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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