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dictate
to say aloud, speak, utter
verdict
judgment, decision, outcome
abdicate
relinquish, renounce, resign - as in authority
edict
order, command, official announcement of law SYN: PROCLAMATION, DECREE, STATUTE
dictum
command, authoritative statement ALSO saying, maxim, motto
malediction
curse
interdiction
an edict prohibiting something, banning, outlawing
jurisdiction
power or right to control (especially territory) - authority
dignitary
celebrity, public figure SYN: LUMINARY
deign
lower or demean yourself, condescend for, not fit for one's dignity SYN: STOOP
indignant
angry, offended, annoyed
disdain
contempt, scorn, despise
disperse
dissolve, separate, diffuse, scatter
disseminate
to publicize, distribute, broadcast
dissipate
to squander, disperse, to waste away ALSO dissolve, scatter
dissuade
to persuade against, to deter
diffuse
to spread out, scatter
dissension
disagreement in opinion
doctrine
dogma, cannon, policy, set of guidelines
indoctrinate
to instruct, teach or even brainwash
docile
passive, quiet, submissive, meek
didactic
instructive, meant to teach rather than entertain
induct
initiate, install
orthodox
conventional, traditional, conformist
dogma
creed, doctrine, system of belief
dogmatic
inflexible, unbending, strict, stubborn, dictatorial
condolence
offer of sympathy, comfort
indolence
laziness, idleness, lethargic
doleful
sad, unhappy, miserable, dejected
dolorous
marked by expressive misery or grief
doldrums
melancholy, dejection, feeling blue
condone
overlook, disregard, pardon, ignore
antidote
cure, remedy, solution
anecdote
short humorous story, tale, yarn
endow
bestow, award, donate
dubious
uncertain, unsure, unconvincing
indubitable
unquestionable, definited, positive, certain
endure
continue, tolerate, suffer
durable
hard-wearing, stron, robust
duress
under pressure, coercion
dour
grim, severe, harsh, sour
obdurate
pig-headed, stubborn SYN: OBSTINATE
epilogue
conclusion - at the end or play, book, or speech
epidermis
outside layer of skin (DERM means skin)
epistle
formal or elegant letter
epistolary
written in form of series of letters
epitome
essence, personificantion, embodiment
epigram
short witty saying SYN: AXIOM, QUIP, DITTY
epithet
a phase in place of name of person - an abusive term or phase
epitaph
inscription on tombstone
equilibrium
balance, symmetry
equity
evenhandedness, fairness, impartial
iniquity
injustice, wickedness, sin
equivocate
quibble, beat around the bush SYN: VACILLATE, PREVARICATE
equivocal
ambiguous, ambivalent, unsure
err
to make a mistake, to blun der
erratic
unreliable, unpredictable
errant
a person who is wayward, delinquent, misbehaving
aberrant
unusual, abnormal anomalous
iridescent
sparkling, shimmering, shining, glistening, flickering
luminescent
glowing, radiant, luminous
coalesce
combine, come together, unionize
quiescent
inactive, sluggish, dormant
acquiesce
agree quietly, consent without speaking, assent
effervescent
fizzing, bubbly - as a personality: lively
evanescent
short-live, brief, transitory SYN: EPHEMERAL
convalescent
person recovering from illness
reminiscent
something that reminds one of a past experience
evade
avoid, escape, elude
extricate
disentangle, remove, free oneself
extort
force from, obtain by threat
exhort
urge, encourage, insiste
extenuate
to represent crime, fault or mistake as of less importance than it appears
efface
obliterate, eradicate
effusion
excessively demonstrative
euphoria
elation, ectasy, joy
euphemism
substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for that may offend
eulogy
tribute, acclamation, praise
euthanasia
the act or practice of killing for reasons of mercy (long illness suffering etc)
euphony
pleasing or sweet sound
extraneous
irrelevant, superfluous, extra
extrapolate
to infer from given data