The Word of the Day is Penitent   penitent /ˈpɛnɪt(ə)nt/ adjective 1. feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong; repentant. "a penitent expression" synonyms: repentant, contrite, regretful, remorseful, sorry, apologetic, conscience-stricken, rueful, ashamed, shamefaced, abject "she stood with her hands joined below her waist like a penitent child" noun 1. a person who repents their sins and (in the Christian Church) seeks … Continue reading PENITENT