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Sep 23, 2010
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emanate
deify
extenuate
elegy
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elegy or L-E-G

PRONUNCIATION:
(EL-i-jee)

MEANING:
noun: A poem composed as a lament for the dead.

ETYMOLOGY:
Via French and Latin from Greek elegos (a mournful poem or song).

USAGE:
"Frederick Septimus Kelly wrote his best-known work, an elegy for string orchestra, in memory of his friend, poet Rupert Brooke."
Matthew Westwood; Lament for Fame's First Victim; The Australian (Sydney); Aug 18, 2006.

See more usage examples of elegy in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time; serenity, that nothing is. -Thomas Szasz, author, professor of psychiatry (b. 1920)

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