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Flashcards in Tone/Attitude Deck (14):
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Earnest

Serious in intention or purpose, showing depth and sincerity of feelings

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Frivolity

being frivolous; lacking any serious purpose or value

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acrid

having an irritatingly strong and unpleasant taste or smell ex) pungent, tart, caustic

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acerbic

style or speaking, sharp and forthright(straightforward and honest), also tasting sour or bitter

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equivocate

(equivocal) using ambiguous language

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deferential

showing deference(respect), respectful, dutiful

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ebullient

cheerful and full of energy(bubbly)

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benevolent

well meaning and kind

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malevolent

having or showing a wish to do evil to others

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whimsical

playful, capricious

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vindictive

having or showing a strong desire for revenge

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vindicate

to clear someone of blame or suspicion (acquit, exonerate)

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prosaic

dull, uninteresting (prosaic language has the style or diction of pose, isn't poetic)

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vitriolic

filled with bitter criticism or malice