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cynic
one who is critical
disdain
have contempt for; strong dislike
dais
a platform
dilettante
one who is not an expert
crucible
a severe test
dupe
to deceive
cupidity
greed
diffuse
to scatter
dally
to waste time
dissuade
to advise or urge against
cringe
to shrink back
dissemble
to conceal
crux
the essential part
dossier
a complete group of documents
cosmopolitan
worldly
disparage
to belittle; to speak ill of
dank
cool and wet
domicile
home; residence
countenance
the face; to permit
dispatch
done quickly and effeciently
credulous
gullible; trusting
discourse
lecture
dappled
spotted
drivel
foolish talk
cull
to pick out
dint
force or power
dastardly
cowardly or shameful
diverse
different; varied
daunt
to discourage
dregs
leftovers
debonair
charming
douse
to extinguish
debilitate
to weaken
dolorous
sad
debase
to degrade
doddering
senile
debauch
to corrupt
dither
confused
dearth
a lack of
dissipate
to scatter
debacle
a complete failure
divest
to take away
convex
curing outward
discursive
rambling
converse
to talk; the opposite
discordant
harsh-sounding
culminate
to result in
docile
obedient
copious
abundant
disgruntled
unhappy
cornucopia
abundance
disinterested
impartial
corona
bright circle
diminutive
small
dawdle
to waste time
dishearten
to discourage
convoluted
twisted
dubious
doubtful
cower
to tremble
dismantle
to take apart
credible
believable
dissolute
immoral; unrestrained
crafty
tricky
digress
to wander off the subject
cope
to deal with
discord
disagreement
cordial
friendly
dilate
to become wider
credence
belief
dorsal
pertaining to the back
cumulative
accumulated
discrete
separate
coup
a brilliant move
dilatory
slow in doing things
culpable
worthy of blame
dynamo
a powerful person
crass
unrefined
discrepancy
inconsistency
criterion
standard for judging
discrimination
prejudice; ability to distinguish
corporeal
body or physical
discreet
cautious
cryptic
mysterious
dissonant
out of harmony
cozen
to trick
disarray
disorder
corpulent
fatness
doff
to throw off
crotchety
grouchy
disheveled
untidy
cursive
running or flowing
diurnal
daily
covet
to desire
discern
to distinguish one from another
crony
close friend
document
to prove or support
crystallize
to take on a definite form
disseminate
to spread
decadence
moral decline
disclaimer
denial
coterie
close group of friends
dispassionate
calm or impartial
convene
to assemble
ductile
capable of being molded
curb
to control
dole
to give out sparingly
conveyance
a vehicle
dotage
feeblemindedness
countermand
to cancel
dire
dreadful
covert
secretive
distraught
troubled
covenant
an agreement
disreputable
having a bad reputation
cumbersome
heavy or hard to handle
disavow
to deny
counterpart
duplicate
dolt
a dull, stupid person
conversant
being familiar with
duress
force
cursory
superficial
din
loud noise
cubicle
small compartment
dissent
disagreement
coy
shy
dour
gloomy
crestfallen
dejected
doldrums
low spirits
creed
a religious belief
dogmatic
having a definite opinion
crescendo
gradual increase in intensity
dissertation
a written essay
convivial
friendly
dowdy
shabby
conventional
ordinary; usual
disconcert
to upset
coquetry
flirtation
dissident
disagreeing
corollary
a deduction; a result of
dissociate
to break ties with
craven
cowardly
disparity
inequality; difference
corroborate
to confirm
dispel
to drive away
converge
to come together
dutiful
obedient
cudgel
club; thick stick
diligent
hard-working
corrugated
wrinkled; ridged
distend
to expand; to swell; to stretch out
cortege
funeral procession
disconsolate
without hope
dichotomy
division into two parts
duplicity
deceit; dishonesty
despot
a dictator
discretion
good judgement
dictum
a formal statement
doughty
courageous
diction
style of speaking correction
doleful
sorrowful
didactic
instructive
divergent
different; off the point
default
to fail to pay or to perform
droll
amusing in an odd way
deleterious
harmful
dysphasia
difficulty in speaking
desiccate
to dry up
drone
an idle person; to talk on monotonously
demean
to degrade
doyen
senior member
demise
death or the end
discount
reduction; to disregard
deflect
to turn away
disburse
to pay
deplete
to use up
discomfiture
confusion
denouement
outcome; result
denigrate
to ruin one's reputation
deliberate
careful or on purpose
deem
to believe
diffident
modest
detriment
harm or damage
demoralize
to discourage
demure
shy
deciduous
not permanent
declaim
to speak dramatically
derelict
abandoned; a vagrant
denizen
inhabitant
depreciate
to reduce in value
decrepit
broken down
deviate
to digress or wander from
desolate
deserted
deign
to lower oneself
deft
skillful
deference
respect; to show respect
demography
study of population
delectable
very enjoyable
demented
insane
denounce
to speak out against; to condemn
despoil
to plunder
defer
to postpone
decorum
appropriate social behavior
defile
to corrupt
delve
to investigate
deride
to ridicule
dexterity
skill; cleverness
desecrate
to damage
deploy
to arrange in position
defection
desertion
demeanor
behavior
delineate
to describe
devoid
without
detente
a lessening of tension
definitive
comprehensive
despicable
contemptible
deter
to prevent; to delay or stop
defray
to pay the cost of
delude
to deceive; to mislead
defunct
extinct
decry
to denounce
decant
to pour off (a liquid)
deify
to idolize
defoliate
to strip off leaves
desultory
wandering or rambling
demagogue
a leader who appeals to the emotions
deplore
to regret
diabolical
cruel
decapitate
to behead
destitute
poor
defamatory
damaging another's reputation
delirium
wild excitement
desist
to stop
depict
to portray
deduce
to reason out
diadem
crown
depose
to remove from office
depraved
immoral
derogatory
belittling
dialectic
logical discussion
diaphanous
transparent
devious
underhand
diatribe
bitter criticism