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The words below are classified by category


The action of ANSWERING   speech buble emoji
acknowledgedaddedansweredarticulated clarified
correctedcommentedconcededconcurreddeflected
disagreeddisputedexplainedinterjected protested
reassuredremarkedrepliedresponded stated

Words associated with CHATTER (jabber)   nerd emoji
babbledchattedchatteredeffusedjabbered
prattledrambledyakkedyapped

Words associated with DEBATE   speaking head emoji
concludedconsideredcountereddebatedhypothesized
notedobjectedpointed outponderedproposed
reasonedreiteratedrejoinedreportedrestated
speculatedsurmisedtestifiedtheorizedverified

Words associated with PERSUASION   wink emoji
advisedappealedassertedassuredavowed
beggedbeseechedcajoledclaimedconvinced
directedencouragedentreatedimplored needled
pleaded (pled)proddedpromptedstressedsuggested
urged

Words associated with PROVOCATION   imp emoji
braggeddaredexasperatedgibedgoaded
insultedjeeredjestedjokedlied
mimickednaggedprovokedquipped sassed
smirkedsnickered

Words associated with PURPOSE or intention   double exclamation emoji
affirmeddecideddeclareddefendedinsisted
maintainedvowed

Words associated with QUESTIONS or curiosity   thinking emoji
askedchallengedcoaxedhintedinquired
pleadedpuzzledqueriedquestionedquizzed
wondered 

Words associated with UNCERTAINTY or confusion   confused emoji
cautioneddoubtedfalteredguessedhesitated
vacillated

Words associated with Speech Mannerisms   bullhorn emoji
barkedbellowedboomedcroaked deadpanned
drawledgroanedheavedhissedhollered
howledhuffedintonedlispedmonotoned
mumbledpipedpronouncedrattled onroared
screamedscreechedshoutedshrilledsibilated
slurredsneezedstammeredstutteredtrilled
wheezedwhisperedyelled

The words below are classified by emotions


The emotion of ANGER   anger emoji
accusedarguedbadgeredbickeredchastised
chidedcommandedcomplainedcondemnedcountered
curseddemandeddenouncedexplodedfumed
growledgrumbledinterruptedmutteredobjected
orderedragedrantedretaliatedretorted
scoffedscoldedscowledseethedshot
snappedsnarledsneeredstormedswore
tauntedthreatenedwarned

The emotion of DISGUST   disgust emoji
cringedgrousedgruntedmockedrasped
refused.sniffedsnorted

The emotion of EMBARRASSMENT   flushed face emoji
admittedconfessedspluttered

The emotion of FEAR   fear emoji
deniedfrettedgulpedmoanedpanted
prayedquaveredshiveredshriekedshuddered
squeakedsquealedwhimperedwhinedworried

The emotion of HAPPINESS   happiness emoji
approvedbeamedbubbledburstcackled
cheeredchirpedchortledchorusedchuckled
complimentedcongratulatedcrowedexultedforgave
giggledgrinnedgurgledgushedhummed
jokedpraisedresoundedsangsimpered
smiledsquealedthankedwhooped

The emotion of LOVE or ROMANCE   happiness emoji
breathedcooedexpressedflatteredflirted
proclaimedpromisedpurredswooned 

The emotion of REGRET   zipper face emoji
apologizedasideforgavegulpedmumbled
murmuredmutteredsighedwished 

The emotion of SADNESS   sadness emoji
bawledbewailedblubberedcomfortedconsoled
criedlamentedsobbedwailedwept
sniffled

The emotion of SURPRISE   surprise emoji
bleatedblurtedexclaimedgaspedmarveled (U.S.) marvelled (U.K.)
perplexedsputteredyelped 

Words associated with TIREDNESS   moon emoji
groggilylethargicallylistlesslysleepilysomnolently
wearilyyawned

Words not associated with any particular emotion person shrugging emoji
acquiescedaddedaddressedagreedalliterated
announcedbeganbetboastedcalled
chimed incoachedconfidedconfirmedcontinued
contributedconverseddemurreddescribeddictated
discloseddivulgedechoedemphasizedended
finishedgloatedgreetedimitatedimplied
informedinsinuatedinsistedinstructedlectured
mentionedmotionedmouthedmusednodded
notifiedobservedofferedopinedpeeped
pepperedpesteredpressedpromptedput in
quotedreadrecalledreckonedrecited
recountedrelatedrememberedremindedrepeated
requestedrevealedrhymedridiculedspoke
startedstumbledsympathizedtartlyteased
temptedtestedthought outloudtoldtried
utteredventuredvolunteeredwelcomedwent on


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