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distinction n
A note or designation of honor, officially recognizing superiority or success in studies
distort v
To twist into an unnatural or irregular form
distrain v
To subject a person to distress
distrainor n
One who subjects a person to distress
distraught adj
Bewildered
distrust n
Lack of confidence in the power, wisdom, or good intent of any person
disunion n
Separation of relations or interests
diurnal adj
Daily
divagation n
Digression
divergent adj
Tending in different directions
diverse adj
Capable of various forms
diversion n
Pastime
diversity n
Dissimilitude
divert v
To turn from the accustomed course or a line of action already established
divertible adj
Able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established
divest v
To strip, specifically of clothes, ornaments, or accouterments or disinvestment
divination n
The pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden
divinity n
The quality or character of being godlike
divisible adj
Capable of being separated into parts
divisor n
That by which a number or quantity is divided
divulge v
To tell or make known, as something previously private or secret
divulgence n
A divulging
docile adj
Easy to manage
docket n
The registry of judgments of a court
doe n
The female of the deer
dogma n
A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority
dogmatic adj
Making statements without argument or evidence
dogmatize v
To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence
doleful adj
Melancholy
dolesome adj
Melancholy
dolor n
Lamentation
dolorous adj
Expressing or causing sorrow or pain
domain n
A sphere or field of action or interest
domesticity n
Life in or fondness for one's home and family
domicile n
The place where one lives
dominance n
Ascendancy
dominant adj
Conspicuously prominent
dominate v
To influence controllingly
domination n
Control by the exercise of power or constituted authority
domineer v
To rule with insolence or unnecessary annoyance
donate v
To bestow as a gift, especially for a worthy cause
donator n
One who makes a donation or present
donee n
A person to whom a donation is made
donor n
One who makes a donation or present
dormant adj
Being in a state of or resembling sleep
doublet n
One of a pair of like things
doubly adv
In twofold degree or extent
dowry n
The property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage
drachma n
A modern and an ancient Greek coin
dragnet n
A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water
dragoon n
In the British army, a cavalryman
drainage n
The means of draining collectively, as a system of conduits, trenches, pipes, etc
dramatist n
One who writes plays
dramatize v
To relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner
drastic adj
Acting vigorously
drought n
Dry weather, especially when so long continued as to cause vegetation to wither
drowsy adj
Heavy with sleepiness
drudgery n
Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation
dubious adj
Doubtful
duckling n
A young duck
ductile adj
Capable of being drawn out, as into wire or a thread
duet n
A composition for two voices or instruments
dun v
To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment
duplex adj
Having two parts
duplicity n
Double-dealing
durance n
Confinement
duration n
The period of time during which anything lasts
duteous adj
Showing submission to natural superiors
dutiable adj
Subject to a duty, especially a customs duty
dutiful adj
Obedient
dwindle v
To diminish or become less
dyne n
The force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s