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lex (Latin) law.
lexical of or concerning a collection of words, esp. those of a particular language, considered apart from their uses in syntactical structures. [2 definitions]
lexicographer one who writes or compiles dictionaries.
lexicography the study and practice of principles of dictionary writing and compiling.
lexicon a dictionary or other inclusive listing of words. [3 definitions]
Leyden jar an early device for accumulating and holding static electricity that consists of a glass jar coated inside and out with tinfoil, with a metal rod connected to the inner foil lining and passing out of the jar through an insulated stopper or lid.
Lhasa the capital of Tibet.
Lhasa apso any of a breed of small dog of Tibetan origin, having long thick hair hanging over the eyes and a tail that curls over the back.
Li symbol of the chemical element lithium.
liability the condition of or potential for being held responsible. [3 definitions]
liable held responsible by law. [3 definitions]
liaison a communication link between groups or between parts of an organization, or a person or group that performs this function. [3 definitions]
liana a tropical high-climbing, woody vine.
liar one who speaks lies instead of truth.
lib (informal) liberation, esp. from oppression, inequality, or persecution.
libation (informal) a drink, esp. an alcoholic drink. [2 definitions]
libel in law, written or printed matter that is false, damages a person's reputation or material well-being, and arises from malice or extreme negligence. (See slander.) [5 definitions]
libelous containing or being a libel; falsely and maliciously defamatory.
liberal freely giving; generous. [8 definitions]
liberal arts the subjects that make up a college degree program, such as literature, history, and philosophy, that emphasize the development of cultural awareness and critical skills rather than practical training for a career or profession.
liberal education an education based on the liberal arts.