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Tone Vocab Words Week 1-2

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Satiric
ridiculing or attacking scornfully human voice or folly
Whimsical
Capricious, playful or fanciful
Dramatic
Like a drama in emotional consent, striking as in appearance or effect
erudite
having or demonstrating profound knowledge or scholarship
somber
gloomy, dark
Mock- heroic
A satirical imitation or burlesque of the heroic manner or style
Objective
Uninfluenced by emotion, surmise or personal opinion
diffident
hesitant to assert oneself from a lack of self confidence (timid)
ironic
when words convey the opposite of their literal meaning, incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens
Didactic
intended to teach; morally instructive
petty
Contemptibly narrow minded; spiteful; mean
Restrained
checked; held back; limited; deprived of freedom
elegiac
sorrowful; mournful; lamenting the dead
lugubrious
mournful or sad, especially to a ridiculous degree
disdainful
mildly contemptuous, aloof
insolent
disrespectful; arrogant, rude
pedantic
stressing trivial details of learning, parading one's learning
indignant
expressing anger at something unjust, mean, or unworthy
bantering
gently teasing, mocking
flippant
casually disrespectful
condescending
treating another in a patronizing manner
facetious
flippant
clinical
objective, analytical
inflammatory
tending to arouse strong emotions or passion or anger
benevolent
charitable, well-wishing, good natured
burlesque
mockingly and ludicrously imitative
fanciful
imaginary, tending to indulge in fance
Detached
disconnected, free from emotional involvement
Cynical
believing all people are motivated by selfishness
incisive
cutting, penetrating, direct and effective
contentious
controversial, disputable