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adamant

extremely stubborn

brusque

describing a rude

candor

openness

cavil

to nitpick

compelling

forceful and convincing

didactic

intended to insrtuct

disparage

to speak of in a negative way

emphatic

expressed with forceful speech

facetious

playfully humorous

frank

straightforward

fulminate

to explode

garrulous

tiresomely talkative

laconic

using few words; not talkative

lament

to express grief; to mourn; to regret

pejorative

describing words to belittle others

rapport

relationship of mutual trust and affinity

repartee

a swift and witty reply

tactic

implied but not expressed

trite

unoriginal overused

wry

dryly humorous, often with a touch of irony

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