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Flashcards in D List Vocabulary Deck (32):
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a fingerprint

dactylogram

2

a daffodil

daffodowndilly

3

scarcity that makes dear; famine; inadequate supply

dearth

4

a tumultuous breakup by ice in a river, a great disaster; a complete failure

debacle

5

weakening

debilitating

6

gentle, courteous, charming (look/appearance)

debonair

7

to expose the sham or falseness of

debunk

8

to depreciate (as a coin) officially or publicly; to express strong disapproval of publicly

decry

9

the act of throwing something or someone out a window

defenestration

10

characterized by facility and skill

deft

11

free of constraint, nonchalant; being free and easy; extended w/toe pointed in preparation for a ballet step; (attitude)

dégagé

12

harmful, often in a subtle or unexpected way

deleterious

13

to laugh at contemptuously; to subject to usually bitter or contemptuous ridicule

deride/derisive/derision

14

prescribed or required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

de rigueur

15

loose material that results directly from disintegration; miscellaneous remnants; accumulation of stuff

detritus

16

of, relating to, or constituting a diameter, located at the diameter; completely opposed; being at opposite extremes

diametrically

17

hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence; distrustful, reserved, unassertive, restrained in manner

diffident; diffidence

18

a narrow, forested valley

dingle

19

force, power, blow, stroke (n.); to impress or drive in w/ force, to make a dent (v.)

dint

20

having two nostrils

dirhinous

21

to free from error, fallacy, or misconception

disabuse

22

barefoot

discalceate

23

lacking in candor; giving a false appearance of simple

disingenuous

24

degrading in rank/reputation

disparaging/disparage/disparagement

25

containing or made up of fundamentally different and often incongruous elements; markedly distinct in quality or character

disparate

26

to take away the peace or tranquility of

disquieting

27

causing grief or affliction, full of grief

doleful

28

ambiguity of meaning arising from language that lends itself to more than one interpretation

double entendre

29

marked by fearless resolution

doughty

30

stern, harsh, obstinate, unyielding; sullen, gloomy

dour

31

senior member of a body or group; oldest examples of a category

doyen/doyenne

32

of, relating to, or characteristic of Draco or the severe code of laws held to have been framed by him; cruel, severe

draconian