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sanguine - optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition
pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
stifle - suppress; extinguish; inhibit; smother or suffocate
malicious - hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite
manumit - emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
enhance - increase; make greater (as in value, reputation, or usefulness); improve
incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief