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layman
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n. someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person; generally ignorant person
His is just the layman's view of medicine.
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lease
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n. rent; charter; engage for service under a term of the contract
We provide details of commercial and residential property available for lease.
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leisurely
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a. unhurried; slow; taking abundant time
He looked at me before he proceeded: indeed, he seemed leisurely to read my face, as if its features and lines were characters on a page.
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liberty
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n. state of a free person; exemption from subjection to the will of another; freedom
Tom Sawyer stepped forward with confidence and soared into the indestructible 'Give me liberty or give me death' speech.
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likewise
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ad. similarly; as well; too
He has a record of switching sides when convenient, and many supporters would do likewise.
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limestone
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n. a rock consisting chiefly of calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime
This recently completed new Gothic church in roughly Texas limestone is located in Houston's Spring Branch section.
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literally
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ad. with meaning; letter by letter
The word literally translates to 'dispeller of darkness,' or 'one who brings light.'
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lithosphere
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n. a solid part of the earth consisting of the crust
The lithosphere is the more or less stable crust of the earth, which may have been, to begin with, about fifty miles in thickness.
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livelihood
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n. subsistence; financial means whereby one lives
When your livelihood is in a creative field, especially if you work for yourself, the work never ends.
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load
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n. burden; something  which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance
I've never heard such a load of garbage!
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location
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n. scene; site; place where something is or could be located
He is somehow a sort of political puppet whose strings are pulled from any other location.
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locomotion
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n. self-propelled movement; power or ability to move
Recent studies with modern cameras have shown that horse locomotion is actually very different from what we thought.
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lodge
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n. small house on the grounds of an estate or a park, used by a caretaker or gatekeeper
From this window were visible the porter's lodge and the road.
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long-range
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a. suitable for or reaching long distances; involving an extended span of time
No single space project in this period will be more impressive to humankind or more important for the long-range exploration of space.
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loose
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a. unbound; untied; not attached, fastened, fixed, or confined
He's seen as something of a loose cannon by other team members
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lumber
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n. timber sawed into boards, planks, or other structural members of standard or specified length
The demand for lumber will be the same, so every tree that comes from the water saves one on dry land.
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lumbering
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a. clumsy or awkward; heavy, slow, and laborious
I am a huge fan of fast, movie style fiction, so the slow lumbering is too much for me.
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luminous
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a. shining; emitting light, especially emitting self-generated light
The sun is a luminous body.
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lure
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n. something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward; attraction or appeal
By this method, the lure is working as soon as it hits the water instead of sinking.
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luster
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n. shine, polish, or sparkle; soft reflected light
The soft luster of the silk in the dim light was pleasing.
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