As Anna read aloud from a serious book of verse to her aunt, her expression remained sad and despondent. Anna was stuck reading to her moody old relative for hours while her sisters went on a picnic outdoors—being left behind made Anna feel gloomy and despondent. In her unhappy despair and despondency, Anna read more and more slowly until her voice broke and miserable tears streamed down her face.
Quiz: When might someone feel despondent?
- They feel bored at their current job and hope to find a new one.
- They have tried to find a job for months and feel hopeless.
- They are given a challenging job to finish by the end of the day.