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  1. apathetic
    • 1.having or showing little or no emotion: apathetic behavior.
    • 2.not interested or concerned; indifferent or unresponsive: anapathetic audience.
  2. avuncular
    of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an uncle: avuncular affection.
  3. callow
    immature or inexperienced: a callow youth.
  4. caustic
    • 1. capable of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue
    • 2.severely critical or sarcastic: a caustic remark.
  5. derisive
    characterized by or expressing derision;  contemptuous; mocking:derisive heckling.
  6. diabolical
    • 1.having the qualities of a devil;  devilish; fiendish;outrageously wicked: a diabolic plot.
    • 2.pertaining to or actuated by a devil.
  7. elated
    very happy or proud; jubilant; in high spirits: an elated winner of acontest.
  8. facetious
    • 1. not meant to be taken seriously or literally: a facetiousremark.
    • 2.amusing; humorous.
    • 3.lacking serious intent; concerned with somethingnonessential, amusing, or frivolous: a facetious person
  9. fatalistic
    • 1.the acceptance of all things and events as inevitable;submission to fate: Her fatalism helped her to face death withstoic calm.
    • 2.Philosophy . the doctrine that all events are subject to fateor inevitable predetermination.
  10. forthright
    • 1.going straight to the point; frank; direct; outspoken: It'ssometimes difficult to be forthright and not give offense.
    • 2.proceeding in a straight course; direct; straightforward: aforthright glance.
  11. hypocritical
    • 1.of the nature of hypocrisy,  or pretense of having virtues,beliefs, principles, etc., that one does not actually possess:The parent who has a “do what I say and not what I do” attitudecan appear hypocritical to a child.
    • 2.possessing the characteristics of hypocrisy: Isn't a politicianhypocritical for talking about human dignity while votingagainst reasonable social programs?
  12. impious
    • 1.not pious or religious; lacking reverence for God, religiouspractices, etc.; irreligious; ungodly.
    • 2.disrespectful.
  13. inflammatory
    • 1.tending to arouse anger, hostility, passion, etc.:inflammatory speeches.
    • 2.Pathology . of or caused by inflammation.
  14. jocund
    cheerful; merry; gay; blithe; glad: a witty and jocund group.
  15. lofty
    elevated in style, tone, or sentiment, as writings or speech.
  16. pedantic
    • 1.ostentatious in one's learning.
    • 2.overly concerned with minute details or formalisms,especially in teaching.
  17. poignant
    • 1. keenly distressing to the feelings: poignant regret.
    • 2.keen or strong in mental appeal: a subject of poignant interest.
    • 3.affecting or moving the emotions: a poignant scene.
    • 4.pungent to the smell: poignant cooking odors
  18. presumptuous
    • 1.full of, characterized by, or showing presumption  orreadiness to presume  in conduct or thought.
    • 2.unwarrantedly or impertinently bold; forward.
    • 3.Obsolete . presumptive.
  19. sanguine
    cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: a sanguinedisposition; sanguine expectations.
  20. serene
    calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled: a serene landscape;serene old age.
  21. skeptical
    inclined to skepticism;  having doubt: a skeptical youngwoman.
  22. speculative
    • 1.pertaining to, of the nature of, or characterized byspeculation,  contemplation, conjecture, or abstractreasoning: a speculative approach.
    • 2.theoretical, rather than practical: speculative conclusions.
  23. spiteful
    full of spite  or malice; showing spite;  malicious; malevolent;venomous: a spiteful child.
  24. terse
    • 1.neatly or effectively concise; brief and pithy, as language.
    • 2.abruptly concise; curt; brusque.
  25. vexed
    • 1.irritated; annoyed: vexed at the slow salesclerks.
    • 2.much discussed or disputed: a vexed question.
    • 3.tossed about, as waves.
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