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Lugubrious

Mournful, dismal, gloomy

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Amusing

Humorously entertaining

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Droll

Amusing in an odd way; whimsically humorous

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Exhortative

Serving or intended to exhort (to urge, advise, or caution earnestly

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Objective

Unbiased, factual

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Caustic

Severely critical or sarcastic

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Imperial

Domineering in a haughty manner, overbearing

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Ironic

Using words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning

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Bemused

bewildered it confused

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Cynical

Showing contempt for the accepted standards, pessimistic

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Nostalgic

Exhibiting a sentimental of wistful yearning for past joys

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Dogmatic

asserting opinions in a doctrine or arrogant manner

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Ambivalence

Uncertainty, inability to choose between two conflicting things or sides

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Patronizing

Offensively condescending (ironic)

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Didactic

Intended for instruction, to teach a moral lesson

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Condescending

Showing a patronizing descent from dignity

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Insolent

Boldly rude of disrespectful

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Facetious

Not meant to be taken seriously, amusing

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Antipathy

A natural or habitual repugnance

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Churlish

Rude, boorish, mean

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Candid

Frank, outspoken, sincere, open

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Contentious

Tending towards argument or strife

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Concerned

Troubled or anxious; having a connection to

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Turgid

Complicated, difficult to understand

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Bombastic

Pretentious, high flown, loud but no substance/meaning/ value

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Satiric

Uses irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or deriding vice

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Pretentious

Hinting at something to come

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Colloquial

Involving or using conversation (not formal or literary)

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Compassionate

Having a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow

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Flippant

Frivolously disrespectful, not showing a serious attitude