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licentious.adjective
lacking.moral.discipline or ignoring.legal.restraint, especially in sexual.conduct; having no regard for accepted rules or standards
licentiously.adverb
licentiousness.noun

Lao Tsu or Tzu, B.C.E. 570?-490?, Chinese philosopher who is traditionally regarded as the founder of Taoism. A quote of his:."Love the world as yourself; then you can truly care for all things.".(Matthew 22:36-40). Another quote of his.

Chinese philosopher and reputed founder of Taoism.(Daoism). He was born in the province of Henan (Ho-nan) and was a court librarian. According to tradition, he is the author of the Daode Jing (Tao-te Ching) and Classic of the Way and Its Virtue, a philosophical treatise. By far the most translated Chinese literary work, this small book has had an enormous influence on Chinese thought and culture. It teaches that 'the way' (Dao or Tao) is realized through recognition and acceptance of what's called the nothingness..Comprised with Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

lascivious.adjective
given to or expressing lust; lecherous; exciting sexual desires; salacious
lasciviously.adverb
lasciviousness.noun

lechery.noun,.plural.lecheries
excessive indulgence in sexual activity; lewdness; a lecherous act
lecherous.adjective
given to, characterized by or eliciting lechery
lecherously.adverb
lecherousness.noun
lecher.noun
a man given to lechery

lewd, lewder, lewdest.adjectives
preoccupied with sex and sexual desire (a thing of the heart); lustful; obscene; indecent
lewdly.adverb
lewdness.noun

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882. American writer. The best known 19th-century poet in the United States, he wrote.The Song of Hiawatha.in 1855 and a translation in 1865-1867 of.Dante's Divine Comedy

lattice.noun,.plural.lattices
an open framework made of strips of metal, wood or similar material overlapped or overlaid in a regular, usually crisscross pattern
latticework.noun,.plural.latticeworks
a lattice or latticelike structure; an open, crisscross pattern or weave

liquid crystal-noun
any of various liquids in which the atoms or molecules are regularly arrayed in either one dimension or two dimensions, the order giving rise to optical properties, such as anisotropic scattering, associated with the crystals; their rodlike molecules maintain themselves in parallel (side by side) alignment; this particular structure gives them useful optical properties

"Liquid crystals have phases intermediate to the liquid and solid phases; that is, they can flow like liquids while retaining anisotropic properties of crystalline solids, meaning that their molecular structure has a spatial alignment or orientation. They can be imagined as crystals whose molecules are able to move around, as in a liquid, while maintaining their relative orientation...Electrical signals in digital displays (thin computer screens as on laptops and the displays of digital watches) flip their orientation switching them between opaque and reflective states." ... American Scientist Magazine, May/June, 2000, page 259; form is about spatial structure

LDL-(low density lipoprotein).noun
a complex of lipids and proteins that functions as a transporter of cholesterol in the blood. High levels are associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries due to accumulations of plaque {fat sticking to the arterial walls} deposits on the walls of the arteries {carry blood from the heart; veins carry blood to the heart}).and coronary (to do with the arteries).heart disease. Compare HDL-(high density lipoprotein)

legible.adjective
possible to read or decipher; plainly discernible; apparent
legibility or legibleness.noun
legibly.adverb

luminous.adjective
emitting light, especially emitting self generated light; full of light; illuminated; bright
luminously.adverb
luminosity, luminousness.nouns,.plural.luminosities
the condition or quality of being luminous; something luminous; the ratio of luminous flux at a specific wavelength to the radiant flux at the same wavelength; in this sense, also called luminosity factor
luminance.noun
the condition or quality of being luminous
Physics:.the intensity of light per unit area of its source
luminescence.noun
the emission of light that does not derive.energy from the temperature of the emitting body, as in phosphorescence, fluorescence and bioluminescence; luminescence is caused by chemical, biochemical.or.crystallographic changes, the motions of subatomic.particles or radiation.induced.excitation of an atomic.system; the light so emitted is called luminescence; luminescence is caused by the absorption of radiation at one wavelength followed by nearly immediate reradiation usually at a different wavelength and that ceases almost at once when the incident radiation stops also; compare phosphorescence

litigious.adjective
of, relating to or characterized by litigation; tending to engage in lawsuits
litigiously.adverb
litigiousness.noun

litigate, itigated, litigating, litigates.verbs
transitive verb use.to subject to legal proceedings
intransitive verb use.to engage in legal proceedings
litigable.adjective
litigation, litigator.nouns
litigant.noun,.plural.litigants
a party engaged in a lawsuit
litigant.adjective
engaged in a lawsuit

lush, lusher, lushest.adjectives
having or characterized by luxuriant.vegetation; abundant; plentiful; profuse; extremely.productive; thriving; luxurious; opulent (the lush decor of a grand hotel); extremely pleasing to the senses (a lush scent; lush fruit; the lush sounds of an orchestra); voluptuous or sensual; extravagant (lush rhetoric)
lushly.adverb
lushness.noun

luscious.adjective
having a very appealing taste or smell (delicious, examples of luscious fruits, chocolate cake with a luscious whipped cream topping, a luscious wine); richly appealing (a luscious {= delightful} singing voice); very physically attractive
lusciously.adverb
(a lusciously creamy cheesecake)
lusciousness.noun
comparative and superlative forms.more luscious; most luscious

lugubrious.adjective
mournful, dismal or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous.degree
lugubriously.adverb
lugubriousness.noun

lucid.adjective
easily understood; intelligible; mentally sound; sane or rational; translucent or transparent; clear
lucidity.or.lucidness.noun
lucidly.adverb

