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  1. lexicographer
  2. limerick
  3. lien
  4. leonine
  5. limbo
  1. a N. region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; a prison (slang). Among the divisions of Hell are Purgatory and Limbo.
  2. b ADJ. like a lion. He was leonine in his rage.
  3. c N. legal claim on property. There was a delay before Ralph could take possession of his late uncle's home; apparently, another claimant had a lien upon the estate.
  4. d N. compiler of a dictionary. The new dictionary is the work of many lexicographers who spent years compiling and editing the work.
  5. e N. humorous short verse. The limerick form is the best; its meter is pure anapest. A limerick's fun for most everyone, and the word may occur on your test.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. V. ridicule. This article lampoons the pretensions of some movie moguls. also N.
  2. N. generous gift. Lady Bountiful distributed largess to the poor.
  3. V. lose animation; lose strength. Left at Miss Minchin's school for girls while her father went off to war, Sarah Crewe refused to languish; instead, she hid her grief and actively befriended her less fortunate classmates.
  4. N. languor; weariness. After a massage and a long soak in the hot tub, I gave in to my growing lassitude and lay down for a nap.
  5. N. one who sets free. Simon Bolivar, who led the South American colonies in their rebellion against Spanish rule, is known as the great liberator. liberate,V.

5 True/False Questions

  1. libertineADJ. flexible. Hours of ballet classes kept him limber.

          

  2. lateralADJ. coming from the side. In order to get good plant growth, the gardener must pinch off all lateral shoots.

          

  3. levyV. impose (a fine); collect (a payment). Crying "No taxation without representation," the colonists demonstrated against England's power to levy taxes.

          

  4. listV. tilt; lean over. That flagpole should be absolutely vertical; instead, it lists to one side. (secondary meaning)

          

  5. licentiousADJ. amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained. Unscrupulously seducing the daughter of his host, Don Juan felt no qualms about the immorality of his licentious behavior.

          

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