Practice Words: l


laboratory
noun
a room or place where experiments in science are done
lack
verb
to be without
lack
noun
the condition of needing, wanting or not having
lake
noun
a large area of fresh water surrounded by land
land
verb
to come to the earth from the air (“Airplanes land at airports.”)
land
noun
the part of the earth not covered by water; the ground
language
noun
words and their use; what people speak in a country, nation or group
large
adjective
big; being of more than usual size, amount or number; opposite small
laser
noun
an instrument that makes a thin, powerful light
last
verb
to continue (“The talks will last three days.”)
last
adjective
after all others; the only one remaining (“She is the last person in line.”)
late
adjective
after the correct time; near the end; opposite early
laugh
verb
to make sounds with your voice because you think something is funny
launch
verb
to put into operation; to begin; to send into the air or space
law
noun
a particular rule or the system of rules made by a government
layer
noun
a thin covering of substance (“A layer of dust covered the table.”); one of several levels of a substance lying one on top of another (“They had to dig through several layers of rock to reach water.”)
lead
verb
to show the way; to command; to control; to go first
leaf
noun
a flat green part of a tree or plant (“A tree has more than one leaf - it has thousands of leaves.”)
leak
verb
to come out of or to escape through a small opening or hole (usually a gas or liquid)
learn
verb
to gain knowledge or skill by study, practice, experience or being taught; to come to know information or facts by hearing or reading
leave
verb
to go away from; to let something stay where it is
left
adjective
on the side that is toward the west when one is facing north; opposite right
leg
noun
one of the long parts of the body that include your knees and feet, used for standing, walking and running, see spotlight_body_diagram.png
legal
adjective
of or in agreement with the law
lend
verb
to permit someone to use a thing temporarily; to make a loan of money
less
adjective
smaller in amount; not as much
let
verb
to permit to do or to be; to make possible
letter
noun
a message written on paper; a communication in writing sent to another person; a sign used in writing words (“There are three letters in ‘dog’ d, o and g.”)
level
noun
the amount or height that something reaches or rises to; the position of something or someone
level
adjective
flat
lie
verb
to have one’s body on the ground or other surface; to say something that one knows is not true
life
noun
the time between being born and dying; opposite death; all living things
lift
verb
to take or bring up to a higher place or level
light
noun
a form of energy that affects the eyes so that one is able to see; anything that produces light
light
adjective
bright; clear; not heavy
light
verb
to put on (or start) a light or a fire
lightning
noun
light produced by electricity in the air, usually during a storm
like
verb
to enjoy something or think that it is pleasant; to have good feelings for someone or something
like
preposition
similar to; in the same way as
limit
verb
to restrict to a number or amount
limit
noun
the greatest amount or number permitted
line
noun
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; a string or wire
link
verb
to connect; to unite one thing or event with another
link
noun
a relation between two or more things, situations or events; a ‘hyperlink’ is a word or picture on an Internet web page that leads to another page
liquid
noun
a substance that is not a solid or gas, and can move freely, like water
list
verb
to put in writing a number of names of people or things
list
noun
a written series of names or things
listen
verb
to try to hear
literature
noun
all the poems, stories and writings of a period of time or of a country
little
adjective
not tall or big; a small amount
live
verb
to have life; to exist; to be at home (“The man lives in a house by the sea.”)
live
adjective
having life; alive
liver
noun
makes some proteins and enzymes; removes poisons from the blood
load
verb
to put objects on or into a vehicle or container
load
noun
that which is carried
loan
noun
an amount of money a person borrows from a bank or another person often paid back with interest; anything that is borrowed and must be returned
loan
verb
to give something to someone for a period of time
local
adjective
about or having to do with one place
lock
verb
to close something firmly with a key
lock
noun
a device which keeps a box or a door firmly closed
lonely
adjective
feeling alone and wanting friends; visited by few or no people (“a lonely man”)
long
adjective
not short; measuring from beginning to end; measuring much; for much time
look
verb
to turn the eyes toward so as to see; to search or hunt for; to seem to be
lord
noun
a very important man; a name used for God (then it is written ‘Lord’)
lose
verb
to have no longer; to not find; to fail to keep; to be defeated
lot
noun
a large amount
loud
adjective
having a strong sound; full of sound or noise
love
verb
to like or care about someone or something very much, often because you have a relationship with them; to be attracted to someone strongly, often including sexual desire toward them; to like something or enjoy doing something very much
love
noun
a feeling of caring about or liking someone or something a lot; a strong feeling of pleasure that something gives you (“she loved to play music”); opposite hate
low
adjective
not high or tall; below the normal height; close to the ground; not much (amount), not good (quality) (“Low quality tools often break easily.”)
loyal
adjective
showing strong friendship and support for someone or something
luck
noun
good thing that happens by chance; success in getting or doing something, not always by hard work
lung
noun
takes in and expels air from the body