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16 Cards in this Set

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1. Despondent (ADJ)

(Desponded, Despondence, Despondently, Desponding)

She was DESPONDENT after she lost the job which she held for twenty-five years.
Despairing, eXtReMeLy dejected

Worst possible feeling you can have.
2. Morose (ADJ)

(Morosely, Moroseness)

After the team lost the game, the atmosphere in the locker room was MOROSE!
Gloomy, Glum, Sullen

Being crabby
3. Downcast (ADJ)


He was DOWNCAST when he descovered he had failed the exam.
Depressed, Dispirited, Dejected

Physical apearence makes them look sad.
4. Austere (ADJ)

(Austerely, Austerity)

The Austere dorm room lacked all of the luxuries of home.
Sever; morally strict; simple
5. Privation (N)
(Sometimes Plural)

The PROVATIONS of the orphanage resulted in a morose atmosphere.
Hardship or lack; absence of quality
6. Tribulation (N)
(Often "trial and tribulation")

TheTRIBULATIONS he suffered caused him to become despondent.
Distress, suffering, trouble, misery.

(Holocaust, Jesus and the Cross)
7. Misgiving (N)
(Misgive, Misgivingly)

Jem and Scout had MISGIVINGS about Boo Radley.
A feeling of doubt, fear, or suspicion.
8. Rue (V)
(Rueful, Ruefully)

His fater told him he would rue the day he dropped out of school.
To feel remorce, repentance, or regret.
9. Recoil (V)
(Usually through fear, shock, or disgust)

The girl recoiled at the sight of the open coffin.
To shrink back suddenly. To draw or fall back!
10. Languid (ADJ)
(Languish, Languidly, Languor, Languishing)

She was LANGUID durring her recovery from her operation
Weak, sluggish, dull: lacking vigor or spirt
11. Mischance (N)

His despondency was the result of a life full of MISCHANCE.
misfortune, bad luck; an unfortunate accident
12. Melee (N)

A MELEE erupted when the doors to the concerthall we locked.
a confused struggle or fight; confused mingling together
13. Disconcert (V)


A fire in the middle of a test can disconcert both students and teachers.
to cOnFuSe, DiStUrB, frustrate, upset, embarrass
14. Abash (V)

(Abashment, Unabashed)

He was ABASHED when he was caught cheating on the test.
to EmBaRrAsS, make AsHaMeD: disconcert
15. Derange (V)


Onr monthly plan one again became deranged as a result of the many assemblies.
to disarrange, upset, or thrown into confusion.
16. Harass (V)
(Harassing, Harassment)

The stress if a difficult job may cause a person to feel HARASSED.
to trouble, worry, annoy, torment; attack repeatedly.