Today's word of the day is jocund, J-O-C-U-N-D. Jocund is an adjective that means marked by high spirits.
A good way to remember the meaning of jocund is to recall that the word is a distant relative of the word joke. Both are derived from iokus (YO coos) a Latin word that eventually meant 'agreeable.'
I was worried about how Jeff would feel after the bad news. But it was nice to see him back in a jocund state of mind again.
Once again the spelling of jocund is J-O-C-U-N-D.