Monday, October 23, 2006

Word of the Day

felicitous \fuh-LIS-uh-tuhs\,
1. Suitably applied or expressed; appropriate; apt.
2. Happy; delightful; marked by good fortune.

We do this sort of thing most weekends anyway, said a lean rebel with gunpowder smudges on his face and the felicitous name of Troy Cool.-- Tony Horwitz, Confederates in the Attic

I always have a pad of paper and a pencil within reach, to catch on the wing this turn of phrase which strikes me as felicitous, that idea which I hope to be able to examine more closely in the light of day.-- Roger Martin du Gard, Lieutenant-Colonel de Maumort (translated by Timothy Crouse)