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litany a formal prayer that alternates between lines spoken by a leader and a response repeated by a congregation. [2 definitions]
litchi an oval fruit that has a hard, thin shell, a single seed, and mildly sweet jellylike flesh; litchi nut. [2 definitions]
-lite stone, mineral, or fossil.
liter the basic unit of capacity of the metric system, equal to one cubic decimeter or 1.056 liquid quarts or 0.908 dry quart. (abbr.: l)
literacy the state of being literate, esp. of having the ability to read or write.
literal in accordance with the ordinary, exact, or primary meaning of a word or words; not figurative or metaphorical. [5 definitions]
literalism adherence to the exact meaning, or the literal sense, of a given text.
literalize to interpret literally.
literally in a literal manner; strictly. [2 definitions]
literary of or relating to literature or those who create or read literature. [2 definitions]
literate able to read and write. [6 definitions]
literati those who are accomplished in scholarly or literary fields; intelligentsia.
literatim letter for letter; literally.
literature writings such as dramas, poems, novels, essays, and stories, esp. those that have lasting artistic value. [3 definitions]
-lith stone; rock. [2 definitions]
litharge a yellow lead oxide used largely in the manufacture of storage batteries, paints, glass, and enamels.
lithe characterized by light, graceful, flexible movements. [2 definitions]
lithesome characterized by light, graceful, seemingly effortless movements; lithe; lissome.
lithia lithium oxide.
-lithic of or pertaining to a particular period of the Stone Age.
lithium an extremely reactive chemical element of the alkali metal group that has three protons in each nucleus, occurs naturally only in compounds such as salts, and can be isolated in pure form as a light soft solid. (symbol: Li) [2 definitions]