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Sunday, 21 April 2013

Sunday Rest: Word Not To Use Today: rident.

Strident isn't a very nice word, but at least it means, well, strident.

Rident sounds even barer and harsher.

But what does it mean?

No, of course you don't know. That's because it's such a horrible word that no one uses it.

Oh.

So...I'm wasting my time here, aren't I.

Ah well.

Word Not To Use Today: rident. Ludicrously, this word means laughing, smiling or gay (in the joyous sort of way).

I suppose it might be useful for describing a monster just before it delivers the coup de grâce, but that's about it.

The word comes from the Latin word rīdēre, which means to laugh.
 

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