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accusatory

charging of wrong doing

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apathetic

indifferent; not concerned

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bitter

exhibiting strong animosity as a result of pain or grief

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callous

unfeeling, insensitive to feelings of others

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caustic

intense use of sarcasm; stinging, biting

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condescending

condescending-a feeling of superiority

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choleric

hot-tempered, easily angered

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contemptuous

showing or feeling that something is worthless or lacks respect

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critical

finding fault

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conventional

lacking spontaneity, originality, and individuality

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disdainful

scornful

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cynical

questions the basic sincerity and goodness of people

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didactic

author attempts to educate or instruct the reader

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derisive

ridiculing, mocking

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fanciful

using the imagination

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gloomy

darkness, sadness, rejection

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haughty

proud and vain to the point of arrogance

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indignant

marked by anger aroused by injustice

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judgemental

authoritative and often having critical opinions

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matter-of-fact

accepting of conditions; not fanciful or emotional

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mocking

treating with contempt or ridicule

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morose

gloomy, sullen, surly, despondent

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malicious

purposely hurtful

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maudlin

overly sentimental

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obsequious

polite and obedient in order to gain something

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defiant

boldly resistant or challenging

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patronizing

air of condescension

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pessimistic

seeing the worst side of things; no hope

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ridiculing

slightly contemptuous banter; making fun of

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sarcastic

sneering, caustic

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sardonic

scornfully and bitterly sarcastic

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satirical

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

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skeptical

prone to doubt instinctively or habitually

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awe

solemn wonder

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contemplative

studying, thinking, reflecting on an issue

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earnest

intense, a sincere state of mind

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erudite

learned, polished, scholarly

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forthright

directly frank without hesitation

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intimate

very familiar

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jovial

happy

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objective

an unbiased view-able to leave personal judgments aside

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optimistic

hopeful, cheerful

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quizzical

odd, eccentric, amusing

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reverent

treating a subject with honor and respect

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reflective

illustrating innermost thoughts and emotions

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sincere

without deceit or pretense; genuine

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solemn

deeply earnest, tending toward sad reflection

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sanguineous

optimistic, cheerful

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whimsical

odd, strange, fantastic; fun

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comical

funny