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Word of the Day

2 de dezembro de 2010 Deixe um comentário

Well, not me sir, it’s just a dictionary.

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tristful

Full
of
sadness;
sorrowful.
TRIST-fuhl
It ran as follows: showing that he was at least an accomplished writer, and no mere boor, and what is more, was capable of the most tristful  eloquence.
Herman Melville, “The Hermit Oberlus,” The Encantadas
He brushed by a gaunt, cadaverous, tristful  man in a black raincoat with a star-shaped scar in his cheek and a glossy mutilated depression the size of an egg in one temple.
Joseph Heller, Catch-22: a novel
Origin:
Tristful  stems from the Old French triste , “sad.”

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Word of the Day Wednesday, December 01, 2010

1 de dezembro de 2010 Deixe um comentário

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palingenesis

Rebirth; regeneration.
The doctrine of transmigration of souls.

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