maudlin ˈmɔːdlɪn/ adjective: maudlin self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental. “a bout of maudlin self-pity” synonyms: sentimental, over-sentimental, emotional, overemotional, tearful, lachrymose; informalweepy “a bout of maudlin self-pity” antonyms: austere, undemonstrative (of a book, film, or song) highly sentimental. “a maudlin jukebox tune” synonyms: mawkish, sentimental, over-sentimental, cloying, sickly, saccharine, sugary, syrupy, sickening, nauseating, banal, trite; twee; […]
a powerful whirlpool in the sea or a river.
a situation or state of confused movement or violent turmoil.“the train station was a maelstrom of crowds”
facetious fəˈsiːʃəs/ adjective: facetious treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humour; flippant. “a facetious remark” synonyms: flippant, flip, glib, frivolous, tongue-in-cheek, waggish, whimsical, joking, jokey, jesting, jocular, playful, roguish, impish, teasing, arch, mischievous, puckish; in fun, in jest, witty, amusing, funny, droll, comic, comical, chucklesome, light-hearted, high-spirited, bantering; archaicfrolicsome, sportive; rarejocose “no facetious remarks, please” […]
literarysoon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.“the evanescent Arctic summer”
synonyms: vanishing, fading, evaporating, melting away, disappearing, diminishing, dwindling, shrinking, fugitive;rarefugacious“they were operating on an evanescent budget”2.PHYSICSdenoting a field or wave which extends into a region where it cannot propagate and whose amplitude therefore decreases with distance.
panacea ˌpanəˈsiːə/ noun: panacea; plural noun: panaceas a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases. “the panacea for all corporate ills” synonyms: universal cure, cure-all, cure for all ills, universal remedy, sovereign remedy, heal-all, nostrum, elixir, wonder drug, perfect solution, magic formula, magic bullet; rarecatholicon, diacatholicon, panpharmacon “a panacea for the country’s economic problems” […]
soporific ˌsɒpəˈrɪfɪk/ adjective adjective: soporific tending to induce drowsiness or sleep. “the motion of the train had a somewhat soporific effect” sleepy or drowsy. “some medicine made her soporific” tediously boring or monotonous. “a libel trial is in large parts intensely soporific” synonyms: sleep-inducing, somnolent, sedative, calmative, tranquillizing, narcotic, opiate, drowsy, sleepy, somniferous; boring, […]