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GRE vocabulary C & D words

words beginning with C and D
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candid
impartial and honest in speech
capricious
changing one's mind quickly
castigate
to punish or criticize harshly
chauvinist
someone prejudiced in favor of a group to which he or she belongs
chicanery
deception by means of craft or guile
cogent
convincing and well reasoned
condone
to overlook, pardon, or disregard
convoluted
intricate and complicated
credulous
too trusting, gullible
decorum
appropriateness of behavior or conduct
deference
respect, courtesy
deride
to speak of or treat with contempt
desiccate
to dry out thoroughly
desultory
jumping from one thing to another, disconnected
diatribe
an abusive, condemnatory speech
diffident
lacking self-confidence
dilate
to make larger
dilatory
intended to delay
dilettante
someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic
disabuse
to set right; to free from error
disparate
fundamentally different
dissemble
to present a false appearance; to disguise one's real intentions or character
dissonance
a harsh, disagreeable combination
dogmatic
dictatorial in one's opinions
dupe
to deceive; a person who is easily deceived