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Aloof
reserved, distant, apart, indifferent
Amiable
diffusing warmth and friendliness
Ardent
characterized by intense emotion
Astutely
cleverly, cunningly
Audacious
unrestrained by convention or propriety
Banal
repeated too often (obvious and dull)
Benevolent
intending or showing kindness
Callous
emotionally hardened, unfeeling
Chauvinistic
having a bias towards any group
Cognitive
Dealing with how we know the world around us through our senses; mental
Corrosive
eating away gradually, acidlike; bitterly sarcastic
Domineering
ruling or controlling arrogantly; overbearing; tyrannical
Esoteric
intended for or understood by only a select few, private, secret
Euphoric
exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
Facetious
cleverly amusing in tone
Flippant
lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy
Fulsome
offensive because of insincerity; repulsive; disgusting
Glibly
nonchalantly, with easy lack of concern
Haughty
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
Impious
lacking due respect or dutifulness
Inquisitive
showing curiosity
Interrogative
a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
Jovial
full of or showing high-spirited merriment
Laconic
brief and to the point
Languid
lacking spirit or liveliness
Odious
evoking intense aversion or dislike
Overt
open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
Palliative
moderating pain or sorrow by making it easier to bear
Perturbed
disturbed, uneasy
Revelator
bearer of new truth
Simpering
overly emotional or sentimntal
Trite
commonplace; overused, stale