen from a distance or an elevation.
languid – Relaxed.
languor – Lassitude of body or depression.
lapse – A slight deviation from what is right, proper, or just.
lascivious – Lustful.
lassie – A little lass.
latent – Dormant.
latency – The state of being dormant.
later – At a subsequent time.
lateral – Directed toward the side.
latish – Rather late.
lattice – Openwork of metal or wood, formed by crossing or interlacing strips or bars.
laud – To praise in words or song.
laudable – Praiseworthy.
laudation – High praise.
laudatory – Pertaining to, expressing, or containing praise.
laundress – Washerwoman.
laureate – Crowned with laurel, as a mark of distinction.
lave – To wash or bathe.
lawgiver – A legislator.
lawmaker – A legislator.
lax – Not stringent or energetic.
laxative – Having power to open or loosen the bowels.
lea – A field.
leaflet – A little leaf or a booklet.
leaven – To make light by fermentation, as dough.
leeward – That side or direction toward which the wind blows.
left-handed – Using the left hand or arm more dexterously than the right.
legacy – A bequest.
legalize – To give the authority of law to.
legging – A covering for the leg.
legible – That may be read with ease.
legionary – A member of an ancient Roman legion or of the modern French Legion of Honor.
legislate – To make or enact a law or laws.
legislative – That makes or enacts laws.
legislator – A lawgiver.
legitimacy – Accordance with law.
legitimate – Having the sanction of law or established custom.
leisure – Spare time.
leniency – Forbearance.
lenient – Not harsh.
leonine – Like a lion.
lethargy – Prolonged sluggishness of body or mind.
levee – An embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea, to prevent overflow.
lever – That which exerts, or through which one may exert great power.
leviathan – Any large animal, as a whale.
levity – Frivolity.
levy – To impose and collect by force or threat of force.
lewd – Characterized by lust or lasciviousness.
lexicographer – One who makes dictionaries.
lexicography – The making of dictionaries.
lexicon – A dictionary.
liable – Justly or legally responsible.
libel – Defamation.
liberalism – Opposition to conservatism.
liberate – To set free or release from bondage.
licentious – Wanton.
licit – Lawful.
liege – Sovereign.
lien – A legal claim or hold on property, as security for a debt or charge.
lieu – Stead.
lifelike – Realistic.
lifelong – Lasting or continuous through life.
lifetime – The time that life continues.
ligament – That which binds objects together.
ligature – Anything that constricts, or serves for binding or tying.
light-hearted – Free from care.
ligneous – Having the texture of appearance of wood.
likelihood – A probability.
likely – Plausible.
liking – Fondness.
limitation – A restriction.
linear – Of the nature of a line.
liner – A vessel belonging to a steamship-line.
lingo – Language.
lingua – The tongue.
lingual – Pertaining to the use of the tongue in utterance.
linguist – One who is acquainted with several languages.
linguistics – The science of languages, or of the origin, history, and significance of words.
liniment – A liquid preparation for rubbing on the skin in cases of bruises, inflammation, etc.
liquefacient – Possessing a liquefying nature or power.
liquefy – To convert into a liquid or into liquid form.
liqueur – An alcoholic cordial sweetened and flavored with aromatic substances.
liquidate – To deliver the amount or value of.
liquor – Any alcoholic or intoxicating liquid.
listless – Inattentive.
literacy – The state or condition of knowing how to read and write.
literal – Following the exact words.
literature – The written or printed productions of the human mind collectively.
lithe – Supple.
lithesome – Nimble.
lithograph – A print made by printing from stone.
lithotype – In engraving, an etched stone surface for printing.
litigant – A party to a lawsuit.
litigate – To cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law.
litigious – Quarrelsome.
littoral – Of, pertaining to, or living on a shore.
liturgy – A ritual.
livelihood – Means of subsistence.
livid – Black-and-blue, as contused flesh.
loam – A non-coherent mixture of sand and clay.
loath – Averse.
loathe – To abominate.
locative – Indicating place, or the place where or wherein an action occurs.
loch – A lake.
locomotion – The act or power of moving from one place to another.
lode – A somewhat continuous unstratified metal- bearing vein.
lodgment – The act of furnishing with temporary quarters.
logic – The science of correct thinking.
logical – Capable of or characterized by clear reasoning.
logician – An expert reasoner.
loiterer – One who consumes time idly.
loneliness – Solitude.
longevity – Unusually prolonged life.
loot – To plunder.
loquacious – Talkative.
lordling – A little lord.
lough – A lake or loch.
louse – A small insect parasitic on and sucking the blood of mammals.
lovable – Amiable.
low-spirited – Despondent.
lowly – Rudely.
lucid – Mentally sound.
lucrative – Highly profitable.
ludicrous – Laughable.
luminary – One of the heavenly bodies as a source of light.
luminescent – Showing increase of light.
luminescence – Showing increase.
luminosity – The quality of giving or radiating light.
luminous – Giving or radiating light.
lunacy – Mental unsoundness.
lunar – Pertaining to the moon.
lunatic – An insane person.
lune – The moon.
lurid – Ghastly and sensational.
luscious – Rich, sweet, and delicious.
lustrous – Shining.
luxuriance – Excessive or superfluous growth or quantity.
luxuriant – Abundant or superabundant in growth.
luxuriate – To live sumptuously.
lying – Untruthfulness.
lyre – One of the most ancient of stringed instruments of the harp class.
lyric – Fitted for expression in song.