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Despondent

Extremely depressed
Full of despair

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Despot

An absolute ruler

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Destitute

Extremely poor
Utterly lacking

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Desultory

Without a plan or purpose
Disconnected
Random

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Dextrous

Skillful
Adroit

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Dialectical

Relating to discussions
Relating to rules or methods of reasoning
Approaching truth in the middle of opposing extremes

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Dictum

An authoritative saying
An adage
A maxim
A proverb

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Didactic

Intended to teach
Pedantic
Morally instructive

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Diffident

Timid
Lacking in self confidence

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Digress

To stray from the main subject

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Dilettante

Someone with superficial knowledge of the arts
Amateur
Dabbler

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Discern

To have insight
Too see things clearly
To discriminate
To differentiate

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Discreet

Prudent
Judiciously reserved

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Discrete

Unconnected
Separate
Distinct

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Discriminate

To notice or point out the difference between two things
To discern
To differentiate

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Disdain

Arrogant scorn
Contempt

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Disinterested

Not taking sides
Unbiased

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Disparage

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

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Disparate

Different
Incompatible
Unequal

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Disseminate

To spread the seeds of something
To scatter
To make widely known

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Dissipate

To thin out, drift away, or dissolve
To cause to thin out...
To waste or squander

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Dissolution

The breaking up or dissolving of something into parts
Disintegration

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Distend

To swell
To extend a great deal

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Distinguish

To tell apart
To cause to stand out

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Docile

Easily taught
Obedient
Easy to handle

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Doctrinaire

Inflexibility committed to a doctrine or theory without regard to its practicality
Dogmatic

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Dogmatic

Arrogantly assertive of unproven ideas
Stubbornly claiming that something is beyond dispute. Often a belief system.

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Domestic

Having to do with the household or the family
Not foreign

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Dormant

Inactive
As though asleep
Asleep

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Dubious

Full of doubt
Uncertain

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Duplicity

The act of being two-faced
Double-dealing
Deception