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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