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#1 2005-12-17 20:10:35

klakritz
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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.
www.uscj.org/Nitzavim_57615644.html

...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 …
www.medhelp.org/forums/addiction/messages/30883a.html

Mental laxitude in these environs will lead promptly to extinction.
www.zipcon.net/~stuart007/topics/chapters/tooling.txt

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 …
oregonstate.edu/Dept/IIFET/Newsletter2004-2.pdf

These books that are filled with facts but no life and the cause of intellectual
laxitude and the disease of boredom.
www.crookedpinespublishing.com/id57.htm

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