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bliss

perfect happiness

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blissful

very happy

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blithe

  1. merry; joyous

  2. heedless

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buoy

keep afloat; raise the spirits of; encourage

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buoyant

  1. cheerful

  2. able to float

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complacency

self-satisfaction; smugness

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complacent

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

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convivial

fond of eating and drinking with friends; sociable

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conviviality

sociability

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delectable

very pleasing; delightful

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ecstasy

state of overwhelming joy; rapture

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ecstatic

in ecstasy; enraptured

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elated

in high spirits; joyful

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elation

state of being elated; euphoria

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frolic

play and run about happily; have fun; romp

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frolicsome

full of merriment; playful

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gala

characterized by festivity

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jocund

merry; cheerful; lighthearted

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jubliant

showing great joy; rejoicing; exultant

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jubilation

rejoicing; exultation

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ascetic

  1. shunning pleasures; self-denying; austere

  2. person who shuns pleasures and lives simply

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chagrin

embarrassment; mortification; disappointment

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chagrined

ashamed; mortified

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compunction

regret; remorse; misgiving; qualm; scruple

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contrite

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

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contrition

repentance; remorse; penitence

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dejected

sad; in low spirits; depressed; downcast

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dejection

lowness of spirits; sadness; depression

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disconsolate

cheerless; inconsolable

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disgruntled

in bad humor; displeased; discontented

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doleful

causing grief or sadness; mournful; dolorous; lugubrious

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glum

moody; gloomy; dour

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lament

mourn; deplore

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lamentable

pitiable; rueful

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maudlin

weakly sentimental and tearful

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nostalgia

  1. homesickness

  2. yearning for the past

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nostalgic

homesick

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pathetic

arousing pity

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pathos

quality in events or in art (literature, music, etc.) that arouses our pity

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pensive

thoughtful in a sad way; melancholy

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plight

unfortunate state; predicament

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poignant

painfully touching; piercing

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sullen

resentfully silent; glum; morose; gloomy

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throes

anguish; pangs

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tribulation

suffering; distress

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burly

strongly and heavily built; husky

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buxom

plump and attractive

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cherubic

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

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obese

extremely overweight; corpulent; portly (ant. skinny)

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obesity

excessive body weight; corpulence

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pudgy

short and plump; chubby

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attenuate

make thin; weaken

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emaciated

made unnaturally thin; abnormally lean because of starvation or illness

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haggard

careworn; gaunt

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lank

lean; ungracefully tall; lanky (ant. burly)

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svelte

slender; lithe

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adulation

excessive praise; flattery

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blandishment

word or deed of mild flattery; allurement; enticement

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cajole

persuade by pleasant words; wheedle; coax

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cajolery

persuasion by flattery; wheedling; coaxing

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curry/favor

seek to gain favor by flattery

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fulsome

offensive because of insincerity; repulsive; disgusting

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ingratiate

work (oneself) into favor

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lackey

follower who carries out another's wishes like a servant; toady

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obsequious

showing excessive willingness to serve; subservient; fawning

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sycophant

parasitic flatterer; truckler

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truckle

submit in a subservient manner to a superior; fawn; make a doormat of oneself

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apiary

place where bees are kept

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aviary

place where birds are kept

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badger

tease; annoy; nag (originally to harass a trapped badger)

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halcyon

calm; peaceful (from a bird thought to calm the waves)

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lionize

treat as highly important

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menagerie

place where animals are kept and trained; collection of wild animals

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molt

shed feathers, skin, hair, etc.

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ornithology

study of birds

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parasite

animal, plant, or person living on others; freeloader

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parasitic

living at the expense of another; sponging

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parrot

repeat mechanically, like a parrot (tropical bird that imitates human speech)

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scavenger

animal or person removing refuse, decay, etc.

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antidote

remedy for a poison or evil

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astringent

  1. substance that shrinks tissues and checks flow of blood

  2. severe; stern

  3. causing contraction

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benign

  1. not dangerous (ant. malignant)

  2. gentle; kindly

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convalesce

recover health after illness; recuperate

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convalescent

person recovering from sickness

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fester

form pus; rankle; rot; putrefy

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hypochondriac

one who is morbidly anxious about personal health, or suffering from imagined illness

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immunity

  1. resistance (to a disease)

  2. freedom (as from an obligation); exemption

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immunize

make immune (e.g., resistant to a disease)

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lesion

injury; hurt

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malignant

  1. threatening to cause death

  2. very evil

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morbid

  1. gruesome

  2. having to do with disease

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pestilential

  1. morally harmful

  2. pertaining to a plague; deadly

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regimen

set of rules, esp. to improve health

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salubrious

healthful

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sebaceous

greasy; secreting sebum (fatty matter secreted by the glands of the skin)

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therapeutic

curative

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toxic

poisonous

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unguent

salve; ointment

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viral

caused by a virus

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virulent

  1. extremely poisonous; deadly; venomous

  2. very bitter

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