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chagrin

annoyance and disappointment; vexation caused by humiliation

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pathos

a quality that causes people to feel sympathy and sadness

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ebullient

cheerful and full of energy

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funereal

somber, gloomy, mournful, melancholy, lugubrious; suitable for a funeral

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sublime

exalted, elevated, noble, lofty; cause deep feelings of wonder; of high spiritual or moral worth

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evocative, -tion (n)

bringing strong images, memories, or feelings to mind

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consternation

worry and concern

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felicity

intense happiness

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racy

Exciting or exhilarating to the mind

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throes

intense or violent pain and struggle; esp. accompanying birth, death or great change.

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jaunty

cheerful, cheery, happy,

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pique

To affect with irritation; to wound the pride of; to excite curiosity.

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plaintive, plaint (n)

sounding sad and mournful

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restive

impatient especially under restriction or delay

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solicitous

concerned, attentive

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beatitude

1. blessedness; state of great happiness . 2. a title given to patriarchs in the Orthodox Church

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lugubrious

Sorrowful; excessively sad; gloomy.

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nauseate

to cause to loathe

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nonplussed, nonplused (alt sp)

the old meaning is "bewildered," while the new meaning is "unfazed."

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rue, rueful (adj), ruefully (adv)

to regret; lament; mourn

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elegiac

mournful, melancholic

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frisson

a brief moment of emotional excitement : shudder, thrill

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prurient, prurience (n)

having or causing lustful desires; arousing immoderate sexual desires

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compunction

a feeling of guilt or moral scruple that follows the doing of something bad

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wry, wryly (adv)

(esp. of the expression of the face) twisted; expressing displeasure

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idyllic, idyll (n)

adj=carefree--- noun= story or incident in peaceful or ideal setting

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beatific

giving or showing bliss; blissful

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viva

long live! (used to express acclaim or support for a specified person or thing). Ex- Viva Mexico

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blithe

carefree and happy and lighthearted

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umbrage

a feeling of anger caused by being offended

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craw

stick in one's craw, to cause considerable or abiding resentment; rankle

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jaundiced

bitterness or resentment from long and disappointing experience in human affairs

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quail

(v) feel or show fear or apprehension (n) the bird

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wretched

(of a person) in a a very unhappy or unfortunate state

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sensibility

the ability to appreciate and respond to complex emotional and aesthetic influences; sensitivity

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wistful

thin; slight; barely discernible

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rancor, rancorous (adj)

bitterness or resentfulness, esp. when long-standing

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verve

vigor and spirit or enthusiasm

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vicissitude

a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that i unwelcome or unpleasant

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xenophobia, xenophobic (adj), xenophobes (n)

an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers or that which is foreign or strange

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vex, vexation (n), vexatious (adj)

to make someone feel annoyed or worried, especially with trivial matters

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schadenfreude

satisfaction felt at someone else’s misfortune. (schaden=harm & freude=joy)

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affinity

1. a natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship. 2. relationship by marriage. 3. an inherent similarity between persons or things. 4. a relationship or resemblance in structure between species that suggests a common origin. 5. the attraction between an antigen and an antibody. 6. an attraction or force between particles that causes them to combine.

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bereaved

suffering the death of a loved one

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bereft

sad because a family member or friend has died.--- (archaic) past participle of bereave

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agape

1. (of the mouth) wide open, especially with surprise or wonder.; 2. love that is spiritual, not sexual, in its nature. 3. in the early Christian Church, the love feast accompanied by Eucharistic celebration.

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animus

hostility of ill-feeling

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disquieting, disquiet (v), disquietude(n)

inducing feelings of anxiety or worry

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effusive, effusiveness (n)

1. unrestrained or excessive in emotional expression. 2. profuse; overflowing.

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staid

(adj.) sedate, serious, self-restrained (The staid butler never changed his expression no matter what happened.)

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unabashed

not embarrassed, disconcerted or alarmed

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abashed

cause to feel embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed.

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tremulous

nervous, trembling, timid, sensitive

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apoplectic, apoplexy (n)

incapacity or speechlessness caused by extreme anger

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doleful

Melancholy

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fever pitch

a state of extreme excitement

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homoerotic

concerning or arousing sexual desire centered on a person of the same sex

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levity

humor or frivolity

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maudlin

sad; sentimental; inclined to weep; mawkish

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roil

1. make a liquid turbid or muddy by disturbing the sediment. 2. another term for rile (sense 1)

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yen

1.strong desire or propensity. 2. the basic monetary unit of Japan