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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
seclusion - isolation; solitude; V. seclude: set apart from others; isolate
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
irresolute - uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
fulsome - disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
bigotry - stubborn intolerance
rustle - make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
bristling - rising like bristles; showing irritation