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derogatory
expressing a low opinion
descry
catch sight of
desecrate
profane; violate the sanctity of
desolate
unpopulated; joyless; rob of joy; lay waste to; forsake
desperado
recklass outlaw
despise
look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful
despoil
strip of valuables; rob
despondent
depressed; gloomy
despot
tyrant, harsh, authoritarian ruler
destitute
extremely poor
desuetude
state of disuse
desultory
aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
detached
emotionally removed; calm and objective; physically separate
determinate
having a fixed order of porcedure; invariable
determination
resolve; measurement or calculation; decision
detonation
explosion
detraction
slandering; aspersion
detrimental
harmful; damaging
deviate
turn away from; depart, diverge
devious
roundabout; erratic; not straightforward
devise
think up; invent; plan
devoid
lacking
devolve
be transferred to another; delegate to another; gradually worsen
devotee
enthusiastic follower
devout
pious
dexterous
skillful
diabolical
devilish
diadem
crown
dialectical
relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal
diaphanous
sheer; transparent
diatribe
bitter scolding; invective
dichotomy
split; branching into two parts
dictum
authoritative and weighty statement; saying; maxim
didactic
teaching; instructional
die
device for stamping or impressing; mold
diffidence
shyness
diffuse
wordy; rambling; spread out (like a gas)
digression
wandering away from the subject
delapidated
ruined because of neglect
dilate
expand
dilatory
tending to delay; intentionally delaying
dilemma
problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
dilettant
aimless follower of the arts; amateur; dabbler
diligence
steadiness of effort; persistent hard work
dilute
make less concentrated; reduce in strength
diminution
lessening; reduction in size
din
continued loud noise
dinghy
small boat
dingy
dull; not fresh; cheerless
dint
means; effort
diorama
life-size, three-dimensional scene from nature or history
dire
disastrous
dirge
lament with music
disabuse
correct a false impression; undeceive
disaffected
disloyal
disapprobation
disapproval; condemnation
disarray
a disorderly or untidy state
disavowal
denial; disclaiming
disband
disslove; disperse
disburse
pay out
discernible
distinguishable; perceivable
discerning
mentally quick and observant; having insight
disclaim
disown; renounce claim to
disclose
reveal
discombobulated
confused; discomposed
discomfit
put to rout; defeat; disconcert
diconsolate
sad
discord
conflich; lack of harmony
discordant
not harmonious; conflicting
discount
disregard
discourse
formal discussion; conversation
discredit
defame; destroy confidence in; disbelieve
discrepancy
;ack of consistency; difference
discrete
separate; unconnected; consisting of distinct parts
discretion
prudence in speech, actions; ability to decide responsibly; freedom to act on one;s own
discrimination
able to see differences; prejudiced
discursive
digressing; rambling
disdain
view with scorn or contempt
disembark
go ashore; unload cargo from a ship
disenfranchise
deprive of a civil right
disengage
uncouple; separate; disconnect
disfigure
mar the appearance of; spoil
disgorge
surrender something; eject; vomit
disgruntle
make discontented.