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dilatory
adj

intended to delay, procrastinating
delettante
noun

someone w/ an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
din
noun

loud substained noise
dirge
noun

a funeral hymn or mournful speech
disabuse
verb

to set right, to free from error
discern
verb

to perceive, to recognize
discomfit
verb

to defeat, put down;
to embarass or make uncomfortable
discordant
adj

conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
discretion
adj

cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions
disinterested
adj

free from self-interest; unbiased
disparage
verb

to slight or belittle
disparate
adj

fundamentally different; entirely unlike
dissemble
verb

to present a false appearance;
to disguise one's real intentions or character;
to mislead
dissolution
noun

disintegration; looseness in morals
dissonance
noun

a harsh and disagreeable combination, especially of sounds
distaff
noun

the female branch of a family
distend
verb

to swell, inflate, bloat
distrait
verb

distracted; absent-minded, especially due to anxiety
dither
verb

to act confusedly or without clear purpose
diurnal
adj

existing during the day
divine
verb

to foretell or know by inspiration
doctrinaire
adj

rigidly devoted to theories w/out regard for practicallity;
dogmatic
doggerel
noun

trivial, poorly constructed verse
dogma
noun

a firmly held opinion, especially a religious belief
dogmatic
dictatorial in one's opinions;
stubbornly opinionated
droll
amusing in a wry, subtle way
dross
noun

slag, waste or foreign matter, impurity, surface scum
dulcet
adj

melodious, hamonious, mellifluous
dupe
verb

to deceive
dynamo
noun

in electricity, a generator of current;

a forceful, energetic person
dyspeptic
suffering from indigestion; gloomy and irritable