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Decorum
appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propreity
Deference
respect; courtesy
Deride
to speak of or treat with contempt; to mock
Derisive
in a mocking manner
Desiccate
to dry out thoroughly
Desultory
jumping from one thing to another; disconnected
Diatribe
an abusive, condemnatory speech
Diffident
lacking self-confident
Dilate
to make larger; to expand
Dilatory
intended to delay
Dilettante
someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
Dirge
a funeral hymn or mournful speech
Disabuse
to set right; to free from
Discern
to perceive; to recognize
Disparate
fundamentally different; entirely unlike
Dissemble
to present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character
Dissonance
a harsh and disagreeable combination; often of sounds
Dogma
a firmly held opinion; often a religious belief
Dogmatic
dictatorial in one's opinion
Dupe
to deceive; a person who is easily deceived
Eclectic
selecting from or made up from a variety of sources
Efficacy
effectiveness
Elegy
a sorrowful poem or speech
Eloquent
persuasive and moving, especially in speech
Emulate
to copy; to try to equal or excel
Enervate
to reduce in strength
Engender
to produce, to cause, or bring about
Enigma
a puzzle; a mystery
Enumerate
to count; list; or itemize
Ephemeral
lasting a short time