on, be more lenient with, be temperate or moderate with, be kind or charitable to; slacken, loosen, relax.
letch, n. Slang. 1. craving, hankering, longing, yearning, Inf. yen, appetite; hunger, covetousness, greed, inordinate desire, rapacity, cupidity, avarice.
2. liking, strong liking, predilection, weakness for; preference, choosing, bias, inclination, leaning toward, predisposition.
3. lecher, rou6, debauchee, degenerate, pervert, Inf. dirty old man; rake, rakehell, Inf. rip.
letdown, n. 1. decrease, decline, declension, gradual loss; wane, ebb, reflux, fall, falling off, slowdown, depreciation, shrinkage; reduction, cutback, cutting down, retrenchment; curtailment, abridgment, shortening, dwindling; abatement, lessening, letup, mitigation, diminishing, diminution, subsidence, easing off.
2. disillusionment, disappointment, disenchantment; dissatisfaction, discontent; mortification, chagrin, frustration, balk, bafflement; regret, rue, sorrow, pain; bitter pill, setback, blow, blow to one's pride, Inf comeuppance; humbling, Inf. comedown, humiliation, disgrace, shame, shaming.
3. failure, Inf. flop, defeat, collapse; nonfulfillment, nonsuccess; fiasco, Inf. washout, fizzle, flash in the pan, Inf. no-go, shipwreck; miscarriage, abortion.
4. depression, deflation, discouragement, dejection; despondency, blues, unhappiness, Psychiatry, melancholia, disconsolation, disconsolateness; dispiritedness, low-spiritedness, doldrums, Inf. dumps, disheartenment, downheartedness; dolefulness, gloominess, dolor, sorrow, grief; misery, despair, desolation, hopelessness, bleakness, dreariness, darkness, sadness.
lethal, adj. deadly, fatal, mortal, mortiferous, deathful, Archaic, lethiferous; killing, suicidal, slaughtering, slaughterous, murderous, death-dealing, internecine, internecive; destructive, ruinous, annihilative, calamitous, disastrous; pernicious, dangerous, hazardous, deleterious, detrimental; harmful, injurious, nocuous, hurtful, nocent, baleful, noisome; noxious, malicious, malign, malignant, menacing; venomous, virulent, toxic, morbific; fell, baneful, mephitic, viperous, poisonous, Archaic, venenose; pestilential, pestiferous, infective, infectious, pestilent, contaminative, contagious, leprous, septic.
lethargic, adj. 1. sluggish, phlegmatic, dull, slow, heavy, hebetudinous, lethargical; lazy, supine, indolent, slothful, faineant, idle; languid, languorous, listless, lackadaisical, apathetic, indifferent, impassive; spiritless, lifeless, passive, inactive, inanimate; inert, insensible, torpid, dormant, stupefied, stuporous, narcose, comatose.
2. drowsy, sleepy, slumberous, slumbery, dozy, somnolent, oscitant; sleeping, dozing, drowsing; weary, tired, exhausted, fagged out, fatigued, Sl. beat, Sl. bushed, Sl. pooped; enervated, weak, weakened, anemic.
3. soporific, somniferous, somnific, somnifacient, sleep-inducing; narcotic, sedative, opiate, stupefa-cient; hypnotic, mesmeric.
lethargy, n. 1. sluggishness, dullness, hebetude, slowness, heaviness, phlegm; stupefaction, stupor, torpor, torpidity, torpidness, numbness; inertia, inactivity, lifelessness, inertness, spiritlessness, inanition, comatoseness, comatosity.
2. languor, languidness, listlessness, Inf the blahs; apathy, indifference, impassiveness, impassivity; insensibility, passivity, passiveness, dormancy, coma; laziness, supineness, indolence, sloth, idleness.
3. weariness, lassitude, exhaustion, fatigue, tiredness; drowsiness, sleepiness, narcosis, slumberousness, doziness, somnolence, oscitancy, oscitance; drowse, doze; Pathol, sopor; rest, repose, ease, contentment, euphoria, (both usu. drug induced) (in the Middle East) kef, Med. narcoma.
My Account / Test History
Note: For boys, the period between 14-17 approximately (slightly younger for girls) is called adolescence, i.e. you are an adolescent. In law you are an adult at the age of 18, but many people think of you as an adult when you leave school.
Childhood and adolescence
Sam (on the right) was born in Scotland but when he was two, his father got a new job in London and he grew up in the south of England He went to university at 18 where he ...
... where he met Anthea. He went out with her (= she was his girlfriend; he was her boyfriend) for three years, but towards the end they had lots of rows (= arguments) and they split up (= broke up / separated). In his mid twenties ...
... in his mid twenties he met Maureen. They fell in love and got married within six months.
A year later she got pregnant and they had their first child, a boy. As you can see, she is now expecting their second child (to be pregnant = to be expecting a baby). But sadly Sam met another woman and he left Maureen two months ago to live with the other woman.