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satiric

containing the use of ridicule, sarcasm, or irony to expose follies, vices, or stupidities (generally with the intent to bring about change)

whimsical

oddly out of the ordinary; fanciful, freakish; imaginative

dramatic

filled with action, emotion, or exciting qualities; vivid, striking

learned

knowledgeable, well informed

informative

educational, instructive

somber

dark and gloomy; depressing and melancholy

urgent

calling for haste, immediate action; insistent, pressing

confident

self-assured, certain

mock-heroic

mocking or burlesquing any style, action, or character

objective

without bias or prejudice; detached

diffident

lacking self-confidence; timid, shy

ironic

meaning the opposite of what is expressed

didactic

intended for teaching or instruction; morally instructive; boringly pedantic or moralistic

petty

relatively worthless or unimportant; trivial, insignificant

factual

real; actual; unopinionated

restrained

self-disciplined, controlled

elegiac

sad, mournful, plaintive

disdainful

scornful and aloof (reserved, at a distance)

lugubrious

very sad or mournful, especially in an exaggerated way

pedantic

putting unnecessary stress on minor or trivial points of learning (paying attention to the details)

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