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Flashcards in "D" Words Deck (18):
1

Daunt

To intimidate

Syn: Discourage Ant: Encourage

2

Debonair

Suave, urbane, charming

Syn: Cosmopolitan, polished Ant: Unsophisticated

3

Deduce

To derive by reasoning; to infer

Syn: Conclude Ant: Imagine, guess

4

Delude

Deceive the mind or judgment

Syn: Beguile, bluff Ant: be honest

5

Delusion

A false belief, misconception

Syn: Apparition, fantasy Ant: Actuality

6

Denounce

To speak against; to criticize

Syn: Accuse Ant: Praise

7

Depreciate

To reduce in value or price

Syn: Decrease Ant: Increase

8

Desensitize

To make unresponsive, or insensitive to

Syn: Numb Ant: Sensitize

9

Destitute

Lacking in the extreme; very poor

Syn: Impoverished Ant: Rich

10

Digress

To stray away from; to go off

Syn: Deviate Ant: Focus

11

Dilapidated

Brought into ruin; falling apart

Syn: Battered Ant: New, pristine

12

Discern

To differentiate, discriminate; to see clearly

Syn: Discover Ant: Confuse

13

Discreet

Careful in judgment; prudent, not showy

Syn: Careful, cautious Ant: Rash, careless

14

Disparate

Very dissimilar; different in character

Syn: Different, diverse Ant: Similar, equal

15

Dissolution

A breaking up, falling apart; disintegration

Syn: Decomposition Ant: Gelling

16

Distraught

Beset with conflict; upset; crazed

Syn: Agitated Ant: Calm

17

Docile

Obedient; easily taught

Syn: Teachable, submissive Ant: Rebellious, wild

18

Dubious

Doubtful, sunsure

Syn: Skeptical Ant: Trusting