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  • n  a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
  • n  a feeling of lack of interest or energy
  • n  weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy

  • Zhu Wen's recent novel What's Garbage and What's Love? wonderfully evokes the lassitude of urban youth with too much disposable cash and too few ideals.
  • He has been able to maintain the momentum of reform during the long upswing in prices, rather than banking the windfall and returning to the lassitude of the past.
  • To revisit the Munich attack is to go slack-jawed at the official lassitude and incompetence, and to realize how much has changed.
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