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August, 22, 2016
Agitated- feeling or appearing troubled or nervous.
Example: After retelling the events of the robbery at the store, Susie needed some time alone to calm down.
Angry- having a strong feeling of or showing annoyance, displeasure, or hostility.
Example: “Coming home and finding that my brother has ate all my chocolate cake makes me want to make him disappear!” Anna said to Becky.
Annoyed- slightly angry, irritated.
Example: After realizing that Ally was going to be her replacement in the team, Lisa rolled her eyes at her.
Apathetic- showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm or concern.
Example: After their break up Oriana showed no care towards Michael.
Apologetic- regretfully acknowledging or excusing an offense or failure.
Example: After his stubbornness started wearing off Michael felt very bad about what he did to Oriana.
Apprehensive- anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
Example: Knowing the consequences, Mario skipped school with a bad feeling.
Authoritative- able to be trusted as being accurate or true.
Example: In a work place, the boss is always viewed as a figure of high knowledge and respect
Bantering- gerund or present participle.
Example: “Wake up sleepy head” said Josh to Kasey, “Josh you’re so silly!!!” replied Kasey.
Benevolent- well meaning and kindly.
Example: “You can take my seat” said the stranger on the bus to the lady in the wheelchair.
Biting- so cold as to be painful.
Example: The scientists in Antarctica had to wrap themselves with layers of clothing to seek warmth.
Bitter- angry, hurt, or resentful because of one’s bad experiences or a sense of unjust treatment.
Example: Feeling jealousy, loneliness, and fear are common feelings after a bad breakup.
Brash- self-assertive in a rude, noisy, or overbearing way.
Example: The new girls who were just hired act like they know it all, and don’t let themselves be taught.
Candid- truthful and straightforward.
Example: A genuine response and actions are more important than forced behavior.
Cheery- happy and optimistic.
Example: “You’re going to do great! Just be focused and remember you got this!” Ally yelled as she cheered on her teammate.
Clinical- efficient and unemotional.
Example: The old woman felt detached from her surroundings.
Colloquial- used in ordinary or familiar conversation
Example: “Hey man, sup? “Not much bro”
Compassionate- feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others.
Example: “Omg, I feel so bad for her.. I cant believe her sister is in the hospital. I hope she’s okay” said Lindsey to Lisa.
Complimentary- expressing a compliment, praising or approving.
Example: “Love your sweater!! Looks very nice on you!”
Concerned- worried, troubled, or anxious
Example: “Do you think she’s going to be okay?? I don’t know how she is going to be able to live alone now”
Condescending- having or showing a feeling of patronizing superiority.
Example: Sometimes your boss may sound arrogant.
Confident- feeling or showing confidence in oneself
Example: “I know I’m going to do great in the competition!”
Consoling- comfort someone at a time of grief or disappointment
Example: “I’m so sorry about your loss” said Sasha as she hugged her friend.
Contemptuous- showing contempt; scornful
Example: “Being ignorant to other religions, shows disrespect towards them”
Contentious- causing or likely to cause an argument, controversial
Example: “What do you mean you didn’t take out the trash??”
Contradictory- mutually opposed or inconsistent
Example: “Heads I win, Tails you lose”
Cynical- believing that humans are motivated by self interest.
Example Lily only cared about what was good for her and not how it affected others.
Dejected- sad and depressed
Example- After getting back the rejection letter from UF Amy couldn’t help but to feel upset.
Desperate- feeling or showing or involving a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with.
Example: “I don’t know what to do!!!! The plane leaves in an hour and I haven’t packed yet!”
Detached- separate or disconnected, in particular.
Example: After being away from his family in so long Nikhil felt disconnected from his family in India.
Determined- having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it.
Example: After a long time of contemplation Amy final felt secure about her college major.
Didactic- intended to teach, particularly in having a moral instruction as an ulterior motive.
Example: Those who teach have a great dynamic capacity.
Diffident- modest or shy because of a lack of self confidence.
Example: John didn’t feel comfortable reading out loud, much less being forced to join the school’s play.
Disdainful- showing contempt or lack of respect.
Example: Judging others by their ethnicity or religion is disrespecting their culture.
Disgusted- cause someone to feel revulsion or profound disapproval.
Example: Overhearing the kid’s rude comments about the pastor made everyone else feel repulsive.
Dramatic- of or relating to drama or the performance or study of drama.
Example: As Sharon gossiped to her friend, the way she retold the events made it seem like a bigger deal than it was.
36. Ecstatic- a state of sudden, intense, or overpowering emotion.
Example: The look on her face said it all as she jumped in excitment when the acceptance letter came in the mail announcing that Lisa is now an enrolled student at Yale University.
Effusive- expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner.
Example: “Thank you so much for the gift! It is so nice of you and will serve me very well!”
Elegiac- having a mournful quality
Example: Kate was great at doing heartfelt speeches because she always made everyone tear up.
Facetious- treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor.
Example: The show host did nothing but make bad jokes about the candidates running for president.
Factual- concerned with what is actually the case rather than interpretations of or reactions to it.
Example: Judges often seek truthful information from witnesses rather than made up stories.
Fanciful- over imaginative and unrealistic
Example: The little girl pretended that her mother’s broom was a flying tool.
Flippant- not showing a serious or respectful attitude.
Example: As the pledge allegiance came on the speaker Brooke talked and laughed loudly with her friends.
Haughty- arrogant superior and disdainful
Example- As the new cheerleader captain walked in the room everyone thought of her as conceited.
Hopeful- feeling or inspiring optimism about a future event.
Example: Sandra wishes that one day she could compete in the Olympics.
Humble- having or showing a modest or low estimate of ones own importance.
Example: Karine was very friendly when we spoke, she showed interest about my life and was not bragging about hers.
Impartial- treating all rivals and disputants equally.
Example: In a competition all players must have a fair chance at winning.
Incisive- intelligently analytical and dear-thinking.
Example: AP classes require you to think outside the box and think harder.
Indignant- feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment.
Example: Going to zoo’s and seeing how the animals are treated locked up in cages gets me very upset.
49. Inflammatory- arousing or intended to arouse angry or violent feelings.
Example: When Ashley realized she will be working with the friend who betrayed her it caused a problem.
Informative- providing useful or interesting information,
Example: Many people watch the news to get informed with what is happening in the world today.
Inquisitive- curious or inquiring
Example: Many young kids are curious about their surroundings and like to explore.
Insipid- lacking vigor or interest.
Example: Students in math class lack interest in the class.
Insolent- showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect.
Example: Students most of the time are disrespectful to their substitute teachers.
Instructive- useful and informative
Example: Books on any subject are helpful and are meant to inform.
Ironic- using or characterized by irony
Example: Sometimes certain events we expect to go a simple way but they turn out to go the opposite way.
Irreverent- showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken serious.
Example: “I hope you die.”
Learned- having much knowledge acquired by study.
Example: Someone well educated, like a professor.
Lighthearted- cheerful and carefree
Example: “Woo! Let’s go jump in the pool!” screamed Alex as he dived in.
Lugubrious- looking or sounding sad and dismal.
Example: As Hannah retold the story, you could see how upset she was by her face.
Manipulative- of or relating to manipulation of an object or part of the body.
Example: “Let’s go now!!! If we don’t go now I won’t go at all.”
Melancholic- depressed; saddening
Example: Most love song son the radio could be very gloomy.
Miserable- wretchedly unhappy or uncomfortable.
Example: After a long period of being married after a while many couples turn unhappy.
Mock- serious- of a pretended serious look or act.
Example: At a serious place, for example a court, people tend to act serious.
Mocking- making fun of someone or something in a cruel way; derisive
Example: “HA! you have the old iphone haha!!”
Moralistic- characterized by or expressive of a concern with morality.
Example: Someone who always is reminded of their morals and principles.
Mournful- feeling, expressing, or inducing sadness, regret, or grief.
Example: “So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.”
Neutral- not helping or supporting either side in a conflict, disagreement etc
Example: “Well.. I don’t know because both of you are right”
Nostalgic- characterized by or exhibiting feelings of nostalgia
Example: “I miss home so much, I’ve been so homesick during this trip”
Objective- not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.
Example: “I try to maintain a very broad and general outlook on the world around me”
Passive- accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance.
Example: “Being carefree allows me be okay with a lot of things people do”
Patronizing- treat with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority
Example: “A boss tends to be appreciated and liked best when they are nice to their emplyees”
Pedantic- of or like a pedant
Example: An exact amount.
Persuasive- good at persuading someone to do or believe something through reasoning or the use of temptation.
Examples: “If you drive me to the book store I’ll pay for your gass and buy you coffee”
Petty- of little importance
Example: “Ugh I don’t see why you had to do that!” complains Alex to Kris “Man, it was no big deal calm down”
Pretentious- attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc
Example: One may feel the need to brag when knowing more than others.
Respectful- feeling or showing deference and respect.
Example: Kids often tend to be kind and respect those who are older than them.
Restrained- kept under control;
Example: When you can’t express what you feel, your emotions are held back.
Romantic- conductive to or characterized by the expression of love
Example: In relationships, couples express their love by flirting and doing nice gestures for each other.
Sarcastic- marked by or given to using irony in order to mock or convey contempt.
Example: “Are you cooking” “No I’m sleeping”
Sardonic- grimly mocking or cynical.
Example: Sarcasm towards a person or their actions.
Satiric- containing or using satire.
Example: A poem.
Scholarly- involving or relating to serious academic study
Example: Students at a university are in an academic environment.
Scornful- feeling or expressing contempt or derision.
Example: Those who mock the government are expressing their discontent.
Sentimental- of or prompted by feelings of tenderness, sadness, or nostalgia.
Example: “Awe I miss the days when he was just a baby” says Eric’s sister to her mother.
Snooty- showing disapproval or contempt toward others, especially those considered to belong to a lower social class.
Example: “Ugh, what a disgrace look at those beggars on the streets.”
Solemn- formal and dignified
Example: Certain jobs require seriousness.
Somber- dark or dull in color or tone,
Example: A day that is rainy is considered gloomy
Soothing- having a gently calmly effect.
Example: After getting your eyebrows done you are offered a cooling gel that has a calming effect on your skin.
Sympathetic- feeling or showing, or expressing sympathy.
Example: “Awe I feel so bad for you!”
Taunting- provoke or challenge someone with insulting remarks
Example: “You’re fat! Your mom buys your clothes at Walmart!”
Threatening- having a hostile or deliberately frightening quality or manner.
Example: “I dare you to do that!!”
Turgid- tediously pompous or bombastic
Example: great excitement.
Urbane- suave, courteous and refined in matter
Example: A sophisticated businessman
Urgent- requiring immediate action or attention.
Example: When 911 is called immediate attention is required.
Vibrant- full of energy and enthusiasm
Examples: The daily job of entertainers is to always be and sound excited.
Whimsical- Playfully quaint or fanciful
Example: Little kids are very curious and mischieveous.
Wistful- having or showing a feeling of vague or regretful longing.
Example: Missing a part of you.
Worshipful- feeling or showing reverence and adoration.
Example: Praising a god. 1
Example: “Well.. I don’t know because both of you are right”
Scholarly- involving or rela