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39 Cards in this Set

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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
expressing or containing a compliment
condescending
to deal with people in a patronizingly superior manner
confident
marked by assurance, success, very bold; presumptuous
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 of emotional involvement, disconnected
didatic
intended to instruct, inclined to teach or moralize excessively
diffident
reserved, unassertive. Hesitant in speaking through lack of self=confidence
disdainful
sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
elegiac
expressing sorrow or lamentation
facetious
playfully jesting; humorous
factual
truthful
flippant
lacking proper respect or seriousness
impartial
showing lack of favoritism, free from undue bias
incisive
penetrating, clear and sharp in expression
inflammatory
arousing passion of strong emotion, especially anger, beliigerence, or desire
indignant
serving to inform, providing or disclosing info
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, erudite
lugubrious
mournful, dismal or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated of 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
narrow 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
urgent
conveying a sense of pressing importance