This week's word is in honor of Garrison Keillor and his radio program, A Prairie Home Companion. We used to tune in on Sunday afternoons or evenings for as long as our reception would last out in the middle of nowhere. I wonder if Lake Woebegone is a real place?
woebegone: [woh-bi-gawn, -gon] adj. beset with woe; affected by woe, especially in appearance.
Does it strike anyone else as odd that a word composed of the three words woe, be, gone, means beset with woe. You'd think it would mean carefree or something. Oh well. So anyway, the sentences...
Stella found it hard to hide the fact she was fasting from chocolate; she was perpetually seen with a woebegone expression, walking past the Hershey section of the grocery store.
He was a zarf, she was woebegone...they were perfect for each other.