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Vocab to express attitude and tone

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Ambivalent
Having conflicting feelings
Approving
Thinking of favorably
Argumentative
Given to argument and dispute
Bantering
Teasingly playful, gently joking
Bitter
hatefully resentful
Brutal
Savage, cruel, harsh
Callous
unsympathetic, insensitive
Colloquial
conversational, as in common or informal speech
Cynical
Doubtful in a sneering way, scornful of the motives, integrity of others
Devotional
Loyally affectionate
Didactic
dryly instructional, moralizing
Elegiac
sad, mournful, plaintive
Plaintive
sad, mournful, elegiac
Eulogy
a speech that praises (especially after death)
Eulogistic:
praising highly; laudatory
Laudatory
praising
Fanciful
imaginative, playful
Flippant
frivolous; slightly disrespectful
Grave
solemn; stern; serious
Indifferent
uncaring; without interest or concern
Mournful
sad, melancholy
negative
the old standby when you don't quite know what to say
nostalgic
expressing a longing for the past
objective
without bias or prejudice
patronizing
condescending (looking down upon someone)
pedantic
narrow often showy concern for book learning and formal rules
positive
the other old standby when the brain fails
regretful
feeling of sorrow or remorse for a fault, act, or loss
respectful
showing politeness or deference
deference
courteous respect, courteous yielding to the opinion of another