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bliss(n)
perfect happiness
blissful(adj)
very happy
blithe(adj)
1. merry; joyous
2. heedless
buoy(v)
keep afloat; raise spirits of encourage
buoyant(adj)
1. cheerful
2. able to float
complacency(n)
self-satisfaction; smugness
complacent(adj)
too pleased with oneself
convivial(adj)
1. fond of eating and drinking with friends
2. sociable
conviviality(n)
socialibility
delectable(adj)
very pleasing; delightful
ecstasy(n)
state of overwhelming joy
ecstatic(adj)
in ecstasy
elated(adj)
in high spirits; joyful
elation(n)
state of being elated; euphoria
frolic(v)
play and run about happily; have fun
frolicsome(adj)
full of merrement; playful
gala(adj)
characterized by festivity
jocund(adj)
merry; cheerful
jubilant(adj)
showing great joy; rejoicing
jubilation(n)
rejoicing; exultation
ascetic(adj)
shunning pleasures; self-denying
ascetic(n)
person who shuns pleasures and lives simply
chagrin(n)
embarrassment; mortification; dissapointment
chagrined(adj)
ashamed; mortified
compunction(n)
regret; remorse; misgiving
contrite(adj)
showing deep regret and sorrow for wrongdoing
contrition(n)
repentance
dejected(adj)
sad; in low spirits; depressed
dejection(n)
lowness of spirits; sadness; depression
disconsolate(adj)
cheerless; inconsolable
disgruntled(adj)
in bad humor; displeased; discontented
doleful(adj)
causing grief or sadness; mournful
glum(adj)
moody; gloomy
lament(v)
mourn; deplore
lamentable(adj)
pitiable
maudlin(adj)
weakly sentimental and tearful
nostalgia(n)
1. homesickness
2. yearn for the past
nostalgic(adj)
homesick
pathetic(adj)
arousing pity
pathos(n)
quality in events or in art that arouses pity (lit, music, etc)
pensive(adj)
thoughtful in a sad way; melancholy
plight(n)
unfortunate state; predicament
poignant(adj)
painfully touching; piercing
sullen(adj)
resentfully silent; glum; morose; gloomy
throes(n)
anguish; pangs
tribulation(n)
suffering; distress
burly(adj)
strongly and heavuly built, husky
buxom(adj)
plump and attractive
cherubic(adj)
chubby and innocent-looking
obese(adj)
extremely overweight; corpulent
obesity(n)
excessive body weight; corpulence
pudgy(adj)
short and plump; shubby
attenuate(v)
make thin; weaken
emaciated(adj)
made unnaturally thin; abnormally lean because of starvation or illness
haggard(adj)
careworn; gaunt
lank(adj)
lean; ungracefully tall; lanky
svelte(adj)
slender; lithe
adulation(n)
excessive praise; flattery
blandishment(n)
word or deed of mild flattery; allurement; enticement
cajole(v)
persuade by pleasant words; wheedle; coax
cajolery(n)
persuasion by flattery; wheedling; coaxing
curry(v) favor(n)
seek to gain favor by flattery
fulsome(adj)
offensive because of insincerity; repulsive; disgusting
ingratiate(v)
work (oneself) into favor
lackey(n)
follower who carries out another's wishes like a servant; toady
obsequious(adj)
showing excessive willingness to serve; subservient; fawning
sycophant(n)
parasitice flatterer; truckler
truckle(v)
submit in a subservient manner to a superior; fawn; make a doormat of oneself