Flashcards in Tone Words Deck (30)
Frivolously disrespectful, shallow or lacking in seriousness
Used in, suitable for or resembling an elegy
- expressing sorrow or lamentation
Serious in intention
Cross, querulous or fretful
Characterized by satire
Readily fluent, often thoughtlessly
Direct and unreserved in speech
A sentiments or wistful yearning for the happiness felt in a former place, time, or situation
Deficient in veneration or respect
happening in the opposite way to what is expected, and typically causing wry amusement because of this.
Asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner
Intended for instruction
Showing or expressing disdain, scornful, disrespectful
To overcome the distrust or hostility
Subject to, led by, or indicative of a sudden, odd notion or unpredictable change
Frank; outspoken, open and sincere
Belittling or undervaluing oneself; excessively modest
High sounding; high flow; inflated pretentious
Characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings
Having expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate
A person who advocates or believes in anarchy
-seeks to overturn by violence
Full of; characterized by; devoted or diligent
Given to whimsy or fanciful notions
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.
Gloomily dark, shadowy
sour or astringent in taste: Lemon juice is acerbic.
harsh or severe, as of temper or expression: acerbic criticism.
Characterized by bitter or scornful derision; mocking; cynical; sneering
Feeling, exhibiting or characterized by reverence; deeply respectful
Grave, somber or mirthless