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lachrymose [lak-ruh-mohs]

adjective
1. suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful.
2. given to shedding tears readily; tearful.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/lachrymose


While one might say that a funeral is generally a lachrymose event, it could also be said that chopping onions is a very lachrymose activity indeed.



My apologies; this word isn't nearly as fun as last Tuesday's. If they were all that long, life would be far too complicated and wordy, and we'd all probably flush language down the toilet altogether, making communication rather boring and difficult.
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