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legitimate.adjective
being in compliance with law; lawful (a legitimate business); being in accordance with established or accepted patterns and standards (legitimate advertising practices); based on logical reasoning; reasonable (a legitimate solution to the problem); authentic; genuine (a legitimate complaint); born of legally married parents (legitimate issue); of or relating to drama of high professional quality that excludes burlesque, vaudeville and some forms of musical comedy (the legitimate theater)
legitimate, legitimated, legitimating, legitimates.transitive verbs
to make legitimate; make lawful; to demonstrate or declare to be justified
legitimacy.noun
the quality or fact of being legitimate
legitimate, legitimated, legitimating, legitimates.transitive verbs
to make legitimate; make lawful; to demonstrate or declare to be justified
legitimately.adverb
legitimateness, legitimation, legitimator.noun

law.noun,.plural.laws
is a form of the negative golden rule and that which doesn't contravene.the golden rule upon which all laws are based (supposedly); law today has been downgraded from the golden rule and corrupted to refer to rules established by agreement of those in corporations making them, usually by authority of a corporation's policies as administered at various levels of government be they city, municipal, state, provincial, federal (a legal right authorized by or based on their corporate rules); the body of policies.(rules and principles) used to govern and enforced by another corporate body, the policy enforcers, also called the police as in its various forms; see also common law

lawful.adjective
being within the law; allowed by law; established, sanctioned or recognized by the law as based on the golden rule
lawfully.adverb
lawfulness.noun

legal.adjective
legal means 'according to corporate rules'; that which is legal are rules corporations and governments make and even though they may be legal, they also can be unlawful when made no longer according to majority will of a populace, but rather, that of the will of the shareholders of the corporation (governments are now corporations; who are the individual shareholders of government corporations is the question that requires answering of to the populace affected and often adversely; ask your government representative and see if he even knows to who, how much and where corporate dividends go to, as the men and women of nations never receive any; governments at all levels are now corporations and rules made by them are often unlawful according to the golden rule used throughout history to provide a safe equitable society for men and women and children and not a society that is subjugated by the will of those in such corporations who make rules that are all to often inimical to the best interests and future of populaces); concerned with law.(legal papers); established by law; statutory; in conformity with or permitted by law (legal business operations, nb, counterfeiting of money is legal, but illegal counterfeiting of money is not, translated, they can do it and shift any percentage of interest burden onto you, but you are not allowed to counterfeit)
legal.noun
one that is in accord with certain rules or laws (investments that may be legally made by fiduciaries and certain institutions, such as savings banks and insurance companies, also called legal list)
legally.adverb

legalese.noun
the specialized.vocabulary used for semantic.acrobatics by the legal profession considered by many to be as intentionally.complex or abstruse as an income tax act, a way seemingly to turn people off from delving into and intellectually.grasping it

labyrinth.noun
an intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze

locus.noun,.plural.loci
a locality; a place; a center or focus of great activity or intense concentration (the cunning exploitation of loci of power); the position that a given gene occupies on a chromosome; Mathematics:.the set or configuration of all points whose coordinates satisfy a single equation or one or more algebraic conditions

localize, localized, localizing, localizes.verbs
transitive verb use.to make local; if you localize something, you identify precisely where it is (examine the painful area carefully in an effort to localize the most tender point); to find out exactly where something is (the mechanic is trying to localize the fault)
intransitive verb use.to become local, especially to become fixed in one area or part
localization.noun
local.adjective
of, relating to or characteristic of a particular place (a local custom; the local police); local means existing in or belonging to the area where you live or to the area that you are talking about; of or relating to a city, town or district; not broad or general; in medicine, of or affecting a specific part of the body (a local abrasion)
local.noun,.plural.locals
something in the area you may be in (local hospital; local residents); a person from the area you are currently in
locally.adverb
relating to the particular area you live in or the area you are talking about (we've got cards which are drawn and printed and designed by someone locally)
localness.noun

locale.noun,.plural.locales
a place, especially with reference to a particular event (the locale of a biennial concert); the scene or setting, as of a novel

locality.noun,.plural.localities
a particular neighborhood, place or district; an area; the fact or quality of having position in space

lure.noun-(see also 'allure')
something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward; an attraction or appeal; a decoy used in catching animals, especially an artificial bait used in catching fish; a bunch of feathers attached to a long cord, used in falconry to recall the hawk
lure, lured, luring, lures.transitive verbs
to attract by wiles or temptation; entice; to recall (a falcon) with a lure
lurer.noun
luringly.adjective

lurid.adjective
causing shock or horror; gruesome; marked by sensationalism.(a lurid account of escapades); ghastly; glowing or shining with the glare of fire through a haze (lurid flames); sallow or pallid in color
luridly.adverb
luridness.noun

