Flashcards in 690 Deck (46):
D. a crown
E. Miss America's diadem was auctioned off for charity.
D. the entire range of music sounds
E. the survey ultimately recorded the full diapason of seemingly possible replies regarding sexual practices
D. transparent or translucent
E. the bride wore a diaphanous veil / had only a diaphanous hope of success
D. a bitter denunciation
E. The article is a diatribe against mainstream media.
D. a division into two parts
E. Her essay discusses the dichotomy between good and evil in the author's novels. / her outfit is a sartorial dichotomy: an elegant gown and ratty old tennis shoes
D. an authoritative stement
E. A doctor must follow the dictum of “First, do no harm.”
E. the poet's works became increasingly didactic after his religious conversion
D. unconfident; timid
E. He was modest and diffident about his own success.
D. the act of spreading out at all direction
E. The problem is how to diffuse power without creating anarchy. / The moon was fuller than the night before, but the light was diffused by cloud.
D. to deviate, specially in writing and speaking
E. If I can digress for a moment, I'd like to briefly mention her earlier films.
D. a state of disrepair
E. furniture is dilapidated by use
D. to expand
E. The drug causes the blood vessels to dilate. / During labor, a woman's cervix will dilate to about 10 centimeters.
D. tending to delay; tardy
E. the homeowner is claiming that local firefighters were dilatory in responding to the call
\də-ˈle-mə also dī-\
D. a choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
D. one who involves himself in the arts as a pastime
E. You can always tell a true expert from a dilettante.
D. a lessening
E. a diminution of 60 percent over the course of the month
E. succeeded by dint of hard work
D. terrible, fatal, extreme
E. Even the smallest mistake could have dire consequences.
D. funeral music
E. bagpipes played a haunting dirge at the funeral for the fallen leader
D. a denial
D. able to be seen or distinguish
D. having good judgement, astute
D. to disown
E. disclaimed any knowledge of the contents of the letter
D. frustrate; thwarte; disconcert
E. to be discomfited by a question. / The army was discomfited in every battle.
D. to upset or confuse
E. we were disconcerted by the unexpected changes to the program
D. sad, dejected
E. the team returned disconsolate from three losses
D. not harmonious
D. to make ashamed, to discourage
E. discountenanced all bellicose statements
D. showing good judgement in conduct, prudent
E. he was very discreet, only saying what was necessary
D. separate; not connected
E. The drugs were secreted in the lining of his case.
D. individual judgement; quality of being discreet
E. She handled the awkward situation with great discretion. / The coach used his own discretion to let the injured quarterback play. / Each artist in the gallery has discretion over the price that will be charged for his or her work.
D. passing from one subject to another
E. the speaker's discursive style made it difficult to understand his point
D. to think (sth or sb) unworthy
E. He regarded their proposal with disdain. / I have a healthy disdain for companies that mistreat their workers.
E. His wrinkled suit gave him a disheveled appearance.
E. Her recent expressions of concern are self-serving and disingenuous.
D. not influenced by personal advantage
E. the disinterested pursuit of truth
D. to belittle
E. Voters don't like political advertisements in which opponents disparage one another.
D. to scatter or distribute
E. the fog dispersed toward morning / The seeds are dispersed by the wind.
D. to amuse or divert
E. a full-service resort where vacationers may disport at a variety of indoor and outdoor activities / disported themselves with silly games while they waited in the airport
D. inclined to dispute
D. a formal inquiry; an elaborate essay
E. Adam Smith's celebrated disquisition on the factors contributing to the wealth of nations.
D. to disguise or pretend
E. he dissembled happiness at the news that his old girlfriend was getting married—to someone else
D. to scatter