Word “UP!” (Reciprocity Boosters)

WORD OF THE WEEK-Brain Cell-Boost (Try to use it during the week in a conversation)

SCHADENFREUDE: scha•den•freu•de /FUNCTION–noun

DEFINITION: Pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others. It is german. It means literally “Bad-joy” enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others. Gloating at somebody else’s bad luck: malicious or smug pleasure taken in somebody else’s misfortune. But it translates more into “pleasure in another’s pain” – so if you’ve ever laughed when you saw a video of someone getting hit in the nuts on you tube, you’ve experienced schadenfruede.

SENTENCE: (Example)• Lloyd comments, “Normally, I would enjoy the schadenfreude, but this is just sad.”