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levee1 an embankment built to keep river water from flooding the land. [2 definitions]
level having a flat, even surface. [10 definitions]
lever a basic tool used to lift or pry things open. A crowbar is one type of lever. [2 definitions]
levy the collection by a government of money, property, or troops. [3 definitions]
liable held responsible by law. [2 definitions]
liar a person who tells lies instead of the truth.
liberal generous. [4 definitions]
liberate to free or let out.
Liberia a country in western Africa. Monrovia is the capital of Liberia.
liberty freedom from being confined or controlled. [3 definitions]
Libra a constellation located between Virgo and Scorpio. Libra is also called the Scales. [3 definitions]
librarian a person trained to work in a library, or who takes care of a particular collection of books.
library a place where books, records, and other materials are kept and from which they may be borrowed. [2 definitions]
Libya a country in northern Africa. Tripoli is the capital of Libya.
lice plural of "louse."
license legal permission to do something, or a paper or card that shows permission. [2 definitions]
license plate a small metal sign on a car, truck, or other vehicle that usually has both numbers and letters. The license plate shows that it is legal to drive the vehicle on public roads.
lichen a living thing that is a fungus and a form of algae or special bacteria living together. The algae or the bacteria use photosynthesis to make food for the fungus. There are many kinds of lichens with different colors, such as green, gray, black, or red. They can look like scales, crusts, or branches. Lichens live on rocks and other places where there is no soil.
lick to pass the tongue over or along the surface of. [7 definitions]
licorice a plant of the legume family that has a strong, sweet smell and flavor. [3 definitions]
lid a cover for a container that can be opened or removed. [2 definitions]