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Jun 20, 2017
This week’s theme
Words derived from the names of parts of the body

This week’s words
caltrop
chagrin
sinewy
repugn
rubberneck

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chagrin

PRONUNCIATION:
(shuh-GRIN)

MEANING:
noun: Distress caused by disappointment or humiliation.
verb tr., intr.: To feel or cause to feel chagrined.

ETYMOLOGY:
From French chagrin (sad, sorry, shagreen: rough skin). Earliest documented use: 1656.

USAGE:
“To his chagrin she was flirted on constantly.”
Frans Welman; Oblivion in Progress; Bangkok Books; 2017.

See more usage examples of chagrin in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The well taught philosophic mind / To all compassion gives; / Casts round the world an equal eye, / And feels for all that lives. -Anna Letitia Barbauld, poet, essayist, and editor (20 Jun 1743-1825)

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