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In the Mood? 100 Words to Describe Emotions

November 12, 2014
Creative writers, this one's for you! We've collected 100 words to describe how people feel. Improve your EQ by learning them all.
affable
Here, it said, wearing a kid grin, was a very personable character, clean-cut, affable, a fellow any man might trust to shave him.
aggressive
But Bowser could appoint new and aggressive leaders in other city agencies, where Gray’s appointees have tended to be more cautious.
agitated
The bald guy looked extremely nervous and agitated.
alienated
The more vigilant Allen was, the more resentful and alienated Nicholas became, and the worse things got.
amazed
White was amazed when around 500 people showed up.
amiable
Patrick was a bright, amiable, undaunted fellow with whom we got along very well.
amused
"I can tell you, he's keeping his doctors amused."
anxious
When rumors have circulated that officers were about to clear the site, Chan has sought to calm anxious protesters.
apathetic
“And some people are able to inspire otherwise apathetic young people to vote.”
ashamed
Then, ashamed and embarrassed, he disappeared under a duvet and grieved.
astonished
"Oh my God," he sputters, clearly astonished by the claim.
aversion
One awareness patient, formerly a jazz aficionado, developed a bizarre aversion to the style after an awareness experience. 
avoidance
Nebeker’s deliberate avoidance of facial detail keeps the focus on the images’ charged atmospheres rather than the characters involved.
bewildered
She seemed dazed, bewildered by this sudden news about Baker.
bored
Brother Jim usually got bored and asked to be excused, but I always stayed, fascinated by their tales.
buoyant
He flew about his tasks, buoyant with triumph and overflowing with energy.
cantankerous
“He was a suspicious, cantankerous, bitter, angry man.”
confident
She knew where I was confident and where I was less sure, and she believed in me.
confused
It took a second for this to register; her face was confused at first, and then the realization of what Moss meant grew, lighting up her eyes, her mouth slowly dropping open.
courageous
"To share in this way is courageous, powerful and generous," Dunham tweeted at the time, adding a link to Dylan Farrow's letter.
crestfallen
The knight's moon face looked crestfallen, the tips of his great walrus mustache twitching with disappointment.
critical
Try not to be too critical when assessing students' first drafts, but do focus on key places where they can improve.
dejected
Men were now trudging away from the shapeups at the other slaughterhouses, looking dejected and hopeless.
delighted
The owner was delighted and said it was the happiest day of his life.
depressed
“You’ve been angry and depressed. You seem to be getting worse.”
despair
I watched her fall convincingly into poverty and despair, once abandoned by the wicked count—who was the prologue speaker in his black cloak.
detestable
Instead of making him more likable, it made him more detestable and he ended up becoming passive-aggressive.
devastating
The shaking lasted for four minutes with the usual devastating effects to property.
disappointed
She lets her face fall into a disappointed scowl.
disconsolate
With thoughts like these I was chafed and perplexed, and they rendered me gloomy and disconsolate.
disillusioned
But, like many physicists of his generation, he became disillusioned with physics as a result of seeing its application to the war.
dismayed
The more horrible the crime, the more stunned, shocked, and dismayed is the tranquil city in which it happens; the more helpless are the citizens before it.
disrespectful
"It appears some disrespectful cowards spray painted their tagging crew and tagger names over the memorial," the police department stated on its Facebook page.
distant
They are silent and distant—always alone, always wary.
distraught
She was distracted and distraught, depressed and weak.
dour
Hermione bore up reasonably well on those nights when they managed to scavenge nothing but berries or stale biscuits, her temper perhaps a little shorter than usual and her silences rather dour.
dumbfounded
I was truly dumbfounded by this deep fury that possessed her whenever she looked at me.
eager
I understood the idea, I was eager to learn more.
ebullient
He sprang up, a smallish man, high-spirited and ebullient.
ecstatic
When she heard about his plans for the conference and the official naming of Henrietta Lacks Day, she was ecstatic: finally, a scientist was honoring her mother.
elated
I laugh with them, all of us elated.
embarrassed
Together, they embrace then pull apart as if embarrassed by the physical closeness.
empty
He tumbled lifelessly through July, feeling as dry and empty as the cicada husks on the trees.
energetic
He was one of those energetic teachers who loved his subject half to death and leaped about the room dramatically, waving his arms and clutching his chest and whomping people on the back.
enraged
He felt enraged, violent, on the edge of explosion.
exhilarated
He started toward the staircase with a jaunty and exhilarated air.
exuberant
And then, seeing what he carried, she exclaimed; her face ignited with elfin, exuberant glee.
flabbergasted
I was thrown off, confused, flabbergasted, and to put it simply—shocked.
frightened
“If someone talks about using force, I am frightened,” she said.
frustrated
"But it still make me sad that I can’t speak well. I call my interpreter when I get frustrated."

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Comment by: Samantha (FL)
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Thursday May 12th 2016, 11:22 AM
Comment by: HERE IN MY GARAGE
HERE IN MY GARAGE, JUST BOUGHT THIS NEW LAMBORGHINI HERE, FUN TO DRIVE AROUND HOLLYWOOD HILLS. BUT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT? KNOWLEDGE! IN FACT IM MORE PROUD OF THESE 7 NEW BOOKSHELVES I INSTALLED.
Thursday May 12th 2016, 11:27 AM
Comment by: HERE IN MY GARAGE
Here in my garage, just bought this new Lamborghini here. It’s fun to drive up here in the Hollywood hills. But you know what I like more than materialistic things? Knowledge. In fact, I’m a lot more proud of these seven new bookshelves that I had to get installed to hold two thousand new books that I bought. It’s like the billionaire Warren Buffett says, “the more you learn, the more you earn.”

Now maybe you’ve seen my TEDx talk where I talk about how I read a book a day. You know, I read a book a day not to show off it’s again about the knowledge. In fact, the real reason I keep this Lamborghini here is that it’s a reminder. A reminder that dreams are still possible, because it wasn’t that long ago that I was in a little town across the country sleeping on a couch in a mobile home with only forty seven dollars in my bank account. I didn’t have a college degree, I had no opportunities.

But you know what? Something happened that changed my life. I bumped into a mentor. And another mentor. And a few more mentors. I found five mentors. And they showed me what they did to become multimillionaires. Again, it’s not just about money, it’s about the good life; health, wealth, love and happiness. And so I record a little video, it’s actually on my website, you can click here on this video and it’ll take you to my website where I share three things that they taught me. Three things that you can implement today no matter where you are.

Now, this isn’t a “get rich quick” scheme. You know, like they say if things sound too good to be true they are too good to be true. I’m not promising you that tomorrow you’re gonna be able to go out and buy a Lamborghini. But what I am telling you is that it can happen faster than you think if you know the proven steps. So, I record a little two minute video on my website. Like I said, now it’s not the most professional I just shot it here with my iPhone, but it’s real. Nobody can argue, this is my true story. And I’m going to give you the three most important things you can do today. So click the link, go there it’s completely free to watch it it’s just a couple minutes. Invest in yourself. Always be curious. Don’t be a cynic. Okay, people see videos like this and they say “Ah that’s not real that’s for somebody else.”

Don’t listen, don’t listen. Be an optimist. Like, Conrad Hilton, the man who started Hilton Hotel, he said that he was only fifteen years old when he read a book by Helen Keller, and that book changed his life. Books can change your life. And in that book, Helen Keller said “optimism” so if you’re a cynic, if you’re a pessimist you don’t need to click here. Don’t worry about it, I don’t need to talk to everybody. But if you’re somebody who knows that there’s something better, cause the dream is possible, you know, for some of you watching it’s not necessarily a Lamborghini, maybe it’s a new job, a new opportunity, starting your own company.

[Here In My Garage, Just Bought This New Lamborghini Here:] Source: LYBIO.net
Maybe it’s a new lifestyle without so much stress, traveling the world, doing those things you know you’re destined to do. You can do those unless you understand finances. Money, I don’t call it money anymore, I call it fuel units. You must have enough fuel units to live out your dream and to live out your destiny. So, I’ll see you on my website, it’s a quick video and you’ll see there absolutely free.

So just click this video and you’ll be taken there in a second, and uh, I’m excited to share this amazing stuff. You’ll see, not because of anything of me but because I’ve been fortunate enough to learn from mentors many years ahead of me. Not just in books like these, although I love books but also real in-person mentors. So let me share with you these three tips that have made all the difference in my life. They’re practical, you can do them today, you can start on them today. All right? See you there on my site.
Monday May 16th 2016, 11:08 AM
Comment by: HERE lN MY GARAGE
Here in my garage, just bought this new Lamborghini here. It’s fun to drive up here in the Hollywood hills. But you know what I like more than materialistic things? Knowledge. In fact, I’m a lot more proud of these seven new bookshelves that I had to get installed to hold two thousand new books that I bought. It’s like the billionaire Warren Buffett says, “the more you learn, the more you earn.”

Now maybe you’ve seen my TEDx talk where I talk about how I read a book a day. You know, I read a book a day not to show off it’s again about the knowledge. In fact, the real reason I keep this Lamborghini here is that it’s a reminder. A reminder that dreams are still possible, because it wasn’t that long ago that I was in a little town across the country sleeping on a couch in a mobile home with only forty seven dollars in my bank account. I didn’t have a college degree, I had no opportunities.

But you know what? Something happened that changed my life. I bumped into a mentor. And another mentor. And a few more mentors. I found five mentors. And they showed me what they did to become multimillionaires. Again, it’s not just about money, it’s about the good life; health, wealth, love and happiness. And so I record a little video, it’s actually on my website, you can click here on this video and it’ll take you to my website where I share three things that they taught me. Three things that you can implement today no matter where you are.

Now, this isn’t a “get rich quick” scheme. You know, like they say if things sound too good to be true they are too good to be true. I’m not promising you that tomorrow you’re gonna be able to go out and buy a Lamborghini. But what I am telling you is that it can happen faster than you think if you know the proven steps. So, I record a little two minute video on my website. Like I said, now it’s not the most professional I just shot it here with my iPhone, but it’s real. Nobody can argue, this is my true story. And I’m going to give you the three most important things you can do today. So click the link, go there it’s completely free to watch it it’s just a couple minutes. Invest in yourself. Always be curious. Don’t be a cynic. Okay, people see videos like this and they say “Ah that’s not real that’s for somebody else.”

Don’t listen, don’t listen. Be an optimist. Like, Conrad Hilton, the man who started Hilton Hotel, he said that he was only fifteen years old when he read a book by Helen Keller, and that book changed his life. Books can change your life. And in that book, Helen Keller said “optimism” so if you’re a cynic, if you’re a pessimist you don’t need to click here. Don’t worry about it, I don’t need to talk to everybody. But if you’re somebody who knows that there’s something better, cause the dream is possible, you know, for some of you watching it’s not necessarily a Lamborghini, maybe it’s a new job, a new opportunity, starting your own company.

[Here In My Garage, Just Bought This New Lamborghini Here:] Source: LYBIO.net
Maybe it’s a new lifestyle without so much stress, traveling the world, doing those things you know you’re destined to do. You can do those unless you understand finances. Money, I don’t call it money anymore, I call it fuel units. You must have enough fuel units to live out your dream and to live out your destiny. So, I’ll see you on my website, it’s a quick video and you’ll see there absolutely free.

So just click this video and you’ll be taken there in a second, and uh, I’m excited to share this amazing stuff. You’ll see, not because of anything of me but because I’ve been fortunate enough to learn from mentors many years ahead of me. Not just in books like these, although I love books but also real in-person mentors. So let me share with you these three tips that have made all the difference in my life. They’re practical, you can do them today, you can start on them today. All right? See you there on my site.
Monday May 16th 2016, 11:09 AM
Comment by: HERE IN MY GARAGE
Hi Brother

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