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laggy: having a delayed or slow response (as to a user's input) : marked or affected by lag.

laksa (n.): in Peranakan cookery: any of various types of spicy noodle soup made with meat, vegetables, or fish. Also as a modifier, as in "laksa soup".

Lane cake (n.): a white layer cake of a type traditional in the southern United States, with a rich filling typically containing nuts, dried fruit and bourbon.

LARP: a live-action role-playing game in which a group of people enacts a fictional scenario (such as a fantasy adventure) in real time typically under the guidance of a facilitator or organizer (verb, LARPER, and LARPING also have new entries).

level up (v): to advance or improve (oneself, someone else, or something) in or as if in a game.

lewk (slang): a fashion look that is distinctive to the wearer and that is noticeable and memorable to others.

LOL (abbreviation): To laugh out loud; to be amused.

long COVID: a condition that is marked by the presence of symptoms (such as fatigue, cough, shortness of breath, headache, or brain fog) which persist for an extended period of time (such as weeks or months) following a person's initial recovery from COVID-19 infection.

long hauler (n.): a person who experiences one or more long-term effects following initial improvement or recovery from a serious illness (such as COVID-19).

love bomb (n.): an effusive demonstration of approval or affection, esp. used as a form of psychological manipulation designed to gain a person's trust, loyalty, or... (Cf. Oxford Dictionary).

love-bomb (v.): transitive. To subject (a person) to an effusive demonstration of approval or affection, esp. as means to gain trust, loyalty, or compliance.


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