Day-83 (Bereavement)

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Word:
Bereavement

Status:
Noun

Meaning:
The state of being sad because a family member or friend has died.

Sentences:
1) He was overwhelmed with bereavement.
2) News of the death of a friend bereaved them all.

Origin:
Middle English bereven, from Old English berēafian which means 'to deprive'.

First use:
circa 12th century

Synonyms:
deprive, strip, abate, divest, woe, sorrow, sadness

Antonyms:
happiness, glee.

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