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pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
indefatigable - tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired
pernicious - very harmful; deadly; very destructive; Ex. pernicious effect/anemia
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
tepid - lukewarm; slightly warm;
immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
episodic - (of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience