Word of the DaySaturday, July 16, 2011
\ab-JEKT\ , adjective;
Utterly hopeless, miserable, humiliating, or wretched.
In fact, I lived in such abject sloth during the week leading up to the reading that I wrote nothing, not even my diary.
-- Toby Litt, Beatniks
It was as though some part of him obscurely desired to accept defeat and misery, were anxious to make abjection yet more abject.
-- Aldous Huxley, Point counter point
Abject translates to the Latin equivalent of "thrown down."
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