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