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56 Cards in this Set

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derogatory
expressing a low opinion
descant
discuss fully
descry
catch sight of
desecrate
profane, violate the sanctity of
desiccate
dry up
desolate
rob of joy, lay waste to, forsake
despoil
plunder
desultory
aimless, haphazard, digressing at random
detonation
explosion
detraction
slandering, aspersion
detrimental
harmful, damaging
devious
roundabout, erratic, not straightforward
devoid
lacking
devotee
enthusiastic follower
devout
pious
dexterous
skillful
diagnosis
art of identifying a disease, analysis of a condition
diaphanous
sheer, transparent
dialectical
relating to the art of debate, mutual or reciprocal
diatribe
bitter scolding, invective
dichotomy
split, branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
dictum
authoritative and weighty statement, saying, maxim
didactic
teaching, instructional
diffidence
shyness
diffuse
wordy, rambling, spread out (like a gas)
dilapidated
ruined because of neglect
dilatory
delaying
din
continued loud noise
dinghy
small ship's boat
dingy
dull, not fresh, cheerless
dint
means, effort
dire
disastrous
dirge
lament with music
disabuse
correct a false impression, undeceive
disaffected
disloyal
disarray
a disorderly or untidy state
disavowal
denial, disclaiming
disband
dissolve, disperse
disburse
pay out
disclaim
disown, renounce claim to
discombobulated
confused, discomposed
discomfit
drive out, put to rout, defeat, disconcert
disconcert
confuse, upset, embarrass
discord
conflict, lack of harmony
discount
disregard, dismiss
discredit
defame, destroy confidence in, disbelieve
discrete
separate, unconnected
discretion
prudence, ability to adjust actions to circumstances
discriminating
able to see differences, prejudiced
discursive
digressing, rambling
disembark
go ashore, unload cargo from a ship
disenfranchise
deprive of a civil right
disengage
uncouple, separate, disconnect
disfigure
mar in beauty, spoil
disgorge
surrender something, eject, vomit
disgruntle
make discontented