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Jan 10, 2006
This week's theme
Words to describe people

This week's words
fussbudget
rident
rangy
frowzy
looby

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rident

(RYD-uhnt) Pronunciation

adjective: Laughing; cheerful.

[From Latin ridere (to laugh) which is also the source of ridiculous, deride, and risible.]

"Mamma was gracious and happy. Hetty was radiant and rident."
William Makepeace Thackeray; The Virginians; 1859.

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A king can stand people fighting but he can't last long if people start thinking. -Will Rogers, humorist (1879-1935)

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