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16 Cards in this Set

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1. Despondent (adj)
c. Despairing, extremely dejected (worst possible emotion you can feel, it the extreme)

a. Despond (present), despondence (n), despondently (adverb), desponding (future tense)
b. She was DESPONDENT after she lost the job which she held for twenty-five years.
d. What might cause me to become despondent? Failing, death
2. Morose (adj.)
c. Gloomy, glum, sullen ( normal feeling)

a. Morosely (adverb) Moroseness (noun)
b. After the team lost the game, the atmosphere in the locker room was MOROSE. (being crabby)
d. Provide examples of MOROSE charaters or settings- the girl from beatle juice, the poem of the raven
3. Downcast (adj)
c. depressed, dispirited, dejected (physical)

a. Downcastness(n)
b. He was DOWNCAST when he discovered he had failed the exam.
d. What might cause someone to be DOWNCAST? Bad shot, failing a test
4. Austere (adj.)
c. Severe; morally strict; simple

a. Austerely (adverb), austerity(noun)
b. The AUSTERE dorm room lacked all of the luxuries of home.
d. Describe an AUSTERE room-building
5. Privation (n)
c. Hardship or lack; absence of quality (absolutely none)

a. Usually plural- privations
b. The PRIVATIONS of the orphanage resulted in a morose atmosphere.
d. Describe privations of a prison- life, freedom, comfort
6. Tribulation (n)
c. Distress, suffering, trouble, misery (feeling from the negative experience)

a. Often “trial and tribulation” Tribulations
b. The TRIBULATIONS he suffered caused him to become despondent
d. What might bring about TRIBULATION? Death, being locked up, kidnapped, the after affect of being shot.
7. Misgiving (n)
c. A feeling of doubt, fear, or suspicion

a. Misgive (v), Misgivingly (adverb), Misgivings (v or plural formm)
b. Jem and Scout had MISGIVINGS about Boo Radley.
d. What might give you MISGIVINGS?
8. Rue (v)
c. To feel remorse, repentance, or regret

a. Rueful and ruefully (adverbs)
b. His father told him he would RUE the day he dropped out of school
d. What might you RUE? Not studying for a test
9. Recoil (v)
c. To fall or draw back; to shrink back

a. Usually through fear shock disgust… only a verb
b. The girl RECOILED at the sight of the open coffin.
d. What might cause you to RECOIL? Spiders, scary movies.
10. Languid (adj.)
c. Weak sluggish, dull; lacking vigor or spirit

a. Languish (adj) Languidly (adverb) Languor (n) languishing (v)
b. She was LANGUID during her recovery from her operation.
d. What might cause you to become LANGUID? School, waking up
11. Mischance (n)
c. Misfortune, bad luck; an unfortunate accident

a. None, follows the word “by”
b. His despondency was the result of a life full of MISCHANCE.
d. Describe a MISCHANCE in your life- running through something one
12. Melee (n)
c. A confused struggle or fight; confused mingling together.

a. None- melee is singular and plural
b. A MELEE erupted when the doors to the concert hall were locked.
d. Describe the possible consequences of a MELEE- suspension, expels
13. Disconcert (v.)
c. To confuse, disturb, frustrate, upset, embarrass

a. Disconcerting (v) stays a verb (it involves
a human at the retrieving end)
b. A fire drill in the middle of a test can DISCONCERT both students and teachers.
d. List some things that might DISCONCERT you- when someone interrupts you.
14. Abash (v)
c. To embarrass, make ashamed; disconcer

a. Abashment (n), Unabashed (v)
b. He was ABASHED when he was caught cheating on the test.t
d. List some things that might cause ABASHMENT – falling down the stairs
15. Derange (v)
c. To disarrange, upset, or throw into confusion

a. Derangement (n) (has things on the receiving end)
b. Our monthly plan once again became DERANGED as a result of the many assemblies.
d. List some things that might cause DERANGEMENT.
16. Harass (v)
c. To trouble, worry, annoy, torment; attack repeatedly

a. Harassing (v), Harassment (n)
b. The stress of a difficult job may cause a person to feel HARASSED.
d. How might you react to HARASSMENT- tell an authority.