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20 terms

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