AP Lang. List #6

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23 terms

Deferential

respectful and polite in a submissive way

Definitive

explicit or decisive (authoritative)

Deft

skillful, dexterous

Deleterious

harmful, destructive, detrimental

Demur

to express doubts or objections

Demure

modest, reserved in matter, withholding

Denigrate

to slur or blacken someone's reputation

Derogate

to belittle, disparage

Desultory

at random, rambling, unmethodical

Dichotomy

division into two parts

Diffidence

shyness and lack of confidence

Dilatory

slow, tending to delay

Dirge

funeral hymn

Disaffected

discontented and disloyal

Disburse

to pay out

Disclaim

to deny,disavow

Discretionary

subject to one's own judgement

Discursive

wandering from topic to topic

Disheveled

untidy, disarranged, unkempt

Dispassionate

free from emotion; impartial, unbiased

Dissemble

to pretend, disguise one's motives

Dissension

difference in opinion

Dissonant

harsh and unpleasant sounding

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