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Tone Words 2

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homespun
simple and unsophisticated
evasive
tending to avoid/get away from
foreboding
sense of impending misfortune
belligerent
aggressively hostile; warlike
urbane
sophisticated
abstract
theoretical; without reference to specifics
callous
emotionally hardened
bemused
preoccupied; deep in thought
timorous
timid; shy
zealous
highly motivated
vexed
annoyed; irritated; distressed
evocative
bringing strong images/memories or feelings to mind
allusive
characterized by allusions (indirect references)
colloquial
informal; ordinary
fervent
warmth of spirit
bombastic
pretentious and pompous
Candid
Open and sincere; straightforward; honest
Vitriolic
Scathing or bitter
Jocund
Joyful; cheery
Pedantic
Concerned with unimportant details