Word Of The Week (WOW #18)

Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me), it’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week.

WOW

If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

HERE’S THIS WEEK’S WOW:

harrow-4WORD:

Lassitute

PART OF SPEECH:

Noun

PRONUNCIATION

/ˈlasɪtjuːd/

MEANING: 

a state of physical or mental weariness

or

lack of energy

SYNONYMS:

lethargy, listlessness, weariness, languor, sluggishness, enervation, tiredness, exhaustion, fatigue, sleepiness, drowsiness, torpor, torpidity, ennui, lifelessness, sloth, apathy.

ANTONYMS:

vigour, energy, liveliness, sprightliness, spiritedness.

WORD ORIGIN: 

Late Middle English: from French, from Latin lassitudo, from lassus ‘tired’.

USE IN SENTENCE: 

  • After the baseball game he was overcome by lassitude.
  • This morning, lassitude is preventing me from getting out of bed.

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I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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Published by Heena R. Pardeshi

Heena is the author of the award-winning novel Deceived. She works as the novel critic and the chief editor at a local publishing house in Pune, India. She is an animal lover as well as an animal activist. She loves books, music and wine. Travelling and learning about new cultures is an integral part of her life. She is presently learning Piano and French language. She lives in Pune, India with her beloved husband and 6 cats.

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