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 for lament
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lament \La*ment"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lamented; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Lamenting.]
     To mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail.
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           One laughed at follies, one lamented crimes. --Dryden.
  
     Syn: To deplore; mourn; bewail. See Deplore.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lament \La*ment"\, n. [L. lamentum. Cf. Lament, v.]
     1. Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries;
        lamentation; a wailing; a moaning; a weeping.
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              Torment, and loud lament, and furious rage.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. An elegy or mournful ballad, or the like.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lament \La*ment"\, v. i. [F. lamenter, L. lamentari, fr.
     lamentum a lament.]
     To express or feel sorrow; to weep or wail; to mourn.
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           Jeremiah lamented for Josiah.            --2 Chron.
                                                    xxxv. 25.
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           Ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice.
                                                    --John xvi.
                                                    20.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lament
      n 1: a cry of sorrow and grief; "their pitiful laments could be
           heard throughout the ward" [syn: lament, lamentation,
           plaint, wail]
      2: a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a
         memorial to a dead person [syn: dirge, coronach,
         lament, requiem, threnody]
      3: a mournful poem; a lament for the dead [syn: elegy,
         lament]
      v 1: express grief verbally; "we lamented the death of the
           child" [syn: lament, keen]
      2: regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we
         lamented the loss of benefits" [syn: deplore, lament,
         bewail, bemoan]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "lament":
     bawl, bemoan, bewail, coronach, cry, deplore, dirge, discomfort,
     dismay, distress, dolorous tirade, elegize, elegy, epicedium,
     give sorrow words, grieve, grieve for, grieve over, groan, howl,
     jeremiad, keen, knell, lamentation, moan, moaning, monody, mourn,
     mourning, murmur, mutter, outcry, pain, plaint, planctus, repine,
     scream, sigh, sing the blues, sob, sorrow, threnody, tirade,
     ululation, wail, wail of woe, weep, weep over, whimper, whine,
     yawp, yowl
  
  

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