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Bitter

Exhibiting strong animosity as a result of pain or grief

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Audacious

Very confident and daring
Perhaps recklessly so
Original and bold
Contemptuous of law, religion, or decorum

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Caustic

Intense use of sarcasm
Stinging or biting (inducing emotional pain)

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Contemplative

Studying
Thinking
Reflecting on an issue

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Detached

Aloof and objective

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Forthright

Directly frank without hesitation
(Frank-open, honest, candid)

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Foreboding

With fearful apprehension

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Hostile

Unfriendly
Antagonistic

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Indignant

Marked by anger
Aroused by injustice

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Ironic

Marked by usage of words that mean the opposite of what you really think/feel in order to be funny or deceptive/manipulative

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Irreverent

Having or showing a lack of respect for something or someone that is usually tested with respect

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Jovial

Happy

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Malevolent

Having or showing a desire to harm another
Arising from intense and vicious ill will,spite, hatred (malicious)

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Objective

An unbiased view
Aw to keep personal judgments aside

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Ominous

Suggestive that bad things will come
Foreboding of evil
Inauspicious
Portentous

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Sardonic

Scornfully and bitterly sarcastic

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Satiric

Ridiculing to show weakness in order to make a point, teach

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Sanguineous

Optimistic
Cheerful

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Taunting

Sarcastically challenging or insulting

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Unnerving

Causing on to become nervous, afraid, upset, unable to think clearly

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Whimsical

Odd, strange, fantastic, fun