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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)