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AP Lang : List Of Tones

Lists Of Vocab That Describes The Auther's Tone
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bitter
marked by cynicism and rancor
sadonic
disdainfully or skeptically mocking
sarcastic
sneering, mocking
caustic
stinging, biting, intense sarcasm
ironic
subtle sarcasm, saying opp of meaning
satiric
ridiculing to make a point
invective
violent, abusive insult
didatic
instructive
reverent
respectful
austere
severe, simple, unadroned
erudite
learned, scholarly
esoteric
exclusive, haughtily learned
mellifluous
smooth, sweet
ornate
elaborate rhetoric, florid style
staccato
short, choppy
terse
concise, pithy
disdainful
scornful
lugubrious
mournful, sorrowful
scathing
bitterly severe
vituperative
verbally abusive
facetious
joking, not serious
critical
finding fault
objective
unbiased
nostalgic
longing for past
pedantic
narrowly, stodgily learned
laudatory
praising
maudlin
overemotional, sickly sentimental
sanguineous
optimistic, cheerful

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