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Descant

V. Discuss fully

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Descry

V. Catch sight of

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Desecrate

V. Profane; violate the sanctity of

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Desiccate

V. Dry up

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Desolate

V. Rob of joy; lay waste to

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Despoil

V. Strip of valuables; Rob

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Despondent

Adj. depressed; gloomy

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Despot

N. Tyrant; Harsh, authoritarian ruler

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Destitute

Adj. extremely poor

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Desultory

Adj. aimless; haphazard; digressing at random

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Devious

Adj. roundabout; erotic; not straightforward

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Dialectical

Adj. relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal

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Diaphanous

Adj. sheer; transparent

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Diatribe

N. Better scolding; invective

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Dichotomy

N. Split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)

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Dictum

N. Authoritative and weighty statement; Saying; Maxim

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Didactic

Adj. teaching; instructional

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Diffidence

N. Shyness

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Diffuse

Adj. wordy; rambling; spread out (like a gas)

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Digression

N. Wandering away from the subject

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Dilapidated

Adj. ruined because of neglect

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Dilate

V. Expand

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Dilatory

Adj. delaying

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Dilettante

N. Aimless follower of the arts; amateur; Dabbler

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Diminution

N. Lessening; reduction in size

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Din

N. Continued loud noise

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Dint

N. Means; effort

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Dirge

N. Laments with music

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Disabuse

V. Correct a false impression; undeceive

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Disaffected

Adj. disloyal