20 terms

Tone Words for AP Language: Set 1

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accusatory
charging of wrong doing
apathetic
feeling or showing little emotion
awe
solemn wonder
cynical
believing the worst of human nature and motives
callous
emotionally hardened, unfeeling
contemplative
studying, thinking, reflecting on an issue
choleric
easily angered
contemptuous
scornful
caustic
burning
disdainful
scornful
didactic
intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive
derisive
expressing contempt or ridicule
earnest
intense, a sincere state of mind
erudite
scholarly
fanciful
using the imagination
indignant
angered at something unjust or wrong
intimate
very familiar
haughty
arrogant, condescending
jovial
cheerful and friendly
lyrical
expressing a poet's inner feelings; emotional; full of images; song-like
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