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Lugubrious

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Word: Lugubrious [Loo-goo-brius]

Part of Speech: Adjective

Definition: Mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree.

Origin: 17th century from Latin lugere – to mourn.

Example Sentence: The man’s face looked even more lugubrious than usual.

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人算不如天算 (Man’s schemes are inferior to those made by heaven.)

Chinese Proverb, 諺語

It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end… because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing… this shadow. Even darkness must pass.

Samwise Gamgee, The Two Towers

Revelry

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Word: Revelry [Rev-ul-ry]

Part of Speech: Noun

Definition: wild and noisy celebration; boisterous merrymaking

Origin: 15th century, from revel – Middle English, from Anglo-French reveler, literally, to rebel, from Latin rebellare

Example Sentence: The lottery winner was exhausted after a long night of revelry.