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dissipated

The Senator lost the election after his dissipated lifestyle leaked out.
self indulgent


to spend or use wastefully
disperse

When the tear gas is thrown into the crowd, the people will disperse.
scatter

to send off into different directions
disparage

Tom quickly learned that it was a mistake to disparage his boss's ideas.
ridicule; mock

to put something/someone down
disparity

The disparity between the skills of the two chess players made the contest unfair.
inequalty;

difference
discerning

When it came to choosing the right investments, Paul was quite discerning.
sharp; perceptive;

having insight and understanding
distraught

News of the plane's explosion brought many distraught relatives to the airport.
panic stircken;

in a state of mental conflict and confusion
diminution

After we pounded on the ceiling, there was an obvious diminution in noise from the party upstairs.
decrease

a lessening
disdain

Having nothing but disdain for his enemy, John had no trouble fighting him in battle.
a feeling of contempt

scorn; despise; hatred
dismantle

Before the movers could take the pool table out, they had to dismantle it.
take to pieces

to pull down; to take apart
disposition

The grouchy boss did not like any worker with a cheery disposition.
character; nature;


natural attitude toward things