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vocabulary

Part of speech

Meaning

Examples

Arabic

Label

 

Knowing a Word

 

verb

- Attach a label to: to attach a label to something as identification or to give instructions.
- Use a descriptive word for: to describe somebody or something using a particular word or phrase.

resented being labelled as either liberal or progressive

 

Laser Jet

noun

printer that uses the same technology as copy machines. Laser printers produce very high quality text and graphics.

 

 

Laundry

noun

washing and ironing place: a place, especially a commercial establishment or a communal room in a building, where clothes and linen can be washed and ironed 

 

 

Lecture

verb

instructional speech: an educational speech on a particular subject made before an audience
 


Teaching session: a class meeting at which a lecture is given 

 

• I missed the lecture on Shakespeare’s use of irony.


• The course involves two lectures and two lab sessions per week.

 

 Lexicon

 

Knowing a Word

 

Noun

1. dictionary: a reference book with an alphabetized listing of words and their meanings, especially one dealing with an ancient language
2. vocabulary: the entire stock of words belonging to a branch of knowledge or known by somebody

 Mental Lexicon

 

Library

noun

place where books are kept: the room, building, or institution where a collection of books or other research materials is kept

 

 

lifeboat

noun

- boat used in emergencies: any of a number of small boats kept on the deck or railings of a larger ship, for use if the ship has to be abandoned. 
- rescue boat: a boat used for rescuing people from ships in trouble at sea.