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Didactic
like a teacher who wants to teach others what they should be like 教导的
Formal
Very official and not relaxed (like Mr. Zebroff) 正式
Informal
Relaxed and friendly (like Kim) 随便
Intimate
As if speaking about close friends 贴心
Solemn
Serious and not cheerful 严肃
Playful
Wanting to amuse others 调皮
Serious
Thoughtful 严重
Ironic
Focusing on how things are not as one might expect and making fun of this 滑稽的
Condescending
Looking down at the characters as though they are children and she/he the only adult 居高临下
Courteous
Polite and respectful 有礼貌
Sympathetic
Feeling for the characters 有同情心
Lenient
Not strict; forgiving weaknesses 宽容
Critical
Strict; focusing on weaknesses 严重
Objective
Fair and unbiased 客观
Emotional
Showing strong feelings 情绪化
Cold
Not showing feelings 冷淡
Distant
Far away emotionally; not feeling a connection with the characters 遥远
Polite
Showing respect for the characters 有礼貌
Impolite
Rude 不客气
Cutting
Saying hurtful things; noting weaknesses 尖利
Gentle
Soft; careful not to hurt 温和
Amused
Finds the situation funny 乐
Insolent
Showing a lack of respect and rudeness 粗野
Blustering
Having a loud and aggressive manner 吓唬
Modest
Humble; does not show off abilities or achievements 谦逊
Indifferent
Doesn’t care one way or the other 漠不关心
Contemptuous
Shows hatred and scorn for the characters 轻视
Disapproving
Shows that they do not agree with the characters or situation 反对的
Sarcastic
Uses verbal irony to make fun of characters or the situation 冷
Kindly
Is warmhearted 慈祥