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Diagonal, adj.

Running across from corner to corner.

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Diagram, n.

A plan, sketch, drawing, or outline designed to demonstrate or explain how something works or to clarify the relationship between the parts of a whole.

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Diary, n.

A daily record, usually private, especially of the writer’s own experiences, observations, feelings, attitudes.

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Difficult, adj.

Hard to understand; puzzling.

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Dilemma, n.

A situation requiring a choice between equally undesirable alternatives.

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Dilute, v.

To make less concentrated; diminish the strength, activity, or flavor of.

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Dimension, n.

A measurable aspect such as length or width.

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Diploma, n.

A document issued by an educational institution, such as a university, testifying that the recipient has earned a degree or has successfully completed a particular course of study.

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Discern, v.

To perceive with the eyes or intellect; detect.

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Discredit, v.

To injure the credit or reputation of; defame.

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Discrepancy, n.

Difference, variation, inconsistency.

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Discretion, n.

Power of decision: individual judgement.

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Disentangle, v.

To straighten out, unravel.

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Disguise, v.

To change the customary dress or appearance of.

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Dismal, adj.

Marked by gloom, dejection, somberness, or depression of spirits.

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Documentary, n.

A presentation (as a film or novel) that has the objective quality, authority, or force of documentation in the representation of a scene, place, condition of life or of a social or political problem or cause.

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Dolphin, n.

Any of various small toothed whales with the snout more or less elongated into a beak and the neck vertebrae partially fused.

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Domestic, adj.

Relating to the household or the family.

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Dreadful, adj.

Arousing feelings of disapproval or dissatisfaction.

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Duet, n.

Performance of a musical composition or movement by two singers or two instrumentalists.

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Durable, adj.

Able to exist for a long time; lasting.

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Dwarf, n.

An abnormally small person.

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Dwindling, adj.

Becoming smaller and smaller; shrinking; wasting away.

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Dynamite, n.

Any of a class of powerful explosives composed of nitroglycerin or ammonium nitrate used in blasting and mining.

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Dynasty, n.

A succession of rulers from the same family or line.

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Eavesdrop, v.

To listen secretly to a private conversation.

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Eccentric, adj.

Departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern.

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Eclectic, adj.

Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles.

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Eclipse, n.

The obscuration of one celestial body by another.

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Ecologist, n.

A specialist in the branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environment.

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Ecstasy, n.

Intense joy or delight.