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Word For The Day, Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - languid
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary Word of the Day ^ | 10/12/2011 | The traveling slacker

Posted on 10/12/2011 5:01:54 AM PDT by VRWCmember



In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

languid \LANG-gwid\ - adjective

1. drooping or flagging from or as if from exhaustion; weak
2. sluggish in character or disposition; listless
3: lacking force or quickness of movement; slow

Example sentence:

The trial proceeded at a languid pace as each attorney called up a whole roster of witnesses to testify.

Extra Example sentence:

"From Gadhafi to Irene, the month that ended yesterday was hardly languid: London erupted, Steve Jobs resigned and the markets returned to crisis mode. Oh, and that earthquake, huh?" -- From a post by Zachary M. Seward on the Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog, September 1, 2011

Did you know?
The letter L holds claim to a payload of words in English that connote a lack of energy or enthusiasm. Two of them -- "languid" and "languorous" -- derive from the same source, the Latin verb "languēre" ("to languish"). "Languid" describes the kind of sluggishness that one often experiences from fatigue or weakness ("the illness left her feeling languid"). "Languorous" applies more to someone who just doesn’t feel the will to get up and do anything ("he felt languorous on a rainy Sunday afternoon"). There is also "lackadaisical," which implies a halfhearted effort given from lack of care ("lackadaisical seniors just floating along until graduation"), as well as "listless," which suggests a lack of spirit caused by physical weakness, dissatisfaction, or sadness ("she was listless for a few weeks following the breakup").

Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.

The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....


Review Threads:
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
Review Thread Four: Word For the Day, Friday 7/25/03: Potation
Review Thread Five: Word For the Day, Monday 8/19/03: Stolid
Review Thread Six: Word for the Day, Tuesday 11/09/2004: Peripatetic (Post #125 may be my best anagram post ever)


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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School!

Here is my example with today's WFTD:

With a languid economy, Zero still refuses to acknowledge that government doesn't create jobs, it destroys them; government doesn't create wealth, it consumes it.

Government the Job Killer

No pushing at the door please!

Happy Humpday Everybody!

Only days left until BO's replacement is sworn in.

1 posted on 10/12/2011 5:01:56 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Guenevere; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...
IT'S ABOUT DANG TIME!!!

Get to class you slackers! I've opened a new classroom, but now I must discretely sneak back down the hall to dry off and get dressed. Anybody who tries to grab the towel off my waist will find himself (or herself) in detention.

2 posted on 10/12/2011 5:03:02 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Guenevere; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...
IT'S ABOUT DANG TIME!!!

Get to class you slackers! I've opened a new classroom, but now I must discretely sneak back down the hall to dry off and get dressed. Anybody who tries to grab the towel off my waist will find himself (or herself) in detention.

3 posted on 10/12/2011 5:04:15 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Gabz; Guenevere; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...
IT'S ABOUT DANG TIME!!!

Get to class you slackers! I've opened a new classroom, but now I must discretely sneak back down the hall to dry off and get dressed. Anybody who tries to grab the towel off my waist will find himself (or herself) in detention.

4 posted on 10/12/2011 5:04:26 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: VRWCmember

OK. the triple post was due to the hotel internet connection and a proxy server error.


5 posted on 10/12/2011 5:05:48 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: VRWCmember

Good morning! Rumor has it Perry was more languid than energetic last night. We watched hockey instead.


6 posted on 10/12/2011 5:05:53 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: VRWCmember

Due to the top candidate’s languid performance in several debates, the entire landscape of the Republican field has changed.


7 posted on 10/12/2011 5:28:32 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: VRWCmember

I’m here, but I just woke up, and I am still feeling too languid to write a post. I’ll be back later.


8 posted on 10/12/2011 5:34:53 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: VRWCmember
Languid: The sound Iver Johansen made after tasting my killer chilli.
9 posted on 10/12/2011 5:41:06 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Languid is a good word for one’s readiness to hit the snooze button several more times.

Fortunately for me, coffee still manages to dissolve it, at least the surface accumulation.

Were the coffee pot not in the direction of the exit, I would never develop the momentum necessary to be safely launched into traffic.


10 posted on 10/12/2011 5:41:20 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Dick Cheney - "I was born an American; a blessing surely among life's greatest.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic; VRWCmember

Languid is a good word for one’s readiness to hit the snooze button several more times.

Fortunately for me, coffee still manages to dissolve it, at least the surface accumulation.

Were the coffee pot not in the direction of the exit, I would never develop the momentum necessary to be safely launched into traffic.


11 posted on 10/12/2011 5:42:21 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Dick Cheney - "I was born an American; a blessing surely among life's greatest.")
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To: VRWCmember

good to see your languid behind posting the thread on a weds for a change! ; )


12 posted on 10/12/2011 5:43:00 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

Missed the snooze button. My torpor was languid.


