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100 Cards in this Set

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n awry
distorted; crooked; bent; Ex. Our plans have gone awry.
distortion; burlesque
s dispense
distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)
disturb greatly
s discompose
disturb the composure of; confuse
divide into parts
divided into classes; arranged into strata; V. stratify
n bifurcated
divided into two branches; forked
divine gift; great popular charm or appeal; magnetism
n schism
division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
s precinct
division of a city for election or police purposes; precincts: space that surrounds a building; Ex. precincts of the college
n canto
division of a long poem
n stanza
division of a poem (composed of two or more lines)
s genus
division of animals or plants, below a family and above a species
s drudge
do drudgery; N: person who drudges
n reciprocate
do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
dock; wharf; pier; landing place (for boats)
doctor specializing in ailments of the heart
doctor who treats ailments of the feet; chiropodist; N. podiatrics
doctor who treats mental diseases
doctrine; dogma
s maleficient
doing evil; N. maleficience
domestic; made at home; spun or woven at home; simple and ordinary; Ex. homespun philosophy
n hegemony
dominance especially of one nation over others
n imperious
domineering; too commanding; haughty; CF. imperial/emperor
done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
s underhand(underhanded)
done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)
s expeditious
done with speed; quick; N. expedition
n bolt
door bar; fastening pin or screw; length of fabric; large roll of cloth; V: dash or dart off; fasten (a
n quiescent
dormant; temporarily inactive; at rest; N. quiescence
dose (of liquids); liquid dose
n duplicity
double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful; ADJ. duplicitous
n misgivings
n declivity
downward slope
draftee; person forced into military service; V.
s matin\\'ee(matinee)
dramatic or musical performance given in the afternoon
dramatic poem set to music; long musical work with singing but without acting; CF. cantata
draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
n limn
draw; outline; describe; CF. line ?
n liability
drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible (for paying)
n pensive
dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
n bedizen
dress with vulgar finery
n flotsam
drifting wreckage
n tipple
drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently; N: alcoholic drink
n swill
drink greedily
drink in
s nectar
drink of the gods; sweet liquid collected by bees
n quaff
drink with zest; drink with relish(zest; hearty enjoyment); ²Ü²©²Ü²© ¸¶½Ã´Ù; CF. sip
drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
s urge
drive or force forward (by causing impulses); drive to take action; impel; entreat earnestly; Ex. urge horses; N: impulse that prompts action
drive or force onward; drive to take action; urge to action
n ferret
drive or hunt out of hiding; hunt with ferrets; drive out (as from a hiding place); expel; uncover or discover by searching; Ex. ferret out the secret; N. small fierce animal which catches rats and rabbits by going into their holes
drive out evil spirits
driving away; disgusting; offensive; repulsive; unattractive; N.
driving forward; N. propulsion
n flag
droop; grow feeble; decline in vigor or strength; ADJ. flagging; CF. unflagging
drowsy; dull; N. lethargy: state of sluggishness and inactivity
n anodyne
drug that relieves pain or trouble; ÁøÅëÁ¦; opiate; ADJ. Ex. anodyne statement
n apothecary
druggist; pharmacist
n bacchanalian
n carousal
drunken revel; V. carouse
n provender
dry food for livestock; fodder
dry up
n stolid
dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
n drab
dull; lacking color; cheerless ; Ex. drab coat/life
n humdrum
dull; monotonous
n stodgy
dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards
s abide
dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
s abode
dwelling place; home
n moribund
dying; at the point of death; CF. death
n gusto
eager enjoyment; zest; enthusiasm
eager enthusiasm (to a cause or ideal); ADJ. zealous
s inquisitive
eager for knowledge; unduly curious
s germ
earliest form of an organism; seed or bud; something that may develop into something larger or more important; microbe
n levee
earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
n palliate
ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
n facile
easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
easily approachable; easy to talk to; warmly friendly
easily burned; N. CF. combustion
easily deceived
s squeamish
easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
easily understood; clear; intelligible; N. lucidity
easy to approach; obtainable
eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
s gobble
eat very quickly
eating away by chemicals or disease; (of language) fierce
eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
n reverberate
echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.
s ecosystem
ecological community together with its environment
s brink
edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
s weird
eerie; strange; unnatural
s effectuate
effect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation