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moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
vibrant - full of vigor or energy; vibrating
devious - roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
indefatigable - tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate
qualms - uneasy feelings; misgivings; uneasy fears especially about matters of conscience; Ex. I have no qualms about giving this assignment to Helen.
jaundiced - yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a jaundiced eye
conundrum - riddle; difficult problem