Tuesday, April 14, 2015
A to Z Challenge: L
Definition: a large country estate
Sentence: They decided that Aunt May's latifundium in England would be the perfect place for their wedding.
Definition: open to change; apt or likely to change; adaptable
Sentence: The couple was very labile to their new surroundings.
Definition: showing sorrow.
Sentence: She had got rid of her tears before she came down to dinner, but still she was melancholy and almost lachrymose.
— Anthony Trollope
Definition: weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy.
Sentence: He told by her very attitude that now there was lassitude, even weariness in her.
— Algernon Blackwood
Definition: an illusory feat; considered magical by naive observers.
Sentence: Everything short of this is trick, legerdemain, sleight of hand.
— Elizabeth Cady Stanton