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frisson

frisson

/fɹiːsˈɔ̃/
noun
an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

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galling

galling

/ˈɡɔɫɪŋ/
adjective
causing irritation or annoyance

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glare

glare

/ˈɡɫɛɹ/
noun
an angry stare

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to gnaw at

to gnaw at

/nˈɔː æt/
verb
become ground down or deteriorate

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greed

greed

/ˈɡɹid/
noun
excessive desire to acquire or possess more (especially more material wealth) than one needs or deserves
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It is a familiar tale of greed, stupidity, and self-destruction.

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hot-blooded

hot-blooded

/hˈɑːtblˈʌdᵻd/
adjective
prone to emotion

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to hyperventilate

to hyperventilate

/hˌaɪpɚvˈɛntᵻlˌeɪt/
verb
breathe excessively hard and fast

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hysteria

hysteria

/hɪˈstɛɹiə/
noun
great excitement, anger, or fear that makes someone unable to control their emotions, and as a result, they start laughing, crying, etc.
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Was tulipomania an example of mass hysteria and human foolishness?

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idolatrous

idolatrous

/aɪˈdɑɫətɹəs/
adjective
blindly or excessively devoted or adoring

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ignominy

ignominy

/ˈɪɡnoʊˌmɪni/
noun
a state of dishonor

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inconsolable

inconsolable

/ɪnkˈɑːnsoʊləbəl/
adjective
sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled

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indignation

indignation

/ˌɪndɪɡˈneɪʃən/
noun
a feeling of righteous anger
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Bounderby's great face turned purple with indignation.

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inhibition

inhibition

/ˌɪnəˈbɪʃən/, /ˌɪnhəˈbɪʃən/
noun
the quality of being inhibited

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inquisitive

inquisitive

/ˌɪnˈkwɪzɪtɪv/
adjective
having a desire to learn many different things

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irascibility

irascibility

/ɪɹˌæsəbˈɪlɪɾi/
noun
a feeling of resentful anger

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to loathe

to loathe

/ˈɫoʊð/
verb
to dislike something or someone very much often with a sense of disgust

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monotonous

monotonous

/məˈnɑtənəs/
adjective
boring because of being the same thing all the time

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moonstruck

moonstruck

/ˈmunˌstɹək/
adjective
insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon

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overwrought

overwrought

/ˌoʊvɝˈɹɔt/
adjective
deeply agitated especially from emotion

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poignancy

poignancy

/ˈpɔɪnjənsi/
noun
a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)

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plaintive

plaintive

/ˈpɫeɪnɪv/, /ˈpɫeɪntɪv/
adjective
expressing sorrow

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querulous

querulous

/ˈkwɛɹəɫəs/
adjective
habitually complaining

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ravenous

ravenous

/ˈɹævənəs/
adjective
extremely hungry

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revulsion

revulsion

/ɹiˈvəɫʃən/, /ɹɪˈvəɫʃən/
noun
intense aversion

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rueful

rueful

/ˈɹufəɫ/
adjective
feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

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to seethe

to seethe

/ˈsið/
verb
be in an agitated emotional state

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sepulchral

sepulchral

/sˈɛpʌlkɹəl/
adjective
gruesomely indicative of death or the dead

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sombre

sombre

/sˈɑːmbɚ/
adjective
grave or even gloomy in character

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soulful

soulful

/ˈsoʊɫfəɫ/
adjective
full of or expressing deep emotion

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to stupefy

to stupefy

/stˈuːpɪfˌaɪ/
verb
be a mystery or bewildering to

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subdued

subdued

/səbˈdud/
adjective
quieted and brought under control

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tantrum

tantrum

/ˈtæntɹəm/
noun
a display of bad temper
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If children throw tantrums, "then should we stop teaching them?"

I was having breakdowns, I was having temper tantrums, lots of anger management issues.

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to sulk

to sulk

/ˈsəɫk/
verb
be in a huff and display one's displeasure

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temperamental

temperamental

/ˌtɛmpɝˈmɛntəɫ/, /ˌtɛmpɹəˈmɛntəɫ/
adjective
subject to sharply varying moods

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trepidation

trepidation

/ˌtɹɛpɪˈdeɪʃən/
noun
a feeling of alarm or dread

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tremulous

tremulous

/ˈtɹɛmjəɫəs/
adjective
(of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear

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unrequited

unrequited

/ˌənɹiˈkwaɪtɪd/
adjective
not returned in kind

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woebegone

woebegone

/ˈwoʊbɪˌɡɔn/
adjective
affected by or full of grief or woe

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vexed

vexed

/ˈvɛkst/
adjective
troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances

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rapt

rapt

/ˈɹæpt/
adjective
feeling great rapture or delight

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