(n.) 'froyn-duhn 'froy-duh The feeling of happiness that having good friends gives you; also, genuine joy at friends’ successes. Usage: Robert’s friends had teased him for a decade that he’d never finish his dissertation; but when he finally did it, they were so filled with freundenfreude that they rented a ballroom and threw him a giant party to celebrate.
- Inequality in America today is twice as bad as in ancient Rome, worse than it was in in Tsarist Russia, Gilded Age America, modern Egypt, Tunisia or Yemen, many banana republics in Latin America, and worse than experienced by slaves in 1774 colonial America
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(N.) 'af-tur-gloom The emotional state that sets in as the pleasures of a vacation, holiday, or joyful occasion recede into the past. Usage: Two weeks after her trip to the Greek islands, Miriam still basked in the afterglow of her adventures; but as autumn arrived and her tan departed, she felt the onset of aftergloom.