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sanguine - optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red
slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
dint - means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
attire - clothe; N: clothing; array; apparel
despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers