Alfresco is Italian for "in the fresh air." Instead of saying "we're eating outside," you can say "we're dining alfresco this evening." It makes it sound much fancier.
Ironically, spring is the best time of the year here in Andalucia, with the orange trees in blossom, and the air warm enough for
Bask comes from the same Old Norse root,
basking in the sun is literally sunbathing.
basking in the sun and delighting in the reduced car traffic, the scooter industry is looking at end times.
And then...then it was like
dozing off in class.
A Carib Indian word, via the Spanish
hammock might be the most sophisticated piece of relaxation technology ever devised.
Ms. Fjelstrom, 46, described it as “like an island holiday”: She spent much of her time reading in a
hammock and playing a ukulele in the sea air.
Indolent is a fancy way to say "lazy."
indolent lassitude of almost every fashion model photographed since the beginning is the show’s through-line,” he writes.
Alack is an old expression of grief or dismay, often following
Alack the day" or "lack-a-day" is an obsolete way of saying "darn it" or "that sucks." Someone prone to saying it and then giving up on whatever wasn't working would then be called
lackadaisical, with the implication that they'd then just go lie on a couch or something, defeated. Over time it became more about the do-nothing response than the initial exclamation.
It exists in a nebulous space between the steady dopamine rush of TikTok’s constant supply of novelty and the chill,
lackadaisical time-sink of Twitch.
Lassus is Latin for "weary."
But then it occurred to me, as I ate another astringent chip, that this
lassitude, the trouble focusing, the sleep difficulties, my exhaustion: Oh yes, I thought, I remember this.
Once it’s sour enough for your taste, refrigerate it to pause the fermentation process, and consume at your
leisure – it will keep for months.
Lollen is Middle Dutch for "to sleep."
At a more recent Masters, I was
lolling around on the veranda with Mike Lupica, a columnist for the New York Daily News.
If you lie flat on your belly, you're
prone. It can also mean "inclined to do something," and that's because the Latin
pronus means "leaning forward" as well as "prostrate."
Heavier patients may also be more tricky to turn, or
prone, in order to relieve their breathing.
sloth is a tree-dwelling jungle animal famous for moving very slowly, and the word also describes a state of sluggishness or unwillingness to do anything. It comes from the Early Middle English
slōwðe, which comes from the same root as
A lot of the writing I value is, in one way or another, about the seven deadly sins, especially
sloth and gluttony.
On Thursday, park ranger Richard Sowry took photographs of a pride of at least eight lions, including a few young cubs,
snoozing on the tarmac just outside one of the park’s rest lodges.
The opposite of
supine means lying on your back.
Mr. Lobner said that even in an ordinary nuclear submarine, clearances in the battery compartment are so narrow that a routine inspection often requires shimmying through in a prone or