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disingenuous
adj. lacking genuine candor; insincere

disingenuous remarks
disinter
v. dig up ; unearth

they disinterred the body for an autopsy
disinterested
adj. unprejudiced


disinterested person
disjointed
adj. lacking coherence; separated at the joints

he scribbled a few disjointed sentences
dismember
v. cut into small parts

the empire was dismembered
disparage
v. belittle

she was more likely to praise her son's crude attempts at art than to disparage them
disparate
adj. basiclaly different; unrelated


disparate notions of marriage
dispassionate
adj. calm; impartial

dispassionate analysis
dispatch
n. speediness; prompt execution; message sent w/ all due speed

Napolean defeated the enemy with all possible dispatch... he then sent a dispatch to headquarters
dispel
v. scatter; drive away; cause to vanish

the sunlight dispelled the morning mist
disport
v. amuse

people disport themselves at miami and palm beach
disputatious
adj. argumentative; fond of arguing


disputatious client
disquietude
n. uneasiness; anxiety


since he's been gone all day, a feel a slight sense of disquietude
disquisition
n. a formal systematic inquiry; an explanation of the results of a formal inquiry
dissemble
v. disguise; pretend


dissemble his motive
dissimulate
v.pretend; conceal by feigning

he tried to dissimulate his feelings
dissipate
v. squander; waste; scatter


you'll dissipate your talent if you keep on wasting time
dissolution
n. disintegration; looseness in morals

the profligacy and dissolution of their lives
distant
adj. reserved or aloof; cold in manner


his distant greeting
distill
v. purify; refine; concentrate

distill thoughts into quips
distill mash into whiskey
distrait
adj. inattentive; distracted, often by anxiety


she was so absentminded and distrait
diurnal
adj. daily

diurnal tasks
diversion
n. act of turning aside; pastime


after studying for hours, he needed a diversion from work
divine
v. perceive intuitively; foresee the future


She had the ability to divine when her son wasn't telling the truth
divulge
v. reveal


she would never divulge any of her friend's secrets
docile
adj. obedient; easily managed


surprisingly, the lion was docile
doctrinaire
adj. unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding
doctrine
n. teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal...)
doddering
adj. shaky; infirm from old age


doddering old fool
doff
v. take off


a gentleman will doff his hat to a lady
dogged
adj. determined, stubborn
doggerel
n. poor verse

most of her writing is mere doggerel
dogmatic
adj. opinionated; arbitrary; doctrinal


he is so dogmatic that he never suspects that his opinions might be wrong.
doldrums
n. blues; listlessness; slack period

once the excitement was over, she found herself in the doldrums
doleful
adj. mournful; causing sadness

Eeyore made a doleful sigh
dolorous
adj. sorrowful

dolorous death
dolt
n. stupid person; dunce


Dumb and Dumber - they are pair of dolts
domicile
n. home

my legal domicile is in Cambridge
domineer
v. rule over tyrannically


i prefer teachers who don't domineer
don
v. put on

u must don your scrubs before going into the OR
dormer
n. window projecting from the roof

the attic needs some dormers
dotage
n. senility

in his dotage, the old man bored us
dote
v. be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
dour
adj. sullen; stubborn

The man was dour and taciturn
douse
v. plunge into water; drench; extinguish


they doused each other with hoses
dowdy
adj. slovenly; untidy


dowdy image
downcast
adj. disheartened; sad


all the difficulties she faced caused her to be downcast
drab
adj. dull; lacking color; cheerless

drab winter coat
draconian
adj. extremely severe


draconian punishment
dregs
n. sediment

avoid stirring up the dregs
drivel
n. nonsense; foolishness

driveling idiot
why do i have to listen to such idiotic drivel?
droll
adj. queer and amusing


droll anecdotes
drone
n. idle person; male bee

he was nothing but a drone

v. talk dully; buzz or murmur like a bee

he wants to listen to a teacher drone?
dross
n. waste matter; worthless impurities

separate valuable metal from drone
drudgery
n. menial work


cinderella almost had a life long of drudgery
dubious
adj. questionable; filled with doubt

dubious worth
Tina was dubious
ductile
adj. malleable; flexible; pliable

ductile material
dulcet
adj. sweet sounding


dulcet sounds of birds
dupe
n. someone easily fooled
duplicity
n. double-deeling; hypocrisy


duplicity - 2 timing