lyric.adjective
of or relating to a category of poetry that expresses subjective thoughts and feelings, often in a songlike style or form; lyrical; of, relating to or being musical drama, especially opera (the lyric stage); of or relating to the lyre or harp; appropriate for accompaniment by the lyre
lyric.noun
a lyric poem; often lyrics
Music:.the words of a song
lyrical.adjective
expressing deep personal emotion or observations (a dancer's lyrical performance; a lyrical passage in his autobiography); highly enthusiastic; rhapsodic (gave a lyrical description of her experiences in the South Seas); lyric
lyrically.adverb
lyricalness.noun

lenient.adjective
inclined not to be harsh or strict; merciful (lenient parents; lenient rules)
lenience.noun,.plural.leniences
leniency
leniently.adverb
leniency.noun,.plural.leniencies
the condition or quality of being lenient; merciful; a lenient act

lymphocyte.noun,.plural.lymphocytes
any of the nearly colorless cells formed in lymphoid tissue, as in the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus and tonsils, constituting between 22 and 28 percent of all white blood cells in the blood of a normal adult human being; they function in the development of immunity and include two specific types, B cells and T cells
lymphocytic.adjective
lymphokine.noun,.plural.lymphokines
any of various substances released by T cells that have been activated by antigens; lymphokines function in the immune response through a variety of actions, including stimulating the production of nonsensitized lymphocytes and activating macrophages

lymph.noun,.plural.lymphs
a clear, watery, sometimes faintly yellowish fluid derived from body tissues that contains white blood cells and circulates throughout the lymphatic system, returning to the venous (veins) bloodstream through the thoracic (thorax) duct; lymph acts to remove bacteria and certain proteins from the tissues, transport fat from the small intestine and supply mature lymphocytes to the blood
lymphatic.adjective
of or relating to lymph, a lymph vessel or a lymph node; lacking energy or vitality; sluggish
lymphatic.noun,.plural.lymphatics
a vessel that conveys lymph
lymphatically.adverb
lymphoid.adjective
of.or.relating.to lymph or the lymphatic tissue where lymphocytes are formed

liberalism.noun
a political.theory.founded.on.the natural goodness of human beings and the autonomy of the individual and favoring civil and political liberties; government by law with the consent of the governed and protection from arbitrary authority, however, in reality, depreciated practices belie.platitudes presented for the public; the tenets or policies of a Liberal party; a 19th-century Protestant movement that favored free intellectual inquiry, stressed the ethical and humanitarian content of Christianity and deemphasized.dogmatic theology
liberalistic.adjective
liberalist.noun

lull, lulled, lulling, lulls.verbs
transitive verb use.to cause to sleep or rest; soothe or calm
intransitive verb use.to become calm
lull.noun
a relatively calm interval, as in a storm; an interval of lessened activity (a lull in sales)

lullaby.noun,.plural.lullabies
a soothing song with which to lull a child to sleep
lullaby, lullabied, lullabying, lullabies.transitive verbs
to quiet with or as if with a lullaby

lighthearted.adjective
not being burdened by trouble, worry or care; happy and carefree; glad; not intended to be serious (a light-hearted comedy); cheerful; untroubled
lightheartedly.adverb
in a light-hearted manner
lightheartedness.noun

laminated.adjective
composed of layers.bonded together; arranged in laminae; laminate; plywood is a laminated wood
laminate, laminated, laminating, laminates.verbs
transitive verb use.to beat or compress into a thin plate or sheet; to make by uniting.several layers; to cover with thin sheets
intransitive verb use.to split into thin layers or sheets
laminate.adjective
consisting of, arranged in or covered with laminae
laminate.noun,.plural.laminates
a laminated product, such as plywood
laminator.noun,.plural.laminators
lamina.noun,.plural.laminae.or.laminas
a thin plate, sheet or layer; in botany, the expanded area of a leaf or petal; a blade; a thin layer of bone, membrane or other tissue; in geology, a narrow bed of rock
laminar.or.laminal.adjective

laminar flow.noun
non.turbulent.flow of a viscous.fluid in layers near a boundary, as that of lubricating oil in bearings; fluid flow in which the fluid travels smoothly or in regular paths, where flow properties such as.velocity.and.pressure at each point in the fluid remain constant; laminar flow appears as consisting of parallel layers sliding over each other, such as would be blood flowing through capillaries; compare turbulent flow

Lagrangian.noun
etymology, Joseph-Louis Lagrange; word named in 1929;
a function that describes the state of a dynamic.system in terms of position coordinates and time derivatives and that is equal to the difference between the potential energy and kinetic energy
   Lagrange, Joseph Louis, Comte de, 1736-1813, French mathematician and astronomer, born in Turin, Italy and educated at the University of Turin. He was appointed professor of geometry at the Turin military academy at the age of 19 and in 1758 he founded a society that later developed into the Turin Academy of Sciences. In 1766 he was appointed director of the Berlin Academy of Sciences and 20 years later, at the invitation of King Louis XVI of France, went to Paris. During the period of the French Revolution he was in charge of the commission for establishing a new system of weights and measures, the Metric System. He was made professor in the newly established École Normale after the French Revolution and under Napoleon he was made a member of the Senate and given the rank of Count. One of the greatest mathematicians of the 18th century, he created the calculus of variations, systematized the field of differential equations and worked on the theory of numbers. Among his investigations in astronomy were calculations of the libration of the moon and motions of the planets. His greatest work is Mécanique analytique, 1788.....Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

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