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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