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daunt

v. to intimidate; to frighten ex. The professor's speech on how hard the course was going to be was daunting

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decorum

n. having manners; orderliness

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default

n. failure to act

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deference

n. courteous regard for another's wish ex. In deference to Kim Kardashian's request, please do not take pictures during her wedding service.

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delineate

v. to portray; to depict

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denigrate

v. to tarnish a person's reputation - to blacken

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deride

v. to make fun of; to ridicule ex. My mom derides my weight.

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derivative

adj. obtained from another source - unoriginal

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desiccate

v. to dry up

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desultory

adj. aimless - all over the place - random

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deterrent

n. something that discourages - hindrance

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diatribe

n. bitter scolding

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dichotomy

n. a split - branching into 2 parts (contradicting parts)

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diffidence

n. lacking in confidence - shyness

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diffuse

adj. spread out - wordy - rambling

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digression

n. talking on a tangent; wandering away from the subject

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disabuse

v. to correct a false impression - to undeceive

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discerning

adj. mentally quick and observant - having insight

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discordant

adj. conflicting - not harmonious

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discredit

v. to destroy reputation of; to defame; to destroy confidence in; to disbelieve

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discrepancy

n. lack of consistency - different

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discrete

adj. separate; unconnected; consisting of distinct parts

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disingenuous

adj. insincere

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disinterested

adj. unbiased

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disjointed

adj. lacking coherence - not connected at the joints

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dismiss

v. to reject; to eliminate from consideration

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disparage

v. to belittle

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disparate

adj. different - unrelated

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dissemble

v. to pretend; to disguise

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disseminate

v. to spread/scatter/distribute ex. A man likes to spread his sperm around, especially on butts and faces.

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dissolution

n. looseness in morals - disintegration ex. voluntary prostitution

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dissonance

n. inharmony - discord

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distend

v. to expand - to swell out ex. When the stomach is filled with food and ______, it triggered the nerves to start digestion process.

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distill

v. to purify - to refine - to concentrate ex. strong alcohol by ______ it. Opposite of dilute.

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diverge

v. to go in different directions from the same point

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divest

v. to deprive - to strip away - to roughly take away

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document

v. to provide written evidence

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dogmatic

adj. opinionated (stubborn) - arbitrary - doctrinal

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dormant

adj. sleeping; lethargic; latent

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dupe

n. someone easily fooled

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v. to intimidate; to frighten ex. The professor's speech on how hard the course was going to be was daunting

daunt

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n. having manners; orderliness

decorum

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n. failure to act

default

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n. courteous regard for another's wish ex. In deference to Kim Kardashian's request, please do not take pictures during her wedding service.

deference

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v. to portray; to depict

delineate

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v. to tarnish a person's reputation - to blacken

denigrate

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v. to make fun of; to ridicule ex. My mom derides my weight.

deride

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adj. obtained from another source - unoriginal

derivative

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v. to dry up

desiccate

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adj. aimless - all over the place - random

desultory

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n. something that discourages - hindrance

deterrent

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n. bitter scolding

diatribe

53

n. a split - branching into 2 parts (contradicting parts)

dichotomy

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n. lacking in confidence - shyness

diffidence

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adj. spread out - wordy - rambling

diffuse

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n. talking on a tangent; wandering away from the subject

digression

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v. to correct a false impression - to undeceive

disabuse

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adj. mentally quick and observant - having insight

discerning

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adj. conflicting - not harmonious

discordant

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v. to destroy reputation of; to defame; to destroy confidence in; to disbelieve

discredit

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n. lack of consistency - different

discrepancy

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adj. separate; unconnected; consisting of distinct parts

discrete

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adj. insincere

disingenuous

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adj. unbiased

disinterested

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adj. lacking coherence - not connected at the joints

disjointed

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v. to reject; to eliminate from consideration

dismiss

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v. to belittle

disparage

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adj. different - unrelated

disparate

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v. to pretend; to disguise

dissemble

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v. to spread/scatter/distribute ex. A man likes to spread his sperm around, especially on butts and faces.

disseminate

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n. looseness in morals - disintegration ex. voluntary prostitution

dissolution

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n. inharmony - discord

dissonance

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v. to expand - to swell out ex. When the stomach is filled with food and ______, it triggered the nerves to start digestion process.

distend

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v. to purify - to refine - to concentrate ex. strong alcohol by ______ it. Opposite of dilute.

distill

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v. to go in different directions from the same point

diverge

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v. to deprive - to strip away - to roughly take away

divest

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v. to provide written evidence

document

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adj. opinionated (stubborn) - arbitrary - doctrinal

dogmatic

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adj. sleeping; lethargic; latent

dormant

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n. someone easily fooled

dupe