Glossary of Terms: Becoming Minnesotan

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Definition
lab technician

Noun:  A person who is trained in assisting laboratory activities.

lackadaisical

Adjective:  Showing no interest or enthusiasm.

Laotian

Adjective:  Of, from, or pertaining to Laos, the Laotian people or the Laotian language.

Noun:  1. A person from Laos or of Lao descent.  2. The language of Laos.

law abiding

Adjective:  Describes someone who follows the law.

lay off

Verb:  To fire workers from a job, usually because the business is doing badly.  (lays off, laying off, laid off)

lean

Adjective:  Having little extra or little to spare.

legal

Adjective:  1. Relating to the law or to lawyers.  2. Allowed by law.

leprosarium

Noun: A hospital for the treatment of leprosy, a disease caused by a bacterial infection.

liability

Noun:  A handicap that holds one back.

liaison

Noun: A person who establishes and maintains communication and cooperation between different groups.

liberal

Adjective: Open to political or social changes and reforms in favor of increased freedom or democracy.

lifestyle

Noun:  The way a person lives that reflects their personal values.

limbo

Noun: Any in-between place, state or condition of neglect or oblivion which results in an unresolved status, delay or deadlock.

lineage

Noun:  A family's descent from a common ancestor.

lingo

Noun:  Language, especially language peculiar to a particular group or region.

localized

Adjective:  Limited to a certain area; in a local vicinity only.

lottery

Noun:  A drawing of lots used to decide something by chance.

loyal

Adjective:  Faithful to a person or cause.

loyalty

Noun:  Faithful in allegiance to a person or entity (like a country).

lucha libre

Noun: A form of Mexican professional wrestling.

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