Abstinence is the practice of keeping away from or avoiding something you enjoy—such as the physical pleasures of excessive food and drink—usually for health or religious reasons.
Something that is arduous is extremely difficult; hence, it involves a lot of effort.
Something austere is simple and plain in its style; an austere person is strict and severe with themselves.
When you claim that something is banal, you do not like it because you think it is ordinary, dull, commonplace, and boring.
Someone who has a bilious personality is highly irritable and bad-tempered.
The adjective blithe indicates that someone does something casually or in a carefree fashion without much concern for the end result; as a result, they are happy and lighthearted.
Someone who is boisterous is noisy, excitable, and full of boundless energy; therefore, they show a lack of disciplined restraint at times.
Someone in a buoyant mood is in good spirits.
A choleric person becomes angry very easily.
A convivial atmosphere or occasion is friendly, pleasant, cheerful, and relaxed.
If you are despondent, you are extremely unhappy because you are in an unpleasant situation that you do not think will improve.
A dirge is a slow and sad piece of music often performed at funerals.
Someone who is dour is serious, stubborn, and unfriendly; they can also be gloomy.
When something is droll, it is humorous in an odd way.
Someone who is ebullient is filled with enthusiasm, very happy, and extremely excited about something.
Someone who is effusive expresses happiness, pleasure, admiration, praise, etc., in an extremely enthusiastic way.
Ennui is the feeling of being bored, tired, and dissatisfied with life.
If you exult, you show great pleasure and excitement, especially about something you have achieved.
If you are experiencing felicity about something, you are very happy about it.
A fete is a celebration or festival in honor of a special occasion.
If someone gambols, they run, jump, and play like a young child or animal.
An irascible person becomes angry very easily.
If someone is lugubrious, they are looking very sad or gloomy.
If you are melancholy, you look and feel sad.
Someone who is morose is unhappy, bad-tempered, and unwilling to talk very much.
If you are pensive, you are deeply thoughtful, often in a sad and/or serious way.
Propriety is behaving in a socially acceptable and appropriate way.
If someone regales you, they tell you stories and jokes to entertain you— and they could also serve you a wonderful feast.
If you are in a state of repose, your mind is at peace or your body is at rest.
Revelry is a festive celebration that includes wild, noisy, and happy dancing, eating, and drinking.
Someone who is saturnine is looking miserable and sad, sometimes in a threatening or unfriendly way.
A solemn person is serious and shows no joy.
A spartan lifestyle is very simple and severe; it has no luxuries or comforts.
If you are suffering from tedium, you are bored.
A troglodyte is reclusive, severely lacking in social skills, and is out of step with current times.
A truculent person is bad-tempered, easily annoyed, and prone to arguing excessively.
Someone who possesses vigor has energy, strength, and power.
A whimsical idea or person is slightly strange, unusual, and amusing rather than serious and practical.
In honor of the May Day celebration, every young woman and girl in the village danced and cavorted around the May Pole. With flowers in their hair and smiles on their faces, the ladies sported and cavorted in celebration of the spring season, wearing ribbons and waving garlands. After a while the dance expanded to include the cavorting of the village’s men, which included swinging their partners in circles and laughing gaily. The playful dancing and cavorting continued under the full moon all night, for everyone was in very high spirits.
What is an example of cavorting?
A teenager who sneaks out of the house without their parents’ knowing.
A couple who goes out to a nice restaurant for a quiet evening alone.
An excited puppy that runs in circles around the backyard for hours.
Court Many play and cavort as they court their beloved.
The often-entertaining production also offers one mesmerizing supporting performance in Michael Benjamin Washington’s Tinman, who emerges from a heap of computer parts to sing, act and cavort with equal effectiveness.
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The Kraemers will introduce her slowly, first exposing her to people who have cats before letting her cavort with their other two felines.
Each fish and animal you cavort with gets logged in a marine biology encyclopedia that you're tasked with helping your nutty, water-fearing shipmate put together.
To cavort is to leap about unpredictably, that is, in a “bent” or “curved” fashion.
The Jungle Book The cavorting swing dance.
The panel shows a small video clip of either the word in actual use or a scene that represents the meaning of a word. This not only breaks up the monotony of studying words but also provides another avenue to strengthen word meaning. Enjoy!