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KNOWN

a known fact

 

LARGE

a large company

a large fire

 

LAST

a last name

last call

last month

last week

last night

last year

the last chance

the last straw

the last train

last word(s)

 

LATIN

Latin America

the Latin language

 

LAZY

a lazy boy

 

LEADING

a leading role

a leading authority

a leading question

a leading article

a leading light

the leading lady

the leading man

 

LEGAL

legal action

legal aid

legal rights

a legal entity

legal tender

 

LEFT

my left leg

The Left Bank (in Paris)

 

LEGENDARY

a legendary ruler

 

LIBERAL

liberal arts

 

LIBERATED

 

LICENSED

 

LIFELONG

   lifelong learning

 

LIFE-THREATENING

a life-threatening disease

 

LIGHT

light ale

a light aircraft

light entertainment

a light frost

a light meal

a light railway

a light rain

a light workload

light industry

the light artillery

 

LIKELY

the likely outcome

a likely scenario

 

LINED

a lined face

 

LIQUID

liquid assets

a liquid lunch

liquid refreshment

 

LISTED

a listed company

 

LITERAL

 

LIVE

a live performance

a live show

a live snake

 

LIVING

a living creature

a living legend

a living thing

a living death

a living language 

in living memory

living proof

a living wage  (This is an exception to the rule. Here, "living" is pronounced as an adjective, which would normally mean, "the wage is living". But the meaning is really that of a verbal-noun, i.e., the activity of living. A "living wage" really means a "wage for the activity of living". This should be pronounced the same as the combinations in Table 1 on this page - http://ielts-yasi.englishlab.net/Verb+ing_pronunciation_error.htm ]

a living will

 

LIVELY

a lively celebration

lively colors

 

LOADED

a loaded gun

a loaded question

 

LOCAL

(In these and similar uses of 'local', the word 'local' is only stressed when you want to emphasize a contrast. For example, "a local official, not an official from the national government".)

a local official

a local call

local communities

 

LOCKED

a locked briefcase

a locked door

a locked gate

 

LOGICAL

a logical argument

logical thinking

the logical conclusion

 

LOOSE

a loose canon

at a "loose end"

a loose shirt

loose discipline

loose change

 

LONG

a "long face"

the "long haul"

long hair

long hours

long odds

a long distance

 

LONG-PLAYING

a long-playing record

 

LONG-TERM

a long-term trend

a long-term memory

 

LOST

a lost cause

a lost child

lost property

a lost soul

 

LOVELY

a lovely girl

 

LOW

low pressure

low tide

the low water mark

a low profile

 

MAD

Mad Cow disease

 

MAGIC

a magic bullet

a magic carpet

a magic lantern

a magic mushroom

a magic number

a magic wand

 

MAIN

the main artery

a/the main road

the main course

the main entrance

the main idea

 

 

MAJOR

a major achievement

a major market

a major problem

 

MALE

a male dog

the male ego

 

MARKED

a marked man

marked cards

 

MARRIED

a married man

a married woman

 

MARTIAL

a martial art

martial law

 

MASKED

a masked bandit

a masked man

a masked ball

 

MASSIVE

a massive decrease

a massive increase

a massive earthquake

 

MASS-PRODUCED

 

MATERIAL

material possessions

 

MATERNAL

the maternal instinct

 

MATHEMATICAL

a mathematical operation

a mathematical procedure

 

MATRIMONIAL

matrimonial bliss

matrimonial harmony

 

MAXIMIZED

maximized effect

 

MEASURED

a measured response

 

MECHANICAL

a mechanical engineer

mechanical engineering

 

MECHANIZED

a mechanized operation

 

MEMORIZED

a memorized answer

 

MENACING

a menacing gesture

 

MENTAL

a mental age

a mental block

a mental breakdown

a mental handicap

a mental note

mental ability

mental arithmetic

mental cruelty

mental health

mental illness

mental powers

 

MEDICAL

a medical practitioner

(Many word combinations starting with 'medical' have the Type 1 stress pattern. See Type 9.)

 

MEDIEVAL

medieval Europe

 

MIDDLE

middle age

 

MIGRATORY

migratory birds

 

MILITARY

military aggression

military expenditure

military intelligence

military service

the Military Cross

the military police

 

MISLEADING

misleading information

 

MISSED

 

MISSING

missing luggage

a missing link

a missing person

 

MISSPELLED

a misspelled word

 

MISTAKEN

mistaken identity

 

MIXED

mixed ability

a mixed bag

a mixed blessing

a mixed economy

mixed ability

mixed farming

mixed feelings

mixed nuts

a mixed marriage

 

MOBILE

a mobile phone

a mobile home

 

MODERATING

a moderating influence (or, a moderating influence)

 

MODERN

a modern building

a modern house

modern languages

modern art

modern dance

modern ideas

modern jazz

modern society

modern times

 

MOISTENED

a moistened cloth

 

MOLTEN

molten metal

molten rock

 

MORAL

moral support

moral values

a moral victory

 

MOTIVATED

a motivated student

 

MOTIVATING

a motivating influence

 

MOUNTED

mounted police

 

MOVING

a moving part

a moving picture

a moving staircase

a moving target

a moving speech

 

MULTILATERAL

 

MUNICIPAL

 

MUSICAL

a musical comedy

a musical instrument

a musical sequence

musical chairs

musical theatre

musical theory

 

MUTUAL

mutual help

 

 

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