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43 terms

Mad and Glad

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accusatory
charging of wrong doing
bitter
exhibiting strong animosity as a result of pain or grief
burlesque
comic; mocking through caricature or comic exaggeration
callous
unfeeling, insensitive to feelings of others
caustic
intense use of sarcasm; stinging, biting
choleric
hot-tempered, easily angered
condescending/ condescension
a air/feeling of superiority
contemptuous
expressing contempt, a lack or respect, or hate
critical
finding fault
cynical
distrust of people/ human nature; questions people's sincerity/goodness/motives
derisive
ridiculing, mocking
disdainful
expressing contempt, dislike, or hate; scornful
flippant
lacking in seriousness
forthright
directly frank without hesitation
hostile
extremely angry
indignant
marked by anger aroused by injustic or unworthiness
irreverent
lacking proper respect or seriousness
malicious
purposely hurtful
mocking
treating with contempt or ridicule
patronizing
air of condescension
pessimistic
seeing the worst side of things; no hope
ribald
offensive in speech or gesture
ridiculing
slightly contemptuous banter; making fun of
frivolous
lacking in seriousness
awe
solemn wonder
contemplative
studying, thinking, reflecting on an issue
euphoric
feeling of elation or great joy
facetious
playfully humorous
fanciful
using the imagination
frivolous (G)
lacking in seriousness
jovial
happy
laudatory
pertaining to or expressing praise
lyrical
expressing a writer's inner feelings, emotional; full of images; song-like
obsequious
polite and obedient in order to gain something
optimistic
hopeful, cheerful
quizzical
odd, eccentric, amusing
reflective
illustrating innermost thoughts and emotions
reverent
treating a subject with honor and respect
ribald
offensive in speech or gesture
sanguineous
optimistic, cheerful
sarcastic
sneering, caustic
sardonic
scornfully and bitterly sarcastic
whimsical
odd, strange, strange, fantastic; fun