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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Monday 20th May 2019
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languish (verb) LAN-gwish

Flag, droop, become depressed, undergo hardship over a period of time, become less successful.

We cannot sell the property in Kent to Mr Cooper as we had hoped and I fear that unless I go down there myself the business will languish.

Melvyn Bragg, The Maid of Buttermere. Amazon

Why should one let an innocent soul languish when the mother is dying?

Leo Tolstoy, Resurrection, Ch. 4. Amazon

... cited concerns that the agency is letting petitions and consumer complaints languish.

Anne Broache, The NewYork Times, 14 March 2007. New York Times

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