lapse

  1. a mistake resulting from inattention

    Synonyms : oversight
    Type Of : mistake, fault, error
  2. pass into a specified state or condition

    Synonyms : pass, sink
    Type Of : move
  3. pass by

    Synonyms : elapse, glide by, go along, go by, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by
    Type Of : pass on, move on, march on, go on, advance, progress
    Examples :
    • three years elapsed
  4. go back to bad behavior

    Synonyms : fall back, recidivate, regress, relapse, retrogress
    Type Of : revert, turn back, regress, retrovert, return
  5. drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards

    Synonyms : backslide
    Type Of : slip, drop away, drop off, fall away
  6. a failure to maintain a higher state

    Synonyms : backsliding, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting
    Type Of : failure
  7. a break or intermission in the occurrence of something

    Type Of : suspension, intermission, interruption, pause, break
    Examples :
    • a lapse of three weeks between letters
  8. end, at least for a long time

    Type Of : stop, finish, cease, terminate, end
    Examples :
    • The correspondence lapsed
  9. let slip

    Type Of : waive, forego, forfeit, forgo, give up, throw overboard
    Examples :
    • He lapsed his membership

lethargy

  1. weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy

    Synonyms : inanition, lassitude, slackness
    Type Of : weakness
  2. a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)

    Synonyms : lassitude, sluggishness
    Type Of : torpidity, torpor
  3. inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy

    Synonyms : flatness, languor, phlegm, sluggishness
    Type Of : inertia, inactiveness, inactivity

litigious

  1. inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

    Synonyms : combative, contentious, disputatious, disputative
    Examples :
    • a litigious and acrimonious spirit
  2. of or relating to litigation

lapidify

  1. change into stone

    Synonyms : petrify
    Type Of : fossilise, fossilize

lake

  1. a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land

    Type Of : body of water, water
  2. any of numerous bright translucent organic pigments

    Type Of : pigment
  3. a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal

    Type Of : pigment

likelihood

  1. the probability of a specified outcome

    Synonyms : likeliness
    Antonyms : unlikelihood
    Type Of : probability

livelihood

  1. the financial means whereby one lives

    Synonyms : bread and butter, keep, living, support, sustenance
    Type Of : resource
    Examples :
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood

lock

  1. a restraint incorporated into the ignition switch to prevent the use of a vehicle by persons who do not have the key

    Synonyms : ignition lock
    Type Of : restraint, constraint
  2. place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape

    Synonyms : lock away, lock in, lock up, put away, shut away, shut up
    Type Of : confine
    Examples :
    • The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend
    • She locked her jewels in the safe
  3. enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it

    Synonyms : lock chamber
    Type Of : enclosure
  4. hold in a locking position

    Synonyms : interlace, interlock
    Type Of : take hold, hold
    Examples :
    • He locked his hands around her neck
  5. keep engaged

    Synonyms : engage, mesh, operate
    Type Of : move, displace
  6. a strand or cluster of hair

    Synonyms : curl, ringlet, whorl
    Type Of : hair
  7. become engaged or intermeshed with one another

    Synonyms : interlock
    Type Of : squeeze, hug, bosom, embrace
    Examples :
    • They were locked in embrace
  8. a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed

    Type Of : fixing, fastening, holdfast, fastener
  9. a mechanism that detonates the charge of a gun

    Type Of : mechanism
  10. any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured

    Type Of : wrestling hold
  11. become rigid or immoveable

    Antonyms : unlock
    Type Of : engage
    Examples :
    • The therapist noticed that the patient's knees tended to lock in this exercise
  12. build locks in order to facilitate the navigation of vessels

    Type Of : make, build, construct
  13. fasten with a lock

    Antonyms : unlock
    Type Of : fasten, fix, secure
    Examples :
    • lock the bike to the fence
  14. hold fast (in a certain state)

    Type Of : overcome, overpower, overtake, overwhelm, whelm, sweep over
    Examples :
    • He was locked in a laughing fit
  15. pass by means through a lock in a waterway

    Type Of : pass

largesse

  1. liberality in bestowing gifts; extremely liberal and generous of spirit

    Synonyms : largess, magnanimity, munificence, openhandedness
    Type Of : liberality, liberalness
  2. a gift or money given (as for service or out of benevolence); usually given ostentatiously

    Synonyms : largess
    Type Of : gift

lineament

  1. a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something

    Synonyms : character, quality
    Type Of : dimension, attribute, property
  2. the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin

    Synonyms : feature
    Type Of : body part
    Examples :
    • his lineaments were very regular