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accusatory
charging of wrong doing
apathetic
indifferent due to lack of energy or convern
awe
solemn wonder
bitter
echibiting strong animosity as aresult of pain or grief
cynical
qyestions the basic sincerity and goodness of people
condescension;condescending
a feeling of superiority
callous
unfeeling, insensitive to feelings of others
contemplative
studying thkinking 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 individualituy
disdainful
scornful
haughty
proud and vain to the point of arrogance
didactic
author attempts to educate or instruct the reader
derisive
ridiculing
earnest
intense a sincere state of mind
erudite
learned polished scholarly
intimate
very familiar
fanciful
using the imagination
judgmental
authoritative and often having critical opinions
forthright
directly frank without hesitation
gloomy
darkness sadness rejection
jovial
happy
lyrical
expressing an piets inner feelings; emotional; full of images; songlike
indignant
marked by anger aroused by injustice
matter-of-fact
accepting of conditions; not fanciful or emotional
mocking
treating with contempt or ridicule
morose
gloomy, sullen surly despondent
malicious
purposely hurtful
objective
an unbiased view able to leave personal judgments aside
optimistic
hopeful cheerful
obsequious
polite and obedient in order to gain someting
patronizing
air of condescension
pessimistic
seeing the worst side of things no hope
quizzical
odd eccentric amusing
ribald
offensive in speech or gesture
reverent
treating a subhect with honor and respect
ridiculing
slightly comtemptuous 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
whimiscal
odd strange fantastic fun