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DESPONDENT (ADJ)
(Despond, Despondence, Despondently, ....ing)
desparing, EXTREMELY dejected -> the worse (negative) possible feeling you could ever have
She was despondent after she lost her job which she held fro 25 years
MOROSE (ADJ)
(Morosely, Moroseness)
gloomy, glum, sullen -> crabby something you can easily get over
After the team lost the game, the atmosphere in the locker room was morose.
DOWNCAST (ADJ)
(Downcastness)
depressed, despirited, dejected ->through the look/physical action ie: frowning hunched over
He was downcast when he discovered he had failed the exam.
AUSTERE (ADJ)
(Austerely, austerity)
morally strict; simple
The Austere dorm room lacked all of the luxeries of home
PRIVATION (N)
(usually plural) --> usually always in plural
hardship or lack; the absence of quality --> if u can use the word lack in the sentence it is probaly PRIVATION
The privations of the orphanage resulted in a morose atmosphere.
TRIBULATION (N)
(often "trial and tribulation")
distress, suffering, trouble, misery --> the feelings you get
The tribulations he suffered caused him to become despondent.
MISGIVING (N)
(misgive, misgivingly)
a feeling of doubt, fear, or suspicion
Jem and Scout had misgivings about Boo Radley.
RUE (V)
(Rueful, Ruefully)
to feel remorse, repentance, or regret
His father told him he would rue the day he dropped out of school
RECOIL (V)
(usually through fear, shock, or disgust)
to fall or draw; to shrink back
The girl recoiled at the sight og the open coffin.
LANGUID (ADJ)
(languish, languidly, langour, languishing)
weak, sluggish, dull; lacking vigor or spirit
She was languid during her recovery from her operation
MISCHANCE (N)
(none)
misfortune, bad luck; an unfortunate accident
His depondency was the result of a life full of mischance
MELEE (N)
(none)
a confused struggle or fight; confused mingling together
A melee erupted when the doors to the concert hall were locked.
DISCONCERT (V)
(disconcerting)
to CONFUSE, DISTURB, frustrate, upset, embarrass --> only deals with people
A fire drill in the middle of a test can disconert both students and teachers.
ABASH (V)
(abashment , unbashed)
to EMBARRASS, make ASHAMED; disconcert
He was abashed when he was caught cheating on the test.
DERANGE (V)
(Derangement)
to disarrange upset, or throw into confusion -> on test will be followed by a thing
Our monthly plan once again became deranged as a result of the many of assemblies
HARASS (V0
(Harassing, Harassment)
to trouble, worry, annoy, torment; attack repeatedly
The stress olf a difficult job may cause a person to feel harassed.