Word List 15

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dishearten

v. discourage; cause to lose courage or hope

disheveled

adj. untidy

disinclination

n. unwillingness

disingenuous

adj. lacking genuine candor; insincere

disinter

v. dis up; unearth

disinterested

adj. unprejudiced

disjointed

adj. disconnected

dislodge

v. remove

dismantle

v. take apart

dismay

v. discourage; frighten

dismember

v. cut into small parts

dismiss

v. put away from consideration; reject

disparage

v. belittle

disparate

adj. basically different; unrelated

disparity

n. difference; condition of inequality

dispassionate

adj. calm; impartial

dispatch

n. speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed

dispel

v. scatter; drive away; cause to vanish

disperse

v. scatter

dispirited

adj. lacking in spirit

disputatious

adj. argumentative; fond of arguing

disquiet

v. make uneasy or anxious

dissection

n. analysis; cutting apart in order to examine

dissemble

v. disguise; pretend

disseminate

v. distribute; spread; scatter

dissent

v. disagree

dissertation

n. formal essay

dissident

v. squander; waste; scatter

dissolute

adj. loose in morals

dissolution

n. breaking of a union; decay; termination

dissonance

n. discord

dissuade

v. persuade not to do; discourage

distant

adj. reserved or aloof; cold in manner

distend

v. expand; swell out

distill

v. extract the essence; purify; refine

distinction

n. honor; contrast; discrimination

distort

v. twist out of shape

distraught

adj. upset; distracted by anxiety

diurnal

adj. daily

diva

n. operatic singer; prima donna

diverge

v. vary; go in different directions from the same point

divergent

adj. differing; deviating

diverse

adj. differing in some characteristics; various

diversion

n. act of turning aside; pastime

diversity

n. variety; dissimilitude

divest

v. strip; deprive

divine

v. perceive intuitively; forsee the future

divulge

v. reveal

docile

adj. obedient; easily managed

doctrinaire

adj. unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding

doctrine

n. teachings, in general; particular principle taught

document

v. provide written evidence

doff

v. take off

dogged

adj. determined; stubborn

doggerel

n. poor verse

dogmatic

adj. opinionated; arbitrary; doctrinal

doldrums

n. blues; listlessness; slack period

doleful

adj. sorrowful

dolt

n. stupid person

domicile

n. home

domineer

v. rule over tyrannically

don

v. put on

doodle

v. scribble or draw aimlessly; waste time

dormant

adj. sleeping; lethargic; latent

dormer

n. window projecting from rof

dossier

n. file of documents on a subject

dote

v. be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline

douse

v. plunge into water; drench; extinguish

dowdy

adj. slovenly; untidy

downcast

adj. disheartened; sad

drab

adj. dull; lacking color; cheerless

craconian

adj. extremely severe

dregs

n. sediment; worthless residue

drivel

n. nonsense; foolishness

droll

adj. queer and amusing

drone

n. idle person; male bee

drone

v. talk dully; buzz or murmur like a bee

dross

n. waste matter; worthless impurities

drudgery

n. menial work

dubious

adj. questionable; filled with doubt

ductile

adj. malleable; flexible; pliable

dulcet

adj. sweet sounding

dumbfound

v. astonish

dupe

n. someone easily fooled

duplicity

n. double-dealing; hypocrisy

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