Words That Start With Li: Enhance Your Vocabulary Today

Discover a range of words starting with the prefix “li” and enhance your vocabulary today.

  1. Libation- A drink poured out as an offering to a deity.
  2. Library- A collection of books and other informational materials.
  3. Licence (or License)- Official permission to do something.
  4. Lichen- A composite organism that arises from algae or cyanobacteria living among filaments of fungi.
  5. Licit- Allowed by law; legal.
  6. Lieutenant- A military officer ranking below a captain.
  7. Lifeboat- A boat designed for saving lives at sea.
  8. Lifeline- A line or rope used for life-saving, especially one thrown to rescue someone in difficulty.
  9. Lifestyle- The way in which a person lives.
  10. Lifetime- The duration of a person’s life.
  11. Ligament- A short band of tough, flexible fibrous connective tissue that connects bones or cartilages.
  12. Ligate- To tie or bind.
  13. Lightbulb- A glass bulb that emits light derived from electricity.
  14. Lightning- A natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage.
  15. Likable (or Likeable)- Pleasant, friendly, and easy to like.
  16. Likelihood- The state or fact of something being likely; probability.
  17. Likewise- In the same way; also.
  18. Lilac- A pale violet tone representing the lilac flower.
  19. Limbic- Relating to or affecting the limbic system of the brain.
  20. Limitation- A limiting rule or circumstance; a restriction.
  21. Limousine- A large luxurious automobile, usually driven by a chauffeur.
  22. Linguine- A type of pasta similar to fettuccine but elliptical in section rather than flat.
  23. Linguist- A person skilled in foreign languages.
  24. Linguistics- The scientific study of language and its structure.
  25. Lintel- A horizontal support of timber, stone, concrete, or steel across the top of a door or window.
  26. Lionize- To treat as a celebrity or as an object of great interest.
  27. Lipase- An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of fats.
  28. Lipid- Any of a class of organic compounds that are fatty acids or their derivatives.
  29. Liposuction- A cosmetic surgery procedure used to remove fat from specific areas of the body.
  30. Liquefy- Make or become liquid.
  31. Liquidate- Wind up the affairs of a business by ascertaining liabilities and apportioning assets.
  32. Liquor- Alcoholic drink, especially distilled spirits.
  33. Listless- Lacking energy or enthusiasm.
  34. Literal- Taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or exaggeration.
  35. Literary- Concerning the writing, study, or content of literature, especially of the kind valued for quality of form.
  36. Literature- Written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit.
  37. Lithium- The chemical element of atomic number 3, a soft silver-white metal.
  38. Liturgy- A form or formulary according to which public religious worship is conducted.
  39. Livelihood- A means of securing the necessities of life.
  40. Livid- Furiously angry; or discolored by bruising.
  41. Lizard- A scaly reptile with a long body and tail, typically moving with sudden short runs.
  42. Liable- Responsible by law; legally answerable.
  43. Linear- Arranged in or extending along a straight or nearly straight line.
  44. Linger- Stay in a place longer than necessary because of a reluctance to leave.
  45. Linkage- The linking or being linked of components in a system or set.
  46. Lint- Short fibers from fabric surfaces, especially those used in polishing and padding.
  47. Linguistic- Relating to language or linguistics.
  48. Liqueur- A strong, sweet alcoholic beverage made from spirits flavored with fruit, spices, herbs, or other natural flavorings.
  49. Liquid- A substance that flows freely but is of constant volume, having a consistency like that of water or oil.
  50. Lisping- Speaking with a lisp; a speech defect causing mispronunciation of ‘s’ and ‘z’ sounds.

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