Sloth

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Sloth /sləʊθ/ (n.)
1. Laziness. A restive compulsion to find an easier way of doing anything, with an ultimate goal of doing nothing at all.
2. A mammal that, by achieving 1., seems to have done perfectly well for itself.

In the Bible, “sloth” is one of the deadly sins — it may also have been one of the Seven Dwarves, come to think of it — but in the Jolly Contrarian’s estimations, at least insofar as it translates into a sort of inverse dark energy in the direction of breaking down crappy and obtuse drafting — one of the great paragonic virtues.

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