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pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
prepossessing - attractive; CF. preoccupying ?
morose - ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy
obloquy - slander; disgrace; infamy
pathological - pertaining to disease; N. pathology: study of disease
facilitate - help bring about; make less difficult
ravage - devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
genteel - well-bred; elegant; striving to convey an appearance of refinement; Ex. genteel poverty
venturesome - (of a person) bold; adventurous; daring; (of an action) risky