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Short Definition : lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid

(adj) lacking spirit or liveliness
Synonyms : dreamy , languid , languorous
Example Sentence
  • a lackadaisical attempt
  • a languid mood
  • a languid wave of the hand
  • a hot languorous afternoon

(adj) idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way
Example Sentence
  • she was annoyingly lackadaisical and impractical
  • a...lackadaisical, spiritless young man-about-town

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lackadaisical

lackadaisical sounds as LACKADIZEALCAL... hence the meaning " lack of zeal"
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by arunpeddi

lack+ada.. in hindi..lacking the ada{style..zest..}
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by jc

LACK OF ADA..a girl who lacks ada and is sick(~sic) is dull and we don't show enthusiasm for her....
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by nileshdive

Sounds like- LACK-A-DESI-GAL,this is the reason for being idle and indolent
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by deepak.delite

Sounds like-LACK-A-DESI-GAL...which makes u idle and indolent :-)
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by deepak.delite

I sounds like "lack a daisy"
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by eric0109

we start lacking interest in bycicles as we grow up
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by friendofafriend

Sounds like-LACK-A-DESI-GAL...which makes u idle and indolent :-)
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by deepak.delite

LIke a LAZY do it kal
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by harsshs

I am too busy "Lackad aisi kal Laonga".
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by anujpathania

lacking desire
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by Anaste

'Lucky' bhai suffers from 'day sickness' -he sleeps a lot.
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by hmpai

Lackadaisical=Lack +a +bicycle lacking interest and effort in farming
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by keshavpalpali

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by biotechlover


Short Definition : lacking luster(shine; gloss); dull

(adj) lacking brilliance or vitality
Example Sentence
  • a dull lackluster life
  • a lusterless performance

(adj) lacking luster or shine
Example Sentence
  • staring with lackluster eyes
  • lusterless hair

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lackluster

lacking pluster --obviously dull to see
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by aniruddha_chaudhari

Lack+Luster; if anything(like gold,silver,diamond,steel,etc)lack luster(shine) they appear to be dull.
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by Dhananjay Pahuja

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by sandeepgolla321


Short Definition : brief and to the point; using few words; terse

(adj) brief and to the point; effectively cut short
Synonyms : crisp , curt , terse
Example Sentence
  • a crisp retort
  • a response so curt as to be almost rude
  • the laconic reply; `yes'
  • short and terse and easy to understand

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for laconic

LAC..LACK, SO LACK OF WORDS in her speech, specify that she used very few words to portray her ideas.
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by preetisoni2411

Laconic = Lacking in sonic.
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by 100_percentiler

La - conic There is a LAck of words in the COMIC book. (lack-comic)
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by itspossible

LACONIC: it ends with conic... which looks like CONCISE-- using few words
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by tivoli25

LA+CONE....I asked my friend to bring a cone so that I can underline the important lines and make a speech that is laconic and to the point
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by nileshdive

La-CONIC Conic sections are shapes taken from the intersection of a plane with a cone. Cone -> Sharp point
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by cwin

Lac(Lack) conic (communic-ation)--- Lack in communication means speech
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by sharif2059

To Lack Phonic
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by Rodeokinney

laconicus 'of Sparta', from Greek lakonikos; because the people of ancient Sparta were famous for not using many words]
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by pateheo

likho nic. not full
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by friendofafriend

churlish is rhyming to chal-ri which means to be rude to a girl
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by adcool.77

COMIC(conic) books don't use LACs of words and use only few words as most of the things are cleared through pictures
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by er.amit.1jan

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by amarveer

He was not one prone to speak. His manner was LACONIC. The request was to his bar-keep. . . Three words -- “Gin And Tonic”.
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by logintel

means lacking in words. "lacks in phonics" phonics deal with words/speech
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by Stella1231

It's a writer who gets a lack other words when his lack is off he writes a lot..and when his lack is on ...he writes a little bcz he lacks many words
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by rasik

sound like la+ conic. french for the cone. a cone has a pointed to..hence its to the point.
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by tonymontana

laconic = lac ( lakh ) + on + ic ( integrated circuit); Lakh line programs on integrated circuit, so everthing abt the operation is concise in the chip.
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by shaktipada


Short Definition : move or develop more slowly; straggle; Ex. lag behind the rest; N.

(noun) the act of slowing down or falling behind
Synonyms : retardation , slowdown

(noun) the time between one event, process, or period and another
Synonyms : interim , meantime , meanwhile
Example Sentence
  • meanwhile the socialists are running the government

(noun) one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
Synonyms : stave

(verb) hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
Synonyms : dawdle , fall back , fall behind

(verb) lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
Example Sentence
  • The suspects were imprisoned without trial
  • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life

(verb) throw or pitch at a mark, as with coins
(verb) cover with lagging to prevent heat loss
Example Sentence
  • lag pipes


Short Definition : slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler

(noun) someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
Synonyms : dawdler , drone , lagger , poke , trailer

(adj) wasting time
Synonyms : dilatory , pokey , poky

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for laggard

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by pushpa_edit

wounded LAG makes you slow m sluggish
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by amit251285

lag....legs.....+gard(guard) your security guard move very slowly and doesn't use his legs to move fast.....sluggish at his work
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by preetisoni2411

concentrate on lag, one who always lag behind the others means slow and sluggish.
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by abhit

laggard (lag+gaurd) so gaurd should not be slow or sluggish
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by saurabhkhemka

Laggard(Nigger+lags) :niggar means a black person,h always lags behind...i am aganist racism,just to remember the word
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by pagal

1) interpret LAGG as LIKE A SLUG thus laggard means slow like a slug 2) laggard means slow and a laggard person always lags behind in the work
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reminds me of Matthew Hoggard- English fast bowler who was very slow on the field...
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by jay_gandhi


Short Definition : shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs

(noun) a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral
Synonyms : laguna , lagune

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for lagoon

lagoon sounds similar to monsoon ... when it rains a lot the pits nearby the coastal area is flooded with water , and form a lagoon !
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by khushi5

samudrala lagoon
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by swap.kamble

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