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40 Cards in this Set

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Bantering
playful teasing
Candid
clear, honest, open
Colloquial
having characteristics of ordinary conversation rather than formal speech
Contentious
argumentative
Cynical
distrusting the sincerity of human motives
Detached
impersonal, not involved
Didactic
teaching or lecturing (in a negative sense)
Diffidnet
insecure, shy, lacking confidence in one's abilities
Disdainful
scornful, contemptous treating someone as inferior
Dramatic
charcteristic of or appropriate to the drama; employing contrast/conflict
Effusive
unduly demonstrative, excessive in emotional expression; gushy; without reserve
Elegiac
sorrowful, expressing grief
Exuberant
enthusiastic, lively, energetic
Facetious
humorous, teasing, tongue-in-cheek
Flippant
irreverent joking, direspectful levity
Incisive
sharp; keen; penetrating; intellectual quickness
Incredulous
disbelieving, skeptical, doubtful
Indignant
offended, resentful, annoyed
Inflammatory
arousing passion or anger
Insipid
lacking distinctive qualities; dull; not exciting
Irreverent
lacking veneration, repect
Learned
scholarly
Lugubrious
excessively sorrowful, mournful
Moralistic
concerned with values of right and wrong
Objective
free from personal feelings or prejudices; unbiased
Patronizing
looking down on; treating as inferior; condescending
Pedantic
making a show of knowledge
Petty
concerned with narrow, small ideas
Pretentious
assuming dignity or importance (especially when unjustified)
Sardonic
bitterly scornful, mocking, sarcastic
Satiric
using irony, sarcasm, ridicule to expose, denounce or deride vide or folly
Sentimental
focusing on feeling; excessive emotion
Somber
dark, gloomy, depressing
Staid
calm, serious, somber
Taunting
insulting; sarcastic
Turgid
pompous or bombastic, excessive self-esteem, exaggerated dignity
(using too many big words)
Vibrant
full of vigor, energy, excitement
Whimsical
unpredictable, erratic, given to odd or fanciful ideas
clinical
very objective, no emotion, analytical
burlesque
ridicules someone, mocking imitation