[TOEFL iBT] Danh sách từ vựng – Vần L

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LABYRINTH

(adj.: LABYRINTHINE): A structure or intricate passage out of which it is difficult to find one’s way (also applied to spiritual and intellectual complexities) – confused by a labyrinth of intellectual discussions.

Synonym:maze

LACHRYMOSE

Causing or given to shedding tears – a lachrymose tragedy.

LACONIC

Saying much in few words – a laconic reply that spoke volumes.

Synonyms:concise, pithy, terse, succinct, taciturn, reticent

Antonyms:verbose, prolix, redundant, diffuse, tautological, turgid, garrulous, voluble

LARCENY

Theft – indicted for grand larceny.

LATENT

Hidden; present but not fully developed – latent talent that time will reveal.

Synonyms:dormant, quiescent, covert, potential

Antonyms:apparent, patent

LAVISH

(1) Profuse or generous – lavish in praise.

Synonyms: ample, superabundant

(2) Given to extravagance – a lavish spender.

Synonyms: prodigal, munificent, magnanimous.

Antonyms: parsimonious, niggardly, frugal, penurious

LETHAL

Deadly – a lethal weapon.

Synonyms: mortal, fatal

LONGEVITY

Prolonged duration of life – a country remarkable for the longevity of its inhabitants.

LOW

To bellow softly like cattle – the lowing herd in the meadow.

Synonym: moo

LUCID

Clear; transparent; easily understood – a lucid explanation of a difficult text.

Synonyms: pellucid, perspicuous, intelligible, limpid, luminous, translucent

Antonyms: abstruse, obscure

LUDICROUS

Ridiculous; producing laughter – a ludicrous remark that set them all to roaring.

Synonyms: mirthful, droll, comical, absurd

Antonyms: doleful, lugubrious, dismal

LUMINARY

An eminent person; a celestial body – the platform graced by a number of luminaries.

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