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funereal

  • adjective satellite suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial
    sepulchral.
    • funereal gloom
    • hollow sepulchral tones

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henrik_ibsen

  • noun realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906)
    Henrik Johan Ibsen; Ibsen.

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j._m._synge

  • noun Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)
    John Millington Synge; Edmund John Millington Synge; Synge.

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tongue-in-cheek

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    facetious; bantering.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice
  • adverb in a bantering fashion
    banteringly.
    • he spoke to her banteringly

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teary-eyed

  • adjective satellite with eyes full of tears
    teary; watery-eyed.

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weariness

  • noun temporary loss of strength and energy resulting from hard physical or mental work
    fatigue; tiredness.
    • he was hospitalized for extreme fatigue
    • growing fatigue was apparent from the decline in the execution of their athletic skills
    • weariness overcame her after twelve hours and she fell asleep

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titus_maccius_plautus

  • noun comic dramatist of ancient Rome (253?-184 BC)
    Plautus.

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sunk

  • adjective satellite doomed to extinction
    done for; undone; washed-up; ruined.
  • verb fall or descend to a lower place or level
    drop down; drop; sink.
    • He sank to his knees

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thoughtful

  • adjective satellite having intellectual depth
    • a deeply thoughtful essay
  • adjective exhibiting or characterized by careful thought
    • a thoughtful paper

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harley_granville-barker

  • noun English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
    Granville-Barker.

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clairvoyant

  • noun someone who has the power of clairvoyance
  • adjective satellite perceiving things beyond the natural range of the senses

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worrisome

  • adjective not reassuring; tending to cause anxiety
    unreassuring.
  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; distressful; perturbing; troubling; disturbing; worrying.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time

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self-pity

  • noun a feeling of sorrow (often self-indulgent) over your own sufferings

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catastrophe

  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    tragedy; calamity; cataclysm; disaster.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster
  • noun a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
    disaster.
    • lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system
    • his policies were a disaster

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prejudicial

  • adjective satellite (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
    detrimental; damaging; prejudicious.
    • damaging to career and reputation
    • the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant
  • adjective tending to favor preconceived ideas
    prejudicious.
    • the presence of discriminatory or prejudicial attitudes in the white population

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john_webster

  • noun English playwright (1580-1625)
    Webster.

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thomas_decker

  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
    Dekker; Decker; Thomas Dekker.

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literary

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of literature
    • literary criticism
  • adjective satellite knowledgeable about literature
    • a literary style

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thomas_kyd

  • noun English dramatist (1558-1594)
    Kid; Thomas Kid; Kyd.

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dissatisfied

  • adjective satellite in a state of sulky dissatisfaction
    disgruntled.
  • verb fail to satisfy
    dissatisfy.

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terence_rattigan

  • noun British playwright (1911-1977)
    Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan; Rattigan.

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portentous

  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    prodigious.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; fateful.

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sorry

  • adjective feeling or expressing regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone
    bad; regretful.
    • felt regretful over his vanished youth
    • regretful over mistakes she had made
    • he felt bad about breaking the vase
  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; pitiful; lamentable; deplorable.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs

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fatal

  • adjective bringing death
  • adjective satellite having momentous consequences; of decisive importance
    fateful.
    • that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev
    • the fatal day of the election finally arrived

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second-sighted

  • adjective satellite foreseeing the future
    clairvoyant; precognitive.

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jinxed

  • adjective satellite (usually used colloquially) causing or accompanied by misfortune
    hexed.
  • verb cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
    bewitch; hex; glamour; witch; enchant; jinx.

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iconoclastic

  • adjective satellite characterized by attack on established beliefs or institutions
  • adjective satellite destructive of images used in religious worship; said of religions, such as Islam, in which the representation of living things is prohibited

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despondency

  • noun feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
    disconsolateness; heartsickness; despondence.

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facetious

  • adjective satellite cleverly amusing in tone
    bantering; tongue-in-cheek.
    • a bantering tone
    • facetious remarks
    • tongue-in-cheek advice

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johann_wolfgang_von_goethe

  • noun German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832)
    Goethe.

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wave

  • noun one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
    moving ridge.
  • noun a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
    • a wave of settlers
    • troops advancing in waves

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crestfallen

  • adjective satellite brought low in spirit
    chapfallen; chopfallen; deflated.
    • left us fatigued and deflated spiritually

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cataclysmic

  • adjective satellite severely destructive
    cataclysmal.
    • cataclysmic nuclear war
    • a cataclysmic earthquake

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gloomy

  • adjective satellite depressingly dark
    glooming; gloomful; sulky.
    • the gloomy forest
    • the glooming interior of an old inn
    • `gloomful' is archaic
  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; downhearted; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; low; low-spirited; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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mourn

  • verb feel sadness
    • She is mourning her dead child
  • verb observe the customs of mourning after the death of a loved one

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jean_genet

  • noun French writer of novels and dramas for the theater of the absurd (1910-1986)
    Genet.

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despondence

  • noun feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
    despondency; disconsolateness; heartsickness.

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screaming

  • noun sharp piercing cry
    screech; screeching; shriek; scream; shrieking.
    • her screaming attracted the neighbors
  • noun a high-pitched noise resembling a human cry
    shriek; screech; screeching; scream; shrieking.
    • he ducked at the screechings of shells
    • he heard the scream of the brakes

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defamatory

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory.

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elated

  • adjective exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits
    • the elated winner
    • felt elated and excited
  • verb fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    intoxicate; uplift; elate; pick up; lift up.
    • Music can uplift your spirits

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chapfallen

  • adjective satellite brought low in spirit
    crestfallen; chopfallen; deflated.
    • left us fatigued and deflated spiritually

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congreve

  • noun English playwright remembered for his comedies (1670-1729)
    William Congreve.

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hellman

  • noun United States playwright; her plays were often indictments of injustice (1905-1984)
    Lillian Hellman.

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impressive

  • adjective making a strong or vivid impression
    • an impressive ceremony
  • adjective satellite producing a strong effect
    telling.
    • gave an impressive performance as Othello
    • a telling gesture

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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loneliness

  • noun the state of being alone in solitary isolation
    solitariness.
  • noun sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
    forlornness; desolation.

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beaumont

  • noun United States surgeon remembered for his studies of digestion (1785-1853)
    William Beaumont.
  • noun English dramatist who collaborated with John Fletcher (1584-1616)
    Francis Beaumont.

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tearful

  • adjective filled with or marked by tears
    • tearful eyes
    • tearful entreaties
  • adjective satellite showing sorrow
    dolorous; dolourous; weeping; lachrymose.

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kyd

  • noun English dramatist (1558-1594)
    Thomas Kyd; Kid; Thomas Kid.

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undone

  • adjective satellite not done
    • the work could be done or undone and nobody cared
  • verb cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
    undo.
    • I wish I could undo my actions

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uncheerful

  • adjective causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
    depressing; cheerless.
    • the economic outlook is depressing
    • something cheerless about the room
    • a moody and uncheerful person
    • an uncheerful place

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o'casey

  • noun Irish playwright (1880-1964)
    Sean O'Casey.

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thespian

  • noun a theatrical performer
    player; role player; histrion; actor.
  • adjective of or relating to drama
    • the movie director had thespian cooperation

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pretend

  • noun the enactment of a pretense
    make-believe.
    • it was just pretend
  • verb make believe with the intent to deceive
    affect; feign; dissemble; sham.
    • He feigned that he was ill
    • He shammed a headache

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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regret

  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    sorrow; ruefulness; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game
  • verb feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
    repent; rue.

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no-win

  • adjective satellite certain to end in failure and disappointment
    • a no-win situation

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christian_friedrich_hebbel

  • noun German dramatist (1813-1863)
    Friedrich Hebbel; Hebbel.

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abstracter

  • noun one who makes abstracts or summarizes information
    abstractor.
  • adjective existing only in the mind; separated from embodiment
    abstract.
    • abstract words like `truth' and `justice'

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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ill-chosen

  • adjective satellite not elegant or graceful in expression
    awkward; inept; inapt; clumsy; cumbersome.
    • an awkward prose style
    • a clumsy apology
    • his cumbersome writing style
    • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

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edward_albee

  • noun United States dramatist (1928-)
    Albee; Edward Franklin Albeen.

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helpless

  • adjective satellite lacking in or deprived of strength or power
    incapacitated.
    • lying ill and helpless
    • helpless with laughter
  • adjective satellite unable to function; without help
    lost.

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broken_heart

  • noun devastating sorrow and despair
    • he is recovering from a broken heart
    • a broken heart languishes here

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depression

  • noun a mental state characterized by a pessimistic sense of inadequacy and a despondent lack of activity
  • noun a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
    slump; economic crisis.

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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garcia_lorca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist who was shot dead by Franco's soldiers soon after the start of the Spanish Civil War (1898-1936)
    Lorca; Frederico Garcia Lorca.

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ill-omened

  • adjective satellite marked by or promising bad fortune
    ill-starred; ill-fated; doomed; unlucky.
    • their business venture was doomed from the start
    • an ill-fated business venture
    • an ill-starred romance
    • the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"- W.H.Prescott

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heaviness

  • noun the property of being comparatively great in weight
    weightiness.
    • the heaviness of lead
  • noun persisting sadness
    • nothing lifted the heaviness of her heart after her loss

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taxing

  • adjective satellite not easily borne; wearing; I only had to greet the guests"
    burdensome; onerous.
    • the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return
    • my duties weren't onerous
    • a taxing schedule
  • verb levy a tax on
    tax.
    • The State taxes alcohol heavily
    • Clothing is not taxed in our state

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unrealised

  • adjective satellite of persons; marked by failure to realize full potentialities
    unrealized; unfulfilled.
    • unfulfilled and uneasy men
    • unrealized dreams and ambitions

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jocular

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; joking; jocose.
  • adverb with humor
    jocosely.
    • they tried to deal with this painful subject jocularly

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thomas_dekker

  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
    Dekker; Decker; Thomas Decker.

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mischievous

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    pixilated; impish; puckish; prankish; implike; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank
  • adjective satellite deliberately causing harm or damage
    • mischievous rumors and falsehoods

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low_comedy

  • noun a comedy characterized by slapstick and burlesque

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unplaced

  • adjective satellite not one of the first three in a race or competition

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self-defeating

  • adjective satellite acting to defeat its own purpose
    • it is self-defeating...to ignore the progress of events

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travesty

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    farce; farce comedy.
  • noun a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
    pasquinade; mockery; takeoff; lampoon; sendup; put-on; spoof; charade; burlesque; parody.

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haggard

  • noun British writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
    Sir Henry Rider Haggard; Rider Haggard.
  • adjective satellite showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
    careworn; raddled; worn; drawn.
    • looking careworn as she bent over her mending
    • her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness
    • that raddled but still noble face
    • shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens

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unavoidable_casualty

  • noun a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events
    force majeure; act of God; inevitable accident; vis major.
    • he discovered that his house was not insured against acts of God

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forlornness

  • noun sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
    loneliness; desolation.

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melancholy

  • noun a feeling of thoughtful sadness
  • noun a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

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force_majeure

  • noun a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events
    act of God; inevitable accident; unavoidable casualty; vis major.
    • he discovered that his house was not insured against acts of God

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coward

  • noun a person who shows fear or timidity
  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Noel Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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jean_anouilh

  • noun French dramatist noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths (1910-1987)
    Anouilh.

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dramatise

  • verb put into dramatic form
    dramatize; adopt.
    • adopt a book for a screenplay
  • verb represent something in a dramatic manner
    dramatize.
    • These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth

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disastrous

  • adjective satellite (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
    fatal; calamitous; black; fateful.
    • the stock market crashed on Black Friday
    • a calamitous defeat
    • the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign
    • such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin
    • it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur
    • a fateful error

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mourning

  • noun state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
    bereavement.
  • noun the passionate and demonstrative activity of expressing grief
    lamentation.

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publius_terentius_afer

  • noun dramatist of ancient Rome (born in Greece) whose comedies were based on works by Menander (190?-159 BC)
    Terence.

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dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

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melancholia

  • noun extreme depression characterized by tearful sadness and irrational fears

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sombreness

  • noun a state of partial or total darkness
    gloom; somberness.
    • he struck a match to dispel the gloom
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloom; gloominess; somberness.

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edmund_john_millington_synge

  • noun Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)
    John Millington Synge; J. M. Synge; Synge.

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distressed

  • adjective satellite facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
    hard put; hard-pressed; in a bad way.
    • distressed companies need loans and technical advice
    • financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices
    • we were hard put to meet the mortgage payment
    • found themselves in a bad way financially
  • verb bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
    straiten; distress.

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ravaging

  • noun plundering with excessive damage and destruction
    devastation.
  • verb make a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
    ravage; harry.

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dispiritedness

  • noun a feeling of low spirits
    dejectedness; low-spiritedness; lowness; downheartedness.
    • he felt responsible for her lowness of spirits

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poignant

  • adjective satellite arousing affect
    affecting; touching.
    • the homecoming of the released hostages was an affecting scene
    • poignant grief cannot endure forever
    • his gratitude was simple and touching
  • adjective satellite keenly distressing to the mind or feelings
    • poignant anxiety

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hardy

  • noun United States slapstick comedian who played the pompous and overbearing member of the Laurel and Hardy duo who made many films (1892-1957)
    Oliver Hardy.
  • noun English novelist and poet (1840-1928)
    Thomas Hardy.

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burdensome

  • adjective satellite not easily borne; wearing; I only had to greet the guests"
    onerous; taxing.
    • the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return
    • my duties weren't onerous
    • a taxing schedule

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rueful

  • adjective satellite feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
    remorseful; contrite; ruthful.

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gleeful

  • adjective satellite full of high-spirited delight
    elated; jubilant; joyful.
    • a joyful heart

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heartbroken

  • adjective satellite full of sorrow
    brokenhearted; heartsick.

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ill-fated

  • adjective satellite marked by or promising bad fortune
    ill-starred; doomed; unlucky; ill-omened.
    • their business venture was doomed from the start
    • an ill-fated business venture
    • an ill-starred romance
    • the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"- W.H.Prescott

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doleful

  • adjective satellite filled with or evoking sadness
    mournful.
    • the child's doleful expression
    • stared with mournful eyes
    • mournful news

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lessing

  • noun German playwright and leader of the Enlightenment (1729-1781)
    Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.
  • noun English author of novels and short stories who grew up in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) (born in 1919)
    Doris May Lessing; Doris Lessing.

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mantic

  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
    sibyllic; sibylline; vatical; vatic; divinatory.
    • the high priest's divinatory pronouncement
    • mantic powers
    • a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions

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andre_paul_guillaume_gide

  • noun French author and dramatist who is regarded as the father of modern French literature (1869-1951)
    Andre Gide; Gide.

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ill-affected

  • adjective satellite discontented as toward authority
    malcontent; disaffected; rebellious.

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wailful

  • adjective satellite vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression
    wailing; lamenting.
    • lamenting sinners
    • wailing mourners
    • the wailing wind
    • wailful bagpipes
    • tangle her desires with wailful sonnets"- Shakespeare

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humour

  • noun a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    humor; temper; mood.
    • whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
    • he was in a bad humor
  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humor.

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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win

  • noun a victory (as in a race or other competition)
    • he was happy to get the win
  • noun something won (especially money)
    winnings; profits.

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sorrowfulness

  • noun the state of being sad
    sadness; sorrow.
    • she tired of his perpetual sadness
  • noun a state of gloomy sorrow
    ruthfulness; mournfulness.

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vi

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
    sixer; sestet; Captain Hicks; hexad; sise; six; sextet; half a dozen; 6; sextuplet.
  • noun more than 130 southeastern Virgin Islands; a dependent territory of the United States
    United States Virgin Islands; American Virgin Islands.

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ironical

  • adjective satellite characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
    ironic.
    • madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
    • it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely
  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironic; wry.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit

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theatrical

  • noun a performance of a play
    theatrical performance; histrionics; representation.
  • adjective of or relating to the theater

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dolorous

  • adjective satellite showing sorrow
    tearful; dolourous; weeping; lachrymose.

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william_butler_yeats

  • noun Irish poet and dramatist (1865-1939)
    W. B. Yeats; Yeats.

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john_dryden

  • noun the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)
    Dryden.

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adumbrative

  • adjective satellite indistinctly prophetic
    prefigurative; foreshadowing.

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visit

  • noun the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time
    • he dropped by for a visit
  • noun a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice
    • he scheduled a visit to the dentist

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negative

  • noun a reply of denial
    • he answered in the negative
  • noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

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dolourous

  • adjective satellite showing sorrow
    dolorous; tearful; weeping; lachrymose.

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john_osborne

  • noun English playwright (1929-1994)
    John James Osborne; Osborne.

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nocent

  • adjective satellite having a tendency to cause harm

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contrite

  • adjective satellite feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
    rueful; remorseful; ruthful.

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sighted

  • adjective able to see
  • verb catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes
    spy; sight.
    • he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge

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pensiveness

  • noun persistent morbid meditation on a problem
    brooding.
  • noun deep serious thoughtfulness
    meditativeness; contemplativeness.

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rattigan

  • noun British playwright (1911-1977)
    Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan; Terence Rattigan.

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emmeleia

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prejudicious

  • adjective tending to favor preconceived ideas
    prejudicial.
    • the presence of discriminatory or prejudicial attitudes in the white population
  • adjective satellite (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
    prejudicial; detrimental; damaging.
    • damaging to career and reputation
    • the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant

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denigrating

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    libelous; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.
  • verb cause to seem less serious; play down
    minimize; derogate; denigrate; belittle.
    • Don't belittle his influence

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flaw

  • noun an imperfection in an object or machine
    fault; defect.
    • a flaw caused the crystal to shatter
    • if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer
  • noun defect or weakness in a person's character
    • he had his flaws, but he was great nonetheless

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chekhov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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tragicness

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shakespearian

  • noun a Shakespearean scholar
    Shakespearean.
  • adjective of or relating to William Shakespeare or his works
    Shakespearean.
    • Shakespearean plays

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stylistic

  • adjective satellite of or relating to style (especially in the use of language)
    • stylistic devices

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regrettable

  • adjective satellite deserving regret
    too bad.
    • regrettable remarks
    • it's regrettable that she didn't go to college
    • it's too bad he had no feeling himself for church

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pitt

  • noun a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
    George Dibdin Pitt; George Dibdin-Pitt; George Pitt.
  • noun English statesman and son of Pitt the Elder (1759-1806)
    Pitt the Younger; Second Earl of Chatham; William Pitt.

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downhearted

  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; gloomy; low; low-spirited; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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dismal

  • adjective satellite causing dejection
    blue; dingy; drear; disconsolate; dreary; dark; gloomy; drab; sorry; grim.
    • a blue day
    • the dark days of the war
    • a week of rainy depressing weather
    • a disconsolate winter landscape
    • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
    • a dark gloomy day
    • grim rainy weather

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low-spirited

  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; downhearted; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; gloomy; low; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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apocalypse

  • noun a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil
  • noun the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    Revelation; Revelation of Saint John the Divine; Book of Revelation.

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unfulfilled

  • adjective satellite of persons; marked by failure to realize full potentialities
    unrealized; unrealised.
    • unfulfilled and uneasy men
    • unrealized dreams and ambitions

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misty-eyed

  • adjective satellite having eyes blurred as with tears
    • sad and misty-eyed

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overdramatize

  • verb present in an overly dramatic manner
    overdramatise.
    • She is overdramatizing her child's failure in the physics class

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hebbel

  • noun German dramatist (1813-1863)
    Friedrich Hebbel; Christian Friedrich Hebbel.

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melodrama

  • noun an extravagant comedy in which action is more salient than characterization

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somber

  • adjective satellite lacking brightness or color; dull
    sober; sombre; drab.
    • drab faded curtains
    • sober Puritan grey
    • children in somber brown clothes
  • adjective satellite grave or even gloomy in character
    melancholy; sombre.
    • solemn and mournful music
    • a suit of somber black
    • a somber mood

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soul

  • noun the immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
    psyche.
  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

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gilbertian

  • adjective of or pertaining to or characteristic of the style of William S. Gilbert
    • Gilbertian libretti
  • adjective satellite wildly comic and improbable as in Gilbert and Sullivan operas
    • a Gilbertian world people with foundlings and changelings"- T.C.Worsley

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abandon

  • noun the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
    wantonness; unconstraint.
    • she danced with abandon
  • noun a feeling of extreme emotional intensity
    wildness.
    • the wildness of his anger

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william_wycherley

  • noun English playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716)
    Wycherley.

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done_for

  • adjective satellite destroyed or killed
    gone; kaput.
    • we are gone geese
  • adjective satellite doomed to extinction
    sunk; undone; washed-up; ruined.

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bittersweet

  • noun poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
    bittersweet nightshade; climbing nightshade; poisonous nightshade; woody nightshade; deadly nightshade; Solanum dulcamara.
  • noun twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds
    climbing bittersweet; waxwork; shrubby bittersweet; false bittersweet; staff vine; Celastrus scandens; American bittersweet.

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lope_felix_de_vega_carpio

  • noun prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)
    Lope de Vega; Vega.

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aeschylean

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of Aeschylus

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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weighty

  • adjective having relatively great weight; heavy
    • a weighty load
    • a weighty package
  • adjective satellite powerfully persuasive
    telling; cogent.
    • a cogent argument
    • a telling presentation
    • a weighty argument

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calumnious

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; denigratory; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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demoralisation

  • noun a state of disorder and confusion
    demoralization.
    • his inconsistency resulted in the demoralization of his staff
  • noun depression resulting from an undermining of your morale
    demoralization.

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disconsolate

  • adjective sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled
    unconsolable; inconsolable.
    • inconsolable when her son died
  • adjective satellite causing dejection
    blue; dingy; drear; dreary; dark; gloomy; dismal; drab; sorry; grim.
    • a blue day
    • the dark days of the war
    • a week of rainy depressing weather
    • a disconsolate winter landscape
    • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
    • a dark gloomy day
    • grim rainy weather

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destroy

  • verb do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
    destruct.
    • The fire destroyed the house
  • verb destroy completely; damage irreparably
    ruin.
    • You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!
    • The tears ruined her make-up

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unlucky

  • adjective having or bringing misfortune
    luckless.
    • Friday the 13th is an unlucky date
  • adjective satellite marked by or promising bad fortune
    ill-starred; ill-fated; doomed; ill-omened.
    • their business venture was doomed from the start
    • an ill-fated business venture
    • an ill-starred romance
    • the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"- W.H.Prescott

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kleist

  • noun German dramatist whose works concern people torn between reason and emotion (1777-1811)
    Heinrich von Kleist; Bernd Heinrich Wilhelm von Kleist.

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tennessee_williams

  • noun United States playwright (1911-1983)
    Williams; Thomas Lanier Williams.

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william_shakespeare

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    Bard of Avon; William Shakspere; Shakspere; Shakespeare.

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waggish

  • adjective satellite witty or joking
    • Muskrat Castle as the house has been facetiously named by some waggish officer"- James Fenimore Cooper

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closet_drama

  • noun drama more suitable for reading that for performing

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comedy

  • noun light and humorous drama with a happy ending
  • noun a comic incident or series of incidents
    funniness; drollery; clowning.

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henrik_johan_ibsen

  • noun realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906)
    Ibsen; Henrik Ibsen.

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prognostic

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prodigy; prognostication; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle
  • adjective satellite of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
    prognosticative; predictive.

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blasting

  • adjective satellite causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin
    ruinous.
    • the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit
    • the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces
    • a ruinous war
  • verb make a strident sound
    blast; blare.
    • She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone

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poignance

  • noun a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow
    poignancy.
    • a moment of extraordinary poignancy

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sympathize

  • verb share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of
    sympathise.
  • verb be understanding of
    understand; empathise; empathize; sympathise.
    • You don't need to explain--I understand!

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despondent

  • adjective satellite without or almost without hope
    heartsick.
    • despondent about his failure
    • too heartsick to fight back

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heartbreaking

  • adjective satellite causing or marked by grief or anguish
    grievous; heartrending.
    • a grievous loss
    • a grievous cry
    • her sigh was heartbreaking
    • the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

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wistful

  • adjective satellite showing pensive sadness
    pensive.
    • the sensitive and wistful response of a poet to the gentler phases of beauty

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poignancy

  • noun a state of deeply felt distress or sorrow
    poignance.
    • a moment of extraordinary poignancy
  • noun a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)
    pathos.
    • the film captured all the pathos of their situation

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albee

  • noun United States dramatist (1928-)
    Edward Albee; Edward Franklin Albeen.

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bertolt_brecht

  • noun German dramatist and poet who developed a style of epic theater (1898-1956)
    Brecht.

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destructive

  • adjective causing destruction or much damage
    • a policy that is destructive to the economy
    • destructive criticism

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lucius_annaeus_seneca

  • noun Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)
    Seneca.

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situation_comedy

  • noun a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life
    sitcom.
  • noun a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life
    sitcom.

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marlowe

  • noun English poet and playwright who introduced blank verse as a form of dramatic expression; was stabbed to death in a tavern brawl (1564-1593)
    Christopher Marlowe.
  • noun tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler
    Philip Marlowe.

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drear

  • adjective satellite causing dejection
    blue; dingy; disconsolate; dreary; dark; gloomy; dismal; drab; sorry; grim.
    • a blue day
    • the dark days of the war
    • a week of rainy depressing weather
    • a disconsolate winter landscape
    • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
    • a dark gloomy day
    • grim rainy weather

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farce

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    travesty; farce comedy.
  • noun mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
    forcemeat.

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liquid

  • noun a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
  • noun the state in which a substance exhibits a characteristic readiness to flow with little or no tendency to disperse and relatively high incompressibility
    liquid state; liquidness; liquidity.

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lamenter

  • noun a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
    sorrower; griever; mourner.

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strindberg

  • noun Swedish dramatist and novelist (1849-1912)
    Johan August Strindberg; August Strindberg.

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counter

  • noun table consisting of a horizontal surface over which business is transacted
  • noun game equipment (as a piece of wood, plastic, or ivory) used for keeping a count or reserving a space in various card or board games

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self-reproach

  • noun a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
    compunction; remorse.
  • noun the act of blaming yourself
    self-reproof.

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john_marstan

  • noun English playwright (1575-1634)
    Marstan.

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syrma

(Class. Antiq.) A long dress, trailing on the floor, worn by tragic actors in Greek and Roman theaters.

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marvin_neil_simon

  • noun United States playwright noted for light comedies (born in 1927)
    Simon; Neil Simon.

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washed-up

  • adjective satellite doomed to extinction
    done for; sunk; undone; ruined.

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revelation_of_saint_john_the_divine

  • noun the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    Revelation; Apocalypse; Book of Revelation.

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thomas_stearns_eliot

  • noun British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965)
    T. S. Eliot; Eliot.

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anouilh

  • noun French dramatist noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths (1910-1987)
    Jean Anouilh.

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infelicitous

  • adjective not appropriate in application; defective
    • an infelicitous remark
    • infelicitous phrasing
    • the infelicitous typesetting was due to illegible copy
  • adjective satellite marked by or producing unhappiness
    unhappy.
    • infelicitous circumstances
    • unhappy caravans, straggling afoot through swamps and canebrakes"- American Guide Series

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slanderous

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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inge

  • noun English prelate noted for his pessimistic sermons and articles (1860-1954)
    Gloomy Dean; William Ralph Inge.
  • noun United States playwright (1913-1973)
    William Inge.

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black_comedy

  • noun comedy that uses black humor

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misery

  • noun a state of ill-being due to affliction or misfortune
    wretchedness; miserableness.
    • the misery and wretchedness of those slums is intolerable
  • noun a feeling of intense unhappiness
    • she was exhausted by her misery and grief

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robert_emmet_sherwood

  • noun United States playwright (1896-1955)
    Sherwood.

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repentant

  • adjective feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
    penitent.

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unrewarded

  • adjective satellite having acquired or gained nothing
    empty-handed.
    • the returned from the negotiations empty-handed

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james_matthew_barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    J. M. Barrie; Sir James Matthew Barrie; James Barrie; Barrie.

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prophetical

  • adjective foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention
    prophetic.
    • prophetic writings
    • prophetic powers
    • words that proved prophetic

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t._s._eliot

  • noun British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965)
    Thomas Stearns Eliot; Eliot.

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chosen

  • noun one who is the object of choice; who is given preference
    • she was Mama's chosen
  • noun the name for Korea as a Japanese province (1910-1945)

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george_bernard_shaw

  • noun British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
    G. B. Shaw; Shaw.

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comic

  • noun a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts
    comedian.
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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elegiac

  • adjective resembling or characteristic of or appropriate to an elegy
    • an elegiac poem on a friend's death
  • adjective satellite expressing sorrow often for something past
    • an elegiac lament for youthful ideals

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contemplative

  • noun a person devoted to the contemplative life
  • adjective satellite deeply or seriously thoughtful;
    pensive; broody; ruminative; pondering; brooding; musing; meditative; reflective.
    • Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man

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buffoonish

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    clownish; zany; clownlike.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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discomfited

  • noun people who are defeated
    defeated.
    • the Romans had no pity for the defeated
  • verb cause to lose one's composure
    untune; discompose; upset; disconcert; discomfit.

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bereft

  • adjective satellite unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love
    unbeloved; lovelorn.
  • adjective satellite sorrowful through loss or deprivation
    grief-stricken; mourning; sorrowing; grieving; bereaved.
    • bereft of hope

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ruefulness

  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    sorrow; regret; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game

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carlo_goldoni

  • noun prolific Italian dramatist (1707-1793)
    Goldoni.

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havel

  • noun Czech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936)
    Vaclav Havel.

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thornton_wilder

  • noun United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975)
    Thornton Niven Wilder; Wilder.

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lonely

  • adjective satellite lacking companions or companionship
    alone; solitary; lone.
    • he was alone when we met him
    • she is alone much of the time
    • the lone skier on the mountain
    • a lonely fisherman stood on a tuft of gravel
    • a lonely soul
    • a solitary traveler
  • adjective satellite marked by dejection from being alone
    lonesome.
    • felt sad and lonely
    • the loneliest night of the week
    • lonesome when her husband is away
    • spent a lonesome hour in the bar

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affected

  • adjective acted upon; influenced
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch; affect.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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kiss

  • noun the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
    buss; osculation.
  • noun a cookie made of egg whites and sugar

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webster

  • noun English playwright (1580-1625)
    John Webster.
  • noun United States politician and orator (1782-1817)
    Daniel Webster.

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howard_lindsay

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with Russel Crouse on several musicals (1889-1931)
    Lindsay.

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chopfallen

  • adjective satellite brought low in spirit
    crestfallen; chapfallen; deflated.
    • left us fatigued and deflated spiritually

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risible

  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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gloom

  • noun a state of partial or total darkness
    sombreness; somberness.
    • he struck a match to dispel the gloom
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloominess; sombreness; somberness.

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goethean

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of Goethe
    Goethian.

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gallows

  • noun an instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which a condemned person is executed by hanging

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eugene_gladstone_o'neill

  • noun United States playwright (1888-1953)
    O'Neill; Eugene O'Neill.

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mirthful

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; jolly; jovial; merry.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; amusing; laughable; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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weary

  • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    wear out; tire; wear down; jade; fag out; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
    • We wore ourselves out on this hike
  • verb lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
    jade; fatigue; pall; tire.
    • I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food

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clifford_odets

  • noun United States playwright (1906-1963)
    Odets.

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dysphoric

  • adjective generalized feeling of distress
    distressed; unhappy.

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listless

  • adjective satellite lacking zest or vivacity
    • he was listless and bored
  • adjective satellite marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
    dispirited.
    • a dispirited and divided Party
    • reacted to the crisis with listless resignation

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prefigurative

  • adjective satellite indistinctly prophetic
    adumbrative; foreshadowing.

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calderon

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681)
    Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Calderon de la Barca.

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yeatsian

  • adjective in the manner of William Butler Yeats

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eliot

  • noun British poet (born in the United States) who won the Nobel prize for literature; his plays are outstanding examples of modern verse drama (1888-1965)
    T. S. Eliot; Thomas Stearns Eliot.
  • noun British writer of novels characterized by realistic analysis of provincial Victorian society (1819-1880)
    George Eliot; Mary Ann Evans.

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vitriolic

  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; caustic; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique
  • adjective satellite of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    erosive; corrosive; mordant; caustic.

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heartsick

  • adjective satellite full of sorrow
    heartbroken; brokenhearted.
  • adjective satellite without or almost without hope
    despondent.
    • despondent about his failure
    • too heartsick to fight back

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heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

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watery

  • adjective satellite filled with water
    • watery soil
  • adjective satellite wet with secreted or exuded moisture such as sweat or tears
    reeking.
    • wiped his reeking neck

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compassionate

  • verb share the suffering of
    pity; condole with; sympathize with; feel for.
  • adjective showing or having compassion
    • heard the soft and compassionate voices of women

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restless

  • adjective satellite worried and uneasy
    unsatisfied; ungratified.
  • adjective satellite ceaselessly in motion
    • the restless sea
    • the restless wind

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crushing

  • noun forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority
    stifling; quelling; suppression.
    • the suppression of heresy
    • the quelling of the rebellion
    • the stifling of all dissent
  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; suppress; oppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists

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downheartedness

  • noun a feeling of low spirits
    dejectedness; low-spiritedness; lowness; dispiritedness.
    • he felt responsible for her lowness of spirits

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brokenheartedness

  • noun intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
    grief; heartache; heartbreak.

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sadfic

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george_dibdin_pitt

  • noun a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
    George Dibdin-Pitt; George Pitt; Pitt.

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caustic

  • noun any chemical substance that burns or destroys living tissue
  • adjective satellite harsh or corrosive in tone
    blistering; acerbic; acrid; vitriolic; virulent; sulphurous; acerb; sulfurous; acid; bitter.
    • an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose
    • a barrage of acid comments
    • her acrid remarks make her many enemies
    • bitter words
    • blistering criticism
    • caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics
    • a sulfurous denunciation
    • a vitriolic critique

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tragicomic

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of tragicomedy
    • a playwright specializing in tragicomic drama
  • adjective satellite manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
    tragicomical.
    • the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman

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gloominess

  • noun an atmosphere of depression and melancholy
    gloom; glumness.
    • gloom pervaded the office
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloom; sombreness; somberness.

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event

  • noun something that happens at a given place and time
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    case.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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more

  • noun English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
    Sir Thomas More; Thomas More.
  • adjective (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
    more than.
    • more land
    • more support
    • more rain fell
    • more than a gallon

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scoreless

  • adjective satellite having no points scores
    goalless; hitless.
    • a scoreless inning

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sitcom

  • noun a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life
    situation comedy.
  • noun a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life
    situation comedy.

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debacular

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ungratified

  • adjective satellite worried and uneasy
    unsatisfied; restless.

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dekker

  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
    Decker; Thomas Decker; Thomas Dekker.

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jean_giraudoux

  • noun French novelist and dramatist whose plays were reinterpretations of Greek myths (1882-1944)
    Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux; Giraudoux.

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jolly

  • noun a happy party
  • noun a yawl used by a ship's sailors for general work
    jolly boat.

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condole

  • verb express one's sympathetic grief, on the occasion of someone's death
    • You must condole the widow

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acting

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    performing; playacting; playing.
  • verb perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
    move; act.
    • think before you act
    • We must move quickly
    • The governor should act on the new energy bill
    • The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel

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histrionic

  • adjective satellite characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
    melodramatic.
    • histrionic gestures
    • an attitude of melodramatic despair
    • a theatrical pose

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remorse

  • noun a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
    compunction; self-reproach.

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augustin_eugene_scribe

  • noun French playwright (1791-1861)
    Scribe.

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hilarious

  • adjective satellite marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
    screaming; uproarious.
    • hilarious broad comedy
    • a screaming farce
    • uproarious stories

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ruinous

  • adjective satellite extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
    catastrophic.
    • a catastrophic depression
    • catastrophic illness
    • a ruinous course of action
  • adjective satellite causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin
    blasting.
    • the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit
    • the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces
    • a ruinous war

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undramatic

  • adjective lacking dramatic force and quality
    • moved with quiet force and undramatic bearing

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pierre_corneille

  • noun French tragic dramatist whose plays treat grand moral themes in elegant verse (1606-1684)
    Corneille.

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luigi_pirandello

  • noun Italian novelist and playwright (1867-1936)
    Pirandello.

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tragedienne

  • noun an actress who specializes in tragic roles

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demoralization

  • noun destroying the moral basis for a doctrine or policy
    demoralisation.
  • noun a state of disorder and confusion
    demoralisation.
    • his inconsistency resulted in the demoralization of his staff

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pathetic

  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pitiable; piteous; misfortunate; miserable; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life
  • adjective satellite inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    pitiful; pitiable.
    • their efforts were pathetic
    • pitiable lack of character
    • pitiful exhibition of cowardice

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weepy

  • adjective satellite liable to weep easily

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feel_for

  • verb share the suffering of
    pity; condole with; sympathize with; compassionate.

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sibylline

  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
    sibyllic; vatical; vatic; mantic; divinatory.
    • the high priest's divinatory pronouncement
    • mantic powers
    • a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions
  • adjective satellite having a secret or hidden meaning
    cryptical; cryptic; cabalistic; qabalistic; kabbalistic.
    • cabalistic symbols engraved in stone
    • cryptic writings
    • thoroughly sibylline in most of his pronouncements"- John Gunther

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melancholic

  • noun someone subject to melancholia
    melancholiac.
  • adjective satellite characterized by or causing or expressing sadness
    melancholy.
    • growing more melancholy every hour
    • her melancholic smile
    • we acquainted him with the melancholy truth

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clownlike

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    clownish; zany; buffoonish.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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musing

  • noun a calm, lengthy, intent consideration
    contemplation; reflection; reflexion; rumination; thoughtfulness.
  • verb reflect deeply on a subject
    ponder; ruminate; mull; muse; think over; reflect; contemplate; meditate; chew over; mull over; excogitate; speculate.
    • I mulled over the events of the afternoon
    • philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
    • The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

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laughable

  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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hapless

  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pathetic; pitiable; piteous; misfortunate; miserable; pitiful.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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reproach

  • noun a mild rebuke or criticism
    • words of reproach
  • noun disgrace or shame
    • he brought reproach upon his family

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cervantes_saavedra

  • noun Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)
    Cervantes; Miguel de Cervantes; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

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jubilant

  • adjective satellite joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
    triumphal; rejoicing; prideful; triumphant; exulting; exultant.
    • rejoicing crowds filled the streets on VJ Day
    • a triumphal success
    • a triumphant shout
  • adjective satellite full of high-spirited delight
    elated; joyful; gleeful.
    • a joyful heart

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decker

  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
    Dekker; Thomas Decker; Thomas Dekker.
  • noun (often used in combinations) something constructed with multiple levels
    • they rode in a double-decker bus

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roofless

  • adjective not having a roof
    • the hurricane left hundreds of house roofless
  • adjective satellite physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security
    dispossessed; homeless.
    • made a living out of shepherding dispossed people from one country to another"- James Stern

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aristophanes

  • noun an ancient Greek dramatist remembered for his comedies (448-380 BC)

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deprived

  • adjective satellite marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences
    disadvantaged.
    • a childhood that was unhappy and deprived, the family living off charity
    • boys from a deprived environment, wherein the family life revealed a pattern of neglect, moral degradation, and disregard for law
  • verb take away possessions from someone
    deprive; divest; strip.
    • The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets

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stoppard

  • noun British dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937)
    Thomas Straussler; Sir Tom Stoppard; Tom Stoppard.

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samuel_beckett

  • noun a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989)
    Beckett.

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keen

  • noun a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  • verb express grief verbally
    lament.
    • we lamented the death of the child

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middleton

  • noun English playwright and pamphleteer (1570-1627)
    Thomas Middleton.

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cyrano_de_bergerac

  • noun a French soldier and dramatist remembered chiefly for fighting many duels (often over the size of his nose); was immortalized in 1897 in a play by Edmond Rostand (1619-1655)
    Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac.

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inevitable

  • noun an unavoidable event
    • don't argue with the inevitable
  • adjective incapable of being avoided or prevented
    • the inevitable result

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grieving

  • adjective satellite sorrowful through loss or deprivation
    grief-stricken; mourning; sorrowing; bereft; bereaved.
    • bereft of hope
  • verb feel grief
    sorrow; grieve.

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sorrowful

  • adjective experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss
    • sorrowful widows
    • a sorrowful tale of death and despair
    • sorrowful news
    • even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13

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vatical

  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
    sibyllic; sibylline; vatic; mantic; divinatory.
    • the high priest's divinatory pronouncement
    • mantic powers
    • a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions

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remorseful

  • adjective satellite feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
    rueful; contrite; ruthful.

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commedia

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major

  • noun a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain
  • noun British statesman who was prime minister from 1990 until 1997 (born in 1943)
    John Roy Major; John Major; John R. Major.

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lillian_hellman

  • noun United States playwright; her plays were often indictments of injustice (1905-1984)
    Hellman.

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contemplativeness

  • noun deep serious thoughtfulness
    meditativeness; pensiveness.

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kiss_of_death

  • noun something that is ruinous
    • if this were known it would be the kiss of death for my political career

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apocalypse

  • noun a cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil
  • noun the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    Revelation; Revelation of Saint John the Divine; Book of Revelation.

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feel

  • noun an intuitive awareness;
    • he has a feel for animals" or "it's easy when you get the feel of it
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; tone; flavor; feeling; smell; spirit.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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anton_chekov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Chekhov; Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Chekov.

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hugo

  • noun French poet and novelist and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France (1802-1885)
    Victor Hugo; Victor-Marie Hugo.

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felicitous

  • adjective exhibiting an agreeably appropriate manner or style
    • a felicitous speaker
  • adjective satellite marked by good fortune
    happy.
    • a felicitous life
    • a happy outcome

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clumsy

  • adjective satellite lacking grace in movement or posture
    gawky; unwieldy; clunky; ungainly.
    • a gawky lad with long ungainly legs
    • clumsy fingers
    • what an ungainly creature a giraffe is
    • heaved his unwieldy figure out of his chair
  • adjective satellite not elegant or graceful in expression
    awkward; inept; ill-chosen; inapt; cumbersome.
    • an awkward prose style
    • a clumsy apology
    • his cumbersome writing style
    • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

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humourous

  • adjective full of or characterized by humor
    humorous.
    • humorous stories
    • humorous cartoons
    • in a humorous vein

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elmer_leopold_rice

  • noun United States playwright (1892-1967)
    Elmer Rice; Rice; Elmer Reizenstein.

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done

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    through; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • verb engage in
    do; make.
    • make love, not war
    • make an effort
    • do research
    • do nothing
    • make revolution

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thomas_middleton

  • noun English playwright and pamphleteer (1570-1627)
    Middleton.

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the_great_hunger

  • noun a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America)
    the Irish Famine; the Great Calamity; the Great Starvation.

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miserable

  • adjective satellite very unhappy; full of misery
    suffering; wretched.
    • he felt depressed and miserable
    • a message of hope for suffering humanity
    • wretched prisoners huddled in stinking cages
  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pathetic; pitiable; piteous; misfortunate; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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capek

  • noun Czech writer who introduced the word `robot' into the English language (1890-1938)
    Karel Capek.

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fry

  • noun English painter and art critic (1866-1934)
    Roger Fry; Roger Eliot Fry.
  • noun English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907)
    Christopher Fry.

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cheerless

  • adjective causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
    depressing; uncheerful.
    • the economic outlook is depressing
    • something cheerless about the room
    • a moody and uncheerful person
    • an uncheerful place

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commedia_dell'arte

  • noun Italian comedy of the 16th to 18th centuries improvised from standardized situations and stock characters

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pinter

  • noun English dramatist whose plays are characterized by silences and the use of inaction (born in 1930)
    Harold Pinter.

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denigrative

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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karel_capek

  • noun Czech writer who introduced the word `robot' into the English language (1890-1938)
    Capek.

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tragicize

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tragic

  • adjective satellite very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction
    tragical.
    • a tragic face
    • a tragic plight
    • a tragic accident
  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of tragedy
    • tragic hero

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too

  • adverb to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
    to a fault; excessively; overly.
    • too big
  • adverb in addition
    also; as well; besides; likewise.
    • he has a Mercedes, too

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barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; J. M. Barrie; Sir James Matthew Barrie; James Barrie.

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giraudoux

  • noun French novelist and dramatist whose plays were reinterpretations of Greek myths (1882-1944)
    Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux; Jean Giraudoux.

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bitter

  • noun English term for a dry sharp-tasting ale with strong flavor of hops (usually on draft)
  • noun the taste experience when quinine or coffee is taken into the mouth
    bitterness.

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damaging

  • adjective satellite (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
    prejudicial; detrimental; prejudicious.
    • damaging to career and reputation
    • the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant
  • verb inflict damage upon
    damage.
    • The snow damaged the roof
    • She damaged the car when she hit the tree

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low

  • noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    depression.
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.

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delphic

  • adjective of or relating to Delphi or to the oracles of Apollo at Delphi
    Delphian.
    • Delphic oracle
  • adjective satellite obscurely prophetic
    oracular.
    • Delphic pronouncements
    • an oracular message

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tragical

  • adjective satellite very sad; especially involving grief or death or destruction
    tragic.
    • a tragic face
    • a tragic plight
    • a tragic accident

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compunction

  • noun a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
    remorse; self-reproach.

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uproarious

  • adjective satellite uncontrollably noisy
    rackety; rip-roaring.
  • adjective satellite marked by or causing boisterous merriment or convulsive laughter
    screaming; hilarious.
    • hilarious broad comedy
    • a screaming farce
    • uproarious stories

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sir_noel_pierce_coward

  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Coward; Noel Coward.

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fugard

  • noun South African playwright whose plays feature the racial tensions in South Africa during apartheid (born in 1932)
    Athol Fugard.

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doomed

  • noun people who are destined to die soon
    lost.
    • the agony of the doomed was in his voice
  • verb decree or designate beforehand
    destine; doom; fate; designate.
    • She was destined to become a great pianist

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heartrending

  • adjective satellite causing or marked by grief or anguish
    heartbreaking; grievous.
    • a grievous loss
    • a grievous cry
    • her sigh was heartbreaking
    • the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

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dreary

  • adjective satellite lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
    drab.
    • her drab personality
    • life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas
    • a series of dreary dinner parties
  • adjective satellite causing dejection
    blue; dingy; drear; disconsolate; dark; gloomy; dismal; drab; sorry; grim.
    • a blue day
    • the dark days of the war
    • a week of rainy depressing weather
    • a disconsolate winter landscape
    • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
    • a dark gloomy day
    • grim rainy weather

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depressing

  • adjective causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
    cheerless; uncheerful.
    • the economic outlook is depressing
    • something cheerless about the room
    • a moody and uncheerful person
    • an uncheerful place
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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tsunami

  • noun a cataclysm resulting from a destructive sea wave caused by an earthquake or volcanic eruption
    • a colossal tsunami destroyed the Minoan civilization in minutes

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down-and-out

  • noun a person who is destitute
    • he tried to help the down-and-out
  • adjective satellite lacking resources (or any prospect of resources)

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eyed

  • adjective having an eye or eyes or eyelike feature especially as specified; often used in combination
    • a peacock's eyed feathers
    • red-eyed
  • verb look at
    eyeball; eye.

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antic

  • noun a ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement
    caper; joke; trick; put-on; prank.
  • verb act as or like a clown
    clown around; clown.

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repent

  • verb turn away from sin or do penitence
    atone.
  • verb feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
    regret; rue.

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william_shakspere

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    Bard of Avon; Shakspere; Shakespeare; William Shakespeare.

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george_dibdin-pitt

  • noun a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
    George Dibdin Pitt; George Pitt; Pitt.

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world-weary

  • adjective satellite tired of the world
    bored.
    • bored with life
    • strolled through the museum with a bored air

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precursory

  • adjective satellite warning of future misfortune
    premonitory.

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untragic

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shepard

  • noun United States author of surrealistic allegorical plays (born in 1943)
    Sam Shepard.
  • noun astronaut who made the first United States' suborbital rocket-powered flight in 1961 (1923-1998)
    Alan Shepard; Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr..

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sir_james_matthew_barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; J. M. Barrie; James Barrie; Barrie.

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depressed

  • adjective satellite lower than previously
    down.
    • the market is depressed
    • prices are down
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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anton_pavlovich_chekhov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Chekhov; Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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tortured

  • adjective satellite experiencing intense pain especially mental pain
    anguished; tormented.
    • an anguished conscience
    • a small tormented schoolboy
    • a tortured witness to another's humiliation
  • verb torment emotionally or mentally
    torment; excruciate; torture; rack.

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spirited

  • adjective displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
  • verb infuse with spirit
    spirit up; spirit; inspirit.
    • The company spirited him up

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calamity

  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    tragedy; cataclysm; catastrophe; disaster.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster

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fletcher

  • noun prolific English dramatist who collaborated with Francis Beaumont and many other dramatists (1579-1625)
    John Fletcher.

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melpomenish

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terence

  • noun dramatist of ancient Rome (born in Greece) whose comedies were based on works by Menander (190?-159 BC)
    Publius Terentius Afer.

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dysphoria

  • noun abnormal depression and discontent

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rebellious

  • adjective satellite resisting control or authority
    • temperamentally rebellious
    • a rebellious crew
  • adjective satellite discontented as toward authority
    malcontent; ill-affected; disaffected.

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spiritedness

  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
    vivification; animation; brio; invigoration.

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shakespeare

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    Bard of Avon; William Shakspere; Shakspere; William Shakespeare.

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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jonson

  • noun English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)
    Ben Jonson; Benjamin Jonson.

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dark_comedy

  • noun a comedy characterized by grim or satiric humor; a comedy having gloomy or disturbing elements

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humble

  • verb cause to be unpretentious
    • This experience will humble him
  • verb cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    abase; chagrin; mortify; humiliate.
    • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

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thwarted

  • adjective satellite disappointingly unsuccessful
    disappointed; defeated; foiled; discomfited; frustrated.
    • disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions
    • their foiled attempt to capture Calais
    • many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers
    • his best efforts were thwarted
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; queer; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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polemic

  • noun a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
    polemist; polemicist.
  • noun a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)

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god

  • noun the supernatural being conceived as the perfect and omnipotent and omniscient originator and ruler of the universe; the object of worship in monotheistic religions
    Supreme Being.
  • noun any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force
    deity; divinity; immortal.

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broody

  • noun a domestic hen ready to brood
    broody hen; sitter; setting hen; brood hen.
  • adjective satellite physiologically ready to incubate eggs
    • a broody hen

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w._b._yeats

  • noun Irish poet and dramatist (1865-1939)
    Yeats; William Butler Yeats.

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sad

  • adjective experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
    • feeling sad because his dog had died
    • Better by far that you should forget and smile / Than that you should remember and be sad"- Christina Rossetti
  • adjective satellite of things that make you feel sad
    • sad news
    • she doesn't like sad movies
    • it was a very sad story
    • When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"- Christina Rossetti

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antagonistic

  • adjective satellite indicating opposition or resistance
    counter.
  • adjective satellite characterized by antagonism or antipathy
    antipathetic; antipathetical.
    • slaves antagonistic to their masters
    • antipathetic factions within the party

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superfan

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pitiable

  • adjective satellite inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    pitiful; pathetic.
    • their efforts were pathetic
    • pitiable lack of character
    • pitiful exhibition of cowardice
  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pathetic; piteous; misfortunate; miserable; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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foiled

  • adjective satellite disappointingly unsuccessful
    thwarted; disappointed; defeated; discomfited; frustrated.
    • disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions
    • their foiled attempt to capture Calais
    • many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers
    • his best efforts were thwarted
  • verb enhance by contrast
    foil.
    • In this picture, the figures are foiled against the background

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cumbersome

  • adjective satellite difficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight
    cumbrous.
    • a cumbersome piece of machinery
    • cumbrous protective clothing
  • adjective satellite not elegant or graceful in expression
    awkward; inept; ill-chosen; inapt; clumsy.
    • an awkward prose style
    • a clumsy apology
    • his cumbersome writing style
    • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

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striking

  • noun the physical coming together of two or more things
    impinging; contact.
    • contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; hit.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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richard_brinsley_sheridan

  • noun Irish playwright remembered for his satirical comedies of manners (1751-1816)
    Sheridan.

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pirandello

  • noun Italian novelist and playwright (1867-1936)
    Luigi Pirandello.

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rice

  • noun grains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
  • noun annual or perennial rhizomatous marsh grasses; seed used for food; straw used for paper

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oracular

  • adjective of or relating to an oracle
    • able by oracular means to expose a witch
  • adjective satellite obscurely prophetic
    Delphic.
    • Delphic pronouncements
    • an oracular message

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arthur_miller

  • noun United States playwright (1915-2005)
    Miller.

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condole_with

  • verb share the suffering of
    pity; sympathize with; compassionate; feel for.

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forester

  • noun English writer of adventure novels featuring Captain Horatio Hornblower (1899-1966)
    C. S. Forester; Cecil Scott Forester.
  • noun someone trained in forestry
    tree farmer; arboriculturist.

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victor-marie_hugo

  • noun French poet and novelist and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France (1802-1885)
    Victor Hugo; Hugo.

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hale

  • noun a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)
    Nathan Hale.
  • noun United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)
    George Ellery Hale.

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frederico_garcia_lorca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist who was shot dead by Franco's soldiers soon after the start of the Spanish Civil War (1898-1936)
    Lorca; Garcia Lorca.

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erosive

  • adjective satellite wearing away by friction
    • the erosive effects of waves on the shoreline
  • adjective satellite of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    vitriolic; corrosive; mordant; caustic.

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destroy

  • verb do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
    destruct.
    • The fire destroyed the house
  • verb destroy completely; damage irreparably
    ruin.
    • You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!
    • The tears ruined her make-up

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eugene_ionesco

  • noun French dramatist (born in Romania) who was a leading exponent of the theater of the absurd (1912-1994)
    Ionesco.

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kid

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; fry; shaver; tike; minor.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
    kidskin.
    • kid gloves

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thornton_niven_wilder

  • noun United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975)
    Thornton Wilder; Wilder.

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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hurtful

  • adjective satellite causing hurt
    • her hurtful unconsidered words
  • adjective satellite harmful to living things
    deleterious; injurious.
    • deleterious chemical additives

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menander

  • noun comic dramatist of ancient Greece (342-292 BC)

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oppressive

  • adjective satellite weighing heavily on the senses or spirit
    • the atmosphere was oppressive
    • oppressive sorrows
  • adjective satellite marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior
    tyrannous; tyrannical.
    • the oppressive government
    • oppressive laws
    • a tyrannical parent
    • tyrannous disregard of human rights

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ruthful

  • adjective satellite feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
    rueful; remorseful; contrite.

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goethian

  • adjective of or relating to or in the manner of Goethe
    Goethean.

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calderon_de_la_barca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681)
    Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Calderon.

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pondering

  • adjective satellite deeply or seriously thoughtful;
    pensive; broody; ruminative; brooding; contemplative; musing; meditative; reflective.
    • Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man
  • verb reflect deeply on a subject
    ponder; ruminate; mull; muse; think over; reflect; contemplate; meditate; chew over; mull over; excogitate; speculate.
    • I mulled over the events of the afternoon
    • philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
    • The scientist must stop to observe and start to excogitate

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harmful

  • adjective causing or capable of causing harm
    • too much sun is harmful to the skin
    • harmful effects of smoking

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luce

  • noun United States publisher of magazines (1898-1967)
    Henry Robinson Luce; Henry Luce.
  • noun United States playwright and public official (1902-1987)
    Clare Booth Luce.

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vega

  • noun prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)
    Lope de Vega; Lope Felix de Vega Carpio.
  • noun the brightest star in the constellation Lyra

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mouth

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy
  • noun the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • she wiped lipstick from her mouth

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libellous

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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lindsay

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with Russel Crouse on several musicals (1889-1931)
    Howard Lindsay.
  • noun United States poet who traveled the country trading his poems for room and board (1879-1931)
    Nicholas Vachel Lindsay; Vachel Lindsay.

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anton_pavlovich_chekov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Chekhov; Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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devastating

  • adjective satellite making light of
    withering; annihilating.
    • afire with annihilating invective
    • a devastating portrait of human folly
    • to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert
  • verb cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
    desolate; devastate; scourge; lay waste to; ravage; waste.
    • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion

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destruct

  • verb destroy (one's own missile or rocket)
    • The engineers had to destruct the rocket for safety reasons
  • verb do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
    destroy.
    • The fire destroyed the house

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pernicious

  • adjective satellite exceedingly harmful
    deadly; baneful; pestilent.
  • adjective satellite working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way
    subtle; insidious.
    • glaucoma is an insidious disease
    • a subtle poison

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penitent

  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) a person who repents for wrongdoing (a Roman Catholic may be admitted to penance under the direction of a confessor)
  • adjective feeling or expressing remorse for misdeeds
    repentant.

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ridiculous

  • adjective satellite inspiring scornful pity
    silly; pathetic.
    • how silly an ardent and unsuccessful wooer can be especially if he is getting on in years"- Dashiell Hammett
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; ludicrous; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

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annihilative

  • adjective satellite wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction
    withering; devastating; annihilating.
    • possessing annihilative power
    • a devastating hurricane
    • the guns opened a withering fire

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oscar_wilde

  • noun Irish writer and wit (1854-1900)
    Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde; Wilde.

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lachrymose

  • adjective satellite showing sorrow
    dolorous; tearful; dolourous; weeping.

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wry

  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironic; ironical.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit
  • adjective satellite bent to one side
    • a wry neck

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robinson

  • noun English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975)
    Robert Robinson; Sir Robert Robinson.
  • noun United States prizefighter who won the world middleweight championship five times and the world welterweight championship once (1921-1989)
    Sugar Ray Robinson; Walker Smith; Ray Robinson.

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dramatic_play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway

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discontent

  • noun a longing for something better than the present situation
    discontentment; discontentedness.
  • verb make dissatisfied

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euripides

  • noun one of the greatest tragic dramatists of ancient Greece (480-406 BC)

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awkward

  • adjective satellite causing inconvenience
    • they arrived at an awkward time
  • adjective lacking grace or skill in manner or movement or performance
    • an awkward dancer
    • an awkward gesture
    • too awkward with a needle to make her own clothes
    • his clumsy fingers produced an awkward knot

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wailing

  • noun loud cries made while weeping
    bawling.
  • verb emit long loud cries
    wail; roar; yawl; yaup; howl; ululate.
    • wail in self-pity
    • howl with sorrow

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edmond_rostand

  • noun French dramatist and poet whose play immortalized Cyrano de Bergerac (1868-1918)
    Rostand.

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miguel_de_cervantes_saavedra

  • noun Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)
    Cervantes; Miguel de Cervantes; Cervantes Saavedra.

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shakespearean

  • noun a Shakespearean scholar
    Shakespearian.
  • adjective of or relating to William Shakespeare or his works
    Shakespearian.
    • Shakespearean plays

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victor_hugo

  • noun French poet and novelist and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France (1802-1885)
    Victor-Marie Hugo; Hugo.

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book_of_revelation

  • noun the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the Apostle
    Revelation; Revelation of Saint John the Divine; Apocalypse.

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subtle

  • adjective satellite difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze
    elusive.
    • his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change
    • a subtle difference
    • that elusive thing the soul
  • adjective satellite able to make fine distinctions
    • a subtle mind

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senecan

  • adjective of or relating to or like or in the manner of the Roman Seneca

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sophocles

  • noun one of the great tragedians of ancient Greece (496-406 BC)

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distressing

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressful; perturbing; troubling; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
    straiten; distress.

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seriocomical

  • adjective satellite mixing the serious with the comic with comic predominating
    seriocomic.
    • a seriocomic novel

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bernd_heinrich_wilhelm_von_kleist

  • noun German dramatist whose works concern people torn between reason and emotion (1777-1811)
    Kleist; Heinrich von Kleist.

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dramatize

  • verb put into dramatic form
    adopt; dramatise.
    • adopt a book for a screenplay
  • verb represent something in a dramatic manner
    dramatise.
    • These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth

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wasteful

  • adjective satellite inefficient in use of time and effort and materials
    uneconomical.
    • a clumsy and wasteful process
    • wasteful duplication of effort
    • uneconomical ebb and flow of power
  • adjective tending to squander and waste

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unhappy

  • adjective experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent
    • unhappy over her departure
    • unhappy with her raise
    • after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence
    • had an unhappy time at school
    • the unhappy (or sad) news
    • he looks so sad
  • adjective generalized feeling of distress
    distressed; dysphoric.

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unfortunate_person

  • noun a person who suffers misfortune
    unfortunate.

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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sorrowing

  • adjective satellite sorrowful through loss or deprivation
    grief-stricken; mourning; grieving; bereft; bereaved.
    • bereft of hope
  • verb feel grief
    sorrow; grieve.

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stabbing

  • adjective satellite causing physical or especially psychological injury
    wounding.
    • a stabbing remark
    • wounding and false charges of disloyalty
  • verb use a knife on
    stab; knife.
    • The victim was knifed to death

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teary

  • adjective satellite with eyes full of tears
    teary-eyed; watery-eyed.

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goalless

  • adjective satellite having no points scores
    scoreless; hitless.
    • a scoreless inning

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malcontent

  • noun a person who is discontented or disgusted
  • adjective satellite discontented as toward authority
    ill-affected; disaffected; rebellious.

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farce_comedy

  • noun a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
    travesty; farce.

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thomas_kid

  • noun English dramatist (1558-1594)
    Thomas Kyd; Kid; Kyd.

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mournfulness

  • noun a state of gloomy sorrow
    ruthfulness; sorrowfulness.

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distressful

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; perturbing; troubling; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time

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rejoicing

  • noun a feeling of great happiness
  • noun the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
    jubilation; exultation.

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empty-handed

  • adjective satellite having acquired or gained nothing
    unrewarded.
    • the returned from the negotiations empty-handed
  • adjective satellite carrying nothing in the hands

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denigratory

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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dryden

  • noun the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)
    John Dryden.

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prognosticative

  • adjective satellite of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
    predictive; prognostic.

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gide

  • noun French author and dramatist who is regarded as the father of modern French literature (1869-1951)
    Andre Gide; Andre Paul Guillaume Gide.

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dramatic_event

  • noun an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional
    drama.

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lowness

  • noun a position of inferior status; low in station or rank or fortune or estimation
    low status; lowliness.
  • noun a feeling of low spirits
    dejectedness; low-spiritedness; downheartedness; dispiritedness.
    • he felt responsible for her lowness of spirits

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elmer_reizenstein

  • noun United States playwright (1892-1967)
    Elmer Rice; Rice; Elmer Leopold Rice.

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odets

  • noun United States playwright (1906-1963)
    Clifford Odets.

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somberness

  • noun a state of partial or total darkness
    gloom; sombreness.
    • he struck a match to dispel the gloom
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloom; gloominess; sombreness.

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reveal

  • verb make visible
    bring out; uncover; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her
  • verb make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    disclose; unwrap; bring out; expose; let on; discover; divulge; break; let out; give away.
    • The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
    • The actress won't reveal how old she is
    • bring out the truth
    • he broke the news to her
    • unwrap the evidence in the murder case

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brecht

  • noun German dramatist and poet who developed a style of epic theater (1898-1956)
    Bertolt Brecht.

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goethe

  • noun German poet and novelist and dramatist who lived in Weimar (1749-1832)
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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sibyllic

  • adjective satellite resembling or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
    sibylline; vatical; vatic; mantic; divinatory.
    • the high priest's divinatory pronouncement
    • mantic powers
    • a kind of sibylline book with ready and infallible answers to questions

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dejected

  • adjective affected or marked by low spirits
    • is dejected but trying to look cheerful
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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ruminative

  • adjective satellite deeply or seriously thoughtful;
    pensive; broody; pondering; brooding; contemplative; musing; meditative; reflective.
    • Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man

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inevitable_accident

  • noun a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events
    force majeure; act of God; unavoidable casualty; vis major.
    • he discovered that his house was not insured against acts of God

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omen

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    prognostic; prodigy; prognostication; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle
  • noun a strategically located monarchy on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula; the economy is dominated by oil
    Sultanate of Oman; Oman; Muscat and Oman.

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corneille

  • noun French tragic dramatist whose plays treat grand moral themes in elegant verse (1606-1684)
    Pierre Corneille.

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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disgruntled

  • adjective satellite in a state of sulky dissatisfaction
    dissatisfied.
  • verb put into a bad mood or into bad humour
    disgruntle.
    • The employees were disgruntled by their bad working conditions

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unrealized

  • adjective satellite of persons; marked by failure to realize full potentialities
    unrealised; unfulfilled.
    • unfulfilled and uneasy men
    • unrealized dreams and ambitions

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calumniatory

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; libelous; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; defamatory.

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worrying

  • noun the act of harassing someone
    bedevilment; torment; badgering.
  • noun the act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes
    • vigorous worrying finally loosened the saw

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predictive

  • adjective satellite of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
    prognosticative; prognostic.

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disaster

  • noun a state of extreme (usually irremediable) ruin and misfortune
    catastrophe.
    • lack of funds has resulted in a catastrophe for our school system
    • his policies were a disaster
  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    tragedy; calamity; cataclysm; catastrophe.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster

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watery-eyed

  • adjective satellite with eyes full of tears
    teary; teary-eyed.

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catastrophic

  • adjective satellite extremely harmful; bringing physical or financial ruin
    ruinous.
    • a catastrophic depression
    • catastrophic illness
    • a ruinous course of action

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pleasing

  • noun the act of one who pleases
  • verb give pleasure to or be pleasing to
    delight; please.
    • These colors please the senses
    • a pleasing sensation

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inapt

  • adjective satellite not elegant or graceful in expression
    awkward; inept; ill-chosen; clumsy; cumbersome.
    • an awkward prose style
    • a clumsy apology
    • his cumbersome writing style
    • if the rumor is true, can anything be more inept than to repeat it now?

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famine

  • noun an acute insufficiency
    dearth; shortage.
  • noun a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death

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anderson

  • noun United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941)
    Sherwood Anderson.
  • noun United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-)
    Philip Warren Anderson; Philip Anderson; Phil Anderson.

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desperate

  • noun a person who is frightened and in need of help
    • they prey on the hopes of the desperate
  • adjective satellite arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
    despairing.
    • a despairing view of the world situation
    • the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal
    • a desperate cry for help
    • helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether
    • her desperate screams

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oscar_fingal_o'flahertie_wills_wilde

  • noun Irish writer and wit (1854-1900)
    Wilde; Oscar Wilde.

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disturbing

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; distressful; perturbing; troubling; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb move deeply
    disturb; upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought

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sympathize_with

  • verb share the suffering of
    pity; condole with; compassionate; feel for.

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white

  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.
  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.

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tom_stoppard

  • noun British dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937)
    Thomas Straussler; Sir Tom Stoppard; Stoppard.

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noel_coward

  • noun English dramatist and actor and composer noted for his witty and sophisticated comedies (1899-1973)
    Coward; Sir Noel Pierce Coward.

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tragicomical

  • adjective satellite manifesting both tragic and comic aspects
    tragicomic.
    • the tragicomic disparity...between's man's aspirations and his accomplishments"- B.R.Redman
  • adjective satellite having pathetic as well as ludicrous characteristics
    tragicomic.
    • her life...presented itself to me as a tragicomical adventure"--Joseph Conrad

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closet

  • noun a small room (or recess) or cabinet used for storage space
    cupboard.
  • noun a toilet in Britain
    W.C.; water closet; loo.

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jocose

  • adjective satellite characterized by jokes and good humor
    jesting; jocular; joking.

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cheerlessness

  • noun a feeling of dreary or pessimistic sadness
    uncheerfulness.

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james_barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; J. M. Barrie; Sir James Matthew Barrie; Barrie.

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osborne

  • noun English playwright (1929-1994)
    John James Osborne; John Osborne.

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meditative

  • adjective satellite deeply or seriously thoughtful;
    pensive; broody; ruminative; pondering; brooding; contemplative; musing; reflective.
    • Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man

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routine

  • noun an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
    modus operandi.
  • noun a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
    turn; bit; number; act.
    • he did his act three times every evening
    • she had a catchy little routine
    • it was one of the best numbers he ever did

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woe

  • noun misery resulting from affliction
    suffering.
  • noun intense mournfulness
    woefulness.

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frustrated

  • adjective satellite disappointingly unsuccessful
    thwarted; disappointed; defeated; foiled; discomfited.
    • disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions
    • their foiled attempt to capture Calais
    • many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers
    • his best efforts were thwarted
  • verb hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    thwart; bilk; cross; frustrate; baffle; foil; spoil; queer; scotch.
    • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
    • foil your opponent

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forsake

  • verb leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
    abandon; desolate; desert.
    • The mother deserted her children

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plautus

  • noun comic dramatist of ancient Rome (253?-184 BC)
    Titus Maccius Plautus.
  • noun a genus of Alcidae
    genus Plautus.

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sorrow

  • noun an emotion of great sadness associated with loss or bereavement
    • he tried to express his sorrow at her loss
  • noun sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    ruefulness; regret; rue.
    • he drank to drown his sorrows
    • he wrote a note expressing his regret
    • to his rue, the error cost him the game

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griever

  • noun a person who is feeling grief (as grieving over someone who has died)
    lamenter; sorrower; mourner.

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oppressiveness

  • noun a feeling of being oppressed
    oppression.
  • noun unwelcome burdensome difficulty
    heaviness; onerousness; burdensomeness.

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harold_pinter

  • noun English dramatist whose plays are characterized by silences and the use of inaction (born in 1930)
    Pinter.

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dramatization

  • noun conversion into dramatic form
    dramatisation.
    • the play was a dramatization of a short story
  • noun a dramatic representation
    dramatisation.

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jovial

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; mirthful; jolly; merry.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh

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merry

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    jocund; gay; mirthful; jolly; jovial.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh
  • adjective satellite offering fun and gaiety
    festal; gay; festive.
    • a festive (or festal) occasion
    • gay and exciting night life
    • a merry evening

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sartre

  • noun French writer and existentialist philosopher (1905-1980)
    Jean-Paul Sartre.

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killing

  • noun an event that causes someone to die
    violent death.
  • noun the act of terminating a life
    kill; putting to death.

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pity

  • noun a feeling of sympathy and sorrow for the misfortunes of others
    commiseration; ruth; pathos.
    • the blind are too often objects of pity
  • noun an unfortunate development
    shame.
    • it's a pity he couldn't do it

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hammy

  • adjective satellite affectedly dramatic; overacted

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the_great_calamity

  • noun a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America)
    the Great Hunger; the Irish Famine; the Great Starvation.

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accident

  • noun an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury
  • noun anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause
    fortuity; stroke; chance event.
    • winning the lottery was a happy accident
    • the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck
    • it was due to an accident or fortuity

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tyrannous

  • adjective satellite marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior
    oppressive; tyrannical.
    • the oppressive government
    • oppressive laws
    • a tyrannical parent
    • tyrannous disregard of human rights

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farcical

  • adjective satellite broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
    ridiculous; ludicrous.
    • the wild farcical exuberance of a clown
    • ludicrous green hair

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maxwell_anderson

  • noun United States dramatist (1888-1959)
    Anderson.

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grief-stricken

  • adjective satellite sorrowful through loss or deprivation
    mourning; sorrowing; grieving; bereft; bereaved.
    • bereft of hope

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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famine

  • noun an acute insufficiency
    dearth; shortage.
  • noun a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death

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insidious

  • adjective satellite beguiling but harmful
    • insidious pleasures
  • adjective satellite intended to entrap

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wilde

  • noun Irish writer and wit (1854-1900)
    Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde; Oscar Wilde.

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spiritless

  • adjective lacking ardor or vigor or energy
    • a spiritless reply to criticism
  • adjective satellite evidencing little spirit or courage; overly submissive or compliant
    meek.
    • compliant and anxious to suit his opinions of those of others
    • a fine fiery blast against meek conformity"- Orville Prescott
    • she looked meek but had the heart of a lion
    • was submissive and subservient

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downtrodden

  • adjective satellite abused or oppressed by people in power

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hart

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with George S. Kaufman (1904-1961)
    Moss Hart.
  • noun United States lyricist who collaborated with Richard Rodgers (1895-1943)
    Lorenz Milton Hart; Lorenz Hart.

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scribe

  • noun French playwright (1791-1861)
    Augustin Eugene Scribe.
  • noun informal terms for journalists
    penman; scribbler.

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tearfulness

  • noun sadness expressed by weeping
    weepiness.

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foreboding

  • noun a feeling of evil to come
    boding; presentiment; premonition.
    • a steadily escalating sense of foreboding
    • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case
  • noun an unfavorable omen

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sherwood

  • noun United States playwright (1896-1955)
    Robert Emmet Sherwood.

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george_s._kaufman

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with many other writers including Moss Hart (1889-1961)
    Kaufman; George Simon Kaufman.

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the_great_starvation

  • noun a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America)
    the Great Hunger; the Irish Famine; the Great Calamity.

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luckless

  • adjective having or bringing misfortune
    unlucky.
    • Friday the 13th is an unlucky date

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unsuccessful

  • adjective not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome
  • adjective satellite failing to accomplish an intended result
    abortive; stillborn.
    • an abortive revolt
    • a stillborn plot to assassinate the President

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crouse

  • noun United States playwright (1893-1966)
    Russel Crouse.

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comical

  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    funny; risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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tragedy

  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    calamity; cataclysm; catastrophe; disaster.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster
  • noun drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity

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woebegone

  • adjective satellite worn and broken down by hard use
    run-down; creaky; decrepit; derelict; flea-bitten.
    • a creaky shack
    • a decrepit bus...its seats held together with friction tape
    • a flea-bitten sofa
    • a run-down neighborhood
    • a woebegone old shack
  • adjective satellite affected by or full of grief or woe
    woeful.
    • his sorrow...made him look...haggard and...woebegone"- George du Maurier

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dramatisation

  • noun conversion into dramatic form
    dramatization.
    • the play was a dramatization of a short story
  • noun a dramatic representation
    dramatization.

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detrimental

  • adjective satellite (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
    prejudicial; damaging; prejudicious.
    • damaging to career and reputation
    • the reporter's coverage resulted in prejudicial publicity for the defendant

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revelation

  • noun the speech act of making something evident
    revealing; disclosure.
  • noun an enlightening or astonishing disclosure

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reflective

  • adjective satellite deeply or seriously thoughtful;
    pensive; broody; ruminative; pondering; brooding; contemplative; musing; meditative.
    • Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man
  • adjective capable of physically reflecting light or sound
    • a reflective surface

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j._m._barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; Sir James Matthew Barrie; James Barrie; Barrie.

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waste

  • noun any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
    waste material; waste matter; waste product.
    • they collect the waste once a week
    • much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
  • noun useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
    dissipation; wastefulness.
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
    • mindless dissipation of natural resources

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empty

  • noun a container that has been emptied
    • return all empties to the store
  • verb make void or empty of contents
    • Empty the box
    • The alarm emptied the building

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pedro_calderon_de_la_barca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681)
    Calderon de la Barca; Calderon.

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disconsolateness

  • noun feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
    despondency; heartsickness; despondence.

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tyrannical

  • adjective satellite marked by unjust severity or arbitrary behavior
    tyrannous; oppressive.
    • the oppressive government
    • oppressive laws
    • a tyrannical parent
    • tyrannous disregard of human rights
  • adjective satellite characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
    authoritarian; dictatorial; despotic; tyrannic; autocratic.
    • an authoritarian regime
    • autocratic government
    • despotic rulers
    • a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war
    • a tyrannical government

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gay

  • noun someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
    homo; homosexual; homophile.
  • adjective satellite bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer
    cheery; sunny.
    • a cheery hello
    • a gay sunny room
    • a sunny smile

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sepulchral

  • adjective of or relating to a sepulchre
    • sepulchral inscriptions
    • sepulchral monuments in churches
  • adjective satellite gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    charnel; ghastly.
    • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
    • ghastly shrieks
    • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

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william_congreve

  • noun English playwright remembered for his comedies (1670-1729)
    Congreve.

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wretched

  • adjective satellite of very poor quality or condition
    miserable; execrable; deplorable; woeful.
    • deplorable housing conditions in the inner city
    • woeful treatment of the accused
    • woeful errors of judgment
  • adjective satellite characterized by physical misery
    miserable.
    • a wet miserable weekend
    • spent a wretched night on the floor

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bereavement

  • noun state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
    mourning.

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inconsolable

  • adjective sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled
    unconsolable; disconsolate.
    • inconsolable when her son died

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dramatic

  • adjective suitable to or characteristic of drama
    • a dramatic entrance in a swirling cape
    • a dramatic rescue at sea
  • adjective satellite sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
    spectacular; striking.
    • a dramatic sunset
    • a dramatic pause
    • a spectacular display of northern lights
    • it was a spectacular play
    • his striking good looks always created a sensation

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tormented

  • adjective satellite experiencing intense pain especially mental pain
    anguished; tortured.
    • an anguished conscience
    • a small tormented schoolboy
    • a tortured witness to another's humiliation
  • verb torment emotionally or mentally
    torment; excruciate; torture; rack.

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abject

  • adjective satellite of the most contemptible kind
    scurvy; low-down; scummy; low; miserable.
    • abject cowardice
    • a low stunt to pull
    • a low-down sneak
    • his miserable treatment of his family
    • You miserable skunk!
    • a scummy rabble
    • a scurvy trick
  • adjective satellite most unfortunate or miserable
    • the most abject slaves joined in the revolt
    • abject poverty

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pitiful

  • adjective satellite inspiring mixed contempt and pity
    pitiable; pathetic.
    • their efforts were pathetic
    • pitiable lack of character
    • pitiful exhibition of cowardice
  • adjective satellite bad; unfortunate
    distressing; sad; lamentable; deplorable; sorry.
    • my finances were in a deplorable state
    • a lamentable decision
    • her clothes were in sad shape
    • a sorry state of affairs

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cothurn

A buskin anciently used by tragic actors on the stage; hence, tragedy in general.
The moment had arrived when it was thought that the mask and the cothurn might be assumed with effect. Motley.

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libelous

  • adjective satellite (used of statements) harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
    denigrating; denigrative; denigratory; calumnious; slanderous; libellous; calumniatory; defamatory.

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wilder

  • noun United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975)
    Thornton Wilder; Thornton Niven Wilder.
  • noun United States filmmaker (born in Austria) whose dark humor infused many of the films he made (1906-2002)
    Billy Wilder; Samuel Wilder.

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bard_of_avon

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    William Shakspere; Shakspere; Shakespeare; William Shakespeare.

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black_humor

  • noun the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect
    black humour.

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kaufman

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with many other writers including Moss Hart (1889-1961)
    George Simon Kaufman; George S. Kaufman.

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underclass

  • noun the social class lowest in the social hierarchy
    lower class.
  • adjective satellite belonging to the lowest and least privileged social stratum
    • underclass mothers and children

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revelatory

  • adjective satellite (usually followed by `of') pointing out or revealing clearly
    significative; indicatory; indicative; suggestive.
    • actions indicative of fear
  • adjective satellite prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom
    apocalyptic; apocalyptical.

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gotthold_ephraim_lessing

  • noun German playwright and leader of the Enlightenment (1729-1781)
    Lessing.

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situation

  • noun the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
    state of affairs.
    • the present international situation is dangerous
    • wondered how such a state of affairs had come about
    • eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
  • noun a condition or position in which you find yourself
    position.
    • the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils
    • found herself in a very fortunate situation

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mordant

  • noun a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process
  • adjective satellite harshly ironic or sinister
    black; grim.
    • black humor
    • a grim joke
    • grim laughter
    • fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit

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ionesco

  • noun French dramatist (born in Romania) who was a leading exponent of the theater of the absurd (1912-1994)
    Eugene Ionesco.

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sombre

  • adjective satellite lacking brightness or color; dull
    sober; somber; drab.
    • drab faded curtains
    • sober Puritan grey
    • children in somber brown clothes
  • adjective satellite grave or even gloomy in character
    melancholy; somber.
    • solemn and mournful music
    • a suit of somber black
    • a somber mood

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withering

  • noun any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
    atrophy.
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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winless

  • adjective satellite having no wins
    • the team had a very disappointing winless season

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defeated

  • noun people who are defeated
    discomfited.
    • the Romans had no pity for the defeated
  • verb win a victory over
    get the better of; overcome; defeat.
    • You must overcome all difficulties
    • defeat your enemies
    • He overcame his shyness
    • He overcame his infirmity
    • Her anger got the better of her and she blew up

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wycherley

  • noun English playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716)
    William Wycherley.

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snuffling

  • adjective satellite liable to sniffle
    sniffly; snuffly.
  • verb sniff or smell inquiringly
    snuff; snuffle.

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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ironic

  • adjective satellite humorously sarcastic or mocking
    dry; ironical; wry.
    • dry humor
    • an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely
    • an ironic novel
    • an ironical smile
    • with a wry Scottish wit
  • adjective satellite characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
    ironical.
    • madness, an ironic fate for such a clear thinker
    • it was ironical that the well-planned scheme failed so completely

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grievous

  • adjective satellite causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
    life-threatening; dangerous; severe; serious; grave.
    • a dangerous operation
    • a grave situation
    • a grave illness
    • grievous bodily harm
    • a serious wound
    • a serious turn of events
    • a severe case of pneumonia
    • a life-threatening disease
  • adjective satellite causing or marked by grief or anguish
    heartbreaking; heartrending.
    • a grievous loss
    • a grievous cry
    • her sigh was heartbreaking
    • the heartrending words of Rabin's granddaughter

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actable

  • adjective capable of being acted; suitable for the stage
    • an actable scene

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meltdown

  • noun severe overheating of the core of a nuclear reactor resulting in the core melting and radiation escaping
    nuclear meltdown.
  • noun a disaster comparable to a nuclear meltdown
    • there is little likelihood of a meltdown comparable to the American banking collapse in March 1933

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world-weariness

  • noun sadness on thinking about the evils of the world
    Weltschmerz.

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funny

  • noun an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line)
    funny story; funny remark; good story.
    • she told a funny story
    • she made a funny
  • adjective satellite arousing or provoking laughter
    risible; mirthful; amusing; laughable; comic; comical.
    • an amusing film with a steady stream of pranks and pratfalls
    • an amusing fellow
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
    • funny stories that made everybody laugh
    • a very funny writer
    • it would have been laughable if it hadn't hurt so much
    • a mirthful experience
    • risible courtroom antics

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sean_o'casey

  • noun Irish playwright (1880-1964)
    O'Casey.

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calamitous

  • adjective satellite (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin
    fatal; disastrous; black; fateful.
    • the stock market crashed on Black Friday
    • a calamitous defeat
    • the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign
    • such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin
    • it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur
    • a fateful error

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troubling

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; distressful; perturbing; disturbing; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb move deeply
    disturb; upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought

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writer

  • noun writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
    author.
  • noun a person who is able to write and has written something

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heartbreak

  • noun intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
    grief; heartache; brokenheartedness.

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williams

  • noun United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
    Hiram Williams; Hiram King Williams; Hank Williams.
  • noun English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)
    Bernard Arthur Owen Williams; Sir Bernard Williams.

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unfortunate

  • noun a person who suffers misfortune
    unfortunate person.
  • adjective not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
    • an unfortunate turn of events
    • an unfortunate decision
    • unfortunate investments
    • an unfortunate night for all concerned

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chekov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Chekhov; Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Anton Chekov.

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jocund

  • adjective satellite full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    gay; mirthful; jolly; jovial; merry.
    • when hearts were young and gay
    • a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth
    • the jolly crowd at the reunion
    • jolly old Saint Nick
    • a jovial old gentleman
    • have a merry Christmas
    • peals of merry laughter
    • a mirthful laugh

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too_bad

  • adjective satellite deserving regret
    regrettable.
    • regrettable remarks
    • it's regrettable that she didn't go to college
    • it's too bad he had no feeling himself for church

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gabriel_tellez

  • noun Spanish dramatist who wrote the first dramatic treatment of the legend of Don Juan (1571-1648)
    Tirso de Molina.

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unsatisfied

  • adjective satellite not having been satisfied
    unsatiated; unsated.
  • adjective satellite worried and uneasy
    ungratified; restless.

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count_maurice_maeterlinck

  • noun Belgian playwright (1862-1949)
    Maeterlinck.

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grey

  • noun United States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939)
    Zane Grey.
  • noun Queen of England for nine days in 1553; she was quickly replaced by Mary Tudor and beheaded for treason (1537-1554)
    Lady Jane Grey.

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outcast

  • noun a person who is rejected (from society or home)
    pariah; castaway; Ishmael.
  • adjective satellite excluded from a society
    friendless.

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contrition

  • noun sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation
    attrition; contriteness.

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disadvantaged

  • adjective satellite marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences
    deprived.
    • a childhood that was unhappy and deprived, the family living off charity
    • boys from a deprived environment, wherein the family life revealed a pattern of neglect, moral degradation, and disregard for law
  • verb put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm
    disfavor; disfavour; disadvantage.
    • This rule clearly disadvantages me

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lonesome

  • adjective satellite being the only one; single and isolated from others
    solitary; only; sole; lone.
    • the lone doctor in the entire county
    • a lonesome pine
    • an only child
    • the sole heir
    • the sole example
    • a solitary instance of cowardice
    • a solitary speck in the sky
  • adjective satellite marked by dejection from being alone
    lonely.
    • felt sad and lonely
    • the loneliest night of the week
    • lonesome when her husband is away
    • spent a lonesome hour in the bar

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brooding

  • noun sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
    incubation.
  • noun persistent morbid meditation on a problem
    pensiveness.

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thomas_lanier_williams

  • noun United States playwright (1911-1983)
    Tennessee Williams; Williams.

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painful

  • adjective causing physical or psychological pain
    • worked with painful slowness
  • adjective satellite causing misery or pain or distress
    sore; afflictive.
    • it was a sore trial to him
    • the painful process of growing up

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ben_jonson

  • noun English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)
    Jonson; Benjamin Jonson.

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o'neill

  • noun United States playwright (1888-1953)
    Eugene O'Neill; Eugene Gladstone O'Neill.

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miller

  • noun United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)
    Glenn Miller; Alton Glenn Miller.
  • noun United States novelist whose novels were originally banned as pornographic (1891-1980)
    Henry Miller; Henry Valentine Miller.

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cheek

  • noun either side of the face below the eyes
  • noun an impudent statement
    impudence; impertinence.

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ibsen

  • noun realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906)
    Henrik Johan Ibsen; Henrik Ibsen.

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sam_shepard

  • noun United States author of surrealistic allegorical plays (born in 1943)
    Shepard.

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lamenting

  • adjective satellite vocally expressing grief or sorrow or resembling such expression
    wailing; wailful.
    • lamenting sinners
    • wailing mourners
    • the wailing wind
    • wailful bagpipes
    • tangle her desires with wailful sonnets"- Shakespeare
  • verb express grief verbally
    keen; lament.
    • we lamented the death of the child

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sir_terence_mervyn_rattigan

  • noun British playwright (1911-1977)
    Terence Rattigan; Rattigan.

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person

  • noun a human being
    someone; somebody; soul; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do
  • noun a human body (usually including the clothing)
    • a weapon was hidden on his person

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melodramatic

  • adjective satellite having the excitement and emotional appeal of melodrama
    • a melodramatic account of two perilous days at sea
  • adjective satellite characteristic of acting or a stage performance; often affected
    histrionic.
    • histrionic gestures
    • an attitude of melodramatic despair
    • a theatrical pose

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peter_alexander_ustinov

  • noun British actor and playwright (1921-2004)
    Ustinov; Sir Peter Ustinov.

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miguel_de_cervantes

  • noun Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)
    Cervantes; Cervantes Saavedra; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

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deflated

  • adjective satellite brought low in spirit
    crestfallen; chapfallen; chopfallen.
    • left us fatigued and deflated spiritually
  • verb collapse by releasing contained air or gas
    deflate.
    • deflate a balloon

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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vaclav_havel

  • noun Czech dramatist and statesman whose plays opposed totalitarianism and who served as president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 to 1992 and president of the Czech Republic since 1993 (born in 1936)
    Havel.

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desolate

  • verb leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
    abandon; desert; forsake.
    • The mother deserted her children
  • verb reduce in population
    depopulate.
    • The epidemic depopulated the countryside

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elmer_rice

  • noun United States playwright (1892-1967)
    Rice; Elmer Reizenstein; Elmer Leopold Rice.

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ferenc_molnar

  • noun Hungarian playwright (1878-1952)
    Molnar.

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johan_august_strindberg

  • noun Swedish dramatist and novelist (1849-1912)
    Strindberg; August Strindberg.

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ludicrous

  • adjective satellite broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce
    ridiculous; farcical.
    • the wild farcical exuberance of a clown
    • ludicrous green hair
  • adjective satellite incongruous; inviting ridicule
    derisory; idiotic; preposterous; cockeyed; ridiculous; absurd; laughable; nonsensical.
    • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
    • that's a cockeyed idea
    • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
    • a contribution so small as to be laughable
    • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
    • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
    • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

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neil_simon

  • noun United States playwright noted for light comedies (born in 1927)
    Simon; Marvin Neil Simon.

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shakspere

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    Bard of Avon; William Shakspere; Shakespeare; William Shakespeare.

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molnar

  • noun Hungarian playwright (1878-1952)
    Ferenc Molnar.

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glum

  • adjective satellite moody and melancholic
  • adjective satellite showing a brooding ill humor
    saturnine; dour; morose; sour; dark; glowering; sullen; moody.
    • a dark scowl
    • the proverbially dour New England Puritan
    • a glum, hopeless shrug
    • he sat in moody silence
    • a morose and unsociable manner
    • a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven
    • a sour temper
    • a sullen crowd

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fateful

  • adjective satellite having momentous consequences; of decisive importance
    fatal.
    • that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev
    • the fatal day of the election finally arrived
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; portentous.

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jean-paul_sartre

  • noun French writer and existentialist philosopher (1905-1980)
    Sartre.

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authorial

  • adjective of or by or typical of an author
    auctorial.
    • authorial comments
    • auctorial flights of imagination

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seriocomedy

  • noun a comedy with serious elements or overtones
    tragicomedy.

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sidesplitting

  • adjective satellite very funny
    killing.
    • a killing joke
    • sidesplitting antics

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russel_crouse

  • noun United States playwright (1893-1966)
    Crouse.

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hippolyte_jean_giraudoux

  • noun French novelist and dramatist whose plays were reinterpretations of Greek myths (1882-1944)
    Giraudoux; Jean Giraudoux.

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death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

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wounding

  • noun the act of inflicting a wound
    wound.
  • verb cause injuries or bodily harm to
    wound; injure.

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dolefulness

  • noun sadness caused by grief or affliction

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meditativeness

  • noun deep serious thoughtfulness
    pensiveness; contemplativeness.

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andre_gide

  • noun French author and dramatist who is regarded as the father of modern French literature (1869-1951)
    Gide; Andre Paul Guillaume Gide.

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christopher_fry

  • noun English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907)
    Fry.

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seriocomic

  • adjective satellite mixing the serious with the comic with comic predominating
    seriocomical.
    • a seriocomic novel

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misfortunate

  • adjective satellite deserving or inciting pity
    poor; wretched; pathetic; pitiable; piteous; miserable; pitiful; hapless.
    • a hapless victim
    • miserable victims of war
    • the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy
    • piteous appeals for help
    • pitiable homeless children
    • a pitiful fate
    • Oh, you poor thing
    • his poor distorted limbs
    • a wretched life

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mournful

  • adjective satellite expressing sorrow
    plaintive.
  • adjective satellite filled with or evoking sadness
    doleful.
    • the child's doleful expression
    • stared with mournful eyes
    • mournful news

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joyful

  • adjective full of or producing joy
    • make a joyful noise
    • a joyful occasion
  • adjective satellite full of high-spirited delight
    elated; jubilant; gleeful.
    • a joyful heart

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amusing

  • adjective satellite providing enjoyment; pleasantly entertaining
    diverting; amusive.
    • an amusing speaker
    • a diverting story
  • verb occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
    disport; amuse; divert.
    • The play amused the ladies

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high_comedy

  • noun a sophisticated comedy; often satirizing genteel society

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cataclysmal

  • adjective satellite severely destructive
    cataclysmic.
    • cataclysmic nuclear war
    • a cataclysmic earthquake

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spectacular

  • noun a lavishly produced performance
    • they put on a Christmas spectacular
  • adjective satellite sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
    dramatic; striking.
    • a dramatic sunset
    • a dramatic pause
    • a spectacular display of northern lights
    • it was a spectacular play
    • his striking good looks always created a sensation

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joyless

  • adjective not experiencing or inspiring joy
    • a joyless man
    • a joyless occasion
    • joyless evenings

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crushed

  • adjective satellite treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance
    • crushed velvet
  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; suppress; oppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists

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dark

  • noun absence of light or illumination
    darkness.
  • noun absence of moral or spiritual values
    iniquity; darkness; wickedness.
    • the powers of darkness

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suffering

  • noun a state of acute pain
    excruciation; agony.
  • noun misery resulting from affliction
    woe.

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cataclysm

  • noun a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
    catastrophe.
  • noun an event resulting in great loss and misfortune
    tragedy; calamity; catastrophe; disaster.
    • the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity
    • the earthquake was a disaster

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uncheerfulness

  • noun a feeling of dreary or pessimistic sadness
    cheerlessness.
  • noun not conducive to cheer or good spirits

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mamet

  • noun United States playwright (born in 1947)
    David Mamet.

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world

  • noun everything that exists anywhere
    universe; creation; macrocosm; existence; cosmos.
    • they study the evolution of the universe
    • the biggest tree in existence
  • noun people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
    domain.
    • the Western world

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disappointed

  • adjective satellite disappointingly unsuccessful
    thwarted; defeated; foiled; discomfited; frustrated.
    • disappointed expectations and thwarted ambitions
    • their foiled attempt to capture Calais
    • many frustrated poets end as pipe-smoking teachers
    • his best efforts were thwarted
  • verb fail to meet the hopes or expectations of
    disappoint; let down.
    • Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage

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grim

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; inexorable; unappeasable; relentless; stern; unforgiving.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood
  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; ghastly; sick; gruesome.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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down_in_the_mouth

  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; downhearted; dispirited; depressed; downcast; down; gloomy; low; low-spirited; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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granville-barker

  • noun English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946)
    Harley Granville-Barker.

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george_pitt

  • noun a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
    George Dibdin Pitt; George Dibdin-Pitt; Pitt.

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renegade

  • noun someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
  • noun a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or religion or political party or friend etc.
    ratter; deserter; turncoat; recreant; apostate.

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lost

  • noun people who are destined to die soon
    doomed.
    • the agony of the doomed was in his voice
  • verb fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
    lose.
    • She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat

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synge

  • noun Irish poet and playwright whose plays are based on rural Irish life (1871-1909)
    John Millington Synge; J. M. Synge; Edmund John Millington Synge.

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clare_booth_luce

  • noun United States playwright and public official (1902-1987)
    Luce.

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goldoni

  • noun prolific Italian dramatist (1707-1793)
    Carlo Goldoni.

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deleterious

  • adjective satellite harmful to living things
    hurtful; injurious.
    • deleterious chemical additives

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savinien_cyrano_de_bergerac

  • noun a French soldier and dramatist remembered chiefly for fighting many duels (often over the size of his nose); was immortalized in 1897 in a play by Edmond Rostand (1619-1655)
    Cyrano de Bergerac.

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starred

  • adjective satellite marked with an asterisk
    asterisked.
    • the starred items
  • verb feature as the star
    star.
    • The movie stars Dustin Hoffman as an autistic man

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tragic_flaw

  • noun the character flaw or error of a tragic hero that leads to his downfall
    hamartia.

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beckett

  • noun a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989)
    Samuel Beckett.

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benjamin_jonson

  • noun English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)
    Jonson; Ben Jonson.

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ruthfulness

  • noun a state of gloomy sorrow
    mournfulness; sorrowfulness.

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george_simon_kaufman

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with many other writers including Moss Hart (1889-1961)
    Kaufman; George S. Kaufman.

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humorous

  • adjective full of or characterized by humor
    humourous.
    • humorous stories
    • humorous cartoons
    • in a humorous vein

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west

  • noun the countries of (originally) Europe and (now including) North America and South America
    Occident.
  • noun the cardinal compass point that is a 270 degrees
    due west; W; westward.

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sheridan

  • noun Irish playwright remembered for his satirical comedies of manners (1751-1816)
    Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

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lope_de_vega

  • noun prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)
    Vega; Lope Felix de Vega Carpio.

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thomas_straussler

  • noun British dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937)
    Sir Tom Stoppard; Tom Stoppard; Stoppard.

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captive

  • noun a person who is confined; especially a prisoner of war
    prisoner.
  • noun an animal that is confined

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melancholiac

  • noun someone subject to melancholia
    melancholic.

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black_humour

  • noun the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect
    black humor.

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john_fletcher

  • noun prolific English dramatist who collaborated with Francis Beaumont and many other dramatists (1579-1625)
    Fletcher.

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bruising

  • adjective satellite causing mental or emotional injury
    • a bruising experience
    • protected from the bruising facts of battle"- John Mason Brown
  • verb injure the underlying soft tissue or bone of
    bruise; contuse.
    • I bruised my knee

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heartache

  • noun intense sorrow caused by loss of a loved one (especially by death)
    grief; brokenheartedness; heartbreak.

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dingy

  • adjective satellite thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot
    begrimed; grimy; grubby; raunchy; grungy.
    • a miner's begrimed face
    • dingy linen
    • grimy hands
    • grubby little fingers
    • a grungy kitchen
  • adjective satellite (of color) discolored by impurities; not bright and clear
    muddy; muddied; dirty.
    • dirty" is often used in combination
    • a dirty (or dingy) white
    • the muddied grey of the sea
    • muddy colors
    • dirty-green walls
    • dirty-blonde hair

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helplessness

  • noun powerlessness revealed by an inability to act
    impuissance; weakness.
    • in spite of their weakness the group remains active
  • noun the state of needing help from something

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humor

  • noun a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    witticism; wittiness; wit; humour.
  • noun the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    sense of humor; sense of humour; humour.
    • she didn't appreciate my humor
    • you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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francis_beaumont

  • noun English dramatist who collaborated with John Fletcher (1584-1616)
    Beaumont.

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jean-baptiste_poquelin

  • noun French author of sophisticated comedies (1622-1673)
    Moliere.

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unavoidable

  • adjective satellite impossible to avoid or evade:"inescapable conclusion"
    inescapable; ineluctable.
    • an ineluctable destiny
    • an unavoidable accident

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nontragic

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heartsickness

  • noun feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
    despondency; disconsolateness; despondence.

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premonitory

  • adjective satellite warning of future misfortune
    precursory.

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witty

  • adjective satellite combining clever conception and facetious expression
    • his sermons were unpredictably witty and satirical as well as eloquent

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anguished

  • adjective satellite experiencing intense pain especially mental pain
    tortured; tormented.
    • an anguished conscience
    • a small tormented schoolboy
    • a tortured witness to another's humiliation
  • verb suffer great pains or distress
    anguish.

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friedrich_hebbel

  • noun German dramatist (1813-1863)
    Christian Friedrich Hebbel; Hebbel.

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corrosive

  • noun a substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)
  • adjective satellite of a substance, especially a strong acid; capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action
    erosive; vitriolic; mordant; caustic.

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moliere

  • noun French author of sophisticated comedies (1622-1673)
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin.

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auctorial

  • adjective of or by or typical of an author
    authorial.
    • authorial comments
    • auctorial flights of imagination

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slapstick

  • noun a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
  • noun acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together; used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting injury when striking someone

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oppression

  • noun the act of subjugating by cruelty
    subjugation.
    • the tyrant's oppression of the people
  • noun the state of being kept down by unjust use of force or authority: "after years of oppression they finally revolted"

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apocalyptic

  • adjective satellite prophetic of devastation or ultimate doom
    apocalyptical; revelatory.
  • adjective of or relating to an apocalypse

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clownish

  • adjective satellite like a clown
    zany; buffoonish; clownlike.
    • a buffoonish walk
    • a clownish face
    • a zany sense of humor

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marstan

  • noun English playwright (1575-1634)
    John Marstan.

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the_irish_famine

  • noun a famine in Ireland resulting from a potato blight; between 1846 and 1851 a million people starved to death and 1.6 million emigrated (most to America)
    the Great Hunger; the Great Calamity; the Great Starvation.

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rue

  • noun European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy
    herb of grace; Ruta graveolens.
  • noun leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy

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broken

  • adjective physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
    • a broken mirror
    • a broken tooth
    • a broken leg
    • his neck is broken
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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cervantes

  • noun Spanish writer best remembered for `Don Quixote' which satirizes chivalry and influenced the development of the novel form (1547-1616)
    Miguel de Cervantes; Cervantes Saavedra; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra.

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sir_peter_ustinov

  • noun British actor and playwright (1921-2004)
    Ustinov; Peter Alexander Ustinov.

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vis_major

  • noun a natural and unavoidable catastrophe that interrupts the expected course of events
    force majeure; act of God; inevitable accident; unavoidable casualty.
    • he discovered that his house was not insured against acts of God

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edward_franklin_albeen

  • noun United States dramatist (1928-)
    Albee; Edward Albee.

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g._b._shaw

  • noun British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
    George Bernard Shaw; Shaw.

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seneca

  • noun Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
  • noun a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living in New York State south of Lake Ontario

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discontented

  • adjective showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing
    discontent.
    • saw many discontent faces in the room
    • was discontented with his position
  • verb make dissatisfied
    discontent.

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weighted

  • adjective satellite made heavy or weighted down with weariness
    leaden.
    • his leaden arms
    • weighted eyelids
  • verb weight down with a load
    burthen; weight down; weight; burden.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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weltschmerz

  • noun sadness on thinking about the evils of the world
    world-weariness.

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