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Vocabulary List 4B. Sadness tone words. (adjective ) Gloomy, sullen, surly, despondent Kim Kardashian felt morose after her 72 day marriage ended. Morose. ( noun) The state of being deeply earnest, tending toward reflection

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morose

(adjective) Gloomy, sullen, surly, despondent

Kim Kardashian felt morose after her 72 day marriage ended.

Morose
solemnity

(noun) The state of being deeply earnest, tending toward reflection

The cat was in a state of solemnity after narrowly escaping death yet again.

Solemnity
poignant

(adjective) Extremely moving

The poignant pictures of a little boy and his bulldog perfectly illustrate their close relationship.

Poignant
bleak

(adjective) Cold and piercing; raw; bare, desolate

The landscape was decidedly bleak after the zombie apocalypse.

Bleak
stigmatize

(verb) To brand with disgrace; to set a mark of disgrace upon

Child beauty pageants are often stigmatized in our culture, and Honey Boo Boo certainly isn’t helping reduce the stigma.

Stigmatize
fatalism

(noun) The acceptance of all things and events as inevitable; submission to fate

The fatalistic snowman resignedly awaited the coming of spring.

fatalism
machination

(noun) Scheming activity for an evil purpose

Walter’s machinations brought ruin upon his family.

machination
vicissitude

(noun) Upheaval; natural change; change in fortune

The unfortunate vicissitude of the glacier changing to an ice cube affected the polar bear greatly.

Vicissitude
dismay

(verb) To surprise in such a manner as to disillusion

The parents dismayed Allen by telling him the Tooth Fairy wasn’t real.

dismay
trepidation

(noun) Fear, alarm, or agitation

John was overcome with trepidationwhen the horse tried to say goodbye.

Trepidation