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disingenuous
not naive; sophisticated
quite a disgenuous young man
disinterested
unprejudiced; not influenced by personal motivation
bankers must give disinterested advice
disparage
belittle
she disparaged her little brother's unaccurate self-portrait
disparate
different; unrelated
disparate notions of love and marriage
dissemble
disguise; pretend
i'm being honest and have no need to dissemble the truth
dissolution
looseness in morals
he led a sinful life of dissolution
distend
expand; swell out
the veins distend on his arm
divest
strip, deprive
he was divested of his power
dogmatic
opinionated; arbitrary; doctrinal
he gives an opinion without trying to be dogmatic
ebullient
showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
in an ebullient mood
efficacy
power to produce desired result
the efficacy of the drug
effrontery
shameless boldness
she had the effrontery to insult the guest
elegy
poem or song expressing sadness
DIRGE
he wrote an elegy for his late father
fatuous
foolish; inane
andy asks fatuous questions
felicitous
apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
his nickname was particularly felicitous
fervor
glowing ardor; intensity of feeling; passion
he tackled studying with fervor
FEVER
flag
droop; grow feeble
the team's spirits flagged
fledgling
inexperienced
the fledgeling poets struggled with their workd
gouge
overprice
gouge the public with high prices
grandiloquent
pompous; bombastic
the politician sounded grandiloquent
guileless
without deceit;
he is simple, naive, and guileless
iconoclastic
attacking cherished traditions
immutable
unchangeable
nothing is immutable
impassive
without emotion; stoical
his face was impassive
imperturbable
calm; placid; unable to be upset
an imperturbable tranquility