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Querulous
–adjective
1. full of complaints; complaining.
2. characterized by or uttered in complaint; peevish: a querulous tone; constant querulous reminders of things to be done.
Vitriol
something highly caustic or severe in effect, as criticism.
affable
pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite: an affable and courteous gentleman.
Choler
irascibility; anger; wrath; irritability.
Bonhomie
frank and simple good-heartedness; a good-natured manner; friendliness; geniality
Didactic
intended for instruction; instructive: didactic poetry.
Contemptuous
showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful.
Recluse
a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society, often for religious meditation.
Deplore
to regret deeply or strongly; lament: to deplore the present state of morality.
Acclaim
to welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval; applaud: to acclaim the conquering heroes.
Restive
impatient of control, restraint, or delay, as persons; restless; uneasy.
Pungent
sharply affecting the organs of taste or smell, as if by a penetrating power; biting; acrid.
Apathetic
having or showing little or no emotion: apathetic behavior.
Aberration
the act of departing from the right, normal, or usual course.
Effete
lacking in wholesome vigor; degenerate; decadent: an effete, overrefined society.
Enervate
to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken.
Disinterested
unbiased by personal interest or advantage; not influenced by selfish motives: a disinterested decision by the referee.
Fervor
great warmth and earnestness of feeling: to speak with great fervor.
Gregarious
fond of the company of others; sociable.
Inimical
adverse in tendency or effect; unfavorable; harmful: a climate inimical to health.
Sequester
to remove or withdraw into solitude or retirement; seclude.