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#1 2005-12-18 01:10:35

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'laxitude' for 'lassitude'

‘Lax’ and ‘lassitude’ come from distinct Latin roots but have a vague overlap in meaning. About 300 ghits:

Lack of rain may not be the direct result of moral laxitude, but the ruination
of nature can be a result of evil conduct and human greed.

...I’m afraid the fatigue—and it’s an especially annoying sort of
fatigue, isn’t it? kind of a profound malaise combined with muscle laxitude …

Mental laxitude in these environs will lead promptly to extinction.

In the event, tempered by jetlag and some touristy laxitude, we decided to skip
the early bit and get there. at the more reasonable 5.30 am …

These books that are filled with facts but no life and the cause of intellectual
laxitude and the disease of boredom.



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