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Flashcards in SAT Vocab 4 Deck (20):
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ambivalent

characterized by a mixture of opposite feelings or attitudes

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concur

to agree or be of the same opinion

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culmination

the final, highest or conclusive point, the end climax

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cynical

always skeptical of the motives of others; distrustful of human nature

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demagogue

a leader who appeals to the passions and prejudices of his audience

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demure

affectedly shy, modest, or reserved

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destitute

poverty-stricken, extremely poor

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dilemma

a situation in which a choice between opposing modes conduct is necessary

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erudite

characterized by book smarts and extensive knowledge

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abate

to reduce in amount or to make less

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intrepid

fearless; bold

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abhor

to regard with loathing; hate

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austere

severe or stern in disposition or appearance; harshly unadorned and simple

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decorum

appropriate behavior, speech or conduct

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dole

a portion of money or food given in charity; to give out in small portions

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droll

amusingly odd or comical

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duplicity

double-dealing

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effigy

a likeness or image, especially of a person

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extrovert

one who is outgoing and energized by social interaction with others

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gamut

the whole range or sequence