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downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
gusty - windy
institute - organization for a special purpose; V: establish
stumble - trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.
decoy - lure or bait; V.
hermetic - sealed by fusion so as to be airtight; airtight
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
trinket - knickknack; bauble; cheap jewelry