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liliaceous
  • a  of or pertaining to or characteristic of plants of the family Liliaceae
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lilliputian
  • n  a very small person (resembling a Lilliputian)
  • n  a 6-inch tall inhabitant of Lilliput in a novel by Jonathan Swift
  • a  tiny; relating to or characteristic of the imaginary country of Lilliput
  • s  very small
    a lilliputian chest of drawers
  • s  (informal) small and of little importance
    our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
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lilting
  • v  articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way
  • s  characterized by a buoyant rhythm
    an easy lilting stride
    the flute broke into a light lilting air
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lily-white
  • s  restricted to whites only
    a lily-white movement which would expel Negroes from the organization
  • s  of a pure white color
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limbed
  • a  having or as if having limbs, especially limbs of a specified kind (usually used in combination)
    strong-limbed
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limber
  • n  a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used to pull a field gun or caisson
  • v  attach the limber
    limber a cannon
  • v  cause to become limber
    The violist limbered her wrists before the concert
  • s  (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable
    a limber imagination
  • s  (used of artifacts) easily bent
  • s  (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely
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limbless
  • a  having no limbs
    a snake is a limbless reptile
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limited
  • n  public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
  • v  place limits on (extent or access)
  • v  restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
  • v  decide upon or fix definitely
  • a  small in range or scope
    limited war
    a limited success
    a limited circle of friends
  • s  subject to limits or subjected to limits
  • s  including only a part
  • s  mediocre
  • s  not excessive
  • s  having a specific function or scope
  • s  not unlimited
    a limited list of choices
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limiting
  • n  the grammatical relation that exists when a word qualifies the meaning of the phrase
  • v  place limits on (extent or access)
  • v  restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
  • v  decide upon or fix definitely
  • s  restricting the scope or freedom of action
  • s  strictly limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase
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limitless
  • s  without limits in extent or size or quantity
    limitless vastness of our solar system
  • a  having no limits in range or scope
    the limitless reaches of outer space
  • s  seemingly boundless in amount, number, degree, or especially extent
    a limitless supply of money
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limp
  • n  the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
  • v  walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
  • v  proceed slowly or with difficulty
    the boat limped into the harbor
  • s  not firm
  • s  lacking in strength or firmness or resilience
    gave a limp handshake
    a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton
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limpid
  • s  clear and bright
    limpid blue eyes
  • s  transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity
    could see the sand on the bottom of the limpid pool
  • s  (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable
    writes in a limpid style
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lincolnesque
  • a  of or relating to or in the manner of Abraham Lincoln
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lincolnian
  • a  of or relating to or in the manner of Abraham Lincoln
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lineal
  • a  in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child
    lineal ancestors
    lineal heirs
  • s  arranged in a line
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