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Feb 24, 2009
This week's theme
Words to describe people

This week's words
contumacious
lachrymose
peripatetic
obstreperous
coeval

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lachrymose

PRONUNCIATION:
(LAK-ruh-mos)

MEANING:
adjective:
1. Tearful.
2. Relating to or inducing tears.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin lacrima (tear).

USAGE:
"The lachrymose John Terry then delivered himself of a self-serving open letter to the fans a few days later. ... He wasn't ashamed to admit he had cried and that Wednesday night would haunt him forever."
Pat Murphy; Shed No Tears For Chelsea; Birmingham Post (UK); May 27, 2008.

See more usage examples of lachrymose in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth. -John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704)

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