Back in college, my roommates and I had some slovenly habits. Our kitchen was gross: stacks of dishes in the sink, old pizza boxes on the counter.
We're not sure where the word "sloven" came from, but it's been in English since the year 1475 or so.
"Dispensing with his usual jeans and a T-shirt, he wore a skinny tie and a black suit, a costume that made him look less like a slovenly everyman than the showbiz star that he is."
Explain the meaning of "slovenly" without saying "messy" or "unkempt."
Fill in the blanks: "_____ is the most slovenly (habit I have, item in my wardrobe, episode in the season, recipe in the collection, etc.)."
Spend 20 seconds or more on the game below. Don’t skip straight to the review—let your working memory empty out first.
1. A near opposite of SLOVENLY is