200 BM Daily Vocabulary #63 | sluggish

Today’s word is: sluggish –The meaning of sluggish is: slow-moving or inactive, slow to respond or to make progress.


In this English vocabulary lesson, you will learn how to use the word sluggish. We are sure that this ESL lesson will help you to enhance your English vocabulary and speak English fluently and confidently.


The word sluggish refers to something that is moving slowly or not making progress. For example, we may say that the growth of an economy is sluggish.

Listen carefully on how we can use the word sluggish in 8 different situations in 8 different sentences.


Example number 1 of 8: Do you agree that today mobile phones and electronic gadgets have made our communication fast paced? But, in earlier times, people would write letters to each other which would take days to reach.  Naturally, the pace of communication on those days was sluggish.


Example number 2 of 8: Daniel would often be sluggish in the mornings. He was unable to concentrate during his classes. His mother consulted a child specialist who advised her to give him a wholesome breakfast. This really helped Daniel to overcome his sluggishness.


Example number 3 of 8: When a river originates from its source which is at a height, it comes out with full force. However, when it reaches a plane area, the flow becomes sluggish. The surrounding land becomes fertile due to this slowing down.


Example number 4 of 8: Haresh was a special child and he needed personal attention for leaning in school. His father requested his school to arrange a special educator for Haresh. Their response was sluggish. Ultimately, his father met the school trustees and they promised the necessary action.


Example number 5 of 8: The residents near sea shore witnessed some criminal activities and immediately reported to the police station. The police visited the area and carried out a raid. However, the citizens were not happy since they found the action to be sluggish.


Example number 6 of 8: The sluggish movement of traffic on M G Road is due to the ongoing road repairs. Glenn has to leave her home half an hour early in the morning so that she can reach office on time. Once done, the repairs will result in brisk (we know this word) movement of vehicles.


Example number 7 of 8: Mr. Yadav suffered an attack of paralysis. This affected his facial muscles and hence his speech has become sluggish. The doctors are optimistic (means hopeful) that he will make a full recovery in a year’s time.


Example number 8 of 8: The managing director of the company called an urgent meeting of all business heads. He expressed his concern about the sluggish performance of the company. Although the market conditions were adverse (we know this word), he wanted everyone to put in their best efforts.


Today we learned the word sluggish which means slow-moving or inactive, slow to respond or to make progress. Can you frame 3 sentences with sluggish and type in the comments box? We are waiting.


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