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After acting his final, David was SANGUINE about his prospects for a good overall course grade.

Cheerfully optimistic
(Sanguis blood)
S

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His prolonged illness turned Julio from a spry, happy bon vivant into a morose and PHLEGMATIC bore.

Sluggish
P

2

She has been so MELANCHOLY ever since she broke up with her boyfriend; sometimes she is even too depressed to talk with her friends.

Sad, depressed
(Melan- black + choler bile)
M

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Gena's mom is really nice but her dad is CHOLERIC; he freaks out about the smallest things.

Easily angered
(Choler- bile + -ic characterized by)
C

4

Christine is a talented volleyball player, but she's no RECALCITRANT that our coach often keeps her on the bench.

Stubbornly resistant to authority
(Re- back + calcitrare kick)
R

5

After three weeks of factoring polynomials, my entire class became LETHARGIC; we were board to death!

Sluggish; fully apathetic
L

6

SPLENETIC outbursts happen when your friends talk while you are trying to work.

Irritable; easily angered
(Splen- spleen)
S

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QUERULOUS tone or a sign of irritation.

Disposed to complaining
Q

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We object also to the catastrophe as too DOLOROUS, and as absolutely improbable.

Marked by or expressive of sorrow or pain
(Dolor- pain)
D

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The Negro soldiers felt keenly about the frequent show of racial ANIMOSITY.

Hostility; ill-will
(Animosus bold)
A

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PUSILLANIMOUS nature of contemporary political arguments is cowardly.

Cowardly
(Pusillus- weak + anima spirit)
P

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Earlier this year he fell prey to a general LASSITUDE.

Feeling of weakness or listlessness
L