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sardonic
mocking; cynical; sneering; humorous in unkind, disrespectful way
reticent
reserved, not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily.
perfunctory
done quickly, without taking care or interest; performed merely as routine duty
ontology
the part of philosophy that studies what it means to exist
hauteur
haughty manner or spirit; arrogance.
beatific
appearing happy and calm, especially in a holy way
coda
The concluding passage of a piece or movement, typically forming an addition to the basic structure (often in musical or literary composition)
lugubrious
mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved manner:
truculent
unpleasant and likely to argue a lot:
querulous
Complaining in a rather petulant or whining manner.
petulant
childishly sulky or bad-tempered.
propinquity
1. Nearness in place; proximity. 2. affinity of nature; similarity.
yen
strong desire or propensity
ineluctable
inescapable, incapable of being evaded
poltroon
a wretched coward, someone marked by utter cowardice
sanguine
cheerfully optimistic/hopeful/confident 2. reddish, ruddy
myopic
nearsighted; shortsighted; narrow-minded.
testy
irritably impatient, touchy
verisimilitude
(1) The appearance of being true or probable. (2) The depiction of realism in art or literature.