SAT Vocabulary – Indolent1 min read

This Week’s Word: Indolent [indl-uh nt] adjective

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Indolent means having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; to be lazy. In medicine, indolent refers to something that causes little or no pain, or is relatively benign.

Synonyms: Languid, Slothful, and Lethargic.

Etymology: “Indolent” comes from the Late Latin indolentem, which means “painless.” The sense of “easy living” comes from the French indolent.

Sample 1: “I like the word ‘indolence.’ It makes my laziness seem classy.” -Bernard Williams

Sample 2: “We do not know today whether we are busy or idle. In times when we thought ourselves indolent, we have afterwards discovered, that much was accomplished, and much was begun in us.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Indolent is part of your Test Masters SAT & PSAT Vocabulary list. Students have either been tested on this word during past SAT/PSAT exams, or it has a very high chance of appearing on an exam in the near future.

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