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Flippant

Frivolously disrespectful, shallow or lacking in seriousness

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Elegiac

Used in, suitable for or resembling an elegy
- expressing sorrow or lamentation

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Earnest

Serious in intention

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Peevish

Cross, querulous or fretful

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Satirical

Mocking
Characterized by satire

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Glib

Readily fluent, often thoughtlessly

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Frank

Direct and unreserved in speech

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Nostalgic

A sentiments or wistful yearning for the happiness felt in a former place, time, or situation

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Irreverent

Deficient in veneration or respect

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Ironic

happening in the opposite way to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this.

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Dogmatic

Asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner

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Didactic

Intended for instruction

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Contemptuous

Showing or expressing disdain, scornful, disrespectful

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Conciliatory

To overcome the distrust or hostility

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Capricious

Subject to, led by, or indicative of a sudden, odd notion or unpredictable change

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Candid

Frank; outspoken, open and sincere

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Self-deprecating

Belittling or undervaluing oneself; excessively modest

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Bombastic

High sounding; high flow; inflated pretentious

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Benevolent

Characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings

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Ardent

Having expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate

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Anarchist

A person who advocates or believes in anarchy
-seeks to overturn by violence

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Zealous

Full of; characterized by; devoted or diligent

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Whimsical

Given to whimsy or fanciful notions

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Strident

making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges.
having a shrill, irritating quality or character: a strident tone in his writings.

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Somber

Gloomily dark, shadowy

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Acerbic

sour or astringent in taste: Lemon juice is acerbic.
harsh or severe, as of temper or expression: acerbic criticism.

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Sardonic

Characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical; sneering

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Reverent

Feeling, exhibiting or characterized by reverence; deeply respectful

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Solemn

Grave, somber or mirthless

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Apathetic

having or showing little or no emotion: apathetic behavior.
not interested or concerned; indifferent or unresponsive: an apathetic audience.