"...the airport was awash with lachrymose mothers bidding farewell to their adventurous jetset offspring..."
Lachrymose means tearful, or sad. It comes from the Latin lacrima meaning 'tear' . A lachrymal vase, I discovered in the course of researching this word, is a phial holding the tears of mourners at a funeral. What a good idea - it would save on tissues.
ABORIGINES is a Latin term that used to mean the people who lived around Rome before the Romans. Its origins are: 'ab' (from), and 'origo' (beginning)