AP English Vocab 7

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cynical
inclined to distrust or deny the goodness or 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
destitute
extremely poor; lacking necessities like food and shelter
diffident
lacking in self confidence; shy
dilemma
a difficult choice; especially a choice between to equally undesirable alternatives
dilettante
one who studies an art or science for mere amusement
disparity
inequality; difference