Tone Vocab Words Week 1-2

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Satiric

ridiculing or attacking scornfully human voice or folly

Whimsical

Capricious, playful or fanciful

Dramatic

Like a drama in emotional consent, striking as in appearance or effect

erudite

having or demonstrating profound knowledge or scholarship

somber

gloomy, dark

Mock- heroic

A satirical imitation or burlesque of the heroic manner or style

Objective

Uninfluenced by emotion, surmise or personal opinion

diffident

hesitant to assert oneself from a lack of self confidence (timid)

ironic

when words convey the opposite of their literal meaning, incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens

Didactic

intended to teach; morally instructive

petty

Contemptibly narrow minded; spiteful; mean

Restrained

checked; held back; limited; deprived of freedom

elegiac

sorrowful; mournful; lamenting the dead

lugubrious

mournful or sad, especially to a ridiculous degree

disdainful

mildly contemptuous, aloof

insolent

disrespectful; arrogant, rude

pedantic

stressing trivial details of learning, parading one's learning

indignant

expressing anger at something unjust, mean, or unworthy

bantering

gently teasing, mocking

flippant

casually disrespectful

condescending

treating another in a patronizing manner

facetious

flippant

clinical

objective, analytical

inflammatory

tending to arouse strong emotions or passion or anger

benevolent

charitable, well-wishing, good natured

burlesque

mockingly and ludicrously imitative

fanciful

imaginary, tending to indulge in fance

Detached

disconnected, free from emotional involvement

Cynical

believing all people are motivated by selfishness

incisive

cutting, penetrating, direct and effective

contentious

controversial, disputable

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