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Saturday & Sunday Words: Aware & Verschlimmbesserung

a·wa·re [əˈwäˈrā]:
origin: (物の哀れ) Japanese; pronounced ah-wah-ray, not like English ah-ware.

adjective
A feeling of bittersweet appreciation for ephemeral beauty or joy.
Examples: a sunset, autumn leaves, or the last days of school


ver·schlimm·bes·se·rung [fəˈSHləmˈbeh-səhˈruNG]:
origin: German (informal); Verbesserung= Improvement + besserung= Illness.

noun
To make something worse, while actually trying to make it better; to change for the worse.

Tags: adjective, german, japanese, v, wordsmith: theidolhands
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