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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?

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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What's the word / way to describe the sound we make when we get irritated?

I know what you mean. I know how to say it in my native language but can't find the proper english word. Liselle Sambury uses the word in her book Blood Like Magic but I can't remember the spelling. ...
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An adjective for something peaceful but sad?

I'd suggest triste, but the editor thinks it's too brief.
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Word for the dust carried by wind

Loess is the geological term. According to Wikipedia: A loess (US: /ˈlɛs, ˈlʌs, ˈloʊ.əs/, UK: /ˈloʊ.əs, ˈlɜːs/; from German: Löss [lœs]) is a clastic, predominantly silt-sized sediment that is formed ...
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Antithesis of "international"

I, jokingly, suggest 'international' in its American pronunciation: 'innernational', which should mean 'inside the nation', as in 'inner beauty' etc.
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A word or phrase that means "picky about something they can't have"

The classic sour grapes fits the bill. disparagement of something that has proven unattainable His criticisms are just sour grapes. [Merriam-Webster] So you could say Mikes's criticisms/nitpicks are ...
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An adjective for something peaceful but sad?

Perhaps the word 'nostalgic' may be useful. It conveys (to me at least) a little sadness and some peacefulness. Unfortunately it also carries the meaning of memory, yearning, and so on, not part of ...
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An adjective for something peaceful but sad?

As others have said in their answers and comments, you may not find a single word that denotes exactly what you want, so you'll have to decide what connotations you want to emphasize. With that in ...
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An adjective for something peaceful but sad?

I believe my answer is exactly what you are looking for: Bittersweet https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/american_english/bittersweet bringing pleasure mixed with sadness They were ...
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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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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?

There was a dead atmosphere in the room. (No, I'm not going to explain what dead means, if you must have an explanation go look at the definition of dead on Wiktionary.) And if the notion of a dead ...
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Is there a name for someone who always talks about their bodily functions?

coprophiliac Collins Dictionary [someone who shows a] marked interest in excrement ...she was a total coprophiliac. She loved to talk about bowels — her bowels, my bowels, the dog's bowels. The ...
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A word for someone who feigns ignorance

Gaslighting. A tactic people use to rewrite history, change what actually happened in reality to manipulate someone, causing them to question their own reality and to believe the other person’s false ...
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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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Is there a name for someone who always talks about their bodily functions?

They may be called (from Merriam-Webster) vulgar 1a: lacking in cultivation, perception, or taste : coarse which links to coarse 3: crude or unrefined in taste, manners, or language
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What do you call a moderate victory?

A modest victory. modest [adjective]: ... [2: of an amount, rate, or level] relatively moderate, limited, or small. [ODE, courtesy of Google] modest [adjective] [1: as in average] being about ...
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What do you call a moderate victory?

An unconvincing victory - a victory that is unsatisfactory in that it does not persuade anyone that the winner deserved that victory.
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Is there a word or phrase used to describe romantic partners of a family both married and unmarried but not the family itself?

For closure, I'm going with "partners". Context: I'm creating a chat with the family's partners to talk about gifts. I have a document for the partners of the family to guide them around ...
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a single word that encapsulates the concept of "continuing to exist including as genes / species"

I don't think there is a formal word for this. However, One word you can look into is continuance . As per Merriem Webster it means following things: Continuance: 1 continuation 2 the extent of ...
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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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Words for wanting and/or having children

I would argue the term “Baby daddy” has been used to describe fathers who regret having their children and “baby mamas” for mothers who regret having theirs. It’s an infantile and derogatory word that ...
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Is "sinnate" a word? What does it mean?

Full (subscription-only) Oxford English Dictionary... sinnate (variant of sinnet1) A kind of flat braided cordage formed by pleating together several strands of rope-yarn, coarse hemp, grass, or ...
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What do you call the difference between when a verb expresses an actual state vs a potential state?

I understand the distinction you are making, but I am not aware of any single word to express the idea that is in common use. If someone else on here knows of such a word, I'll gladly yield. (Maybe it'...
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Words for wanting and/or having children

People who don't have children are referred to as "childless" whether they wanted to have children or not. If someone said, "I am glad that I am childless", no one would consider ...
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I'm looking for a word for doing something because you know it is the better choice even though you don't want to

The behavior you describe could be acting conscionably or in a conscionable manner or making the conscionable choice. Per Collins Dictionary: conscionably: in a manner that is acceptable to one's ...
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What do you call the male equivalent to Cougar (woman)?

