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deter

(v.)
to discourage, prevent from doing

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devious

(adj.)
not straightforward, deceitful

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dialect

(n.)
a variation of a language

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diaphanous

(adj.)
light, airy, transparent

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didactic

1. (adj.)
intended to instruct
2. (adj.)
overly moralistic

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diffident

(adj.)
shy, quiet, modest

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diffuse

1. (v.)
to scatter, thin out, break up
2. (adj.)
not concentrated, scattered, disorganized

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dilatory

(adj.)
tending to delay, causing delay

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diligent

(adj.)
showing care in doing one’s work

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diminutive

(adj.)
small or miniature

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dirge

(n.)
a mournful song, especially for a funeral

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disaffected

(adj.)
rebellious, resentful of authority

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disavow

(v.)
to deny knowledge of or responsibility for

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discern

(v.)
to perceive, detect

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disclose

(v.)
to reveal, make public

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discomfit

(v.)
to thwart, baffle

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discordant

(adj.)
not agreeing, not in harmony with

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discrepancy

(n.)
difference, failure of things to correspond

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discretion

(n.)
the quality of being reserved in speech or action; good judgment

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discursive

(adj.)
rambling, lacking order