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Oct 21, 2016This week’s theme
Words that appear to be coined after someone (but aren’t)
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Cheerfulness; merriment.
From French hilarité (hilarity), from Latin hilaris (cheerful), from Greek hilaros (cheerful). Earliest documented use: 1568.
“A merry school of porpoises, a square mile of them, suddenly appear, tossing themselves into the air in abounding strength and hilarity.”
John Muir; Travels in Alaska; Houghton Mifflin; 1915.
See more usage examples of hilarity in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself; if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet, and philosopher (21 Oct 1772-1834)
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