Saturday, October 25, 2008


   /mæˈleɪz, -mə-; Fr. maˈlɛz/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ma-leyz, -muh-; Fr. ma-lez]
1. a condition of general bodily weakness or discomfort, often marking the onset of a disease.
2. a vague or unfocused feeling of mental uneasiness, lethargy, or discomfort.
1760–70; < F, OF; see mal-, ease

   /ɑnˈwi, ˈɑnwi; Fr. ɑ̃ˈnwi/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [ahn-wee, ahn-wee; Fr. ahn-nwee]
a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom: The endless lecture produced an unbearable ennui.
1660–70; < F: boredom; OF enui displeasure; see annoy

dis·re·garded (dĭs'rĭ-gärd') Pronunciation Key
dis·re·gard, dis·re·gard·ing, dis·re·gards
1. To not be heeded, not be paid attention; ignored.
2. To be treated without proper respect or attentiveness.

   /ˈlæsɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/ [las-i-tood, -tyood]
1. weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.; lack of energy; listlessness; languor.
2. a condition of indolent indifference: the pleasant lassitude of the warm summer afternoon.
1525–35; < L lassitūdō weariness, equiv. to lass(us) weary + -i- -i- + -tūdō -tude

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wet blanket

noun, informal
someone who spoils the pleasure of others [syn: spoilsport]


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Kyddryn said...

Aww, sugar, I'm sorry...

Shade and Sweetwater,

Kit said...

S'ok, m'dear. . . can't ride highs without a few lows, now can we? Just striking a balance, or so I tell myself.

Perhaps it's a mood befitting the turning of the wheel, at this time- a time to turn inward, to reflect and perhaps be born anew.