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aberration
deviation from the normal; mental disorder
sensual
devoted to the pleasures of the sense; carnal; voluptuous; Ex. sensual woman/curves/lips
pious
devout; religious; N. piety
piety
devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
sleight
dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
diabolical
diabolic; devilish; fiendish
s horoscope
diagram of the positions of stars at a given moment (eg. of a person's birth) used by astrologers
n lexicon
dictionary
s suffocate
die or kill from lack of air; suppress
disparity
difference; condition of inequality; OP. parity
diverse
differing in some characteristics (from each other); various; N. diversity:
plight
difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament
predicament
difficult situation; tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma
n fastidious
difficult to please; squeamish; fussy; finicky
n inscrutable
difficult to understand; impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
s nebula
diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas; galaxy
n quarry
dig into (to get stone); N: mine; ä¼®Àå
exhume
dig out of the ground; remove from a grave
n unearth
dig up; discover (facts) by careful searching; Ex. He unearthed some secrets about her; OP. conceal
n disinter
dig up; unearth; OP. inter
n delve
dig; search deeply; investigate
n quandary
dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
assiduous
diligent
n application
diligent attention; diligence; V. apply oneself
n sedulous
diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity
industrious
diligent; hard-working; N. industry
s reduce
diminish; bring to a weaker or more difficult condition; demote; lower in rank; separate into components by analysis; Ex. reduced to the ranks; Ex. reduce the house to rubble; N. reduction
n sap
diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a fortification); Ex. The element kryptonite sapped his strength.
n refectory
dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
n protocol
diplomatic etiquette; ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats; first copy of a treaty before its ratification; Ex. Protocol demands that the queen meet him at the airport.
address
direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
subsidy
direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
n beeline
direct quick route
s referendum
direct vote by all the people
s plebiscite
direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
n ragamuffin
dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
s smudge
dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
s filth
dirty matter; ADJ. filthy
n incapacitate
disable; N. incapacity: lack of capacity
dissent
disagree
s pushy
disagreeably aggressive
s dissension
disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group
disapprobation
disapproval; condemnation
calamity
disaster; misery
insightful
discerning; perceptive
n chasten
discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
recant
disclaim or disavow; retract a previous statement; openly confess error; Ex. recant one's faith/a statement
n discombobulated
discomposed; confused
n faze
disconcert; dismay; embarrass
disjointed
disconnected; lacking coherence; V. disjoint: disconnect; disjoin
s dissonance
discord
cacophonous
discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
dishearten
discourage
n bandy
discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with
virus
disease communicator
s rabies
disease passed on by the bite of an infected animal (causing madness and death)
unravel
disentangle; solve
disenfranchise
disfranchise; deprive of a civil right; OP. enfranchise
demean
disgrace; humiliate; debase in dignity; behave
s dishonor
disgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable
n dissemble
disguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
repugnance
disgust; strong dislike; loathing; ADJ. repugnant: arousing disgust; repulsive
n fulsome
disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
n downcast
disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
n unkempt
disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
n skulduggery(skullduggery)
dishonest behavior or action; Ex. skulduggery in the election
n dissolution
disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
s recreant
disloyal; cowardly; N: disloyal and cowardly person
n disaffected
disloyal; lacking loyality; V. disaffect: cause to lose affection or loyalty
appall
dismay; shock deeply
insubordination
disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate
n recalcitrant
disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
unruly
disobedient; lawless; difficult to control
s scrimmage
disorderly fight between two or more people
repudiate
disown; disavow; deny
n disclaim
disown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer
belittle
disparage; depreciate
s favoritism
display of partiality toward a favored person
n flaunt
display ostentatiously; Ex. ``Honey, if you've got it, flaunt it !''
n sanctimonious
displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
n vindictive
disposed to revenge; vengeful; out for revenge; spiteful; intended to cause harm; malicious; Ex. vindictive streak
n clemency
disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
refute
disprove; prove to be false; N. refutation
n impugn
dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
contest
dispute; argue about the rightness of; compete for; try to win; Ex. contest the election results; Ex. contest a seat in Parliament; N.
n discount
disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
notoriety
disrepute; ill fame
dissident
dissenting (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious; N.
heterogeneous
dissimilar; mixed; not homogeneous; consisting of dissimilar elements or plants
n disband
dissolve; disperse; (of a group) break up and separate; Ex. The club has disbanded.
n girth
distance around something; circumference
s remote
distant in manner; aloof
repulsion
distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
cloying
distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
unsavory
distasteful; disagreeable; morally offensive; Ex. unsavory activity/reputation
s pronounced
distinct; very noticeable; Ex. pronounced limp
s mannerism
distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
s feature
distinctive part of the faces (as the eyes or mouth); features: overall appearance of the face; prominent or distinctive quality; prominent article; film; V: make prominent
s discriminate
distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
discernible
distinguishable; perceivable; Ex. discernible improvement