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sardonic

 [sahr-don´ik]
denoting a kind of spasmodic or satanic grin or involuntary smile; see risus sardonicus.
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Nothing in all the sequels, TV shows and 21st century reboots touches the scenesetting in Rod Serling's original - sardonic, sarcastic, stunning.
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Fernandez narrates with a smooth precision, matching the sardonic tone of the prose.