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Allusive
alluding to a particular conclusion, guiding the reader to a particular association
Benevolent
kindly, charitable
Burlesque
Derisive caricature; comic or satirical imitation; parody
Compassionate
Sympathetic; showing compassion
Complimentary
Ecpressing or containing a compliment
Condescending
To deal with people in a patronizingly superior manner
Confident
Marked by assurance, success; very bold; persumptuous
Contemptuous
Manifesting, feeling or expressing hate
Contentious
Exhibiting an often perverse and wearisome tendency to quarrels and disputes
Cynical
Skeptical of the motives of others; believing that people are motivated by selfishness
Detached
Separate from others; free from emotonal involvement; disconnected
Didactic
Intended to instruct, inclined to teach or moralize excessively
Diffident
Reserved, unassertive. Hesitant in speaking through lack of self-confidence
Disdainful
expressive of scorn or contempt
Dramatic
Sensational in apperarance or thrilling in effect
Elegiac
Expressing sorrow or lamentation
Facetious
Playfully jocular; humorous
Factual
Truthful
Flippant
Lacking proper respect or seriousness
Impartial
SHowling lack of favoritism; free from undue bias
Incisive
Penetrating, clear and sharp in expression
Inflammatory
Arousing passion or strong emotion, esprecially anger, belligerence or desire
Indignant
To be angered at something unjust or wrong
Informative
Serving to inform; providing or disclosing information
Insipid
Lacking qualities that excite, stimulate or interest; dull, not flavorful
Ironic
Unexpected, the opposite of what was expected, sometimes expressed through sarcasm
Learned
Possessing profound, often systematic knowledge; eritude
Lugubrious
Mournful, dismal or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree
Objective
Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices
Patronizing
To treat someone in a condescending manner
Pedantic
A narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules
Petty
Narroe interests or sympathies, small mindedness
Restrained
Held back, controlled, reserved
Sardonic
Mocking in a scornful manner
Satiric
Severe in language; sarcastic; insulting
Scornful
Contemptuous, disapprovingly critical
Somber
So shaded as to be dark and gloomy; dismal
Sympathetic
Expressing concern for another's position or point of view
Taunting
To reproach or challenge in a mocking or insulting manner; to jeer at
Turgid
Excessively ornate, elaborate or complex in style or language. Also, swollen or blated
Urgent
Conveying a sense of pressing importance