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portly
a heavy or rotund body shape (adj)
The portly man was uncomfortable in the narrow airplane seat.
chagrin
mental distress caused by humiliation, disappointment or failure. (n)
He was chagrined when he got to the airport and realized he had left his airline tickets at home.
foolscap
a piece of writing paper of a size that was standard in Great Britain. (n)
He wrote his will on a piece of foolscap he found on the desk.
conundrum
a riddle, puzzle; a difficult problem or dilemma (n)
Her conundrum was how to make new friends without losing her old ones.
compunction
emotional discomfort about the possible consequences of an action. (n)
I had no compunction about spanking the boy who had hit the other children because I knew he had to be stopped.
ennui
feeling of boredom (n)
The end of summer always fills me with ennui.