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  1. limbo
  2. libido
  3. limn
  4. libertine
  5. log
  1. a N. debauched person. Although she was aware of his reputation as a libertine, she felt she could reform him and help him abandon his dissolute way of life.
  2. b N. region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; a prison (slang). Among the divisions of Hell are Purgatory and Limbo.
  3. c N. emotional urges behind human activity. The psychiatrist maintained that suppression of the libido often resulted in maladjustment and neuroses.
  4. d N. record of a voyage or flight; record of day to day activities. "Flogged two seamen today for insubordination" wrote Captain Bligh in the Bounty's log. To see how much work I've accomplished recently, just take a look at the number of new files listed on my computer log.
  5. e V. draw; outline; describe. Paradoxically, the more realistic the details this artist chooses, the better able she is to limn her fantastic, other-worldly landscapes.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. N. metal-bearing vein. If this lode that we have discovered extends for any distance, we have found a fortune.
  2. ADJ. suspicious; cautious. Don't eat the sushi at this restaurant; I'm a bit leery about how fresh the raw fish is.
  3. V. treat as a celebrity. She enjoyed being lionized and adored by the public.
  4. ADJ. long and thin. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln was a striking figure.
  5. ADJ. reluctant; disinclined. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.

5 True/False questions

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


  2. lienN. defamatory statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character. If Batman wrote that the Joker was a dirty, 'rotten, mass-murdering criminal, could the Joker sue Batman for libel?


  3. lambasteN. region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; a prison (slang). Among the divisions of Hell are Purgatory and Limbo.


  4. litotesN. understatement for emphasis. To say, "He little realizes," when we mean that he does not realize at all, is an example of the kind of understatement we call litotes.


  5. largessN. theft. Because of the prisoner's record, the district attorney refused to reduce the charge from grand larceny to petty larceny.