Word of the Day – Querulous

Querulous (adj)

kwer-ul-us

Complaining in a rather petulant or whining manner: Inclined to make whining or peevish complaints.

It is the manner in which the complaint is being made that is the deciding factor as to whether someone is merely complaining or querulous with the latter being marked by a high pitched whining tone.

Example sentences

“His urbanely crinkly face oozes disapproval; his querulous voice is like a fingernail at a scab.”

“The querulous critic who scolds it as he would a spoiled child, has not learned the primer of politics..”

Word of the Day – Compersion

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Compersion (noun)

kom-pur-shun

The feeling of joy one has experiencing another’s joy, such as in witnessing a toddler’s joy and feeling joy in response.

From French compérage, derived from French compère, from Old French comper, from Latin compater, compatrem (“godfather”).

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