Vocab 7/8

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cynical

doubtful or distrustful of the goodness or sincerity of human motives

ambivalent

having opposing attitudes or feelings toward a person, thing, or idea; unable to decide

demagogue

a leader who appeals to citizens' emotions to obtain power

demure

quiet and modest; reserved

intrepid

without fear; brave

destitute

extremely poor; lacking necessities like food and shelter

erudite

scholarly; learned

dilemma

a choice between two unpleasant or difficult options

culmination

the highest point of attainment; the end or climax

concur

to be of the same opinion; to agree with

abate

to lessen in violence or intensity

decorum

conformity to accepted standards of conduct; proper behavior

abhor

to detest; to hate strongly

dole

to distribute; to give out sparingly

gamut

the whole range or extent

extrovert

one who is outgoing; one who is energized rather than drained by interactions with others

droll

amusing in an odd or whimsical way

duplicity

intentional deceit in speech or conduct

effigy

a crude dummy or image representing a hated person or group

austere

stern; severe; plain

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