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alarmed
anxious or afraid that something dangerous or unpleasant might happen
arrogant
behaving in a proud, unpleasant way, showing little thought for other people
authoritative
showing that you expect people to obey and respect you
biting
very cold and unpleasant/cruel and critical
conversational
not formal; as used in conversation
condescending
behaving as though you are more important and more intelligent than other people
complacent
too satisfied with yourself or with a situation, so that you do not feel that any change is necessary; showing or feeling complacency
dogmatic
being certain that your beliefs are right and that others should accept them, without paying attention to evidence or other opinions
disgusted
feeling or showing a strong feeling of dislike for somebody/something that you feel is unacceptable, or for something that looks, smells, etc. unpleasant
euphoric
extremely happy or excited
forgiving
easy or safe to deal with/willing to forgive
grim
not attractive; depressing/‚Äčunpleasant and depressing/‚Äčlooking or sounding very serious
impassioned
showing strong feelings about something
inflammatory
intended to cause very strong feelings of anger/causing or involving inflammation
irreverent
not showing respect to somebody/something that other people usually respect
lighthearted
intended to be fun rather than too serious/cheerful and without problems
matter-of-fact
without showing any emotion, especially in a situation in which you would expect somebody to express their feelings
objective
something that you are trying to achieve
puzzling
making somebody feel confused because they do not understand something
preachy
trying to give advice or to persuade people to accept an opinion on what is right and wrong
sardonic
showing that you think that you are better than other people and do not take them seriously
satiric
‚Äčusing satire to criticize somebody/something
tolerant
able to accept what other people say or do even if you do not agree with it/able to survive or operate in difficult conditions
worrisome
that makes you worry