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9.1.5: Tone Words Balla 2007

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  • TONE WORDS

    1. abrupt
    2. accepting
    3. adventurous
    4. affectionate
    5. afraid
    6. aggravated
    7. aggressive
    8. agitated
    9. agreeable
    10. alarmed
    11. aloof
    12. ambitious
    13. amiable
    14. angry
    15. annoyed
    16. anxious
    17. apathetic
    18. apologetic
    19. appreciative
    20. approving
    21. ardent
    22. arrogant
    23. artificial
    24. astutely
    25. audacious
    26. authoritative

    27. bad
    28. banal
    29. benevolent
    30. bewildered
    31. bitter
    32. bland
    33. bleak
    34. blissful
    35. bored
    36. boring
    37. callous
    38. calm
    39. caustic
    40. cautious
    41. chaotic
    42. chauvinistic
    43. cheerful/cheery

    44. childish
    45. coarse
    46. cognitive
    47. comforting
    48. compassionate

    49. concerned
    50. condescending

    51. confident
    52. conflicted
    53. confused
    54. consoling
    55. contemplative

    56. content
    57. contented
    58. contradictory

    59. convincing

    60. corrosive

    61. critical
    62. curious
    63. cynical
    64. defeated

    65. dejected

    66. depressed

    67. desperate

    68. destructive

    69. detached

    70. determined

    71. disappointed

    72. disbelief

    73. discouraged

    74. disgusted
    75. disheartened

    76. disinterested

    77. dismal

    78. distant
    79. disturbed

    80. domineering

    81. dramatic
    82. dreamy
    83. dull
    84. ecstatic
    85. eerie
    86. elated
    87. embarrassed

    88. embattled

    89. emotionless

    90. empathetic

    91. encouraging

    92. enthusiastic

    93. envious
    94. esoteric
    95. euphoric
    96. excited
    97. explosive

    98. exuberant

    99. facetious

    100. fearful
    101. feminine

    102. flippant
    103. flirtatious

    104. foreboding

    105. frantic
    106. frazzled

    107. friendly
    108. frightened

    109. frivolous

    110. frustrated

    111. fulsome
    112. furious
    113. genial
    114. gentle
    115. giddy
    116. glibly
    117. good

    118. happy

    119. harsh

    120. hating

    121. haughty

    122. hollow

    123. hopeful

    124. humble

    125. humorous

    126. hurt

    127. hypnotic

    128. hypocritical

    129. idealistic

    130. impassioned

    131. impatient

    132. impious
    133. impotent

    134. indifferent

    135. inevitability

    136. informative

    137. innocent
    138. inquisitive

    139. insightful

    140. instructive

    141. intellectual

    142. intense
    143. interrogative

    144. intrinsic
    145. inventive

    146. ironic
    147. irrational

    148. irreverent

    149. irritated

    150. jealous
    151. journalistic

    152. jovial
    153. joyful
    154. jubilant
    155. laconic
    156. languid
    157. lethargic

    158. lighthearted

    159. lonely
    160. loving
    161. macho
    162. majestic

    163. malicious

    164. manipulative

    165. masculine

    166. meditative

    167. meek
    168. melancholic

    169. meticulous

    170. militaristic

    171. miserable

    172. modest
    173. morbid
    174. morose
    175. mournful

    176. mystical

    177. naive
    178. nervous
    179. nostalgic
    180. numb
    181. objective
    182. obnoxious
    183. obsessive
    184. odious
    185. optimistic
    186. outraged
    187. overt
    188. overwhelmed

    189. palliative
    190. paranoid
    191. passionate

    192. passive
    193. patriotic
    194. patronizing

    195. peaceful
    196. pensive
    197. persuasive

    198. perturbed
    199. perverted
    200. pessimistic

    201. regretful
    202. reluctant
    203. reminiscent

    204. remorseful

    205. removed
    206. resentful
    207. resigned
    208. revelator
    209. reverent
    210. savvy
    211. scrupulous
    212. secretive
    213. self - indulgent

    214. serene
    215. simpering
    216. sly
    217. sneaky
    218. solitary
    219. somber
    220. sorrowful
    221. spiteful
    222. submissive

    223. tender
    224. thoughtful

    225. tranquil
    226. trite
    227. violent
    228. vulgar
    229. woodenly
    230. zestful

     

    Adapted from Balla AP-05

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