Tone Word List #3

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lyrical

expressing a poet's inner feelings; emotional; full of images

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quizzical

odd, eccentric, amusing

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reverent

treating a subject with honor and respect

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reflective

illustrating innermost thoughts and emotions

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incendiary/incensed

extremely angry

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indignant

marked by anger; aroused by injustice

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sulking

resentful, petulant

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disdainful

scornful

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haughty

proud and vain to the point of arrogance

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self-righteous

regarding oneself as being morally superior to others

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ridiculing

slightly contemptuous banter; making fun of

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sardonic

scornfully and bitterly sarcastic

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solemn

deeply earnest, tending toward sad reflection

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tragic

disastrous, fatal

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apathetic

indifferent due to lack of energy or concern

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forthright

directly frank without hesitation

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incredulous

showing doubt or disbelief

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informative

giving information, instructive

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intimate

very familiar

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matter-of-fact

accepting of conditions; not fanciful or emotional

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modest

shy or reserved

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resigned

quiet, docile, unresisting, subservient

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unassuming

not forward, modest

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obsequious

polite and obedient in order to gain something

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