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AP Lang Tone Set #1

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frockman's version from 2017-03-06 14:25

Section

Question Answer
flippantlacking in seriousness
effusiveunrestrained/excessive emotional expression
ambiguousdoubtful/uncertain
ambivalentmixture of opposite feelings
apprehensiveuneasy about the future
austerestern, strict, frugal
euphoricbeyond earthly happiness
allusiveindirect references
detacheddisinterested, unbiased
farcicalcomedic with high exaggeration
audaciousfearless, unrestrained
cynicalhuman behavior is selfish and opportunistic
contemptuousscornful, disgrace
discursiverambling
ferventwarmth; intensity of spirit
contentiouscause disagreement
disdainfulscornful
aloofindifferent, disinterested
eruditelearned; scholarly
candidhonest, straightforeward
didacticinclined to teach (often excessively)
bombastichigh-sounding but with little meaning
colloquialordinary and informal (conversation)
conciliatoryagreeable
decadentdecay in morals/values
brusqueblunt; forthright
evocativebringing memories to mind
acerbicsharp or sour
idiomaticpeculiar to a particular language
elegiacinvolving mourning/sorrow
derisiveridiculing, mocking
facetioustreating serious issues with inappropriate humor
blithejoyous, merry, glad
bemuseddeep in thought
antagonistichostile, unfriendly
diffidenttimid; reserved in manner
fatalisticeverything predetermined/out of our hands
involving
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