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An adjective for something peaceful but sad?

Try sombre (US somber). serious, sad, and without humour or entertainment: a sombre atmosphere/voice/face The funeral was a sombre occasion. [Cambridge]
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An adjective for something peaceful but sad?

Perhaps the closest you'll get is melancholic: melancholy [noun]: a feeling of pensive sadness an air of melancholy surrounded him [also adjective] Oxford Dictionary of English, courtesy of Google ...
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An adjective for something peaceful but sad?

Earlier responses are good, however "sad but quiet and peaceful" suggests an accepted sadness, and previous answers didn't convey that to me. Some other options might be: Sorrowful Wistful ...
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"The tired fireman found the building ablaze", is "ablaze" predicative adjective at there?

The tired fireman found the building ablaze. Yes, the adjective "ablaze" is objective predicative complement of "found". It's predicative because it relates to a predicand, here &...
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Is there a term like "antonym" but for words of opposite sentiment?

There seems to be a term related to the use of such language, familiar to all who might have heard an impassioned speech by such as a political candidate. It's used in a construction known as ...
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Meaning of joined in marriage

"to join in marriage" is a set phrase, meaning to cause a couple to become married. It acts like a transitive verb, so in I joined in marriage Ben and Nicole "Ben and Nicole" is ...
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An adjective for something peaceful but sad?

Elegiac may suit your needs. According to the OED, elegiac means: Of the nature of an elegy; of or relating to elegies. Hence: mournful, melancholy, plaintive. https://www.oed.com/dictionary/...
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"...a wealth of additional informative information." looks somehow wrong to me - redundant to call information informative or OK? Missing comma?

You are correct. informative information is redundant. Whether you like the quality of the information or not it is by definition informative. When information is new or at least previously unknown ...
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An adjective for something peaceful but sad?

Perhaps forlorn? While there can be an additional layer of pity understood with that one, it conveys a solitary (which some may equate with peace) sadness.
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An adjective for something peaceful but sad?

I'd suggest triste. M-W says mournful. (The editor thinks it's too brief without the link.)
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What is the adjective for flowers (or other objects) arranged into a vase? Vased?

The adjectives for flowers in a vase is: a floral arrangement Apparently, any noun can be turned into a verb but putting something in a vase is just that. These flowers are vased. OK, say that if ...
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What is the adjective for flowers (or other objects) arranged into a vase? Vased?

Vased can indeed be used as an adjective. The productive suffix "-ed" can perhaps be added to any noun to form an adjective with the meaning 'possessing, provided with, characterized by (...
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"The tired fireman found the building ablaze", is "ablaze" predicative adjective at there?

This is a typical construction of verbs, but not all verbs; only certain verbs have it and you have to check in a dictionary in order to find out whether or not it is possible with the verb at hand. ...
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In need of the word or phrase describing studying or educating in a non-formal way or as a hobby

Perhaps you can call yourself an autodidact NOUN : a self-taught person was an autodidact who read voraciously Merriam-Webster
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In need of the word or phrase describing studying or educating in a non-formal way or as a hobby

There is probably no single-word term for what you are trying to describe; however, the two word term "armchair student" encompasses the case that you delineate. (Cambridge Dictionary) ...
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