Monday, September 27, 2010

word of the day :: felicitous

[fi-lis-i-tuh s]

1.  well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate: The chairman's felicitous anecdotes set everyone at ease.
2. having a special ability for suitable manner or expression, as a person.
1725-35;  felicit(y)  + -ous

"A true poem is distinguished not so much by a felicitous expression, or any thought it suggests, as by the atmosphere which surrounds it. Most have beauty of outline merely, and are striking as the form and bearing of a stranger; but true verses come toward us indistinctly, as the very breath of all friendliness, and envelop us in their spirit and fragrance."

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