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Perfect happiness, very happy
bliss/blissful
"The young movie star could conceive of no greater ____ than winning an "Oscar."
1. merry; joyous
2. careless
blithe
He was so enraptured with the scenery that he drove right through the intersection in ___disregard of the "Full Stop" sign.
keep afloat; raise the spirits of; encourage
buoy/buoyant
Your encouragement ___ us and gave us hope.
self-satisfaction, too pleased with oneself
complacent/complacency
We should not be ____ about our security; we must be alert to potential threats.
self-satisfaction, too pleased with oneself
complacent/complacency
We should not be ____ about our security; we must be alert to potential threats.
1. found of eating and drinking with friends
2. sociable
convivial/conviviality
We enjoy the ____of holiday get-togethers.
very pleasing; delightful
delectable
The food was _____; we enjoyed every morsel.
state of overwhelming joy; rapture
ecstasy/ecstatic
If we win tomorrow, there will be ____;if we lose, gloom.
in high spirits; joyful
state of being ___;euphoria
elated/elation
Unfortunately, our ___ was short-lived.
play and run about happily; have fun' romp
full of merriment; playful
frolic/frolicsome
Very young children need a safe place to ___.
characterized by festivity
gala
The annual Mardi Gras in New Orleans is a ___ carnival of parades and merriment.
merry; cheerful
jocund
Our neighbor is a ___ fellow who tells amusing anecdotes.
showing great joy; rejoicing; exultant
jubilant/jubilation
On eleciton night there usually is ___ at the campaign headquarters of the victorious party.
shunning pleasures; self-denying
person who shuns pleasures and lives simply
ascetic
The __ Puritans rigidly suppressed many forms of recreation.
embarrassment; mortification; disappointment
chagrin/chagrined
Imagine my ____ when I learned that I had not been invited to the party!!
regret; remorse; misgiving;qualm
compunction
We had no ___ about turning in the old car because it had become undependable.
showing deep regret and sorrow for wrongdoing; deeply penitent; repentant
contrite/contrition
The ringleader showed no __, but his accomplices have expressed sorrow for their misdeeds.
sad; in low spirits; depressed
dejected/dejection
We are elated when our team wins, but ___ when it loses.
cheerless; inconsolable
disconsolate
The mother could not stop her __ son from sobbing over the loss of his dog.
in bad humor; displeased; discontented
disgruntled
From her ___ expression I could tell she was not satisfied.
causing greef or sadness; mournful; dolorous
doleful
The refugee told a ___ tale of hunger and persecution
moody; gloomy; dour
glum
As they emerged from the conference, both the Mayer and the Governor were ____ and refused to talk to reporters.
mourn; deplore
pitiable; rueful
lament/lamentable
We ___ the loss of life, and we sympathize with the victims' families.

He described the ___ hardships of the three miners trapped in the underground chamber.
weekly sentimental and tearful
maudlin
After singing a couple of ____ numbers, the quartet was asked for something more cheerful.
1. homesickness
2. yearning for the past
nostalgia/nostalgic
When away from home for too long, we tend to become ___.
arousing pity
pathetic
Despite his ___ condition, the released hostage had a ready smile.
quality in events or in art (literature, music, etc.) that arouses our pity
pathos
The young seamstress who precedes Sydney Carton to the guillotine adds to the ___ of a TALE OF TWO CITIES.
thoughtful in a sad way; melancholy
pensive
Unlike her cheerful, outgoing sister, Elizabeth was __ and shy.
unfortunate state; predicament
plight
Numerous offers of assistance were received after the ___ of the distressed family was publicized.
painfully touching; piercing
poignant
One of the most ___ scenes in MACBETH occurs when Macduff learns that his wife and children have been slaughtered.
resentfully silent; glum; morose; gloomy
sullen
The ___ suspect refused to give his name and address.
anguish; pangs
throes
Fortunate are those who have never experienced the ___ of separation from a loved one.
suffering; distress
tribulation
The 1845 potato famine was a time of great ___ in Ireland.
strongly and heavily built; husky
burly
Extra-large football uniforms were ordered to outfit our ___ linemen.
plump and attractive
buxom
By the side of her skinny city cousin, the farm girl looked radiant and ___.
chubby and innocent-looking; like an angel in the form of a child
cherubic
Your well-nourished nephew, despite his ___ face, can be quite mischievous.
extremely overweight; corpulent; portly
obese/obesity
For a long, healthy life, one should give up smoking and avoid becoming ___.
short and plump; chubby
pudgy
This ring is too small for a ___ finger.
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