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acerbic
sour or bitter tasting; acidic, harshness of manner; severity
acrimonious
displaying anger and resentment
ardent
full of zeal; very enthusiastic; eager; passionate
belligerent
inclined or eager to fight; hostile or aggressive
bemused
puzzled, confused
biting
so sharp as to cause pain; piercing; cleverly sarcastic
blasé
apathetic to pleasure or excitement as a result of excessive indulgence; sophisticated
conciliatory
agreeable to the audience; said to appease somebody, to bring about agreement
condescending
patronizing; assuming an air of superiority
cynical
distrustful; scornful; implies having a sneering disbelief in sincerity or integrity
deferential
showing respect and esteem due a superior or an elder
demeaning
shameful; lowers character, status, or reputation
derisive
ridiculing, mocking
despondent
feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom
didactic
intended to instruct; morally instructive
dogmatic
asserting opinions in dictatorial manner; opinionated
elegiac
relating to or involving elegy or mourning or expressing sorrow for that which is irrecoverably past
embittered
feeling bitterness; resentful
facetious
playfully jocular; humorous; cleverly amusing in tone (tongue-in-cheek)
fervent
having or showing great emotion or zeal; ardent
frank
open and sincere in expression; straightforward
haughty
scornfully and condescendingly proud
idyllic
pleasing or picturesque in natural simplicity
indifferent
having no particular interest or concern; apathetic
ingratiating
to bring oneself into the favor or good graces of another; especially by deliberate effort