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tlr online
03-03-03, 00:03
jocund \JAH-kund\ (adjective) - marked by or suggestive of high spirits and lively mirthfulness.

Example sentence:
Everyone at the party was in a jocund mood, especially after Dorian and Tabitha made the surprise announcement that they were engaged to be married.

Did you know?
Don't let the etymology of "jocund" play tricks on you. The word ultimately comes from "jucundus," a Latin word meaning "agreeable" or "delightful." But "jucundus" looks and sounds a bit like "jocus," the Latin word for "joke." The two roots took a lively romp through many centuries together and along the way the lighthearted "jocus" influenced the spelling and meaning of "jucundus," an interaction that eventually produced our modern English "jocund" in the 14th century.

Croft Security
05-03-03, 01:38
I would have to say that the members of this forum are quite jocund most of the time. Except, of course, when they are DESPONDENT or BELLIGERENT. Then it is the job of other members to RECTIFY their mood. When this is done, a general tone of EUPHORIA emanates from the board.