Gifted Honors English Vocabulary Lesson 7 & 8

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cynical

inclined to distrust or deny the goodness of sincerity of human motive

decorum

conformity to accepted standards of conduct; proper behavior

demagogue

a leader who appeals to the emotions and prejudices of people, especially to advance his own power

demure

quiet and modest

deprecate

to express disapproval of; to depreciate one's efforts

destitute

extremely poor; lacking necessities like food and shelter

diffident

lacking in self-confidence; shy

dilemma

a difficult choice; especially a choice between two equally undesirable alternatives

dilettante

one who studies an art or science for mere amusement

disparity

inequality; difference

divulge

to tell, to reveal (as a secret)

docile

easy to teach or manage

dogmatic

stating an opinion in an authoritative or arrogant manner

dole

to distribute; to give out sparingly

dolorous

mournful, sad

dour

gloomy, sullen

droll

amusing in an odd way

duplicity

intentional deceit in speech or conduct

effigy

an image of a person or thing; usually a crude image of a hated person

emaciated

extremely thin, wasted away

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