lethal.adjective
capable of causing death; of, relating.to.or.causing death; fatal; extremely harmful; devastating (accusations lethal to the candidate's image)
lethality.noun
lethally.adjective

laureate.adjective
worthy of the greatest honor or distinction; crowned or decked with laurel as a mark of honor
laureate.noun
one honored or awarded a prize for great achievements especially in the arts or sciences (a Nobel laureate); a poet laureate
laureateship.noun

laurel.noun,.plural.laurels
a Mediterranean.evergreen tree (Laurus nobilis) having aromatic, simple leaves and small blackish berries; also called bay laurel and sweet bay; a shrub or tree, such as the mountain laurel, having a similar aroma or leaf shape; a wreath of laurel conferred as a mark of honor in ancient times upon poets, heroes and victors in athletic contests; honor and glory won for great achievement (you won the laurel today)
laurel, laureled, laureling, laurels.transitive verbs
to crown with laurel; to honor, especially with an award or a prize

liable.adjective
legally obligated; responsible; at risk of or subject to experiencing or suffering something unpleasant

lame, lamer, lamest.adjectives
weak and ineffectual; unsatisfactory (a lame attempt to apologize); lame excuses for not arriving on time; disabled so that movement, especially walking, is difficult or impossible (lame from the accident, he walked with a cane, a lame wing kept the bird from flying); marked by pain or rigidness (a lame back)
lame, lamed, laming, lames.transitive verbs
to cause to become lame; cripple
lamely.adverb
lameness.noun

linger, lingered, lingering, lingers.verbs
intransitive verb use.to be slow in leaving, especially out of reluctance; tarry; stay; to persist (an aftertaste that lingers); to proceed slowly; saunter; to be tardy in acting; procrastinate
transitive verb use.to pass a period of time in a leisurely or aimless manner
lingeringly.adverb
lingerer.noun

ladle.noun
a long handled spoon with a deep bowl for serving liquids
ladle, ladled, ladling, ladles.transitive verbs
to lift out or serve with a long handled spoon
ladler.noun

lade, laded, laden.or.laded, lading, lades.verbs
transitive verb use.to burden or oppress; weigh down; to load with or as if with cargo; to place something as a load for or as if for shipment; to take up or remove water with a ladle or dipper
intransitive verb use.to take on cargo; to ladle a liquid
laden.verb.past participle.of lade
laden.adjective
weighed down with a load; heavy; oppressed; burdened

less.adjective
a comparative of little; not as great in amount or quantity (had less time to spend with the family); lower in importance; consisting of a smaller number; few
less.preposition
with the deduction of; minus (five less two is three)
less.adverb.comparative of little
to a smaller extent, degree or frequency.(less expensive
less.noun
a smaller amount (she received less than she asked for); something not as important as something else (people have been punished for less)
much less.or.still less.idiom
certainly not (I'm not blaming anyone, much less you)
little, littler.or less.also.lesser, littlest.or.least.adjectives
small in size (a little dining room); small; short in extent or duration; brief (there is little time left); small in quantity or degree (little bit cold); unimportant; trivial.(a little matter); without much power or influence; of minor status
little.adverb
less, least; not much; scarcely (stupidly he works long hours, sleeping little); not in the least; not at all (they little expected such a generous gift)
little.noun
a small quantity or amount (give me a little); something much less than all (I know little of their history); a short distance or time (a little down the road; waited a little)
a little.idiom
somewhat; a bit (felt a little better)
little by little.idiom
by small degrees or increments; gradually
littleness.noun

least.adjective
a superlative of little; lowest in importance or rank; smallest in magnitude or degree; slightest or tiniest (didn't care the least bit)
least.adverb
a superlative of little; to or in the lowest or smallest degree
least.noun
one that is the lowest or smallest in importance, rank, magnitude or degree (the dinner menu is the least of my worries tonight; the least we can do is to be polite at dinner)
at least.idiom
according to the lowest possible assessment; not less than (waited at least an hour); in any event; anyway (you might at least answer)
in the least.idiom
at all (I don't mind in the least)
least of all.idiom
particularly not (nobody cared, least of all the manager)
to say the least.idiom
to put it mildly; putting it mildly; without any exaggeration; at the very least

lessen, lessened, lessening, lessens.verbs
transitive verb use.to make less; reduce
intransitive verb use.to become less; decrease

lofty, loftier, loftiest.adjectives
of imposing height; elevated; exalted; high above others; having an overtone of superiority
loftily.adverb
loftiness.noun
loft.noun,.plural.lofts
a room or space under the roof of a building, usually used for storing things in; an attic; a large, usually unpartitioned floor over a factory, warehouse or other commercial or industrial space; such a floor converted into an apartment
loft, lofted, lofting, lofts.verbs
transitive verb use.to put, store or keep in a loft; to propel in a high arc (he lofted the ball over the roof)
intransitive verb use.to propel something, especially a ball, in a high arc; to rise high into the air
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