GRE-4

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contumely

a rude expression intended to offend or hurt

decimate

kill in large numbers

defer

give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous

denigrate

to attack the reputation of; to speak ill of

derision

the act of deriding or treating with contempt; ridicule

demur

take exception to; object

desiccate

remove water from; dry up, drain

desultory

marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose, aimless, unmethodical

diaphanous

so thin as to transmit light; translucent

diatribe

thunderous verbal attack, speech full of bitterness

didactic

instructive (especially excessively)

diffidence

lack of self-confidence

dilatory

inclined to waste time and lag behind; procrastination

dilettance

someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic

din

a loud harsh or strident noise

disaffection

the feeling of being alienated from other people,lack of trust

disarming

act of reducing or depriving of arms

discursive

(of e.g. speech and writing) tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects

disingenuous

not straightforward or candid; lacking in candor

disparage

express a negative opinion of; belittle

disparate

fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind

disputatious

inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits

disquietude

feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable

dissemble

hide under a false appearance; conceal true motives

dissolute

loose in one's morals or behavior

dissonant

lacking in harmony

dogmatic

characterized by arrogant assertion of unproved or unprovable principles

dolorous

exhibiting sorrow or pain, mournful; having mental anguish

duplicity

a fraudulent or duplicitous representation

ebullient

overflowing with enthusiasm

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