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descry
to discern
de (away from)
scry (screen)
desuetude
a state of disuse or inactivity
de + sue (use scrambled)
desultory
not connected with what precedes
de - sult (jump)
diaphanous
transparent
diaphram is transparent like a fan
diffidence
self-distrust
dif - fid
dilatory
tending to cause delay
di + late
discomfit
to put to confusion
not - together - fitting
disconcert
to disturb the composure of
disconsolate
hopelessly sad; also saddening, cheerless
discountenance
to look upon with disfavor
disheveled
disordered; disorderly, untidy
dissemble
to hide by pretending something different
diss (not like) the emblem or ensemble of instruments
disseminate
to sow or scatter abroad, as seed is sown
dissent
disagreement
dissolution
a breaking up of a union of persons
divulge
to tell or make known, as something previously private or secret
div into what is vulger
duplicity
double-dealing
edacious
given to eating
educe
to draw out
opposite of induce
effete
exhausted, as having performed its functions
after a - feat
egregious
extreme
greg = herd
egress
any place of exit
transgressors have got to exit out of the egress
emblazon
to set forth publicly or in glowing terms
encomium
a formal or discriminating expression of praise
engender
to produce
gen
epicurean
indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite
peculiar appetite
epithet
words used adjectivally to describe some quality or attributes of its objects, such as Father xxx.
epi + thet = on top of that
equable
equal and uniform, also, serene
equal and stable (serene)
equanimity
evennes of mind or temper
equal + animation, never too excited, never too sad
eschew
to keep clear of
a "shooing" off
espy
to keep close watch
spy