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descant
discussion; melody
descry
to discover by observation or investigation
desecrate
to change from sacred to profane
desiccate
dry, dehydrate
desist
to stop doing something
desultory
disconnected
dichotomy
a division into two
dictum
a positive statement
didactic
intended to instruct
diffident
shy
digress
to stray away from the subject
dilate
swell, distend, expand
diligent
industrious; with an energetic effort
disconcert
confuse, upset, to disturb
disconsolate
cheerless, hopelessly sad
discountenance
to look with disfavor on
discursive
passing from one topic to another; rambling
disdain
contempt, scorn
disparage
to belittle
disseminate
to spread abroad as if sowing seed
dissident
disagreeing
dissipate
to scatter wastefully
dissonance
discord
diurnal
daily
diverse
various; several
divest
to rid or free from; to sell off
docile
easily taught, led, or managed
doggerel
verse that is loosely styled; poorly written
dogmatic
arrogant; unyielding
dolorous
mournful
dormant
inactive; not actively growing or functioning
dour
stern, harsh; gloomy
dregs
the most undesirable part; leftovers
dulcet
pleasing to the ear
dudgeon
sullen resentment or anger
duplicity
deception
ebullition
boiling over
eclogue
a pastoral poem; country poem
edify
to enlighten
effete
worn out
efficacious
potent to produce an effect
effigy
a dummy
effrontery
shameless or boldness
egregious
outstanding
elicit
to draw out or forth
emaciated
haggard
emanate
to issue forth
emollient
making soft or supple
empirical
experimental
emulate
to excel or imitate