AP Lang Vocab #2
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expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner.
having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense.
having or showing great energy or enthusiasm.
feeling or showing deep and solemn respect.
intended or likely to placate or pacify. (make less angry)
expressing or involving prolonged thought.
courteous, kind, and pleasant.
(especially of a change or distinction) so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe.
(of a remark or reference) working by suggestion rather than explicit mention.
sparing in the use of words; abrupt; sudden and unexpected.
based on subjective reactions presented unsystematically.
intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.
(especially of a comment or style of speaking) sharp and forthright.
irritate intensely; infuriate.
having or showing a feeling of patronizing superiority.
feeling or characterized by great anger.
making fun of someone or something in a cruel way; derisive.
feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment.
given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.
having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
of or like a pedant; a person who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic learning.
believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
feeling or expressing contempt or derision.
existing or occurring at or on the surface.
showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others.
loud and harsh; grating.
high-sounding but with little meaning; inflated.
filled with bitter criticism or malice.
grimly mocking or cynical.
another term for satirical; containing or using satire; the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.