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Flashcards in "D-" Vocabulary Deck (47):
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Damp

To diminish in intensity (v)

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Daunt

To intimidate or dismay (v)

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Dearth

Smallness of quantity or number; scarcity; lack (n)

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Debacle

Rout; fiasco; complete failure (n)

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Debunk

To expose as being pretentious, false, or exaggerated (v)

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Decorum

Politeness or appropiateness of conduct or behavior (n)

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Deleterious

Injurious; harmful (adj)

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Demur

To question or oppose (v)

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Denigrate

Blacken; belittle; defame (v)

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Denouement

An outcome or solution (n)

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Deprecate

To disparage or belittle (v)

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Depredate

To plunder, pillage, ravage or destroy (v)

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Derision

Scorn, ridicule, contemptuous treatment (n)

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Derivative

Obtained from another source (adj)

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Desiccate

To dry out or dehydrate; to make dry or duff (v)

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Desuetude

Disuse (n)

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Desultory

Random; thoughtless; marked by a lack of plan (adj)

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Detraction

Slandering; verbal attack; aspersion (n)

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Diaphanous

Transparent, gauzy (adj)

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Diatribe

Harsh denouncement (n)

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Didactic

Intended to teach or instruct (adj)

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Diffident

Reserved, shy; lacking in self-confidence (adj)

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Digress

To stray from the point; to go off on a tangent (v)

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Dilate

To become wider or more open (v)

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Dilatory

Causing delay, procrastination (adj)

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Dilettante

One with an amateurish or superficial interest in a field (n)

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Din

Loud sustained noise (n)

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Dirge

A mournful song or poem for the dead (n)

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Disabuse

To undeceive; to set right (v)

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Discomfit

To defeat, put down (v)

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Discordant

Conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound (adj)

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Discretion

Cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions (n)

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Disinterested

Free from self-interest; unbiased (adj)

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Disparage

To slight or belittle (v)

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Disparate

Fundamentally distinct or dissimilar (adj)

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Dissemble

To disguise or conceal; to mislead (v)

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Dissolution

Disintergration, looseness in morals (n)

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Dissonance

Lack of harmony; conflict (n)

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Distrait

Distracted; absentminded, especially due to anxiety (v)

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Divulge

To disclose something secret (v)

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Doctrinaire

Fanatical; merely theoretical; impractical (adj)

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Doggerel

Trivial, poorly constructed verse (n)

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Dogmatic

Authoritatively and or aggroantly assertive of principles, which cannot be proved; stubbornly opinionated (adj)

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Dross

Slag, wast or foreign matter, impurity (n)

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Dulcet

Melodious, harmonious, mellifluous (adj)

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Dupe

One who is deceived (n)

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Dynamo

generator; forceful, energetic person (n)