Tone Map (Poetry Out Loud), 6

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  1. silly
    ludicrous, foolish
  2. sly
    marked by skill in deception
  3. smug
    marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction
  4. solemn
    dignified and somber in manner or character
  5. somber
    grave or even gloomy in character
  6. stern
    of a strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
  7. straightforward
    pointed directly ahead
  8. stentorian
    very loud or booming
  9. strident
    unpleasantly loud and harsh
  10. stunned
    dazed or knocked unconscious by a heavy blow
  11. subdued
    restrained in style or quality
  12. swaggering
    having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
  13. sweet
    having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
  14. sympathetic
    expressing compassion or friendly fellow feelings
  15. taunting
    abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
  16. tense
    taut or rigid; stretched tight
  17. thoughtful
    exhibiting or characterized by careful consideration
  18. threatening
    threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
  19. tired
    depleted of strength or energy
  20. touchy
    difficult to handle; requiring great tact
  21. trenchant
    having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought
  22. uncertain
    lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
  23. understated
    exhibiting restrained good taste
  24. upset
    cause to lose one's composure
  25. urgent
    compelling immediate action
  26. vexed
    troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances
  27. vibrant
    vigorous and animated
  28. wary
    marked by keen caution and watchful prudence
  29. whimsical
    determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity
  30. withering
    any weakening or degeneration
  31. wry
    humorously sarcastic or mocking
  32. zealous
    marked by active interest and enthusiasm

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