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{adj: L-shaped} shaped in the form of the letter L



{adj: appressed, adpressed} pressed close to or lying flat against something
"adpressed hairs along the plant's stem"
"igneous rocks...closely appressed by this force"-L.V.Pirsson

{adj: backstair, backstairs, furtive} secret and sly or sordid
"backstairs gossip"
"his low backstairs cunning"- A.L.Guerard
"backstairs intimacies"
"furtive behavior"

{adj: clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, instant} demanding attention
"clamant needs"
"a crying need"
"regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken
"insistent hunger"
"an instant need"

{adj: congenial} suitable to your needs or similar to your nature
"a congenial atmosphere to work in"
"two congenial spirits united...by mutual confidence and reciprocal virtues"- T.L.Peacock
<-> uncongenial

{adj: contained} controlled
"striking with contained ferocity at my head"- R.L.Stevenson

{adj: devout, god-fearing, pious} devoutly religious
"a god-fearing and law-abiding people" H.L.Mencken

{adj: disdainful, haughty, lordly, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering} having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
"some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"
"haughty aristocrats"
"his lordly manners were offensive"
"walked with a prideful swagger"
"very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"
"his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"
"a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

{adj: eye-deceiving, trompe-l'oeil} creating the illusion of seeing reality
"the visual deception of trompe-l'oeil art"

{adj: fifty, 50, l} being ten more than forty

{adj: insolvable, unsoluble, unsolvable, unresolvable} not easily solved
"an apparantly insolvable problem"
"public finance...had long presented problems unsolvable or at least unsolved"- C.L.Jones

{adj: intimate} marked by close acquaintance, association, or familiarity
"intimate friend"
"intimate relations between economics, politics, and legal principles" - V.L. Parrington

{adj: municipal} of or relating to the government of a municipality
"international law...only authorizes a belligerent to punish a spy under its municipal law"- J.L.kuntz

{adj: nonsyllabic} (of speech sounds) not forming or capable of forming the nucleus of a syllable
"initial 'l' in 'little' is nonsyllabic"
<-> syllabic

{adj: planetary, terrestrial} of or relating to or characteristic of the planet Earth or its inhabitants
"planetary rumblings and eructations"- L.C.Eiseley
"the planetary tilt"
"this terrestrial ball"

{adj: preventable} capable of being prevented
"conscious of preventable human suffering"- A.L.Guerard
<-> unpreventable

{adj: statesmanlike, statesmanly} marked by the qualities of or befitting a statesman
"a man of statesmanlike judgment"
"a statesmanlike solution of the present perplexities"-V.L.Parrington
<-> unstatesmanlike

{adj: studied, deliberate} produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation
"a studied smile"
"a note of biting irony and studied insult"- V.L.Parrington
<-> unstudied

{adj: unendowed} not equipped or provided
"unendowed with genius"- J.L.Lowes
<-> endowed

{adj: uninfluenced, unswayed, untouched} not influenced or affected
"stewed in its petty provincialism untouched by the brisk debates that stirred the old world"- V.L.Parrington
"unswayed by personal considerations"

{adj: unread} not informed through reading
"he seems to have been wholly unread in political theory"- V.L.Parrington

{adj: unwritten} based on custom rather than documentation
"an unwritten law"
"rites...so ancient that they well might have had their unwritten origins in Aurignacian times"- J.L.T.C.Spence
<-> written

{adj: virginal} untouched or undefiled
"nor is there anything more virginal than the shimmer of young foliage"- L.P.Smith

{n: Aquila, L'Aquila, Aquila degli Abruzzi} the provincial capital of the Abruzzi region in central Italy

{n: Blucher, von Blucher, G. L. von Blucher, Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher} Prussian general who is remembered for his leadership in the wars against Napoleon (1742-1819)

{n: Delorme, Philibert Delorme, de l'Orme, Philibert de l'Orme} French royal architect who built the Tuileries Palace and Gardens in Paris for Catherine de Medicis (1515-1570)

{n: Dhu'l-Hijja, Dhu'l-Hijjah, Dhu al-Hijja, Dhu al-Hijjah} the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar and the season of the haj; has one extra day in leap years

{n: Dhu'l-Qa'dah, Dhu al-Qadah} the eleventh month of the Islamic calendar; the month of the hajj

{n: Doctorow, E. L. Doctorow, Edgard Lawrence Doctorow} United States novelist (born in 1931)

{n: Down, John L. H. Down} English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)

{n: Hubbard, L. Ron Hubbard} a United States writer of science fiction and founder of Scientology (1911-1986)

{n: Id al-Adha, Feast of Sacrifice} the 10th day of Dhu'l-Hijja; all Muslims attend a service in the mosques and those who are not pilgrims perform a ritual slaughter of a sheep (commemorating God's ransom of Abraham's son from sacrifice) and give at least a third of the meat to charity

{n: L'Enfant, Charles L'Enfant, Pierre Charles L'Enfant} United States architect (born in France) who laid out the city plan for Washington (1754-1825)

{n: L, letter l} the 12th letter of the Roman alphabet

{n: L-dopa, levodopa, Bendopa, Brocadopa, Larodopa} the levorotatory form of dopa (trade names Bendopa and Brocadopa and Larodopa); as a drug it is used to treat Parkinson's disease

{n: L-plate} a square plate bearing the letter L that is attached to both ends of a car to indicate that the driver is a learner

{n: LP, L-P} a long-playing phonograph record; designed to be played at 33.3 rpm

{n: Lewis, John L. Lewis, John Llewelly Lewis} United States labor leader who was president of the United Mine Workers of America from 1920 to 1960 and president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1935 to 1940 (1880-1969)

{n: Listeria monocytogenes, L. monocytogenes} the type species of the genus Listeria; can cause meningitis, encephalitis, septicemia, endocarditis, abortion, abscesses, listeriosis

{n: Lowry, L. S. Lowry, Laurence Stephen Lowry} English painter (1887-1976)

{n: Mencken, H. L. Mencken, Henry Louis Mencken} United States journalist and literary critic (1880-1956)

{n: Montgomery, L. M. Montgomery, Lucy Maud Montgomery} Canadian novelist (1874-1942)

{n: Roman numeral} a symbol in the old Roman notation; I,V,X,L,C,D,M represent 1,5,10,50,100,500,1000 respectively in Arabic notation
<-> Arabic numeral

{n: Sayers, Dorothy Sayers, Dorothy L. Sayers, Dorothy Leigh Sayers} English writer of detective fiction (1893-1957)

{n: Scientology, Church of Scientology} a new religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1955 and characterized by a belief in the power of a person's spirit to clear itself of past painful experiences through self-knowledge and spiritual fulfillment

{n: Stillson wrench} a large pipe wrench with L-shaped adjustable jaws that tighten as pressure on the handle is increased

{n: Washington, Washington D.C., American capital, capital of the United States} the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791

{n: abasement, degradation, abjection} a low or downcast state
"each confession brought her into an attitude of abasement"- H.L.Menchken

{n: angle bracket, angle iron} an L-shaped metal bracket

{n: bracket} an L-shaped support projecting from a wall (as to hold a shelf)

{n: esprit de l'escalier} a witty remark that occurs to you too late

{n: fifty, 50, L} the cardinal number that is the product of ten and five

{n: foot-lambert, ft-L} a former luminance unit equal to one lumen per square foot

{n: lallation} defective articulation of the `l' phoneme or the phoneme `r' is pronounced as `l'

{n: lambdacism} speech defect involving excessive use or unusual pronunciation of the phoneme `l'

{n: lambert, L} a cgs unit of illumination equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeter

{n: liquid} a frictionless continuant that is not a nasal consonant (especially `l' and `r')

{n: liter, litre, l, cubic decimeter, cubic decimetre} a metric unit of capacity equal to the volume of 1 kilogram of pure water at 4 degrees centigrade and 760 mm of mercury (or approximately 1.76 pints)

{n: trompe l'oeil} a painting rendered in such great detail as to deceive the viewer concerning its reality

{v: establish, give} bring about
"The trompe l'oeil-illusion establishes depth"


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