Saturday, April 5, 2014

My Dictionaries Word of the Day: ELEEMOSYNARY


for charity, given as charity, alms (which is a reduction of eleemosynary to a four-letter word).

Coming at the end of an impoverished musical season, this sprightly little show is an act of beneficience. For the deprived theatergoer, it seems positively eleemosynary.

from I Always Look Up The Word "Egregious" by Maxwell Nurnberg

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