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irascible

easily angered

iridescent

showing rainbow colors

irreverence

disrespect

irrevocable

incapable of being taken back

laceration

a cut, tear

laconic

terse in speech or writing

languid

sluggish from fatigue or weakness

larceny

obtaining another's property by theft or trickery

largess

the generous giving of lavish gifts

latent

hidden, but capable of being exposed

laudatory

expressing admiration or praise

lavish

given without limits OR to give without limits

legerdemain

deception, slight-of-hand

lenient

demonstrating tolerance or gentleness

lethargic

in a state of sluggishness or apathy

liability

something for which one is legally responsible, usually involving a disadvantage or risk OR a handicap, burden

libertarian

advocating principles of liberty and free will

licentious

displaying a lack of moral or legal restraints

limpid

clear, transparent

linchpin

something that holds separate parts together

lithe

graceful, flexible, supple

litigant

someone engaged in a lawsuit

lucid

clear, easily understandable

luminous

brightly shining

lurid

ghastly, sensational

nadir

the lowest point of something

nascent

in the process of being born or coming into existence

nebulous

vaguely defined, cloudy

nefarious

heinously villainous

negligent

habitually careless, neglectful

neophyte

someone who is young or inexperienced

nocturnal

relating to or occurring during the night

noisome

unpleasant, offensive, especially to the sense of smell

nomadic

wandering from place to place

nominal

trifling, insignificant

nonchalant

having a lack of concern, indifference

nondescript

lacking a distinctive character

notorious

widely and unfavorably known

novice

a beginner, someone without training or experience

noxious

harmful, unwholesome

nuance

a slight variation in meaning, tone, expression

nurture

to assist the development of

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