Words That Start With L: Boost Your Vocabulary with These Examples

Discover a variety of words that start with the letter “L,” enhancing your vocabulary and inspiring your use of language.

  1. Labyrinth- a complex network of paths or passages
  2. Lacerate- to tear or deeply cut
  3. Lacuna- a gap or missing part
  4. Ladle- large long-handled spoon used for serving soup or stews
  5. Laggard- someone who falls behind
  6. Lambaste- to criticize harshly
  7. Lament- to express grief or sorrow
  8. Lampoon- to ridicule or mock
  9. Languid- lacking in spirit or interest; listless
  10. Lapidary- relating to the cutting, polishing, or engraving of stones and gems
  11. Larceny- theft of personal property
  12. Largess- generous giving
  13. Lascivious- inclined to lustfulness
  14. Latch- a device that holds a door, gate, or window closed
  15. Latent- hidden, present but not visible
  16. Latitude- freedom from normal limitations
  17. Laud- to praise
  18. Lavish- rich, elaborate, or luxurious
  19. Lawyer- a person who practices or studies law
  20. Lax- not strict or severe
  21. Layman- a nonprofessional
  22. Laze- relax and enjoy oneself; be idle
  23. Leach- to dissolve or wash out substances from soil or wastes
  24. Lead- a heavy metal element
  25. Leaflet- a small flat or folded sheet of printed paper
  26. League- a collection of people, countries, or groups that combine for a particular purpose
  27. Leak- to accidentally lose or admit contents through a hole or crack
  28. Lean- thin, especially healthily so; having no excess fat
  29. Leap- to jump or spring a long way, to a great height, or with great force
  30. Learned- having much knowledge acquired by study
  31. Lease- a contract for the rental of property
  32. Leaven- a substance used in dough to make it rise
  33. Lecture- an educational talk or a scolding
  34. Leech- an aquatic or terrestrial annelid worm with suckers at both ends
  35. Left- on or to the side of an object or area that is west when one faces north
  36. Legacy- something left or handed down by a predecessor
  37. Legal- permitted by law
  38. Legend- a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated
  39. Legion- a vast number of people or things
  40. Legitimate- conforming to the law or to rules
  41. Lemon- a pale yellow oval citrus fruit with thick skin and fragrant, acidic juice
  42. Lend- grant to someone the use of (something) on the understanding that it shall be returned
  43. Length- the measurement or extent of something from end to end
  44. Lenient- more merciful or tolerant than expected
  45. Lethal- sufficient to cause death
  46. Letter- a written, typed, or printed communication, especially one sent in an envelope by mail
  47. Level- having a flat and even surface without slopes or bumps
  48. Lever- a rigid bar used with a pivot for lifting or prying
  49. Liable- legally responsible
  50. Liaison- a person who acts as a link to assist communication or cooperation between groups
  51. Libel- a published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation
  52. Liberal- open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values
  53. Liberate- set someone free from a situation
  54. Library- a collection of books and periodicals
  55. License- a permit from an authority to own or use something
  56. Lichen- a simple slow-growing plant that typically forms a low crusty, leaflike, or branching growth on rocks, walls, and trees
  57. Lick- touch or sweep with the tongue
  58. Lieutenant- a deputy or substitute acting for a superior
  59. Life- the existence of an individual human being or animal
  60. Lift- raise to a higher position or level
  61. Light- the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible
  62. Like- having the same characteristics or qualities as; similar to
  63. Likelihood- the state or fact of something being likely; probability
  64. Lilac- a pale violet color typical of most lilac flowers
  65. Limit- a point or level beyond which something does not or may not extend or pass
  66. Limp- walk with difficulty, typically because of a damaged or stiff leg or foot
  67. Line- a long, narrow mark or band
  68. Linger- stay in a place longer than necessary
  69. Link- a relationship between two things or situations, especially where one thing affects the other
  70. Lionize- to treat someone as a celebrity
  71. Liquid- a substance that flows freely but is of constant volume, having a consistency like that of water or oil
  72. List- a number of connected items or names written or printed consecutively
  73. Listen- give one’s attention to a sound
  74. Literal- taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or exaggeration
  75. Literature- written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit
  76. Little- small in size, amount, or degree
  77. Live- remain alive
  78. Lively- full of life and energy
  79. Lizard- a scaly reptile with a pointed tail
  80. Load- a heavy or bulky thing that is being carried or is about to be carried
  81. Loaf- a quantity of bread that is shaped and baked in one piece and usually sliced before being eaten
  82. Loan- a thing that is borrowed, especially a sum of money that is expected to be paid back with interest
  83. Lobby- a room providing a space out of which one or more other rooms or corridors lead
  84. Lobster- a large marine crustacean with a cylindrical body, stalked eyes, and the first of its five pairs of limbs enlarged as pincers
  85. Local- belonging or relating to a particular area or neighborhood
  86. Lock- a mechanism for keeping a door, lid, etc., fastened
  87. Locomotive- a powered rail vehicle used for pulling trains
  88. Lodge- a small house at the gates of a park or in the grounds of a large house
  89. Lofty- of imposing height
  90. Log- a part of the trunk or a large branch of a tree that has fallen or been cut off
  91. Logic- reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity
  92. Loll- sit, lie, or stand in a lazy, relaxed way
  93. Lone- having no companions; solitary or single
  94. Long- measuring a great distance from end to end
  95. Look- direct one’s gaze in a specified direction
  96. Loop- a shape produced by a curve that bends around and crosses itself
  97. Loose- not firmly or tightly fixed in place; detached or able to be detached
  98. Loot- goods, especially private property, taken from an enemy in war
  99. Lope- run or move with a long bounding stride
  100. Loud- producing or capable of producing much noise; easily audible

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