Screamed Prof. Thomson, a professor of Mechanics, when he found her fellow student dosing in his lecture.
Maria, who was still in her sweet hallucination, responded while rubbing her eyes!
Maria: What happened sir?
Prof: You moron how dare you sleep, in my lecture?
Maria: I am sorry sir but i wasn’t sleeping.
Prof: In that case Miss Maria, could you please explain me how does the induction motor starts?
Prof: Don’t stress your brain much!! I know you were struggling to stay awake.
Prof. Thomson asks maria to sit down and inquires,
Prof: Class, what do you feel, Are my lectures so soporific??
Guys, have you ever faced a situation as maria?
Have you ever wondered why you feel drowsy in a lectures which don’t interests you much?
Have you ever felt asleep in a seminar or board meetings?
Well, the answer to all is pretty simple!!
Its Boredom which induces sleep!!
This chapter is all about boredom and sleep. Hope you guys enjoy learning the new words based on them.
Here comes the first word!!
Meaning : occurring every day; quotidian fever
Quotidian is a fancy way of saying “daily” or “ordinary.” Quotidian events are the everyday details of life.
When you talk about the quotidian, you’re talking about the little things in life: everyday events that are normal and not that exciting. Going to the store, doing chores, working or going to school, and brushing your teeth are all quotidian.
If you take a spaceship to Mars, that would be unusual and extraordinary: the opposite of quotidian.
In Shakespeare’s play As You Like It, the character Rosalind observes that Orlando, who has been running about in the woods carving her name on trees and hanging love poems on branches, “seems to have the quotidian of love upon him.” Shakespeare’s use doesn’t make it clear that quotidian derives from a Latin word that means “every day.” But as odd as it may seem, Shakespeare’s use of “quotidian” is just a short semantic step away from the “daily” adjective sense.
Some fevers occur intermittently – sometimes daily. The phrase “quotidian fever” and the noun “quotidian” have long been used for such recurring maladies. Poor Orlando is simply afflicted with such a “fever” of love.
Prosaic is a synonym of Quotidian.
After the excitement of decorating her new home, Janet made an attitude adjustment and got down to the quotidian chores of housekeeping.
Emily has an admirable enthusiasm for life, and she attacks even the most quotidian of chores with energy and passion.
If you insist on using the most quotidian materials for your clothing, you will never be recognized as an important designer.
Meaning: inclined to or heavy with sleep; drowsy
Somnolent first appeared in the late 15th century in the redundant phrase “somnolent sleep.” It came into English by way of Anglo-French from the Latin word somnolentus, which itself comes from somnus, meaning “sleep.”
The side effects of the prescription made me so somnolent that I couldn’t do my work, even though my symptoms had improved.
After a day of skiing, my greatest pleasure is to spend a somnolent evening drinking a cup of hot chocolate by the fireside.
After hours of frolicking, the puppy curled up on the hearth like a somnolent ball of fur.
Meaning : causing or tending to cause sleep; soporific drugs
“It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is ‘soporific.’ I have never felt sleepy after eating lettuces; but then I am not a rabbit.” In The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies by Beatrix Potter, the children of Benjamin Bunny were very nearly done in by Mr. McGregor because they ate soporific lettuces that put them into a deep sleep. Their near fate can help you recall the history of soporific.
The term traces to the Latin noun sopor, which means “deep sleep.” (That root is related to somnus, the Latin word for sleep and the name of the Roman god of sleep.) French speakers used sopor as the basis of soporifique, which was probably the model for the English soporific.
The professor’s boring speech was soporific and had everyone in the audience yawning.
Everyone was glad when the loud dance music completely altered the soporific tone of the formal event.
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