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discord
lack of agreement
cord is together so discord...--the discord emanating from the classroom was unbearable, as non of the students knew how to play their musical instruments
disparage
to criticize or speak disrespectfully about
DIS____, RAGE-what do u do against someone u have rage...George loved to disparage his brothers dancing
dispel
to drive out
Dans heroic rescure of the family from the flames dispelled any doubts that he could be a good fireman
disputant
one in an argument
dispute...when the boys were fighting Joe went over and separated the disputants
disseminate
to spread far and wide
the wire service disseminates information so rapidly that events seem to get reported before they happen
derelict
neglectful of ones obligations
Dereks father scolded him for being derelict in his chores
delineate
depict, describe
the coach delineated teh team strategy to the reporters before the game
didactic
bossy
like dictator, the father was didactic with his children
discern
clarify
it is easy to discern to differences between margarine and butter
dilatory
slow
DI is LATe OR whY
why is she late
demean
humiliate
deaMEAN<br />
a mean person does this to someone
deferment
delaying
DEFER- go against
menT-time
deliberation
careful consideration
her deliberation about sneaking out led her to decide it was a bad plan
debunk
to show how somethings wrong
BUNK always shows things right...so DEBUNK is to show...
debacle
failure
tackle is to succeed
as debacle is to ...
debilitating
impairing to the strength
controversial
creating a heated dispute
confound
to baffle; perplex
contemptuous
scornful
convergence
when seperate elements join together
conformity
similar in form or character
crude
natural, offensive
alacrity
eagerness or speed
adept
very skilled
amalgamation
consolidation of smaller parts
anachronistic
from the wrong time period
astute
having good judgement
arable
suitable for cultivation
autonomous
seperate
augment
to expand
cacophony
unpleasant noise
censure
to blame
clandestine
secretive
concordant
harmonious
compulsion
an irresistable impulse to act
circumscribe
to set limits on; encircle
comprehensive
large in scope
concilatory
overcoming hostility