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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:adjective: Dispirited or disappointed by having one's hopes dashed.
ETYMOLOGY:From allusion to the drooping crest or comb of a bird, such as a rooster. From Latin crista (tuft).
USAGE:"With hands over her heart, Tatiana looked crestfallen. Some of us felt our hearts breaking because she was a really pretty girl."
American Idol: Frisky Frisco; The New Straits Times (Malaysia); Jan 23, 2009.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind. -Charles Darwin, naturalist and author (1809-1882)