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MELANCHOLY

(n.)

a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.

sorrow, woe, desolation, dejection

(adj.)

having a feeling of melancholy; sad and pensive

depressed, downcast, joyless, mournful

cheerful, happy

there was an obvious amount of melancholy in the air after many had failed their exams.

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