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Abhorring

to regard with extreme repugnance or aversion; detest utterly; loathe; abominate

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Abstruse

difficult to understand

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Acerbic

harsh or severe, as of temper or expression; polemical

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admonishing

cautioning, advising, or counseling against something; reproving or scolding, especially in a mild and good-willed manner; reminding; exhortatory

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ambiguous

open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations

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ambivalent

unceratinty or flucuation, esp. when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things

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antagonistic

acting in opposition; mutually opposing; hostile and unfriendly

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apathetic

having or showing little or no emotion/ not interested or concerned; indifferent or unresponsive

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audacious

extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless

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authoritarian

having an air of authority; accustomed to exercising authority; positive; peremptory; dictatorial

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bantering

good-humored, playful conversation

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belligerant

warlike; given to waging war

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bemused

bewildered or confused/ lost in thought; preoccupied

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benevolent

characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings

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bewildered

completely puzzled or confused; perplexed

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Bilthe

joyous, merry, or gay in disposition; glad; cheerful

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Brusque

abrupt in manner or speech; blunt; rough

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Candid

frank; outspoken; open and sincere/ free from reservation, disguise, or subterfuge; straightforward

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Caprisous

flightly; led by whims; erratic

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Caustic

making biting, corrosive comments

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Censourious

severely critical; faultfinding

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Choleric

extremely irritable or easily angered; irascible

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Churlish

rude in a mean-spirited and surly way

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Colloquial

characteristic of or appropriate to ordinary or familiar conversation rather than formal speech or writing; informal

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conciliatory

to overcome the distrust or animosity of; appease

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condescending

showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity or superiority

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contemptuous

showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful; disrespectful.

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contentious

tending to argument or strife; quarrelsome/ causing, involving, or characterized by argument or controversy

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credulous

having or showing too great a readiness to believe things on slight or uncertain evidence

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Curt

rudely brief in speech or abrupt in manne/ brief; concise; terse; laconic

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Cynical

scornful of motives/virtues of others; bitterly or sneeringly distrustful, contemptuous, or pessimistic

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Derisive

characterized by or expressing derision; contemptuous; mocking; disdainful

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derogatory

tending to lessen the merit or reputation of a person or thing; disparaging; depreciatory

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detached

Impartial, disinterested; unconcerned, distant, aloof

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Diabolic

having the qualities of a devil; devilish; fiendish; outrageously wicked

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didactic

intended for instruction; intructive

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diffident

lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy

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disconcerting

causing one to feel unsettled; unsettling, unnerving, discomfiting, troubling

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dogmatic

asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner; opinionated

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dubious

wavering or hesitating in opinion; inclined to doubt

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duplicitous

deceitful

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earnest

serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous

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ebullient

overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited

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effusive

unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve

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egotistical

given to talking about oneself; vain; boastful; opinionated; indifferent to the well-being of others; selfish

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elegiac

Expressing sorrow or lamentation

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elevated

exalted or noble; lofty/ exalted or noble; lofty

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empathetic

showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states

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encouraging

to inspire with courage, spirit, or confidence/ to stimulate by assistance, approval, etc/ to promote, advance, or foster

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enigmatic

difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious

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enigmatic

difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious

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erudite

characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly

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eulogistic

to praise highly in speech or writing, especially in a formal eulogy

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euphoric

a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania

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evasive

deliberately vague or ambiguous/ tending or seeking to evade; characterized by evasion

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exhilarated

to enliven; invigorate; stimulate/ to make cheerful or merry

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exuberant

effusively and almost uninhibitedly enthusiastic; lavishly abundant

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facetious

not meant to be taken seriously or literally/ amusing; humorous

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fanciful

characterized by or showing fancy; capricious or whimsical in appearance

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farcical

ludicrous; absurd; mocking; humorous and highly improbable

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fatalistic

the acceptance of all things and events as inevitable; submission to fate

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fervent

having or showing great warmth or intensity of spirit, feeling, enthusiasm

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flippant

frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness

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foreboding

a strong inner feeling or notion of a future misfortune, evil, etc.; presentiment

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frivolous

characterized by lack of seriousness or sense; self-indulgently carefree; unconcerned about or lacking any serious purpose; of little or no weight, worth, or importance; not worthy of serious notice.

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haughty

disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious

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histronic

over the top; dramatic

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impassive

without emotion; apathetic; unmoved

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impertinent

insolently rude; uncivil; imprudent; characterized by effrontery

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incisive

penetrating; cutting; biting; trenchant/ remarkably clear and direct; sharp; keen; acute

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incredulous

not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical

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indifferent

without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic/ having no bias, prejudice, or preference; impartial; disinterested

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indignant

feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base

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inflammatory

tending to arouse anger, hostility, passion, etc.

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innocuous

not harmful or effensive

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insipid

without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid

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insistent

earnest or emphatic in dwelling upon, maintaining, or demanding something; persistent

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insolent

boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent; insulting

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instructive

serving to instruct or inform; conveying instruction, knowledge, or information; enlightening

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introspective

given to examining own sensory and perceptual experiences

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irascible

easily provoked to anger; very irritable

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irreverent

showing lack of due respect or veneration

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jocund

cheerful; merry; gay; blithe; glad

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jovial

endowed with or characterized by a hearty, joyous humor or a spirit of good-fellowship

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laudatory

containing or expressing praise

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lofty

exalted in rank, dignity, or character; eminent/ elevated in style, tone, or sentiment, as writings or speech

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ludicrous

causing laughter because of absurdity; provoking or deserving derision; ridiculous; laughable

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lugurbrious

mournful, dismal, or gloomy, esp. in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner

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lyrical

expressing deep personal emotion or observations; highly enthusiastic; rhapsodic

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malicious

desiring to harm others or to see others suffer; ill-willed; spiteful

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matter-of-fact

adhering strictly to fact; not imaginative; direct or unemotional; straightforward; down-to-earth

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meditative

deeply or seriously thoughtful

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melancholy (melancholic)

characterized by or causing or expressing sadness

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melodramatic

exaggerated and emotional or sentimental; overdramatic

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mirthful

joyous; gay; jolly; arousing or provoking laughter

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mocking

To treat with ridicule or contempt; deride; To mimic, as in sport or derision

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mournful

feeling or expressing sorrow or grief; sorrowful; sad

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nonplussed

totally puzzled, perplexed, or confused

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nostalgic

unhappy about being away and longing for familiar things or persons

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obdurate

unmoved by persuasion, pity, or tender feelings; stubborn; unyielding; stubbornly resistant to moral influence

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