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cantankerous - ill-humored; irritable
pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate
saturnine - morose; gloomy; Ex. Do not be misled by his saturnine countenance.
subjective - influenced by personal feelings; occurring or taking place within the mind; unreal; Ex. subjective sensation of the ghostly presence
vociferous - clamorous; noisy; V. vociferate: cry out loudly (when complaining)
bereavement - state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
laconic - brief and to the point; using few words; terse