Silver fox Per Merriam Webster, this is “an attractive middle-aged man having mostly gray or white hair.” This does not cover the aspect of "cougar" relating to trying to attract younger ...
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I'm looking for a word for doing something because you know it is the better choice even though you don't want to

Your approach could be called pragmatic. Per Collins Dictionary: A pragmatic way of dealing with something is based on practical considerations, rather than theoretical ones. A pragmatic person deals ...
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I'm looking for a word for doing something because you know it is the better choice even though you don't want to

Perhaps "concede" or "tolerate" would do the job. M-W gives for concede: 1 a (1) : to acknowledge grudgingly or hesitantly conceded that it might be a good idea (2) : to ...
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What's a word for a book that is read again and again like a bible?

Books that are read and reread over the years, books of pithy sayings, maxims, inspirational thoughts, manifestos, and such are known as "motivational" books. Once upon a time, you could ...
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What is the word to describe that something is overly hyped?

Exaggerate: represent (something) as being larger, better, or worse than it is. "he was apt to exaggerate any aches and pains". This is something that is described as "over-hyped".
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Shapes from wind blowing long grass

There is no noun/one word for this. The sentence should read, “He watched the grass undulating across the field in the wind.”
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Is there a word for the person sought by a suitor?

a word you're looking for could be consort. the word "prospect" could also apply M-W gives as the sixth definition: 6 a : a potential buyer or customer b : a likely candidate for a job or ...
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A word that is NOT provoke, but means to more or less elicit a reaction

This may be a duplicate - I cannot find the first place I put it, which was a last-line edit on the offering of "eliciting information": How about "elicidate" as a play on ...
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A word that is NOT provoke, but means to more or less elicit a reaction

Prod occurs to me. As with a stick and something slow, like sheep, not hard, encouraging. Or, slightly differently: of a finger in the shoulder not too hard...
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A word that is NOT provoke, but means to more or less elicit a reaction

Another possibility would be the verb to spur. You said that just to spur a reaction.
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A word that is NOT provoke, but means to more or less elicit a reaction

The word induce has meanings that straddle the requested one: induce [verb] succeed in persuading or leading (someone) to do something. the pickets induced many workers to stay away Similar: ...
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A word that is NOT provoke, but means to more or less elicit a reaction

You could call this testing the waters. TFD defines test the waters as: To informally or casually attempt to gauge the reaction of a potential audience or recipient of something, or to try to get an ...
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A word that is NOT provoke, but means to more or less elicit a reaction

…spark a response… She will do, behave, write, or say things to spark a response. The spike in spending by environmental activists has sparked a response from groups aligned with industry and the ...
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A word that is NOT provoke, but means to more or less elicit a reaction

To nudge is much more subtle than provoke. It can be done in a neutral fashion (to elicit any response) or in a way that is directed towards a specific response, behavior or outcome. nudge (v.) To ...
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What is the suspension of finer particles in the air called when a powdery substance is poured?

I wonder if "volatile" is possibly appropriate, going rapidly from one state to another, although more relevant to rapidly vaporizing a liquid.
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Is there a word that describes someone with a "false sense of doing good"?

I have a false sense of well-being as a result of taking a nerve drug and the word that comes to my mind is euphoric
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A word that is NOT provoke, but means to more or less elicit a reaction

"Suscitate", although a rare word now, seems to me to be perfect in this context. (SOED) suscitate Now rare. 1. Stir up, excite; raise (a person) out of inactivity. In the following ...
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A word that is NOT provoke, but means to more or less elicit a reaction

One possibility is stimulate Cambridge stimulate to make someone excited and interested about something: The show was intended to stimulate and amuse. Merriam Webster stimulate to excite to activity ...
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What term can describe a sensitive comic strip?

In classical liberal arts education, this point in the process is called rendering. You can choose the medium of representation, and in progressive arts ed, it's called just that, representation. You ...
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What term can describe a sensitive comic strip?

In the United States, there are no negative connotations associated with the term comic strip. However, you can use the word cartoon, if that is preferable. An example of a description of an ...
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In need of the word or phrase describing studying or educating in a non-formal way or as a hobby

You could say you dabble in academic psychology, which indicates an intermittent or non-formal participation in an activity that's not your primary focus. It connotes an ongoing interest in something, ...
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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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