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accusatory
charging of wrong doing
apathetic
indifferent due to lackof energy or concern
awe
solemn wonder
bitter
exhibiting strong animosity as a result of pain or grief
cynical
questions the basic sincerity and goodness of people
condecending
a feeling of superiority
callous
unfeeling, insensitive to feelings of others
contemplative
studying, thinking, reflecting on an issue
critical
finding fault
choleric
hot tempered, easily angered
contemptuous
showing or feeling that something is worthless or lacks respect
caustic
intense use of sarcasm; stinging, biting
conventional
lacking spontaneity, originality, and individuality
disdainful
scornful
didactic
author attempts to educate or instruct the reader
derisive
ridiculing, mocking
earnest
intense, a sincere state of mind
erudite
learned, polished, scholarly
fanciful
using the imagination
forthright
directly frank without hesitation
gloomy
darkness, sadness, rejection
haughty
proud and vain to the point of arrogance
indignant
marked by anger aroused by injustice
intimate
very familiar
judgmental
authoritative and often having critical opinions
jovial
happy
lyrical
expressing a poet’s inner feelings; emotional; full of images; song-like
matter-of-fact
treating with contempt or ridicule
morose
gloomy, sullen, surly, despondent
malicious
purposely hurtful
objective
an unbiased view able to leave personal judgements aside
optimistic
hopeful, cheerful
obsequious
polite and obedient in order to gain something
patronizing
air of condecescension
pessimistic
seeing the worst side of things; no hope
quizzical
odd, eccentric, amusing
ribald
offensive in speech or gesture
reverent
treating a subject with honor or respect
ridiculing
slightly contemptous banter; making fun of
reflective
illustrating innermost thoughts and emotions
sarcastic
sneering, caustic
sardonic
scornfully and bitterly sarcastic
satiric
ridiculing to show weakness in order to make a point, teach
sincere
without deciet or pretense; genuine
solemn
deeply earnest, tending toward sad reflection
sanguineous
optimistic, cheerful
whimsical
odd, strange, fantastic, fun