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dexterous
adj. skillful
discerning
adj. mentally quick and observant adj. having insight
dilettante
n. aimless follower of the arts n. amateur n. dabbler
disavowal
n. denial n. disclaiming
diabolical
adj. devilish
disabuse
vb. correct a false impression vb. undeceive
dilemma
n. problem n. choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
dire
adj. disastrous or untidy state
dilatory
adj. delaying
disburse
vb. pay out
diminution
n. lessening n. reduction in size
dipsomaniac
n. one who has a strong craving for intoxicating liquor
diffusion
n. wordiness n. spreading in all directions like a gas
dint
n. means n. effort
dilapidation
n. ruin because of neglect
discernible
adj. distinguishable adj. perceivable
dictum
n. authoritative and weighty statement
disclaim
vb. disown vb. renounce claim to
diadem
n. crown
dire
adj. disastrous
devoid
adj. lacking
dirge
n. mourning with music
didactic
adj. teaching adj. instructional
detergent
n. cleansing agent
digressive
adj. wandering away from the subject
detonation
n. explosion
deviate
vb. turn away from
desultory
adj. aimless adj. jumping around
dichotomy
n. branching into two parts
determinate
adj. having a fixed order of procedure adj. not able to vary
devious
adj. going away from the right path adj. having no fixed course
diffidence
n. shyness
devolve
vb. pass to others vb. act as a substitute for
detraction
n. act of debasing a reputation n. unfavorable remark that damages
devout
adj. religious
dilate
vb. expand
detriment
n. harm n. damage
diaphanous
adj. sheer adj. transparent
diatribe
n. bitter scolding n. abusive language
dialectic
n. art of debate