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Word Of The Day from Merriam-Webster© 2016 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated

Word: Urbane
Meaning: : notably polite or polished in manner

"When had my willful and boorish cousin turned into this urbane young artist greeting the guests at her opening reception?" wondered James.

Word Of The Day from The Free Dictionary© 2016 Farlex, Inc.

Word: plaint
Meaning: (noun) A cry of sorrow and grief.
Synonyms: lament, lamentation, wail
Usage: The plaints of the bereaved widow and her young children haunt me in my sleep.

Word Of The Day from Word Smith© 2016 Wordsmith

Word: misericord
Meaning: noun:
1. Compassion, pity, or mercy.
2. Something to provide support to a standing person.
3. A place where rules are relaxed.
4. A dagger used to deliver the death stroke to a seriously wounded person.
Usage: “Roddy chose a tapestried stool as a misericord, uncomfortable enough to avert the danger of relaxing.”
David Stuart Leslie; Two Gentlemen Sharing; Secker & Warburg; 1963.

“‘By St. Loy!’ Joan cried suddenly. ‘We’ll pleasure ourselves now. Will you take ale, lady, in the misericord?’
Sweeping with mockery, she led me, while the following shadows loomed behind, down a low passage with a dim, fanned roof and gilded bosses. ‘A shapely building, this,’ I murmured.”
Rosemary Hawley Jarman; We Speak No Treason; Little, Brown; 1971.

“He kept his enemy in sight as his fingers searched frantically for the misericord fastened to his swordbelt.”
Tara O’Dell; My Gallant Knight; Zebra; 1999.

Thought For The Day from Word Smith© 2016 Wordsmith

Thought: Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. -George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (26 Jul 1856-1950)