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lax

/læks/ (adj)

Not careful or strict about rules and/or ways of doing things.

Example:

My manager is lax about handing budgets in on time. He always gives me an extra week.

laze

/leɪz/ (v)

Relax and do very little.

Example:

On weekends, I like to laze at the beach and read a book.

lullaby

/lʌləˌbaɪ/ (n)

A song you hum or sing to little children to make them go to sleep.

Example:

“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” is an English lullaby written in 1760.

loophole

/ˈluphəʊl/ (n)

A missing piece of information that allows you to benefit from something when you should not.

Example:

There is a loophole in US tax law that allows me to get money back for my rent. Not many people know about it.

lipstick

/ˈlɪpˌstɪk/ (n)

The color that women put on their lips.

Example:

Jane wears red lipstick every day – even on the beach!

lasting

/’læstɪŋ/ (adj)

Continuing for a long time.

Example:

Nowadays, many people find it difficult to have a lasting marriage.

loggerheads

/ˈlɔgəʳˌhɛdz/ (n)

Disagree very strongly with someone.

Example:

James and I are at loggerheads over which car to buy. The one he wants is too expensive.

lifestyle

/’laɪfstaɪl/ (n)

How a person lives and what they own.

Example:

Jane has a very good lifestyle. She can afford to take 4 holidays a year.

landfill

/’lændfɪl/ (n)

The place where garbage and waste is buried.

Example:

Many cities are running out of landfill space, so recycling is becoming more important.

latch onto

/lætʃ ‘ɔntu/ (phrasal v)

Liking something and beginning to use it a lot.

Example:

That tv show you told me about is really funny. I’ve latched onto it.

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