Tone Word List #2

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earnest

intense, a sincere state of mind

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erudite

learned, polished, scholarly

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fanciful

using the imagination

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impassioned

fiery, ardent

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jovial

happy

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optimistic

hopeful, cheerful

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righteous

acting in a just, upright manner

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sincere

without deceit or pretense; genuine

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bitter

exhibiting strong animosity as a result of pain or grief

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choleric

hot-tempered, easily angered

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callous

unfeeling, insensitive to feelings of others

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contemptuous

showing or feeling that something is worthless or lacks respect

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disapproving

dislike, deplore, criticize

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disparaging

belittling, discrediting

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judgmental

authoritative and often having critical opinions

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mocking

treating with contempt or ridicule

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patronizing

air of condescension

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sarcastic

sneering, caustic

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morose

gloomy, sullen, surly, despondent

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pessimistic

seeing the worst side of things; no hope

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ribald

offensive in speech or gesture

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hyperbolic

purposely exaggerated

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imploring

begging, earnestly asking

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jaded

tired, worn out; dulled or satiated

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malicious

purposely hurtful

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