Word List #4

accusatory (adj.)
1. They may shift into a very accusatory fight about who lied to whom.

indicating or suggesting that one believes a person has done something wrong

callous (adj.)
1. The callous man was very critical with everyone and did not care for the other people's feelings.

showing of having an insensitive and cruel disregard (ignoring others) for others

critical (adj.)
1. The critical man had to make sure the girl would pass the lie detector test so he had to pay attention very closely.

expressing or involving an anaylsis of merits and fault's of someones work

didactic (adj.)
1. Her novels, which are meant to teach, are certainly didactic, and they are certainly moral.

intending to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive

jovial (adj.)
1. The jovial man lit up the room with his happiness and charisma.

cheerful and friendly

optimistic (adj.)
1. The optimistic girl believes that in the end everything would right itself out, as long as she stayed positive.

hopeful and confident about the future

obsequious (adj.)
1. The dog was very obsequious as he listened to his owner's commands for his treat.

polite and obedient in order to gain something

ribald (adj.)
1. For the next hour we silently suffered their ribald comments and downright abuse.

offensive in speech or gesture

reverent (adj.)
1. Whispered in reverent and regretful tones, the rumors had been floating for the past few weeks that her condition had worsened.

treating a subject with honor and respect

reflective (adj.)
1. Philosophy deals systematically with questions that every reflective person asks from time to time.

illustrtaing innermost thoughts and emotions

satiric (adj.)
1. The satiric comedy used humor to show what truly lies underneath.

ridiculing to show weakness in order to teach or reform

sanguine (adj.)
1. The sanguine man tried to cheer everyone up even as there was lockdown because of a shooting outside.

optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation

sprightly (adj.)
1. The children have a sprightly and sly, mischievous sense of humour.

lively, full of energy

wry (adj.)
1. When he saw his friend getting scolded by his mother for being dumb, he gave his friend a wry smile.

using or expressing, dry- especially mocking -humor

zealous (adj.)
1. He was always zealous in good works and always regular came to worship and a was key member of the church.

showing great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective