Words To Bring Back: “Desultory”

– Definition: adj. marked by lack of definite plan, regularity, or purpose

– Used in a sentence: Except for my relatively brief writing career, my life has been a desultory yet full one.

– Why: It seems to characterize much of our post-Y2K (remember that?) popular culture. In the late 1990s, we had a nice fin-de-siecle sort of desperation. But ever since the Great Odometer rolled over, meh.

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