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Related to spleenful: Splenitive
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It is soft, spleenful, brutal, lustful and sad at the same time.
When the speaker first sees Maud, he is confident that her `Dead perfection' will not break his longed-for `calm', yet that same night her `Passionless, pale, cold face' comes to break a `slumber in which all spleenful folly was drowned'.
At times it would seem that all that the characters in Tranquility need do is to cross a spleenful of verbs, to have angry sex with one another, to share a bot-tle of slivovitz in grudging peace, or to love each other in order to drive each other mad, as though madness were like small pox, a disease spread through some mysterious medium of contagion.