Excel Vocab 41-80

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cordial

friendly

cosmopolitan

having constituent elements from many different parts of the world

covet

to desire

cynical

scornful of the motives, virtue, or integrity of others

daunting

discouraging

dearth

scarce supply; lack

deficient

lacking an essential quality or element

deft

skillful

deleterious

having a harmful effect

demur

to voice opposition; object

denounce

to condemn openly as being evil

deter

to discourage or prevent from taking action

devour

to eat or ingest

diffident

marked by a lack of self-confidence

dilettante

a dabbler in an art or a field of knowledge

diminution

a lessening or reduction

dimunitive

extremely small in size; tiny

dirge

funeral song

dissolute

Lacking moral restraint

divisive

creating dissension

dogmatic

characterized by arrogant assertion of unproved principles

don

to put on (clothing)

dour

unyielding; stubborn

droll

amusingly odd or comical

dynamic

marked by energy

economical

affordable

effusive

excessive in emotional expression

elaborate

to express at greater length

elan

enthusiastic vigor or liveliness

elitist

belief that certain people or groups are superior

elusive

hard to track

emote

to express emotion in an excessive or theatrical manner

empathy

understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives

empirical

relying on or derived from observation or experiment

enrapture

to fill with delight

enumerate

to count off or name one by one; list

envelop

to enclose or encase completely with, or as if with, a covering

ephemeral

lasting for only a brief time

epitomize

to be a typical example of

euphoric

a feeling of great happiness

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