Flashcards in D Deck (62):
Discouraging through fear, alarming, intimidating.
Climbing Mt. Everest is a DAUNTING task.
An inadequate supply, lack.
There's a DEARTH of water in the desert.
To make weak or feeble, crippling, disabling.
George suffered a DEBILITATING injury that ended his dancing career.
To expose as false, disprove.
Stephen's favorite TV show is one that tries to DEBUNK urban legends.
Having proper dress, speech, or behavior, respectable.
The school dance would have been fun if it were less DECOROUS.
To denounce as faulty or worthless, denigrate.
A staunch conservative, Ray DECRIES tax increases.
Showing deference or respect, considerate.
Paul gives DEFERENTIAL treatment to kids and elderly people.
Lacking in some characteristic or trait, defective, inadequate.
The con artist was DEFICIENT in honesty and conscience.
Complete, satisfying all criteria, absolute.
There's no DEFINITIVE answer as to which came first, the chicken or the egg.
Depressed in spirit, disheartened.
Cathy was DEJECTED after being passed for a promotion.
Harmful or injurious.
I'd rather not find out what DELETERIOUS effects drinking absinthe would have.
Conduct, behavior, deportment.
Walt's calm DEMEANOR puts everyone at ease.
Death or decrease, end.
Video caused the DEMISE of the radio star.
Shyness or modesty, reserved.
Shelly's DEMURE appearance is deceiving: she's more wild than any of us.
To condemn openly or publicly, censure.
After stealing from his clients, the investor was DENOUNCED as a fraud.
To make naked or bare, strip.
Since our state's water shortage has essentially DENUDED our yard, we're putting in a rock garden instead.
To represent or characterize, portray.
Movies often DEPICT superheroes as victims of weird scientific accidents.
To regret deeply or strongly, lament.
Patrick DEPLORES reality television, but I secretly like it.
Moral corruption, debauchery.
There was such DEPRAVITY in the community, we had to move away.
To express disapproval, belittle.
Emily's self-DEPRECATING jokes were more sad than funny.
Having or expressing contempt or mocking, laugh at.
The world had fun DERIDING Britney's bad haircut.
Profound hopelessness, depressed.
Elizabeth was DESPONDENT over dropping her engagement ring in the sewer.
Separated or disinterested, unemotional.
A good manager, Ted stays DETACHED from his employees' personal drama.
Not possessing, lack.
After three hours at the gym, Don was DEVOID of all energy.
A bigger attack or criticism, tirade.
After reading our essays, our teacher went on a DIATRIBE about verb tense.
Inclined to teach or lecture too much, academic, preachy.
The professor's DIDACTIC speaking style put the class to sleep.
To perceive the difference between, discern, discriminate.
It's sometimes difficult to DIFFERENTIATE between pepperoni and salami.
Lacking self-confidence, hesitant.
Pam's DIFFIDENT demeanor is characterized by her shuffling walk and lack of eye contact.
Something that strays from the central theme or idea, tangent.
Mr. Doty's DIGRESSIONS are entertaining, though completely off-topic.
Tending to delay or procrastinate, dallying, delaying.
Kristin took a few DILATORY steps toward the dentist's office before running away.
A difficult situation or problem, crisis.
Figuring out how to tell Andy he wasn't invited to the party proved to be a bit of a DILEMMA.
Attentive and persistent, careful, painstaking.
Katie's DILIGENT record-keeping always helps at tax time.
To perceive or recognize, distinguish, differentiate.
I couldn't DISCERN the point of the book, even after reading it twice.
The campers were DISCONSOLATE when they discovered bears had destroyed their tent.
Lack of harmony, dissent.
Conversations between Maria and her sisters often turn from peace to DISCORD without warning.
To injure the credit or reputation of, disprove, rebut.
In order to DISCREDIT the eye witness's testimony, the attorney proved that the witness needed glasses.
Freedom of judgment or choice.
Use your DISCRETION when deciding whether or not to discuss your financial compensation with a coworker.
Treatment against a particular group, inequality, prejudice.
DISCRIMINATION based on race or religion is against the law.
A feeling of contempt or scorn.
Four year old Drew shows his DISDAIN for vegetables by throwing them.
Displeased and discontented, dissatisfied.
The DISGRUNTLED employees plotted against their boss.
To cause to lose courage or resolution out of fear or anxiety, appall, daunt.
The loss of his dog DISMAYED Bradley so much that he could only sit in shock.
Indicating dismissal or rejection, indifferent, unconcerned.
Jackie is DISMISSIVE of shoes without designer labels.
To belittle, or bring reproach or discredit upon, mock, ridicule.
The athlete DISPARAGED his entire sport with his blatant abuse if performance-enhancing drugs.
Lack of similarity or equality, difference.
There's sometimes a DISPARITY between what's right and what's easy.
Devoid of feeling or bias, impartial.
The DISPASSIONATE judge heard the case without becoming emotional.
To drive off; to eliminate, disperse, dissipate.
Michael's changed appearance made it impossible for him to DISPEL the rumors of plastic surgery.
Natural outlook or mood, character, temperament.
Ursula's sunny DISPOSITION earned her the most friendly award.
To scatter or spread widely, disperse.
It's irritating when people DISSEMINATE flyers on the windshields of parked cars.
To disagree or act against.
The paper printed letters that DISSENTED from the mayor's new policies.
Breaking into fragments or parts, disintegration.
Nathan lived on his boat for a year after the DISSOLUTION of his marriage.
Marking off or distinguishing as different, separation, differentiation.
The only DISTINCTION between the twins is the freckle on Cassie's nose.
To mark as different, differentiate.
I can't DISTINGUISH between my black and brown shoes and sometimes wear one of each.
Moving apart from a common point, differing, deviating.
There were three DIVERGENT paths, so we each followed one to see where they went.
To turn aside from a purpose, detour, digression.
A water fight seemed the perfect DIVERSION after hours of washing cars.
Of different kind, form, or character, variety, assortment.
The community center celebrates economic, social, and racial DIVERSITY.
Creating division or discord, disruptive.
The contest had a DIVISIVE effect on the three friends, as all wanted to win.
Asserting opinions in an arrogant manner, opinionated, arrogant.
Terry's DOGMATIC political speech turned some supporters against him.
Of, or pertaining to, the home.
My DOMESTIC skills are lacking; I can't iron, cook, or sew.
Having authority or influence, controlling.
Natalie has such a DOMINANT personality no one else gets a word in.
Inactive, as if asleep, inert.
The DORMANT volcano hasn't erupted in more than a century.
Rachel I'd DUBIOUS about the addition of a new judge to the singing contest.