SAT Tone Attitude Words Flashcards

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skeptical
doubtful
scholarly
academic
intrigued
interested
pragmatic
practical
bewildered
confused
ironic
unexpected
omnious
threatening
wistful
acting unpredictably
unabashed
not embarrassed
hostile
with anger
detatched
without emotion
derisive
mocking; mean-spirited
intimate
very familiar
indifferent
not caring
quizzical
odd, eccentric, amusing
defiant
resisting or challenging
indulgent
lenient or easygoing
didactic
intended to teach
condescending
looking down on
pensive
in deep thought
qualified
limited or lessened
gloomy
darkness, sadness, rejection
sardonic
scornfully and bitterly sarcastic
whimsical
odd, strange, fantastic; fun
flippant
not serious; overly casual
evasive
tending to avoid; vague
confiding
with trust or faith
jocular
in a joking manner
forthright
directly frank without hesitation
nostalgic
looking back with fondness
ridiculing
slightly contemptuous banter; making fun of
sincere
without deceit or pretence; genuine
resigned
giving up or letting go
apathetic
showing no emotion; not caring
mocking
treating with contempt or ridicule
solemn
deeply earnest, tending toward sad reflection
inquisitive
eager for knowledge; questioning and curious
facetious
not serious; intended to be funny
matter-of-fact
accepting of conditions; not fanciful or emotional
reverent
treating a subject with honor and respect
haughty
proud and vain to the point of arrogance
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