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Despondent (adj.)

(despond, despondence, despondently,
despairing, extremely dejected

She was despondent after she lots the job which she held for twenty-five years.

(The worse negative feeling you can have)
Morose (adj.)

(Morosely, moroseness)
gloomy, glum, sullen

After the team lost the game, the atmosphere in the locker room was morose.

Downcast (adj.)

depressed, dispirited, dejected

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 luxuries of home.
Privation (n.)

(usually plural)
hardship or lack; absence of quality

The privations of the orphanage resulted in a morose atmosphere.
Tribulation (n.)

(Often "trial and tribulation")
distress, suffering, trouble, misery

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 back; to shrink back

The girl recoiled at the sight of the open coffin.
Languid (adj.)

(Languish, Languidly, Languor, Languishing)
weak, sluggish, dull; lacking vigor or spirit

She was languid during her recovery from her operation.
Mischance (n.)

misfortune, bad luck; an unfortunate accident

His despondency was the result of a life full of mischance.
Melee (n.)

a confused struggle or fight; confused mingling together

A melee erupted when the doors to the concert hall were locked.
Disconcert (v.)

to CONFUSE, DISTURB, frustrate, upset, embarrass

A fire drill in the middle of a test can disconcert both students and teachers.

(only people)
Abash (v.)

(Abashment, unabashed)
to EMBARRASS, make ASHAMED; disconcert

He was abashed when he was caught cheating on the test.
Derange (v.)

to disarrange, upset, or throw into confusion

Our monthly plan once again became deranged as a result of the many assemblies.
Harass (v.)

(Harassing, Harassment)
to trouble, worry, annoy, torment; attack repeatedly

The stress of a difficult job may cause a person to feel harassed.