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edify

to enlighten, to instruct, especially in moral or religious matters

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eclectic

choosing the best from many sources, drawn from many sources

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eccentric

not conventional, a little kooky, irregular

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dogmatic

arrogantly assertive of unproven ideas, stubbornly claiming that something (often a system of beliefs) is beyond dispute

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doctrinaire

inflexibly committed to a doctrine or theory without regard to its practiccality, dogmatic

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docile

easily taught, obedient, easy to handle

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distend

to swell, to extend a great deal

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disseminate

to spread the seeds of something, to scatter, to make widely known

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disparate

different, incompatible, unequal

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disparage

to belittle, to say uncomplimentary things about, usually in a somewhat indirect way

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disinterested

not taking sides, unbiased

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disdain

arrogant scorn, contempt

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dilettante

someone w/ the superificial knowledge of the arts, an amateur, a dabbler

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diffident

timid, lacking in self-confidence

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didactic

intended to teach, morally instructive, pedantic

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dictum

an authoritative saying, an adage, a maxim, a proverb

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dialectical

relating to discussions, relation to the rules and methods of reasoning, approaching truth in themiddle of opposing extremes

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desultory

w/o a plan or purpose, disconnected, random

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destitute

extremely poor, utterly lacking

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despot

an absolute ruler, an autocrat