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leave of absence
  • n  the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
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leaven
  • n  a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
  • n  an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something
    his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor
  • v  cause to puff up with a leaven
    unleavened bread
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leavening
  • n  an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something
    his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor
  • n  a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
  • v  cause to puff up with a leaven
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leaving
  • n  the act of departing
  • v  go away from a place
  • v  go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
  • v  act or be so as to become in a specified state
  • v  leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
  • v  move out of or depart from
  • v  make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
  • v  have as a result or residue
  • v  remove oneself from an association with or participation in
  • v  put into the care or protection of someone
  • v  leave or give by will after one's death
  • v  have left or have as a remainder
  • v  be survived by after one's death
  • v  transmit (knowledge or skills)
  • v  leave behind unintentionally
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lebanese hizballah
  • n  a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon
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lebanese pound
  • n  the basic unit of money in Lebanon; equal to 100 piasters
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lebanese republic
  • n  an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
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lebensraum
  • n  space sought for occupation by a nation whose population is expanding
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lebistes reticulatus
  • n  small freshwater fish of South America and the West Indies; often kept in aquariums
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leboyer method
  • n  a method of childbirth that tries to minimize the trauma for the newborn; delivery occurs in a quiet dimly lit room and the infant's head is not pulled and immediate bonding between mother and child is encouraged
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leboyer method of childbirth
  • n  a method of childbirth that tries to minimize the trauma for the newborn; delivery occurs in a quiet dimly lit room and the infant's head is not pulled and immediate bonding between mother and child is encouraged
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lecanopteris
  • n  any of several bizarre ferns of the genus Lecanopteris having swollen hollow rhizomes that provide homes for symbiotic ants
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lecanora
  • n  any lichen of the genus Lecanora; some used in dyeing; some used for food
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leccinum
  • n  a genus of fungi belonging to the family Boletaceae
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