AP lang : list of tones

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lists of vocab that describes the auther's tone


 
  
Created Feb 5, 2009
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1
bitter
 
marked by cynicism and rancor
2
sadonic
 
disdainfully or skeptically mocking
3
sarcastic
 
sneering, mocking
4
caustic
 
stinging, biting, intense sarcasm
5
ironic
 
subtle sarcasm, saying opp of meaning
6
satiric
 
ridiculing to make a point
7
invective
 
violent, abusive insult
8
didatic
 
instructive
9
reverent
 
respectful
10
austere
 
severe, simple, unadroned
11
erudite
 
learned, scholarly
12
esoteric
 
exclusive, haughtily learned
13
mellifluous
 
smooth, sweet
14
ornate
 
elaborate rhetoric, florid style
15
staccato
 
short, choppy
16
terse
 
concise, pithy
17
disdainful
 
scornful
18
lugubrious
 
mournful, sorrowful
19
scathing
 
bitterly severe
20
vituperative
 
verbally abusive
21
facetious
 
joking, not serious
22
critical
 
finding fault
23
objective
 
unbiased
24
nostalgic
 
longing for past
25
pedantic
 
narrowly, stodgily learned
26
laudatory
 
praising
27
maudlin
 
overemotional, sickly sentimental
28
sanguineous
 
optimistic, cheerful

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