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Allusive

The act of alluding; hint at it in an implicit rather than explicit manner

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Diffident

Lacking confidence in your abilities of worth

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Burlesque

A comically exaggerated imitation, much like a parody of a dramatic piece of work

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Insipid

Without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; generic/brand

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Laudatory

Expressing praise or commendation for a piece of writing

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Reverential

Being extremely respectful

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Turgid

Swollen; inflated; excessive; conceited

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Querulous

Complaining in a whining manner

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Provacative

To provoke, excite, or stimulate

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Zealous

Super enthusiastic for a certain task or trying too hard

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Whimsical

Unusual in a playful or amusing way

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Elegiac

Sad and mournful; expressing great sorrow

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Belligerent

Warlike; aggressively hostile; bellicose

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Inflammatory

Passion or strong emotion, especially anger or desire

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Haughty

Conceited arrogant or acting as if superior to others

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Obsequious

Obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree

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Ribald

Talking about sex in a funny way

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Morose

An emotion including general moodiness, irritation, and grouchy ness

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Staid

Respectable and unadventurous

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Erotic

Strongly marked or affected by sexual desire