The beautiful term joie de vivre, a favorite of many readers, appears in "The Legionnaire's Lament," a catchy song by The Decemberists.
"JOIE DE VIVRE"
This is French for "joy of life." That's exactly what it means in English, too.
Throughout her babyhood, I was sleep-deprived. But when she laughed loudly, showing me her four new teeth, or when she stretched her arms, asking me to pick her up, I felt nothing but joie de vivre.
Explain the meaning of "joie de vivre" without saying "bliss of living" or "exuberance of spirit."
Fill in the blanks: "(A certain neighborhood, feature, landmark, tradition, or event) embodies (a place's) joie de vivre."
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1. A near opposite of JOIE DE VIVRE is
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