Word of the Day – Woebegone

By July 7, 2017Word of the Day

Woebegone (adj)

wo-bee-gon

Sad or miserable in appearance.

Middle English (in the sense ‘afflicted with grief’): from woe + begone ‘surrounded’ (past participle of obsolete bego ‘go around, beset’).

Example sentences

“The dog looks so woebegone!”

“Don’t look so woebegone, he’ll be back soon.”

Word of the Day – Vestibule

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Vestibule (noun)

ves-tib-ool

An antechamber, hall, or lobby next to the outer door of a building.

Early 17th century (denoting the space in front of the main entrance of a classical Roman or Greek building): from French, or from Latin vestibulum ‘entrance court’.

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