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Derogatory

Expressing a low opinion

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Descant

Discuss fully

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Descry

Catch sight of

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Desecrate

Profane; violate the sanctity of

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Desiccate

Dry up

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Desolate

Unpopulated; rob of joy; lay waste to; forsake

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Despoil

Strip of valuables; rob

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Despondent

Depressed; gloomy

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Despot

Tyrant; harsh; authoritarian

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Destitute

Extremely poor

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Desultory

Aimless; haphazard

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Detached

Emotionally removed; calm and objective

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Deterrent

Something that discourages

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Detonation

Explosion

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Detrimental

Harmful

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Deviate

Turn away from; depart

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Devious

Roundabout; erratic; not straightforward

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Devise

Think up; invent; plan

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Devoid

Lacking

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Devotee

Enthusiastic follower

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Devout

Pious

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Dexterous

Skillful

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Diabolical

Devilish

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Dialectical

Relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal

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Diaphanous

Sheer; transparent

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Diatribe

Bitter scolding

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Dichotomy

Split; branching into two parts

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Dictum

Authoritative and weighty statement

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Didactic

Teaching; instructional

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Diffidence

Shyness; without confidence

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Dilapidated

Ruined because of neglect

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Dilatory

Delaying

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Dilute

Make less concentrated

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Diminution

Lessening; reducing in size

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Din

Continued loud noise

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Dingy

Dull; not fresh

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Dint

Means; effort

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Dire

Disastrous

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Dirge

Mournful songs

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Disabuse

Correct a false impression

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Disaffected

Disloyal

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Disapprobation

Disapproval; condemnation

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Disarray

Disorderly or untidy state

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Disavowal

Denial; disclaiming

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Disband

Dissolve; disperse

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Disburse

Pay out

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Discernable

Distinguishable; perceivable

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Discerning

Mentally quick and observant

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Disclaim

Disown; renounce claim to

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Disclose

Reveal

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Discombobulated

Confused; discomposed

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Discomfit

Put to rout; defeat

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Discomposure

Agitation; loss of poise

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Disconcert

Confuse; upset; embarrass

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Disconsolate

Sad

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Discord

Conflict; lack of harmony

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Discordant

Not Harmonious; conflicting

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Discount

Disregard; dismiss

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Discourse

Formal discussion; conversation

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Discredit

Defame; destroy confidence in; disbelief

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Discrepancy

Lack of consistency; difference

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Discrete

Separate; unconnected

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Discretion

Prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances

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Discriminating

Able to see differences; prejudiced

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Discursive

Digressing; rambling

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Disembark

Go ashore

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Disenfranchise

Deprive of a civil right

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Disengage

Uncouple; separate

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Disfigure

Mar in beauty; spoil

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Disgorge

Surrender something; eject; vomit

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Disgruntle

Make discontented