Friday, March 27, 2009

Who, Me?

A good word to learn, on a day Ben's sick and home, and I took a playing-along day, reading a Harris book in bed for hours. Come to think of it, this is me most days. Thanks, Taueret!

/slɔθ or, especially for 2, sloʊθ/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [slawth or, especially for 2, slohth]
1. habitual disinclination to exertion; indolence; laziness.
2. any of several slow-moving, arboreal, tropical American edentates of the family Bradypodidae, having a long, coarse, grayish-brown coat often of a greenish cast caused by algae, and long, hooklike claws used in gripping tree branches while hanging or moving along in a habitual upside-down position.
3. a pack or group of bears.
Origin: 1125–75; ME slowth (see slow, -th 1 ); r. OE slǣwth, deriv. of slǣw, var. of slāw slow
Synonyms: 1. shiftlessness, idleness, slackness.

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