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DIDACTIC
intended to teach and instruct
DIE
a tool used for shaping
DIFFIDENT
reserved, shy, unassuming; lacking in self-confidence
DILATORY
causing delay, procrastinating
DILETTANTE
one with an amateurish or superficial interest in the arts or a branch of knowledge
DISABUSE
to undeceive; to set right
DISCOMFORT
to defeat, put down
DISCORDANT
conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
DISINTERESTED
unbiased; free from self-interest
DISPARAGE
to slight or beliitle
DISPARATE
funde=amentally distinct or dissimilar
DISSEMBLE
to disguise or conceal; to mislead
DISSOLUTION
disintegration, looseness in morals
DISTRAIT
distracted; bsent-minded, especially due to anxiety
DIVULGE
to disclose something secret
DOGGEREL
trivial, poorly constructed verse
DOGMATIC
authoritatively and or arrogantly assertive of principles, which often cannot proved; stubbornly opinionated
DROSS
slag, waste ot foreign matter, impurity, surface scum
DULCET
melodious, harmonious, mellifluous
DYNAMO
generator; forceful, energetic person
EBULLIENCE
the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings
ECCENTRIC
departing from norms or conventions
ECLECTIC
composed of elements drawn from various sources
EDIFYING
enlightening, informing
EFFRONTERY
extreme boldness; presumptuousness
EFFUSIVE
gushing; excessively demonstrative
EGRESS
exit
ELEGY
mournful poem, espesially one lamenting the dead; any mournful writing or piece of music
EMOLLIENT
soothing, especially to the skin; making less harsh; mollifying
ENCOMIUM
glowing and enthusiastic praise; panegyric, tribute, eulogy