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moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
grandiloquent - (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
debut - d\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
restitution - returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers