hopeful that the best will happen in the future
optimistic the mystery will be sorted out soon with more data.
expecting the worst possible outcome
“But lawyers are trained to always look for the worst-case scenario. They benefit more from being
pessimistic, and that takes a toll.”
having no personal preference
If I have strong views, I’m probably not going to be a good editor: it’s hard for me to write in a
mixed feelings or emotions
Their different responses to the unfolding economic drama underscore the strong
ambivalence Americans feel about the Greek crisis.
characterized by directness in manner or speech
She suggests that its appeal lies in its
frank treatment of topics usually left undiscussed.
angered at something unjust or wrong
I seethed with envy,
indignant that they enjoyed the honest freedom I had denied myself.
showing ready comprehension of others' states
“I can feel your pain without going through it myself,” says the
understanding of the nature or meaning of something
It takes only one class of art history to learn the basic tools of art interpretation and
of a serious examination and judgment of something
Yet someone who’s tired or distracted will likely be less
critical, and will simply accept what you say as true.
expressing extreme contempt
scornful hatred, like black syrup pumping thick through my heart.
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
But that didn't stop the haters, who seized the new forum to rally their
serving or tending to excite or stimulate
She’s not afraid to push buttons and be the
provocative journalist she should be.”
characterized by enmity or ill will
There are four months left for the neighbors to patch things up, but for now the mood is
a person who pleads for a person, cause, or idea
New resources, of course, have long been on the wish list of public education
a feeling of delight at being entertained
The most exciting aspect of this field is that we don’t know which robotic sport will ultimately drive the most attention and
expressing compassion or friendly fellow feelings
Government officials and others have called for compassion and tolerance, and the overwhelming reaction to the migrants has been
a positive feeling of liking
Far from disrespect, there is great
affection for Petersen in the Boise State football complex and throughout the campus.
feeling or showing profound respect or veneration
And while typically you speak in a
reverent voice in respect for the dead, tonight, feel free to speak up and ask questions.
expressing contempt or ridicule
Others found ways of
mocking it, calling it - not so politely - a waste of time.
the act of giving up, as a claim or office or possession
They are so overwhelmed by juggling demands that many have moved from frustration and anxiety to
resignation and despair, which is worse.
not disposed or willing to believe; unbelieving
In the case of Guzmán, many Mexicans are particularly
incredulous as this was his second escape from a supposedly high-security prison.
harsh or corrosive in tone
Saint-Saëns was on speaking terms with practically all of them, even if his prickly temperament and
caustic wit tended to discourage close friendships.
resembling or characteristic of a lament for the dead
elegiac message of farewell—whether to a romantic partner who is leaving or do life itself is subject to the listener’s interpretation.
marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions
Folks tend to be either hardcore cloud “fans” or
vehement cloud “detractors”, and often there is not much middle ground between them.
consisting of or derived from a practice of long standing
Classicists insist the only syrup to use is Fox’s U-bet, chocolate being the most
traditional flavor, though vanilla and strawberry are certainly not unheard of.