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May 28, 2014
This week's theme
Miscellaneous words

This week's words
reprehend
gravitas
languid
perfuse
noesis

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with Anu Garg

languid

PRONUNCIATION:
(LANG-gwid)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Lacking vigor or vitality.
2. Lacking interest.
3. Pleasantly lazy and calm.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin languere (to languish). Earliest documented use: 1595.

USAGE:
"Tahiti today is not the calm South Seas paradise depicted in Paul Gauguin's paintings of languid Polynesian women."
South Sea Bubble; The Economist (London, UK); Nov 11, 2004.

See more usage examples of languid in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known. -Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)

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