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blithe
joyous, merry, or gay in disposition
complacent
untroubled, pleased with oneself, SELF SATISFACTION
convivial
`friendly; agreeable/festive; GREGARIOUS
elated
very happy or PROUD; jubilant
jocund
cheerful; merry; gay; glad
ascetic
strict or severe in religious exercise or self-mortification; SELF DENIAL
chagrin
a feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or HUMILIATION
compunction
an uneasiness or hesitation about the rightness of an action; GUILT
disgruntled
displeased and discontented; sulky; peevish
lamentable
regrettable; unfortunate; RUEFUL; SADNESS FROM PITY
contrite
filled with a sense of guilt and desire for atonement; DEEP REGRET
maudlin
TEARFULLY or weakly emotional; SENTIMENTAL
pathos
literature that invokes feeling of pity/compassion
pensive
expressing thoughtfulness usually marked by sadness; MELANCHOLY
poignant
keenly distressing to the feelings
throes
a condition of AGONIZING STRUGGLE or trouble
buxom
attractively plump
cherubic
having a sweet nature; plump child; angel-like
obese
very fat; CORPULENT
attenuate
to make thin; slender; or fine; WEAKEN
emaciated
unnaturally thin from disease or hunger
svelte
gracefully slender in figure; LITHE
adulation
exaggerated in hypocritical praise; EXCESSIVE PRAISE
blandishment
something that tends to flatter or coax; MILD PRAISE
cajole
to PERSUADE by flattery; sweet talk; WHEEDLE
fulsome
OFFENSIVE to good taste; overdone or gross
ingratiate
to establish oneself in the FAVOR OF OTHERS esp. by deliberate effort
lackey
obediant; dutiful; MYRMIDON
obsequious
obediant; dutiful; FAWNING
sycophant
self-seeking, servile flatter; PARASITIC FLATTERER
apiary
where bees are kept
aviary
where birds are keptq
badger
to harass or urge persistantly; HECTOR
halcyon
calm, peaceful, tranquil
lionize
to treat as a celebrity
ornithology
branch of zoology that studies birds