producing a sense of fear or making you feel uncomfortable creepy an idea that has been used so often that people think it is bad, unoriginal or boring a cliché useful or convenient handy a feeling of pleasurable excitement while waiting to find out what is going to happen suspense not lived in by people uninhabited able to solve problems and act imaginatively in difficult times resourceful the feeling of needing or wanting something so much you will do anything to get it desperation to be so frightened or surprised by something that you physically move to jump out of your skin