Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Word of the Day! 10/18/11

Word of the Day

schadenfreude [shahd-in-froi-duh]
noun
1. happiness at the expense of others; satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune.
 
EX. The nanny could do nothing as the tigers supped on the sweet treats. The nanny and her charge were frozen in distaste and fear by the gluttonous lions. As the larger beast purred from an onslaught of schadenfreude, the little girl considered the best way to get revenge on the fat cats.

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