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bliss
noun
perfect happiness
blissful
adjective
very happy
blithe
adjective
1. merry; joyous
2. heedless
buoy
verb
keep afloat; raise the spirits of; encourage
buoyant
adjective
1.cheerful
2. able to float
complacency
noun
self-satisfaction; smugness
complacent
adjective
too pleased with oneself--often without awareness of possible dangers or defects; self-satisfied; smug
convival
adjective
fond of eating and drinking with friends; sociable
conviviality
noun
sociability
delectable
adjective
very pleasing; delightful
ecstacy
noun
state of overwhelming joy; rapture
ecstatic
adjective
in ecstacy; enraptured
elated
adjective
in high spirits; joyful
elation
noun
state of being elated; euphoria
frolic
verb
play and run about happily; have fun; romp
frolicsome
adjective
full of merriment; playful
gala
adjective
characterized by festivity
jocund
adjective
merry; cheerful; lighthearted
jubilant
adj.
showing great joy; rejoicing; exulant
jubilation
noun
rejocing; exultation
ascetic
adjective
shunning pleasures; self-deny ing; austere
ascetic
noun
person who shuns pleasures and lives simply
chagrin
noun
embarrassment; mortification; disappointment
chagrined
adjective
ashamed; mortified
compunction
noun
regret; remorse; misgiving; qualm; scruple
contrite
adjective
showing deep regret and sorrow for wrongdoing; deeply penitence
contrition
noun
repentance; remorse; penitence
dejected
adj
sad; in low spirits; depressed; downcast
dejection
noun
lowness of spirits; sadness; depression
disconsolate
adj
cheerless; inconsolable
disgruntled
adj
in bad humor; displeased; discontented
doleful
adjective
causing grief or sadness; mournful; dolorous; lugubrious
glum
adj
moody; gloomy; dour
lament
verb
mourn deplre
lamentable
adj
pitiful; rueful
maudlin
adj
weakly sentimental and tearful
nostalgia
noun
1. homesickness
2. yearning for the past
nostalgic
adj
homesick
pathetic
adj
arousing pity
pathos
noun
quality in events or art that arouses pity
pensive
adj
thoughtful in a sad way; melancholy
plight
noun
unfortunate state; predicament
poignant
adj
painfully touching; piercing
sullen
adj
resentfully silent; glum; gloomy
throes
noun
anguish; pangs
tribulation
noun
suffering; distress
burly
adj
strongly and heavily built; husky
buxom
adj
plump and attractive
cherubic
adj
chubby and innocent looking
obese
adj
extremely overweight; corpulent; portly
obesity
noun
excessive body weight; corpulence
pudgy
adj
shourt and plump; chubby
attenuate
verb
make thin; weaken
emaciated
adj
made unnaturally thin; abnormally lean becasue of starvation or illness
haggard
adj
careworn; gaunt
lank
adj
lean; ungracefully tall; lanky
svelte
adj
slender; lithe
adulation
noun
excessive praise; flattery
blandishment
noun
word or deed of mild flattery; allurement; enticement
cajole
verb
persuade by pleasant words; wheedle; coax
cajolery
noun
persuasion by flattery; wheedling; coaxing
curry
verb
seek to gain favor by flattery
fulsome
adj
offensive becasue of insincerity; repulsive; disgusting
ingratiate
verb
work oneself into favor
lackey
noun
follower who carries out another's wishes like a servent; toady
obsequious
adj
showing excessive willingness to serve; fawning
sycophant
noun
parasitic flatterer; truckler
truckle
verb
submit in a subservient manner to a superior; fawn; make a dormat of oneself