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La Trobe University Link to this term

but Latrobe Valley

Labor Party, Australia Link to this term
Labour Day Link to this term
labour movement (everywhere) Link to this term
Labour Party (UK, NZ) Link to this term
lacklustre Link to this term
landmine Link to this term
lang, kd Link to this term
lasso, lassoes Link to this term
lay, laid, laying Link to this term

lay the table (or an egg), I have laid the table, the table has been laid, I'm laying the table

layby, laybys Link to this term
lead up (to) Link to this term

verb ... weekly tests will lead up to a final exam

lead, led Link to this term

I will lead the march and, having led it, will write about it with a lead pencil

lead-up (to) Link to this term

noun ... in the lead-up to the final exam we'll be taking weekly tests

leaderboard Link to this term

one word

learned Link to this term

I learned a lot from my grandmother. It was a well-learned lesson. Not learnt, even though it sounds closer to what people actually say.

leavened Link to this term

a talk might be leavened by humour (not 'levelled' as found on the site recently)

led Link to this term

I have led my horse to water

legendary Link to this term

not legendry

legionnaires' disease Link to this term
Lego Link to this term

trade mark, so capitalise

Leicester Link to this term

pronounced 'lester', a city in the county of Leicestershire, England

leukaemia Link to this term
levee Link to this term

the town hoped the flood levee would hold

levy Link to this term

the union hoped their fee levy would help their bottom line.

liaison Link to this term
libel Link to this term

published defamation (printed or broadcast) ... slander is defamation in non-broadcast speech

libretto, librettos Link to this term
licence (noun) Link to this term

licence to drive, or to sell alcohol

license (verb) Link to this term

to grant a licence, to allow

licensee Link to this term

holder of a licence

lie down Link to this term

I'm going to lie down, I lay down for a bit yesterday, I'm lying down now, I have lain on this bed before. Many seats lie empty today at the Olympics.

lie, lied, lying Link to this term

I tell a lie, I lied before, I'm lying now, and I've lied many times in the past

life long Link to this term

I've supported them all my life long

lifelong Link to this term

a lifelong supporter

lightning Link to this term

when you mean thunder and lightning ... lightening describes making something lighter, like a load, or a colour

likable Link to this term
limb Link to this term
linchpin Link to this term
liquid, liquefy, liquefied Link to this term

as in liquefied natural gas

littoral Link to this term

 relating to the shore of a lake, sea, or ocean (Macquarie). Sometimes confused with literal.

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liveable, liveability Link to this term
loath (adjective) Link to this term

unwilling

loathe (verb) Link to this term

dislike intensely

long-term, long term Link to this term

My long-term goal is to become a billionaire. In the long term I'd like to be rich, but for now I'm happy being poor.

lookalike Link to this term
loose cannon Link to this term
Lord's Link to this term

England's cricket ground

lovable Link to this term
Lycra Link to this term

trademark, so capitalise

Lytton Strachey Link to this term
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