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dismal

adj: showing or causing unhappiness or sad feelings; not warm, cheerful, etc.

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glib

adj: said or done too easily or carelessly; showing little preparation or thought

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caustic

adj: marked by sharp or biting sarcasm; very harsh and critical

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ennui

n: a lack of spirit, enthusiasm, or interest

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sempiternal

adj: of never ending duration; eternal

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maudlin

adj: showing or expressing too much emotion especially in a foolish or annoying way

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collywobbles

n: pain in the abdomen and especially in the stomach; belly ache

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trepidation

n: tremulous fear; alarm or agitation; perturbation

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miasma

n: a harmful or corrupting atmosphere or influence; also an atmosphere that obscures; a fog

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roister

v: to engage in boisterous merrymaking; to revel; to carouse

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winsome

adj: cheerful; merry; gay; lighthearted

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cloy

v: to weary or tire by excess; especially of seetness, richness, pleasure, etc.

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cavil

v: to trivially object to something

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paean

n: a song of praise, triumph, or thanksgiving or an expression of praise or joy

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tintinnabulation

n: a tinkling sound, as of a bell or bells

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vociferous

adj: making a loud outcry, clamorous, noisy

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wheedle

v: to influence or entice by soft words or flattery

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juvenescent

adj: being or becoming youthful; young in appearance

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mythomane

n: a person with a strong or irresistible propensity for fantasizing, lying, or exagerating

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conk

v: to go to sleep, break, or fail; to slow down or stop (loose energy)' to lose consciousness, faint, or die (usually followed by off or out)

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impunity

n: exemption or freedom from punishment, harm, or loss