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A.Word.A.Day--rident

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This week's theme: words to describe people.

rident (RYD-uhnt) adjective

Laughing; cheerful.

[From Latin ridere (to laugh) which is also the source of ridiculous, deride, and risible.]

-Anu Garg (garg AT wordsmith.org)

"Mamma was gracious and happy. Hetty was radiant and rident." William Makepeace Thackeray; The Virginians; 1859.

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A king can stand people fighting but he can't last long if people start thinking. -Will Rogers, humorist (1879-1935)

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