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Breezily (Adverb)


Her answer was breezily aristocratic.
Sure, why not, Tanner said too breezily.
I stood up even as she came breezily to a stop beside me.

* affable, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, laid-back, low-pressure, mellow


Lamentation (noun)

Jeff thinks that despite their lamentations about not having enough free time, most professionals actually don’t like having white space on their calendar.

the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping.
"scenes of lamentation"
synonyms: weeping, wailing, crying, sobbing, moaning, moan, sob, wail, lament, sorrow, complaint, keening, grief, grieving, mourning, howling, howl, plaint; rareululation



The real meaning is rather more sober.

Not intoxicated or affected by the use of alcohol or drugs.
Abstaining from or habitually abstemious in the use of alcoholic drink or other intoxicants: a former addict who has been sober for 10 years.
Straightforward and serious; not exaggerated, emotional, or silly: gave a sober assessment of the situation.
Serious or staid in character or conduct: Sober people refrained from making a judgment until all the facts came out. See Synonyms at serious.
Plain or subdued, as in decoration: sober attire.



Computers are becoming increasingly ubiquitous.
He aims to make his product ubiquitous by selling it internationally.

present, or seeming to be present, everywhere at the same time; omnipresent