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  1. Listless
    • lackadaisical
    • listless, lethargic, having no energy, having no spirit

    Ex. 

    Lackadaisical  customer service, with erratic parts supplies, are only bad   memories.

    So long as my colleagues excuse such lackadaisical  behavior, prompt abatement   will never be achieved.

    And with all but two performances ranging from lackadaisical  to broad, so does the picture.
  2. attract; fascinate
    allure

    • verb
    • (1) to attract  (2) to fascinate or charm 

    • noun 
    • fascination, charm, appeal: the allure of a medical profession

    Ex. 

    They do not only fear their people from doing evil by punishments, but also   allure  them to virtue with rewards of honour.

    Suburbia's original allure  was an escape from city problems such as crime and   congestion

    For all of its allure , gold's human and environmental toll has never been so steep.
  3. to shorten
    truncate:

    • verb
    • to shorten by cutting a piece off, to cut short; to shorten a number by dropping some digits

    Ex. 

    To truncate  a long and tedious story, it has not so far succeeded.

    Comments are useless if you truncate  the conclusions.

    Unfortunately, anthologies truncate  selections,but often excerpts can move us to read works in their entirety.
  4. feeling cleansed
    Cathartic

    adj. Producing a feeling of being purified emotionally, spiritually, or psychologically as a result of an intense emotional experience or therapeutic technique. “The strength of the movie had a cathartic effect on her.”

    Ex. 

    Yes, daily down time and date nights are cathartic  and healthy.

    Watching the two go at each other may be cathartic  for some, but it shouldn't   be confused with movie art.

    It went on for more than two hours, and the family members found it cathartic .
  5. using a roundabout course
    circuitous

    using a roundabout, lengthy course: “He took a circuitous route to avoid traffic.”

    Ex. 

    In these cases circuitous  routes were used for the sole purpose of evading regulations.

    Additionally, social systems are complex enough that they may take a tortuous and circuitous route back toward equilibrium.

    However, circuitous  routes were used where intrastate authority was lacking.

    Their words were obtuse and the presentations circuitous .

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