TONE WORDS FIRST QUIZ Flashcards

Paul Ekman
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approving
disapproving
Urgent
Necessary
Vexed
confused; troubled
grim
bleak; dismal
Sober
Clear-headed, serious
didactic
instructive, moralizing
reverent
deeply respectful
ironic
coincidental; unexpected:
Condescending
patronizing or superior
churlish
rude and boorish
frivolous
carefree and unconcerned
fanciful
using the imagination
Indulgent
benignly lenient or permissive
audacious
recklessly bold or contemptuous
Insolent
Boldly rude and disrespectful
cold
indifferent, unconcerned, reserved, unfeeling; lacking in feeling or passion
haughty
disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious:
effusive
unduly demonstrative; lacking reserve:
Self-dramatizing
exaggerating one's own qualities, role, situation, etc. for dramatic effect or as an attention-getting devise; present oneself dramatically
quixotic
not sensible about practical matters
satiric
exposing human folly to ridicule
lugubrious
mournfull, dismal, or gloomy, especialy in effected, exaggerated, or unreleived manner
presumptuous
unwarrantedly or impertinently bold; forward
macabre
gruesome and horrifying; ghastly; horrible.
simple
not grand or sophisticated; unpretentious:
humble
not proud or arrogant; modest:
Zealous
ardently devoted to a purpose; fervent; enthusiastic
lighthearted
being content with what you have
offensive
unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses
pedantic
overly concerned with minute details or formalisms
Intense
acute, strong, or vehement, as sensations, feelings, or emotions
indifferent
having no particular interest or concern; apathetic
equivocal
allowing the possibility of several different meanings, as a word or phrase, esp. with intent to deceive or misguide; susceptible of double interpretation; deliberately ambiguous:
pretentious
characterized by assumption of dignity or importance; making an exaggerated outward show
contemptuous
showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful.
sentimental
expressive of or appealing to sentiment, esp. the tender emotions and feelings, as love, pity, or nostalgia:
Sly
showing a secretive, crafty, or wily nature; cunningly underhanded
triumphant
happy and proud especially because of success
animated
full of life, action, or spirit; lively; vigorous:
idiomatic
peculiar to or characteristic of a particular language or dialect:
timorous
full of fear, subject to fear; timid
hopeful
Believing that what you hope for is likely to happen
farcical
pertaining to or of the nature of farce.
denotation
the explicit or direct meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression, as distinguished from the ideas or meanings associated with it or suggested by it; the association or set of associations that a word usually elicits for most speakers of a languag
resign
to give or sign over, as to the control or care of another:
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