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::: halfhearted - exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm
::: refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
::: outlook - point of view; view from a particular place; expectation for the future; prospect; Ex. outlook on life; Ex. pleasing outlook; Ex. weather outlook
::: pachyderm - thick-skinned animal
::: hut - crude dwelling; shack
::: recluse - hermit; loner; ADJ. reclusive
::: pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
::: austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
::: thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
::: ordeal - severe trial or affliction; difficult experience; trial(test of patience or endurance); affliction