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Daunt

v. to discourage; intimidate; dishearten
使氣餒,使畏縮

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Daunting

adj. discouraging or disheartening
令人怯步的;使人氣餒的

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Dauntless

adj. fearless

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Dearth

n. scarcity
缺乏,不足

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Debauchery

n. corruption
道德敗壞

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Decorum

n. proper behavior
端莊,彬彬有禮;合宜
adj - decorous

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Defame

v. to malign(誹謗); harm someone's reputation
誹謗;破壞……的名譽

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Default

v. to fail to act
不履行,拖欠

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Defer to

v. to submit to the wishes of another due to respect or recognition of the person's authority or knowledge
聽從

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Deference

n. respect; regard for another's wish
尊敬;遵從

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Defunct

adj. no longer existing
死的;非現存的;已廢止的

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Delineate

v. to represent or depict
描述

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Demographic

adj. related to population balance

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Demography

n. the study of human population

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Demographer

n. one who studies human population

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Demotic

adj. pertaining to people
大眾的;通俗的

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Demur

v. to express doubt
猶豫;反對

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Denigrate

v. to slur(玷汙) someone's reputation
貶低,詆毀

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Denizen

n. an inhabitant; a regular visitor
居住者;常去某處的人

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Denouement

n. outcome; unraveling(解開) of the plot of a play or work of literature
(小說、戲劇等的)結局,收場

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Deride

v. to mock
嘲笑;嘲弄

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Derivative

n. something derived; unoriginal
派生物;衍生物

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Derive

v. to obtain from another source
取得;衍生

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Desiccate

v. to dry completely
乾燥;脫水

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Desuetude

n. state of disuse

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Desultory

adj. random; disconnected; rambling
雜亂的;不連貫的;散漫的

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Deterrent

n. something that discourages or hinders
制止物﹐威懾物

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Detraction

n. the act of taking away; derogatory(貶義的) comment on a person's character
誹謗;貶抑

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Diaphanous

adj. transparent; fine-textured; insubstantial(虛幻的); vague
透明的;(布料)極薄的;模糊的

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Diatribe

n. bitter verbal attack
惡罵;抨擊

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Dichotomy

n. division into two usually contradictory parts
一分為二;二分法

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Diffidence

n. shyness; lack of confidence
羞怯;缺乏自信,懦怯

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Diffuse

v. to spread out
散布
adj. wordy; rambling; spread out
堆砌詞藻的,囉嗦的

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Digression

n. act of straying(偏離) from the main part
離題;脫軌

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Dirge

n. funeral hymn(讚歌)
送葬曲,輓歌

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Disabuse

v. to free from a misconception
使省悟;糾正

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Discerning

adj. perceptive; exhibiting keen insight and good judgment
有識別力的;眼光敏銳的

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Discern

v. to perceive(領悟) something obscure
領悟;辨明

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Discomfit

v. to make uneasy; disconcert(使困窘)
使窘迫,使尷尬

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Discordant

adj. not in tune
不一致的;不和睦的

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Discredit

v. to dishonor; disgrace; cause to be doubted
使丟臉;使不足信

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Discrepancy

n. difference between
不一致之處

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Discrete

adj. constituting a separate thing; distinct
分離的;互不相關的

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Discretion

n. quality of showing self-restraint in speech or actions; circumspection(謹慎); freedom to act on one's own
謹慎,考慮周到;斟酌(或行動)的自由

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Disingenuous

adj. not candid(公正的); crafty( 狡猾的)
不誠實的;虛偽的

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Disinterested

adj. unprejudiced; objective
無私的;公正的

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Disjointed

adj. lacking order or coherence; dislocated(脫臼的)
無條理的;脫臼的

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Dismiss

v. to put away from consideration; reject
去除,不考慮;駁回

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Disparage

v. to belittle
貶低;輕視

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Disparate

adj. dissimilar
不同的;異類的

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Disparity

n. the condition of being unequal or unlike
不平等;差異

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Dissemble

v. to pretend; disguise one's motives
假裝;掩飾

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Disseminate

v. to spread; scatter; disperse
散播;宣傳

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Dissident

n. person who disagrees about beliefs, etc.
不贊成者

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Dissolution

n. disintegration(瓦解); debauchery
正式解除;衰敗

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Dissonance

n. discord(不和); lack of harmony
不和諧聲;不一致

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Distend

v. to expand; swell out
膨脹;擴張

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Distill

v. extract the essential elements
提煉

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Distrait

adj. inattentive; preoccupied
心不在焉的;心神恍惚的

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Diverge

v. to vary; go in different directions from the same point
偏離;分叉
n - divergence

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Divest

v. to strip; deprive; rid
剝除;剝奪;脫去

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Divulge

v. to make known something that is secret
洩露;暴露

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Doctrinaire

adj. relating to a person who cannot compromise about points of a theory or doctrine; dogmatic(固執己見的); unyielding

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Document

v. to provide with written evidence to support
用文件證明

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Doggerel

n. poor verse
打油詩;拙劣的詩

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Dogmatic

adj. stating opinions without proof
自以為是的;固執己見的;武斷的

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Dogma

n. a belief asserted on authority without evidence
信條

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Dormant

adj. inactive
暫停活動的;休眠的

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Dross

n. waste; worthless matter; trivial(瑣細的) matter
渣滓;廢物

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Dupe

v. to deceive; trick
欺詐,愚弄