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derision
ridicule mockery deriding
derivative
unoriginal obtained from another source
derogatory
insulting tending to damage
descry
catch sight of see smth in the distance
desiccant
substance used to absorb moisture
desuetude
cessation of use disuse
desultory
aimless haphazard digressing at random
deter
discourage hinder
detraction
slandering verbal attack aspersion
detumescence
diminishing or lessening of swelling
deviance
being different in moral standards (from normal)
dexterity
skill (esp. in handling)
diaphanous
transparent gauzy
diatribe
bitter and violent attack in words
diffidence
shyness
dilate
speak comprehensively become wider large
disallow
refuse to allow or accept as a correct
discern
see with an effort but clearly
discomfit
confuse embarrass
disconcert
upset the self-possession of
discountenance
refuse to approve of
discourse
speech lecture
discredit
refuse to believe
discreet
careful/prudent
discrete
individually distinct
disdain
look on with contempt
disencumber
free from encumbrance
disheveled
untidy
disingenuous
sophisticated artful trying to deceive cunning
disinter
dig up from the earth
dislodge
move force from the place occupied
dismal
sad gloomy miserable
disparate
essentially different
disproof
proof to the contrary
dissemble
speak or behave so as to hide smth (in mind)
disseminate
distribute (esp. ideas)
dissent
have a different opinion refuse to assent
dissolution
disintegration looseness in morals
distraught
distracted violently upset in mind
divergence
getting farther apart from a point
divestiture
taking off getting rid of giving up
divulge
make known smth secret
doggerel
trivial poorly constructed verse
dogmatic
positive certain arbitrary without room for discussion
dolt
stupid fellow
dormant
in a state of inactivity but awaiting development
dote
show much fondness center one's attention
drawl
slow way of speaking
droll
jesting
drone
male bee person who isn't self-employed
drowsiness
feeling sleepy half asleep
dubious
feeling doubt
dud
no use person smth that fails
dulcet
melodious harmonious
dupe
cheat make a fool of
duplicity
deliberate deception
duress
threats to compel smb
dwarf
person or smb much below the usual size
dynamo
a generator something that produces electric current
earthenware
dishes made of baked clay
ebullience
exuberance outburst of feeling
ebullient
overflowing with enthusiasm showing excitement
ecumenical
representing the whole Christian world
edacious
voracious devouring
eddy
circular or spiral movement (e.g.. of wind)
edible
fit to be eaten/not poisonous
effete
infertile worn out weak
efficacy
production of a desired result
effluvia
outflow in a stream of particles a noxious odor or vapor
effrontery
boldness impudence arrogance
egress
way out exit
elaborate
worked out with much care in great detail
elegy
a lament a melancholy composition
elicit
draw out
eloquence
fluent speaking skillful use of language
emaciate
make thin and weak
embellish
make beautiful
embezzle
use in a wrong way for one's own benefit
emote
stir up excite
empirical
relying on experiment
encapsulate
enclose in capsule
encomium
warm or glowing praise eulogy panegyric
encumbrance
burden things that get on the way of
endearing
making dear or liked
endemic
epidemic
endorse
write one's name on the back of
enduring
lasting
enervate
weaken deprive of strength attenuate
engender
cause produce give rise to
engrave
impress deeply
engrossing
taken up all the time or attention writing in large or formal
engulf
swallow up
enigma
smth that is puzzling
enmity
hatred being an enemy
ensign
flag/badge
entangle
put into difficulties
enthral
please greatly/enslave (fig)
entice
tempt or persuade
entreat
ask earnestly
enunciate
pronounce (words)/express a theory
enzyme
catalyst
epicurean
devoted to pleasure (sensuous enjoyment)
epistle
letter
epithet
adjective
epitome
brief summary representative example a typical model
equable
steady regular
equanimity
calmness of temperament
equilibrium
state of being balanced
equipoise
equal distribution of weight equilibrium
equivocal
having a double or doubtful meaning suspicious
equivocate
try to deceive by equivocal language
eradicate
get rid of pull up by the roots
erratic
irregular in behaviour or opinion
erudite
learned scholarly
eschew
avoid
esoteric
abstruse intended only for a small circle of
espouse
marry give one's support to
eulogy
formal praise panegyric
euphoria
elation state of pleasant excitement
euthanasia
easy and painless death
evasive
tending to evade
evince
to show clearly to indicate
evoke
call up bring out
excoriation
severe criticism
exculpate
to clear from a charge of guilt
exhaustive
complete thorough
exigency
emergency an urgent situation
exoneration
set smb clear free (e.g.. from blame)
exorbitant
much too high or great
expatiate
to roam wander freely
expedient
likely to be useful for a purpose
expiation
ending expiring
exploit
brilliant achievement develop use selfishly
expostulate
argue earnestly to dissuade correct or protest
expurgate
to remove obscenity purify censor
exscind
to cut out cut away
extant
still in existence
extempore
without previous thought or preparation
extenuate
reduce the strength of lessen seriousness partially excuse
extinct
no longer active
extinguish
end the existence of/wipe or put out
extirpate
to destroy exterminate cut out exscind
extol
praise highly
extort
obtain by threats violence
extralegal
outside the law
extricable
that can be freed
extrovert
cheerful person
exuberance
state of growing vigorously being full of life
facetious
humorous funny jocular
facile
easily done
fallacious
based on error
falter
waver/move in an uncertain manner
fatuous
without sense foolish self-satisfaction
fawn
young deer try to win smb's favor
feckless
lacking purpose or vitality ineffective careless
fecund
fertile
feint
pretend
felicitous
apt suitably expressed well chosen apropos
felon
person guilty of murder
ferment
substance become excited
ferocity
savage cruelty
ferret
discover by searching search
fervid
showing earnest feeling
fervor
warmth of feelings earnestness
fetid
stinking
fetter
to shackle put in chains
feud
bitter quarrel over a long period of time
fidelity
loyalty accuracy
fidget
move restlessly make nervous
figurehead
carved image on the prow of a ship
finesse
delicate way of dealing with a situation
finical
too fussy about food clothing etc.
finicky
finical
fission
splitting or division (esp. of cells)
fixate
stare at
flak
criticism/anti-aircraft guns
flamboyant
brightly colored florid
flaunting
show off complacently
flax
pale yellow (hair) a plant
fledged
able to fly trained experienced
fleet
number of ships quick-moving
flinch
draw move back wince
flop
fail/move/fall clumsily
florid
very much ornamented naturally red (e.g.. of face)
flout
reject mock to go against (as in going against tradition)
fluke
lucky stroke
fluster
make nervous or confused
foible
defect of character (a person is wrongly proud)
foil
prevent from carrying out contrast
foment
put smth warm (to lessen the pain)
foolproof
incapable of failure or error
foppish
like a man who pays too much attention to his clothes
forage
food for horses and cattle
forbear
refrain from be patient ancestor
forbearance
patience willingness to wait
ford
shallow place in a river (to cross)
forestall
prevent by taking action in advance preempt
forfeit
suffer the loss of smth
forge
workshop for the shaping of metal to shape metal lead
forgery
counterfeit