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derogatory

adj disapproving; degrading

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desiccate

v. to dry out

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despondent

adj. extremely depressed; full of despair

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despot

n. an absolute ruler; an autocrat

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destitute

adj. extremely poor ; utter lacking

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dexterous

adj. skillful; adroit

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dialectical

adj. relating to discussions; relating to the rules and methods of reasoning; approaching the truth in the middle of opposing extremes

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dictum

n. an authoritative saying; an adage; a maxim; a proverb

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didactic

adj. intended to teach; morally instructive; pedantic

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diffident

adj. timid; lacking in self-confidence

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digress

v. to stray from the main subject

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dilettante

n. someone with superficial knowledge of the arts; an amateur; a dabbler

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