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Flashcards in Words 8/22/12 Deck (100)
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dialectical

relating to reasoning

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dichotomy

division into two contradictory parts

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dictum

a short saying expressing truth

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diffident

timid, hesitant

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diffuse

to scatter, disperse

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digress

to stray from topic

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dilapidated

in bad condition, in need of repair

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dilate

to enlarge

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dilettante

an amateur

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diminution

reduction

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din

commotion, confused noise

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dire

desperate, disastrous

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dirge

mournful music

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disarray

a lack of organization

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disavow

to deny, reject

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discern

to see things clearly

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disciple

person who assists in the teachings of another

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disclaim

to deny a claim

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discombobulate

to throw into a state of confusion

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discomfit

to frustrate, to upset

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disconcert

to throw into disorder

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disconsolate

dejected, downcast

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discordant

disagreeing, in conflict

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discourse

a conversation

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discreet

thoughtfully reserved

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discrepancy

difference, inconsistency

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discrete

separate, disconnected

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discursive

rambling on aimlessly

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dishevel

to make untidy

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disinformation

false information deliberately spread

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disingenuous

insincere

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disinterested

unbiased

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dismantle

to tear down

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dismay

to fill with shock

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disparage

to belittle

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disparate

unequal, different

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dispassionate

calm, impartial

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dispirit

to discourage, depress

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disposition

a state of mind

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disquiet

to cause anxiety or worry

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dissemble

to act falsely in order to deceive

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dissent

to disagree with or reject something

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disservice

harm, injury

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dissident

a person who disagrees

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dissipate

to dissolve, to waste away

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dissonant

in disagreement, inharmonious

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dissuade

to persuade not to do something

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distend

to swell, enlarge

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diurnal

occurring every day

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divergent

separating, deviating

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diversify

to make diverse, to expand

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divert

to change the direction of, to alter the course of

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divulge

to reveal, to make something known

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doctrinaire

inflexible, dogmatic

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doddering

shaky, feeble

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doff

to remove, to take off

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doggerel

bad poetry

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doleful

sorrowful, melancholy

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dolt

a stupid person

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domicile

a home or residence

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don

to put on

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dossier

a detailed report

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dotage

foolishness

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dour

severe, gloomy, stern

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douse

to drench

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downplay

to make something seem not as bad

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downsize

to reduce in number

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drawl

slow speech

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dregs

the least valuable part of something; the sediment in liquids

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droll

amusing in a weird way

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drone

a lazy person; to talk in a dull way

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dross

rubbish, something useless

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drudgery

hard, tiresome work

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dupe

to trick or deceive

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duplicity

deception

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durable

sturdy, enduring

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dwell

to reside, to focus on

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dwindle

to shrink, decrease

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ebb

to become less or disappear, to recede

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eclectic

drawn from many sources

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eclipse

to make obscure; to surpass or outshine

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eddy

a whirlpool

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edict

public order

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edify

to instruct, to enlighten

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effectual

having the power to bring about a result

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effervescent

full of energy

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effigy

an object that represents someone who isn't liked

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effrontery

brazen boldness

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effusion

pouring forth

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egg

to encourage or incite to action

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egocentric

selfish

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egotist

one who is conceited

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egregios

extremely bad

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egress

an exit

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elation

great joy

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electorate

qualified voters

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elegance

grace

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elegy

a mournful poem

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elicit

to bring out, to call forth

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elixir

a medicinal concoction