Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Word of the Day

Word of the Day

lachrymose (adj)

Mournful or tearful

"Her tears seemed to grieve the kind-hearted Munchkins, who became lachrymose and began pulling out handkerchiefs."
--L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

I'm not feeling lachrymose. I ran across this word in the newspaper today and liked the sound of it.

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