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Lesson 21
englishvocab

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Kudos


The prestige or acclaim that results from some noteworthy achievement or position.


Lackadaisical


Sorely lacking in spirit, energy, or purpose.


Legacy


Something left to a person in a will; something handed down from the past.


Liability


a. A debt or obligation, especially of a financial nature. b. A hindrance or handicap.


Libel


a. (noun) A public statement or picture that damages a person by falsely impugning his or her character, motives, or actions or by unjustly exposing the person to public censure or ridicule. b. (verb) To Slander publicly.


Litigation


Legal action; a lawsuit.


Lucid


Clear and intelligible to the understanding; a mentally competent.


Lucrative


Profitable.


Lurk


To sneak; to lie hidden or in wait.


Lush


a. Luxuriant, plentiful; luxurious, opulent. b. Overelaborate or overripe.


Malapropism


An unconscious and usually ludicrous misuse of a word.


Malice


A desire to cause harm or suffering; deep-seated ill will.


Mammoth


a. (noun) An extinct form of elephant; a giant or colossus. b. (adjective) Gigantic.


Mandatory


Required, obligatory.


Medium


The means by which some goal is achieved or the person through whom it is realized.