13 posted on 10/12/2011 5:44:10 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Dick Cheney - "I was born an American; a blessing surely among life's greatest.")
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To: VRWCmember
The languid faint praise we now hear for Obama is in sharp contrast to the lauding acclamation of 2008. The screaming was so vociferous then that stooges were paid to faint on command, while real sycophants were in need of a lung aid to facilitate proper breathing. The Messiah’s voice and inflections, so soothing to the mesmerized masses, are, to me, like a nail dug into a chalkboard, like the sound Hillary Clinton produces when she’s dropping her “g’s” while “talkin” to the regular folk. Barack still has union support, the guild an anachronism left over from the days of Karl Marx (or, perhaps, Groucho) but I can only take Obama in small doses, with a dual gin on the rocks, with, perhaps, a very small dash of vermouth.
14 posted on 10/12/2011 5:44:19 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ("Nanny Care State" is not a Division 3 football powerhouse.)
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To: VRWCmember

and since when did you take to wearing TOWELS to class instead of your normal buff?


15 posted on 10/12/2011 5:44:38 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

truthy is soooo NOT languid today, bravo!


16 posted on 10/12/2011 5:45:27 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Thanks, my dear.


17 posted on 10/12/2011 5:48:24 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree ("Nanny Care State" is not a Division 3 football powerhouse.)
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To: VRWCmember
This languid dog has a message:


18 posted on 10/12/2011 5:55:34 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: VRWCmember

I saw languid his new girlfriend today at the mall.


19 posted on 10/12/2011 5:59:14 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: secret garden
Good morning! Rumor has it Perry was more languid than energetic last night. We watched hockey instead.

To say the least and you made a good choice.

20 posted on 10/12/2011 6:05:13 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (it has electrolytes. plants crave it)
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To: NeoCaveman

The former Predator, Stevie Sullivan had a very good game.


21 posted on 10/12/2011 6:53:49 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: VRWCmember

Lang-Wed. == Mid-week sluggishness


22 posted on 10/12/2011 7:59:05 AM PDT by mikrofon (Happy Humpday!)
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To: VRWCmember

Where are you this week?


23 posted on 10/12/2011 8:25:09 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: xsmommy
Here is a sports story that choked me up just now.
24 posted on 10/12/2011 9:25:16 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden
very touching.

we coaches are developing men for others.”

Men for Others is Gonzaga's motto.

25 posted on 10/12/2011 9:32:16 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: VRWCmember

They used to administer the company network through a command prompt, but then they got the lan gui’d.


26 posted on 10/12/2011 9:33:29 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: xsmommy

It makes me want to read that book, Season of Life.


27 posted on 10/12/2011 9:43:56 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: SoothingDave

Glenn Beck had a great video from the wall street protesters - you could almost smell them from just watching. One girl wanted us all to go back to being hunter gatherers, sort of, she did admit that those who could not gather their own food would die. The guy doing the documentary asked for a moment of silence for Steve Jobs and some douche yelled out how Jobs was an example of capitalism, while many there held up their iphones.


28 posted on 10/12/2011 9:46:03 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

seriously, i wish someone would just turn a firehose on them, but better yet, wait til its chillier out!


29 posted on 10/12/2011 9:58:53 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I’ve been thinking about their message - they hate corporations and capitalism so that means their “wymens studies” degrees can’t get them a job at Planned Parenthood, because it is a corporation. Their “Tribal Crafts in New Guinea” degrees aren’t going to be utilized at Toys R Us or Acorn - so their demand for jobs, non corporation backed, leaves independent tatoo parlors and outdoor yoga groups


30 posted on 10/12/2011 10:16:32 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Littleton CO


31 posted on 10/12/2011 10:37:05 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
Independent tattoo co-operatives, that is. Charging money for a service is the essence of capitalism.
32 posted on 10/12/2011 11:26:13 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NeoCaveman
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34 posted on 10/12/2011 12:03:49 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: VRWCmember

To visualise the word “languid”
One could picture a sleeping cat,
Or Michelle Antoinette eating cake
While lecturing on kids and fat

Like Miss Muffet on her tuffet
Eating her curds and whey-
I’ll bet no spider is big enough
To scare Mrs. Michelle away

As she gobbles her way through
Many courses to thunder thighs
And clothes cut to hide her big ass
So no one will notice her size


35 posted on 10/12/2011 1:32:40 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: SoothingDave

Oh you got me - good catch!


36 posted on 10/12/2011 1:41:59 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: secret garden

Aaaaaaaaaargh! I’m of hispanic ancestry, but I think I can say this-

Maybe a park where Chavez duped lots of useful idiots should have a museum with a video of all the farm workers who became unemployed and lived in squalor because of his ridiculous demands. Or maybe some murals of Spanish soldiers slaughtering Indians on BOTH sides of the border, like the ones I’ve seen in Mexico-or a slide show of communist Lazaro Cardenas trying to turn his home state into a Marxist hellhole-the list just goes on...


37 posted on 10/12/2011 1:55:01 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...")
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; Robert A. Cook, PE
very touching.

"we coaches are developing men for others."

Men for Others is Gonzaga's motto.

"It's a cookbook!" (No pun intended ... no, wait!)

38 posted on 10/12/2011 2:57:00 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (Dick Cheney - "I was born an American; a blessing surely among life's greatest.")
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To: xsmommy

You see Jonah was at Gonzaga the other day?


39 posted on 10/12/2011 4:33:41 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

I did! Wish I knew whose class he spoke to!


40 posted on 10/12/2011 4:50:29 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Just came back from King’s. They’re doing one better now. You can get deep fried frownies with ice cream and hot fudge.


41 posted on 10/12/2011 5:48:19 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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