Confusing Words Clarified: Group L; Homonyms, Homophones, Homographs, Synonyms, Polysemes, etc. +
(lists of "L" sections that are organized into what for some people are confusing groups of words)
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Jodie will be lightening your responsibilities by hiring another staff person.
The sharp crack of lightning startled Pete so much that he dropped one of the boxes he was carrying; and so, accidentally lightening his load.
There were several likely candidates for the manager's position.
2. Attractive; pleasant: Cathleen and Justine found a likely spot under a shady tree for the picnic.
This nice area is such a likely place that it is likely to become our favorite family picnic destination.
2. Compensation for written work at a specified amount per line: Shareen's book contract was calculated on payment per linage which encouraged her to write lengthy paragraphs.
In writing the lineage of Nanine's family, she paid a specific linage to the research assistant; whose final linage of her family lineage was about 700 lines.
The classical lineament of the actor's face was spoiled by the black eye he accidentally received during a stage fight. The nurse applied a liniment to help soothe the discomfort.
Brian can trace his lineage in an uninterrupted linear fashion; following the direct lineal line of descent from his father's ancestors.
2. Many connecting pieces, loops, or rings which join different parts of something; nexus: Dina thought the sausage links were delicious.
3. A golf course located near the sea: For their summer vacation, Jack and Jill wanted to spend their time on the links with their friends, learning how to play this popular sport using the special hard ball and clubs.
Is it possible that North American lynx have any links to the Eurasian wildcats with the same name?
The menu listed one locally made liquor which had been well reviewed; in addition, the menu had one locally made liqueur for an after dinner drink.
2. Concerning the preciseness, exactness, or strict closeness of rewording a text or speech; verbatim: Ron presented a literal translation of the doctor's prognosis.
Standing on the littoral of the lake, the speaker read a literal translation of the famous poem about a lady and a lake.
During the last century, to be considered a member of the best literary circles, a person needed to be literate in several languages and have a knowledge about the most promising authors.
The mitigation of the sentence by the judge, from life in prison to time served for the accused, brought an end to any further litigation.
2. Dry material which is spread in a container and used as a toilet by animals; such as cats, while they are in people's homes: The father placed litter in his tabby's litter box, and since the family also had a rabbit in their home, they also used litter in its cage.
3. A group of young animals that are born together: Kevin's dog had a litter of cute puppies yesterday, but not quite as cute as the litter of kittens that were born last month.
4. The uppermost layer of the forest floor consisting chiefly of fallen leaves and other decaying organic matter: During Jane's walk in the nearby woods in the fall, she shuffled her feet through the litter of newly fallen foliage from the trees.
2. To cover, clutter or to add many things or ideas in an untidy way to a place or to thoughts: Too many vulgar words litter his vocabulary whenever he talks.
3. To throw or to leave trash on the ground in a public place: It is illegal to litter the streets and some people have to pay a fine for littering when they are caught by the right city officials.
As usual, people will no doubt litter the streets with paper cups, food wrappings, and other kinds of litter during the parade on Monday.
When we finished our picnic, we were careful to gather our litter and disposed of it in the litter can because we are not litter bugs.
After their picnic, Susannne and Rosetta went for a walk, shuffling through the litter of leaves in the forest, and they even saw a litter of foxes playing outside their lair.
Tim lives in the same community where his parents spent their entire lives.
2. Discolored by bruising: After the car accident, Fay had several livid marks on her face and arms.
2. Descriptive of a strong impression, usually positive: Jewell's vivid personality found favor with her new employers.
3. Regarding something which is considered to be true or clear and in detail: Cleo gave a vivid description of the dangers that people can experience if they are not careful.
Because of the livid discoloring of Nell's face as the result of the overexposure to the sun, she presented a vivid warning to others to be careful.
The adventures Jack and Jill had shared for lo those many years.
2. Descriptive of the bottom of something: Steve was at the low point of his career and getting quite depressed because of this.
3. Concerning someone who does not have typical strength or health: Sharon was feeling very low on Tuesday and decided to stay in bed.
4. Characterizing something which is not loud: The singer was able to handle the low notes in the aria by singing very quietly.
5. A description of something as being below the normal surface: The level of the water in the river was low because there had been no rain for weeks.
"Lo, what a sight", said the sailor when he saw the sun setting over the low horizon. The sight was so impressive that the other sailors all spoke in low hushed tones.
2. Something that causes worry or sadness: Addie's death is a heavy load to bear.
The library's collection of old newspapers has proven to be a mother lode of information about the town's early history.
When the miners were moving a load of sand, they discovered a lode of silver ore. They loaded the ore on the cart drawn by oxen which lowed quietly as they descended the mountain.