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Flashcards in Units 21-25 Deck (50):
1

deride

v, to mock

2

derivative, derive

n, something derived; unoriginal adj v, obtained from another source

3

dessicate

v, to dry completely

4

desuetude

n, state of disuse

5

desultory

adj, random; disconnected; rambling

6

aeterrent

n, something that discourages or hinders

7

deraction

n, the act of taking away; derogatory comment on a person's character

8

diaphanous

adj, transparent; fine-textured; insubstantial; vague

9

diatribe

n, bitter verbal attack

10

dichotomy

n, division into two usually contradictory parts

11

diffidence

n, shyness; lack of confidence

12

diffuse

v, to spread out adj, wordy; rambling; spread out

13

digression

n, act of straying from the main point

14

dirge

n, funeral hymn

15

disabuse

v, to free from a misconception

16

discerning, discern

adj, perceptive; exhibiting keen insight and good judgement v, to perceive something obscure

17

discomfit

v, to make unease; disconcert

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discordant

adj, not in tune

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discredit

v, to dishonor; disgrace; cause to be doubted

20

discrepancy

n, difference between

21

discrete

adj, constituting a separate thing; distinct

22

discretion

n, quality of showing self-restraint in speech or actions; circumspection; freedom to act on one's own

23

disingenuous

adj, not candid; crafty

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disinterested

adj, unprejudiced; objective

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disjointed

adj, lacking order or coherence; dislocated

26

dismiss

v, put away from consideration; reject

27

disparage

v, to belittle

28

disparate, disparity

adj, dissimilar n, the condition of being unequal or unlike

29

dissemble

v, to pretend; disguise one's motives

30

disseminate

v, to spread; scatter, disperse

31

dissident

n, person who disagrees about beliefs, etc.

32

dissolution

n, disintegration; debauchery

33

dissonance

n, discord; lack of harmony

34

distend

v, to expand; swell out

35

distill

v, extract the essential elements

36

distrait

adj, inattentive; preoccupied

37

diverge, divergence

v, to vary; go in different directions from teh same point n

38

divest

v, to strip; deprive; rid

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divulge

v, to make known something that is secret

40

doctrinaire

adj, relating to a person who cannot compromise about points of a theory or doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding

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document

v, to provide with written evidence to support

42

doggerel

n, poor verse

43

dogmatic, dogma

adj, stating opinions without proof n, a belief asserted on authority without evidence

44

dormant

adj, inactive

45

dross

n, waste; worthless matter; trivial matter

46

dupe

v, to deceive; trick

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ebullient

adj, exhilarated; enthusiastic

48

eclectic

adj, selecting from various sources

49

effervescence, effercescent

n, state of high spirits or liveliness; the process of bubbling as gas escapes adj

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effete

adj, depleted of vitality; overrefined; decadent