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bleak - cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
dingy - (of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. dingy street/curtain
ethereal - like a spirit or fairy; unearthly light; heavenly; unusually refined; Ex. She has an ethereal beauty; CF. ether: upper air
unbridled - violent; uncontrolled; Ex. unbridled rage/greed
verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
anticlimax - letdown in thought or emotion; something unexciting, ordinary, or disappointing coming after something important or exciting
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
sunder - separate; part; CF. asunder
marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.