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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
perdition - damnation; complete ruin; hell
compliance - conformity in fulfilling requirements; readiness to yield; disposition to yield to others; V. comply
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
inhibited - (of a person) unable to express what one really feels
expos - \'e public revelation of something discreditable
modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
soothsayer - one who foretells the future