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Flashcards in Letter D Terms Deck (20):
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Decorum

Appropriateness of behavior

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Deference

Respect or courtesy

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Deride

To mock

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Desiccate

To dry out thoroughly

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Desultory

Jumping from one thing to another, disconnected

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Diatribe

Abusive speech

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Diffident

Lacking self confidence

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Dilate

To make larger

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Dilatory

Intended to delay

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Dilettante

Amateurish and superficial interest on a topic

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Dirge

Mournful speech

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Disabuse

To set right, free from error

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Discern

To perceive, recognize

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Disparate

Fundamentally different, entirely unlike

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Dissemble

To present false appearance

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Dissonance

A harsh and disagreeable combination, often of sounds

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Dogma

A firmly held opinion

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Dogmatic

Dictatorial of ones opinion

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Dupe

To deceive, someone who is easily deceived

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Dictatorial

Typical of a ruler of total power, having a tendency to tell people what to do