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ecstasy
rapturous delight.
mein
air, bearing, or demeanor, as showing character, feeling, etc
taciturn
inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation
sardonic
characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical; sneering
innocuous
not harmful or injurious; harmless
perceptive
having or showing keenness of insight, understanding, or intuition
melancholy
sober thoughtfulness; pensiveness
poignant
affecting or moving the emotions
forlorn
desolate or dreary; unhappy or miserable, as in feeling, condition, or appearance
earthy
of the nature of or consisting of earth or soil
querulous
full of complaints; complaining
tenuous
thin or slender in form, as a thread
impudent
shameless or brazenly immodest
demur
to linger; hesitate
intangible
not definite or clear to the mind
bland
nonirritating, as food or medicines
repugnant
making opposition; averse
scintillate
to emit sparks
obstinate
firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty
sedentary
accustomed to sit or rest a great deal or to take little exercise
divine
of or pertaining to a god, esp. the Supreme Being
preclude
to prevent the presence, existence, or occurrence of; make impossible
conjecture
the formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof
witless
lacking wit or intelligence; stupid; foolish
fleeting
passing swiftly; vanishing quickly; transient; transitory
brink
a crucial or critical point, esp. of a situation or state beyond which success or catastrophe occurs
excursion
a short trip or outing to some place, usually for a special purpose and with the intention of a prompt return
convivial
friendly; agreeable
morose
gloomily or sullenly ill-humored, as a person or mood
scrupulous
having scruples; having or showing a strict regard for what one considers right; principled
suffocate
to overcome or extinguish; suppress
feign
to represent fictitiously; put on an appearance of
swoon
to faint; lose consciousness
indolent
causing little or no pain; inactive or relatively benign
spectral
of or pertaining to a specter; ghostly; phantom
solace
comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble; alleviation of distress or discomfort
aver
to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner
assert
to state with assurance, confidence, or force; state strongly or positively; affirm; aver
squalid
foul and repulsive, as from lack of care or cleanliness; neglected and filthy
animated
to make lively, vivacious, or vigorous; give zest or spirit to
solemn
grave, sober, or mirthless, as a person, the face, speech, tone, or mood
feisty
full of animation, energy, or courage; spirited; spunky; plucky
resolute
firmly resolved or determined; set in purpose or opinion
sportive
playful or frolicsome; jesting, jocose, or merry
evade
to escape from by trickery or cleverness
rupture
a breach of harmonious, friendly, or peaceful relations
abhor
to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate
wretched
poor, sorry, or pitiful; worthless
haphazard
characterized by lack of order or planning, by irregularity, or by randomness; determined by or dependent on chance; aimless
compunction
a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse
breach
an infraction or violation, as of a law, trust, faith, or promise
diversion
the act of diverting or turning aside, as from a course or purpose
inexorable
not to be persuaded, moved, or affected by prayers or entreaties
affable
pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite
meager
deficient in quantity or quality; lacking fullness or richness; scanty; inadequate
injunction
a judicial process or order requiring the person or persons to whom it is directed to do a particular act or to refrain from doing a particular act
induce
to lead or move by persuasion or influence, as to some action or state of mind
scant
barely sufficient in amount or quantity; not abundant; almost inadequate
benevolence
desire to do good to others; goodwill; charitableness
agitation
persistent urging of a political or social cause or theory before the public
placid
pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed
intricate
complex; complicated; hard to understand, work, or make
lax
not strict or severe; careless or negligent
facetious
lacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous
inclination
a disposition or bent, esp. of the mind or will; a liking or preference
audacity
boldness or daring, esp. with confident or arrogant disregard for personal safety, conventional thought, or other restrictions
somber
extremely serious; grave
listless
having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent
opaque
not transparent or translucent; impenetrable to light; not allowing light to pass through.
austere
severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding
appalling
to fill or overcome with horror, consternation, or fear; dismay