All terms in this list:
vignette: 1.A brief evocative description, account, or episode 2.A small illustration or portrait photograph that fades into its background without a definite border 3.A small ornamental design filling a space in a book or carving, typically based on foliage
somber: Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.
certitude: sureness, certainty
candor: the state of being sincere and open in speech; honesty in expression
insouciance: careless, heedless, indifferent, or casual unconcern
whimsy: A quaint and fanciful idea. A whim. Playfully odd behaviour.
gravitas: Seriousness in bearing or manner; dignity. substance, weight
animosity: Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike.
frivolous: Silly, especially at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate manner. 1.Not having any serious purpose or value - rules to stop frivolous lawsuits
disgruntled: Unhappy; dissatisfied; Angry
hyperbole: Extreme exaggeration or overstatement; especially as a literary or rhetorical device.
sermonize: To propagate one's morality with speech. preach
perfunctory: Performed out of routine and with little care.
fell: To make something fall; especially to chop down a tree.
debacle: An event or enterprise that ends suddenly and disastrously, often with humiliating consequences.
hodgepodge: A collection of miscellaneous things; a jumble.
harmonious: Showing accord in feeling or action.
reclusive: Avoiding the company of other people; solitary - a reclusive life in rural Ireland
mercurial: Lively; clever; sprightly; animated; quick-witted.
hoard: To amass, usually for one's personal collection.
embody: To include or represent, especially as part of a cohesive whole
garner: acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions
defiance: Open resistance; bold disobedience - the demonstration was held in defiance of official warnings
deference: Humble submission and respect - he addressed her with the deference due to age
incitement: The action of provoking unlawful behavior
collusion: A secret agreement for an illegal purpose; conspiracy.
eschew: To avoid; to shun.