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laconic
  • s  brief and to the point; effectively cut short; `yes'"
    the laconic reply
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lacrimal
  • a  of or relating to tears
  • a  relating to or located near the organ that produces tears
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lactating
  • v  give suck to
  • a  producing or secreting milk
    lactating cows
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lacteal
  • n  any of the lymphatic vessels that convey chyle from the small intestine to the thoracic duct
  • a  relating to or consisting of or producing or resembling milk
    lacteal fluids
    lacteal organs
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lactic
  • a  of or relating to or obtained from milk (especially sour milk or whey)
    lactic acid
    lactic fermentation
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lacy
  • s  made of or resembling lace
    a lacy gown
    a lacy leaf
  • s  having open interstices or resembling a web
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ladder-proof
  • s  (of hosiery) resistant to runs or (in Britain) ladders
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laden
  • v  remove with or as if with a ladle
  • v  fill or place a load on
  • v  remove with or as if with a ladle
  • v  fill or place a load on
  • s  filled with a great quantity
    table laden with food
    `ladened' is not current usage
  • s  burdened psychologically or mentally
    laden with grief
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ladened
  • v  remove with or as if with a ladle
  • v  fill or place a load on
  • s  filled with a great quantity
    `ladened' is not current usage
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ladylike
  • s  befitting a woman of good breeding
    ladylike manners
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laggard
  • n  someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
  • s  wasting time
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laic
  • s  characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy
    set his collar in laic rather than clerical position
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laid
  • v  put into a certain place or abstract location
  • v  put in a horizontal position
  • v  prepare or position for action or operation
  • v  lay eggs
  • v  impose as a duty, burden, or punishment
  • s  set down according to a plan:"a carefully laid table with places set for four people"
    stones laid in a pattern
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