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blithe
1. merry; joyous
2. heedless
buoy
keep afloat; raise the spirits of; encourage
buoyant
1. cheerful
2. able to float
complacency
self-satisfaction; smugness
complacent
too pleased with oneself--often without awareness of possible dangers or defects; self-satisfied; smug
convivial
fond of eating and drinking with friends, sociable
convivality
sociability
delectable
very pleasing; delightful
elated
in high spirits; joyful
elation
state of being elated; euphoria
frolic
play and run about happily; have fun; romp
frolicsome
full of merriment; playful
jocund
merry; cheerful; lighthearted
jubilant
showing great joy; rejoicing; exultant
jubilation
rejoicing; exultation
ascetic
shunning pleasures; self-denying; austere
ascetic
person who shuns pleasures and lives simply
chagrin
embarrassment; mortification; disappointment
chagrined
ashamed; mortified
compunction
regret; remorse; misgiving; qulam; scruple
contrite
showing deep regret and sorrow for wrongdoing; deeply penitent; repentant; remorseful
contrition
repentance; remorse; penitence
disconsolate
cheerless; inconsolable
disgruntled
in bad humor; displeased; discontented
doleful
causing grief or sadness; mournful; dolorous; lugubrious
lament
mourn; deplore
lamentable
pitiable; rueful
maudlin
weakly sentimental and tearful
pathos
quality in events or in art (literature, music, etc.) that arouses our pity
pensive
thoughtful in a sad way; melancholy
plight
unfortunate state; predicament
poignant
painfully touching; piercing
sullen
resentfully silent; glum; morose; gloomy
throes
anguish; pangs
tribulation
suffering; distress
burly
strongly and heavily built; husky
buxom
plump and attractive
cherubic
chubby and innocent-looking; like a cherub (angel in the form of a child)
attenuate
make thin; weaken
emaciated
made unnaturally thin; abnormally lean because of starvation or illness
haggard
careworn; gaunt
lank
lean; ungracefully tall; lanky
svelte
slender; lithe
adulation
excessive praise; flattery
blandishment
word or deet of mild flattery; allurement; enticement
cajole
persuade by pleasant words; wheedle; coax
cajolery
persuasion by flattery; wheedling; coaxing
curry favor
seek to gain favor by flattery
fulsome
offensive because of insincerity; repulsive; disgusting
ingratiate
work (oneself) into favor
lackey
follower who carries another's wishes like a servant; toady
obsequious
showing excessive willingness to serve; subservient; fawning
sycophant
parasitic flatterer; truckler
truckle
submit in a subservient manner to a superior; fawn; make a doormat of oneself