vocab final

  1. Admonishing
    To express warning or disapproval to, esp. in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous manner; to indicate duties or obligations to
  2. Agitated
    Excited; disturbed
  3. Ambiguous
    Open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal; of doubtful or uncertain nature
  4. Ambivalent
    Simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, or action
  5. Blunt
    Abrupt in address or manner; slow in perception or understanding; obtuse
  6. Brash
    Hasty; rash; impetuous
  7. Calculated
    Carefully thought out or planned
  8. Candid
    Free from bias, prejudice or malice; fair; marked by honest, sincere expression; blunt; frank
  9. Censorious
    Marked by or given to censure; critical
  10. Condescending
    Showing or implying a usually patronizing descent from dignity or superiority
  11. Contemplative
    Given to or characterized by contemplation
  12. Contemptuous
    Showing or expressing contempt or disdain
  13. Contentious
    A struggling together in opposition; strife
  14. Defensive
    Excessively concerned with guarding against the real or imagined threat of criticism
  15. Deferential
    Showing deference; deferent; respectful
  16. Diffident
    Restrained or reserved in manner, conduct; timid; shy
  17. Discursive
    Proceeding by reasoning or argument rather than intuition; digressive; rambling
  18. Feigned
    Sham; pretend; counterfeit
  19. Fervent
    Having great warmth or intensity of spirit; being enthusiastic
  20. Glamorous
    Full of excitement, adventure, and unusual activity
  21. Grudging
    Showing reluctance
  22. Guarded
    Cautious, careful, prudent
  23. Impressionistic
    Based on subjective reactions presented unsystematically
  24. Indignant
    Marked by anger aroused by injustice
  25. Maudlin
    Tearfully or weakly emotional
  26. Modulated
    Regulated to adjust to a certain measure or proportion; softened; toned down
  27. Ominous
    Having the significance of an omen, portending evil or harm
  28. Pedantic
    Overly concerned with minute details
  29. Poignant
    Painfully affecting the feelings; deeply affecting; piercing; pungently pervasive
  30. Polemical
    A controversial argument against a doctrine
  31. Pragmatic
  32. Prudent
    Marked by wisdom
  33. Rapt
    Carried away with emotion; completely engrossed
  34. Reverential
    Treating a subject with honor and respect
  35. Sanguine
    Optimistic, cheerful
  36. Sardonic
    Scornfully and bitterly sarcastic
  37. Solemn
    Deeply earnest, tending toward sad reflection
  38. Strident
    Having a shrill, irritating quality or character
  39. Trepidatious
    Uncertain and apprehensive
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