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Abstract

theoretical, without reference to specifics

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Absurd

Contrary to logic, but sometimes artistically viable

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ambiguous

having two or more possible meanings or interpretations

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analytical

inclined to examine things by studying their component parts

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Anecdotal

involving a short personal narrative of an event or incident

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Colloquial

characteristic of ordinary and informal conversation

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Concise

using very few words to express a great deal

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contemptuous

expressing contempt or disdain

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detached

disinterested, unbiased, emotionally disconnected

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emotional

given to strong feelings

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Erudite

learned, scholarly

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Facetious

amusing but light, frivolous

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Farcical

humorous in a light way; comedy of high exaggeration

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Irreverent

showing disrespect for things that are usually honored or revered

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Journalistic

characterized by the kind of language and writing style used in news items

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Melodramatic

having characteristics of melodrama (emotions, plot exaggeration; characterization's shallow)

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nostalgic

inclined to long for or dwell on things of the past; sentimental

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objective

uninfluenced by personal feelings; unbiased

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ominous

indicating threatening or evil or danger

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parodic

marked by the close imitation of an author or work for comic effect or in ridicule

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philosophical

interested in the study of basic truths of existence and reality

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realistic

inclined to represent things as they really are

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romantic

associated with 19th century literature; emphasizes emotion, feelings/thoughts of love

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sardonic

mocking, taunting, bitter, scornful, sarcastic

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sarcastic

marked by a satirical wit and the inflicting of pain by taunting or ridiculing

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stark

plain, harsh; simple or bare when applied to style; sometimes even bleak or grim

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urbane

sophisticated, socially polished

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verbose

wordy; using more words than necessary to make a point

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whimsical

inclined to be playful, humorous, fanciful

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wistful

deep in sad thoughts, especially thoughts of something yearned for or lost