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bliss (n.)

perfect happiness

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blissful (adj.)

very happy

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blithe (adj.)

  1. merry; joyous

  2. heedless

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buoy (v.)

keep afloat; raise the spirits of; encourage

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buoyant (adj.)

  1. cheerful

  2. able to float

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complacency (n.)

self-satisfaction; smugness

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complacent (adj.)

too pleased with oneself--often without awareness of possible dangers or defects; self-satisfied; smug

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convivial (adj.)

fond of eating and drinking with friends; sociable

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conviviality (n.)

sociability

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delectable (adj.)

very pleasing; delightful

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ascetic (adj.)

shunning pleasures; self-denying; austere

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ascetic (n.)

person who shuns pleasures and lives simply

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chagrin (n.)

embarrassment; mortification; disappointment

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chagrined (adj.)

ashamed; mortified

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compunction (adj.)

regret; remorse; misgiving; qualm; scruple

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contrite (adj.)

showing deep regret and sorrow for wrongdoing; deeply penitent; repentant; remorseful

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contrition (n.)

repentance; remorse; penitence

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dejected (adj.)

sad; in low spirits; depressed; downcast

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dejection (n.)

lowness of spirits; sadness; depression

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disconsolate (adj.)

cheerless; inconsolable

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disgruntled (adj.)

in bad humor; displeased; discontented

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doleful (adj.)

causing grief or sadness; mournful; dolorous; lugubrious

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glum (adj.)

moody; gloomy; dour

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burly (adj.)

strongly and heavily built; husky

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buxom (adj.)

plump and attractive

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cherubic (adj.)

chubby and innocent-looking; like a cherub (angel in the form of a child)

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obese (adj.)

extremely overweight; corpulent; portly

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obesity (n.)

excessive body weight; corpulence

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pudgy (adj.)

short and plump; chubby

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attenuate (v.)

make thin; weaken

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emaciated (adj.)

made unnaturally thin; abnormally lean because of starvation or illness

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haggard (adj.)

careworn; gaunt

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lank (adj.)

lean; ungracefully tall; lanky

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svelte (adj.)

slender; lithe

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