Amazing Adjective, Number Twenty-Eight!

Here is a word from the Latin iocundus or iucundus, meaning “pleasant”; from the infinitive iuvare, meaning “to assist,” + –cundus, and adjectival suffix.  As exemplified in The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the Extraordinarily Literate,

“The seriousness of the situation was leavened by his jocund repartee, which never stopped for a moment.”

jocund

jokuh nd, joh-kuh nd \, adjective;

1. cheerful; merry; blithe; glad.

Source: The Highly Selective Dictionary of Golden Adjectives for the Extraordinarily Literate by Eugene Ehrlich and http://www.dictionary.com.

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