ALL VOCAB. tone, weeks 1-7, first 50

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yes this is alot. but its ALL the vocab we are supposed to know. there is a separate quizlet for all of the sections in this quizlet.

satiric

containing the use of ridicule, sarcasm, or irony to expose or attack follies, vices, or stupidites

whimsical

oddly out of the ordinary; fanciful, freakish; imaginative

dramatic

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

learned

knowledgeable, well informed

informative

education, 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

didactic

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

ironic

meaning the opposite of what is expressed

petty

relatively worthless or unimportant; trivial, insignificant

factual

real; actual; unopinionated

restrained

self-disciplined, controlled

elegiac

fit for an elegy; sad, mournful, plaintive

disdainful

scornful and aloof

lugubrious

very sad or mournful, plaintive

pedantic

putting unnecessary stress on minor or trivial points of learning

indignant

feeling or expressing anger or scorn, especially at unjust, mean, or ungrateful action or treatment

bantering

teasing or making fun of in a playful, good natured way

flippant

frivolous and disrespectful; saucy, impertinent

condescending

patronizing; dealing with other in a proud or haughty way, as if lowering yourself to meet them on their level

patronizing

helping someone but in a haughty or snobbish way

facetious

joking or trying to be funny at an inappropriate time

clinical

purely scientific; dispassionately curious; impersonal

mock-serious

jokingly serious

inflammatory

rousing excitement, anger, or violence

benevolent

inclined to do good; kindly; charitable

burlesquing

to imitate derisively or comically; to make parody

fanciful

indulging in fantasies; imaginative in a playful way; whimsical

detached

not involved by emotion, interest; aloof; impartial

cynical

implies a contemptuous (lack of) belief in human goodness; sarcastic; sneering

incisive

sharp, keen, penetrating, acute

allusive

containing allusions

scornful

filled with contempt; showing disdain

effusive

expressing excessive emotion in an unrestrained manner; too demonstrative

colloquial

conversational

compassionate

sympathizing deeply; pitying

impartial

without prejudice or bias; fair; just

insipid

not exciting or interesting; dull; lifeless

pretentious

affectedly grand; ostentatious

vibrant

vigorous, energetic, radiant, sparkling, vivacious

irreverent

lacking respect

sentimental

showing feelings in an excessive, superficial, or maudlin way; mawkish

moralistic

imposing morals; rules to live by, on others

complimentary

expressing courtesy, respect, admiration, or praise

contemptuous

scornful; disdainful

sympathetic

expressing pity or compassion for another's trouble or suffering

taunting

reproaching in scornful or sarcastic language; jeering; mocking

concerned

involved or interested

angry

inflamed, mad

turgid

bombastic; pompous; grandiloquent

sardonic

disdainfully or bitterly sneering, ironic, or sarcastic

contentious

always ready to argue; quarrelsome

insolent

boldly disrespectful; impertinent; impudent

candid

frank, honest

remorseful

expressing a torturing sense of guilty felt over a wrong that one has done; pitying

humorous

funny, amusing, comical

audacious

bold, daring, fearless

to balk

to refuse, to shirk; to prevent

cacophonous

jarring, unpleasantly noisy

ebullient

exhilarated, full of enthusiasm and high spirits

to enthrall

to captivate, to enchant, to enslave

fastidious

careful with details

to grovel

to humble oneself in a demeaning way

hackneyed

worn out by overuse

impious

not devout it religion

balm

soothing, healing influence

callow

immature, lacking sophistication

eclectic

selecting form various sources

to fetter

to bind, to chain, to confine

heinous

shocking, wicked, terrible

to importune

to ask repeatedly, to beg

to beleaguer

to harass, to plague

canny

smart; founded on common sense

effulgent

brilliantly shining

to entreat

to plead, to beg

flamboyant

flashy, garish; exiting, dazzling

indelible

permenant

hiatus

break, interruption, vacation

impudent

arrogant, audacious

bellicose

warlike, aggressive

to carp

to find fault with, to complain constantly

defunct

no longer existing, dead, extinct

eminent

celebrated, distinguished: outstanding, towering

to espouse

to support or advocate

to foment

to arouse or incite

hoary

very old; whitish or gray from age

inchoate

imperfectly formed or formulated

to castigate

to punish, to chastise, to criticize severely

diatribe

bitter verbal attack

to emulate

to copy, imitate

excruciating

agonizing, intensely painful

incipient

beginning to exist or appear, in an initial stage

catharsis

purification, cleansing

diffidence

shyness, lack of confidence

to encumber

to hinder, to burden, to restrict motion

incorrigible

incapable of being corrected

extraneous

irrelevant, unrelated, unnecessary

imminent

something that is going to happen very soon

to foster

to nourish, to cultivate, to promote

to hone

to sharpen

insidious

sly, treacherous, devious

caustic

biting, sarcastic; able to burn

to disparage

to belittle, to speak disrespectfully about

to enervate

to weaken, to sap strength from

fraught

full of, accompanied by

ignominious

disgraceful and dishonorable

iota

very tiny amount

cavalier

carefree, happy; with lordly disdain

to disdain

to regard with scorn or contempt

enigmatic

puzzling, inexplicable

exorbitant

extravagant, greater than reasonable

frenetic

wildly frantic, frenzied, hectic

gaunt

thin and bony

impertinent

rude

to cavort

to frolic, to frisk

furtive

secret, stealthy

impetuous

quick to act without thinking

intrepid

fearless

conundrum

a confusing and difficult problem or question

quandary

a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation

juggernaut

huge force destroying everything in its path

lassitude

lethargy, sluggishness

maladroit

clumsy, tactless

meticulous

extremely careful, fastidious, painstaking

mishap

accident, misfortune

nuptial

relating to marriage

obsolete

no longer in use

to oscillate

to move back and forth

panache

flamboyance, verve

pejorative

having bad connotations; disparaging

perfunctory

done in a routine way; indifferent

pragmatic

practical; moved by facts rather than abstract ideals

querulous

inclined to complain, irritable

ribald

humorous in a vulgar way

to ruminate

to contemplate, to reflect upon

saccharine

excessively sweet or sentimental

to skulk

to move in a stealthy or cautious manner; to sneak

to stymie

to block or thwart

tacit

understood or implied without being stated openly; not spoken

taciturn

uncommunicative, not inclined to speak much

to vacillate

to alternate or waver between different opinions or actions

juxtaposition

side by side placement

licentious

immoral; unrestrained by a society

malapropism

humorous misuse of a word

mirth

frivolity, gaiety, laughter

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