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awe

terror, dread, wonder, inspiring

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aloof

at a distance; in sympathy, interest, etc...

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3

ambivalence

simultaneous conflicting feelings (love & hate)

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4

amiable

good-natured, friendly, lovable

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5

antithesis

contrast or opposition of thoughts

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apathetic

feeling no emotion, not interested, indifferent

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7

apologetic

showing realization of and regret for a fault

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8

apprehensive

anxious or fearful about the future

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9

argumentative

apt to argue, controversial, contentious

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10

arrogant

full of unwarranted pride and self importance, proud

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11

assurance

confidence, certainty, guarantee, insurance

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12

authoritative

having or showing authority, fond of giving orders

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13

bewilderment

confusion, puzzlement, befuddlement

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14

callousness

lacking pity, unfeeling, insensitive

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15

candid

free from prejudice, fair, just, impartial, honest

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16

censorious

harshly critical, inclined to find fault

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17

compassionate

feeling or showing sympathy, pity, etc...

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18

complacent

self-satisfied, smug

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19

conciliatory

tending to pacify, soothe the anger of, to win over

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20

condescending

to deal with others in a patronizing manner, stoop

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21

consent

to agree, approval, permission

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22

contemplative

one who meditates, looks at carefully, studies

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23

contemptuous

scornful, full of contempt (scorn, disrespect)

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24

contradictory

inconsistent, inclined to deny or contradict

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25

cordial

stimulating, warm and friendly, sincere: to the heart

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26

cynical

sarcastic, sneering, denying actions as sincere

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27

defensive

defending, constantly feeling under attack

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28

defiance

bold resistance to authority or opposition, challenge

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29

derision

contempt, scorn, or ridicule, made fun of

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30

derogatory

belittling, disparaging, detracting

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31

despairing

hopeless, feeling or showing loss of hope

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32

detached

not involved by emotion, aloof, impartial

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33

devoutness

earnest, sincere, heartfelt, very religious, pious

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34

didactic

morally instructive, boringly moralistic

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35

disdain

aloof contempt or scorn, to treat as unworthy

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36

disjointed

dismembered, disconnected, without unity or coherence

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37

disparaging

discredit, belittle, show disrespect for

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38

dispassionate

free from passion, emotion, or bias; impartial

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39

dogmatic

stating opinion in a positive or arrogant manner

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40

domineering

arrogant, overbearing, tyrannical, masterful

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41

dubious

ambiguous, causing doubt, vague, questionable, skeptical

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42

ecstatic

being overpowered by emotion, joy, grief, passion

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43

esteem

to value highly, respect, appreciate, regard

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44

endorsement

the act of approval to, support, sanction

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45

exasperation

great irritation or annoyance, aggravation

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46

facetious

joking at an inappropriate time, witty

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47

fanatical

overly zealous, enthusiastic, etc...

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48

fatalism

the belief that all events are determined by fate and are hence inevitable

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49

flippant

talkative, disrespectful

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50

frustration

baffled, defeated, to prevent from achieving an objective

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51

grudging

to envy and resent, strong feeling of hostility, malice

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52

hypocrisy

a pretense, piety, pretending to be what one is not

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53

indifferent

unbiased, impartial, apathetic, having no interest

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54

indignant

feeling or expressing anger or scorn at unjust action

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55

indulgent

kind or lenient, inclined to yield to or satisfy

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56

ineffectual

not producing the desired effect

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57

ineptitude

the quality of being inept (inefficient, clumsy, unfit, bungling, not suitable to the purpose)

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58

innovative

creating something new

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59

inquisitive

eager to learn, inclined to ask many questions, curious

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60

insatiable

very greedy, always wanting more, cannot be satisfied

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inspirational

inspiring, that which causes an inspiration, motivating

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62

intangible

that cannot be touched or defined, formulated, grasped

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63

ironic

directly opposite to what is or might be expected

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64

irrelevant

not to the point, not relating to the subject

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65

jovial

full of good humor, genial, gay, jolly, hearty

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66

loathing

intense dislike, disgust, hatred, abhorrence

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67

magnanimous

noble, high-souled, rising above pettiness

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68

melodramatic

sensational, violent, and extravagantly emotional

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69

mockery

ridicule; a false imitation

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70

naive

foolishly simple, childlike, artless, unsophisticated

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71

narrative

like the telling of a story, account, tale

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72

nonconformity

lack of agreement or harmony, not following established views

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73

noncommittal

not revealing one's position or purpose, having no definite quality or meaning

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74

nostalgic

a longing to go back to something long ago or far away

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75

objectivity

no bias or prejudice

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76

opportunism

the practice of one's actions, judgments, etc., without the regard for basic principles or consequences

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77

optimism

looking on the bright side, positive views

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78

overstated

exaggerate, to give an extravagant account of

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79

patronizing

supporting, condescending

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80

pedantic

person who puts unnecessary stress on minor points

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81

pedestrian

ordinary, dull, lacking imagination or interest

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82

pomposity

self-importance, ostentation, quality of being pompous

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83

pretentious

making explicit claims, ostentatious, showy

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84

prosaic

commonplace, dull and ordinary

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85

prudish

too modest or proper

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86

reflective

meditative, thoughtful, pensive

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87

reserved

self-restraint, withdrawn in speech and manner, silent

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88

reverence

a feeling of deep respect, love, for something sacred, veneration

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89

resignation

passive acceptance, to give up, abdicate, surrender

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90

restrained

held back from action, suppressed, deprived, limited

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91

rhetorical

showy and elaborate in style

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92

rudimentary

basic

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93

ruthless

pitiless, cruel; without compassion, sorrow, grief

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94

sarcasm

a sneering, cutting, or caught remark, gibe or jeer

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95

satirical

sarcastic

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96

sentimental

having/showing, tender, gentle, or delicate feelings

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97

scornful

full of contempt, despise

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98

short-sighted

having or showing a lack of foresight

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sketchily

not detailed, lacking completeness, rough, inadequate

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solicitous

showing care, attention, or concern

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