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despondent - without hope and courage; depressed; gloomy; N. despondency: loss of hope with gloom; dejection
disgruntle - make discontented
methodical - systematic; N. method: systematic method of procedure
refraction - bending of a ray of light
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures