1. Plaintive — [ˈpleɪntɪv] — is used to describe something that sounds sad. Жалобный.
  2. Puny — [ˈpyuni] — weak, not effective. Незначительный.
  3. Hangdog expression — [ˈhæŋdɑg] — unhappy and ashamed, especially if you feel guilty. Виноватое выражение лица.
  4. To surmise — [sɚrˈmaɪz] — to guess something without having any proof. Предполагать.

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Cute puppies’ noses and pink-colored roses,

Late summer evenings and long-haired horses,

Listen to someone who perfectly sings -

These are a few of my favorite things.

Vanilla candles, greenhouses with flowers,

Eye-catching clothes of bright various colors,

Watching old movies during long morning trips -

These are a few of my favorite things.

Smell of the colognes and modern-art paintings,

Strawberry donuts and cordial greetings,

Earrings that sparkle and birdsong in spring -

These are a few of my favorite things.

When the day is hard, when I’m overwhelmed,

When I’m feeling blue,

I simply remember my favorite things,

And it changes my point of view.

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