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lean on

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To rely on someone to help you or support you, especially in difficult times.

Examples:

Alison had nobody to lean on me when she was getting a divorce.

I know I can always lean on my sister when I am having trouble.

loggerheads

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To strongly disagree with someone.

Examples:

Andrew and I are at loggerheads over which car to buy. He wants a Mazda and I want a Honda.

India and Pakistan are at loggerheads over Kashmir.

lifeguard

/ˈlaɪfgɑrd/ (n)

A person who protects swimmers at a pool or beach.

Example:

The busiest beaches in Hawaii have lifeguards.

laborious

/ləˈbɔriəs/ (adj)

Something that takes a lot of time to do – it is very slow.

Example:

Learning to play golf well is a very laborious. It is a difficult game to get good at.

leftovers

/ˈlɛftˌəʊvərz/ (n)

Food that was not finished the day before.

Example:

That was good pizza last night. Let’s eat the leftovers for lunch.

lucid

/ˈlusɪd/ (adj)

Clear and easy to understand.

Example:

Although he was very sick with cancer, my grandfather was lucid until he died.

landfill

/ˈlændfɪl/ (n)Where garbage is put permanently.

Examples:

Every city must have landfills for all the garbage the citizens produce.

loathsome

/ˈləʊðsəm/ (formal adj)

Very unpleasant or disgusting.

Example:

The way you spoke to Sylvia was loathsome. You should apologize immediately.

lavish

/ˈlævɪʃ/ (adj)

Very generous and expensive.

Example:

My 40th birthday party was lavish. We had it in a beautiful restaurant.

literate

/lɪtərɪt/ (adj)

Able to read and write.

Example:

To be fluent in a language, you must be literate.

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