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Lesson 7 & Catcher Vocab

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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 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
Prostitute
to sell ones abilitites for an unworthy purpose
hemorrhage
a great loss of blood; to lose a great amount of blood
ostracize
to exclude; to make an outcast
qualms
worries; doubts
compulsory
required; mandatory; obligatory
groping
to feel with the hands; to search blindly or unknowingly
sadistic
getting pleasure from causing pain
ironical
humorously sarcastic or mocking
exhibitionist
a person who behaves in ways intended to attract attention or show-off
unscrupulous
conscienceless; unaffected by principles of right and wrong
pacifist
peace-lover; someone opposed to violence
conscientious
guided by principle; careful and hardworking
incognito
with concealed identity