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PCAT "D" Terminology

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Denude
Uncover
Denunciation
Public condemnation
Depict
To describe
Deplete
To use up
Deplore
To express or feel disapproval of
Deploy
To spread out strategically over an area
Depose
To remove from a high position
Depravity
Sinfulness
Deprecate
To belittle
Depreciate
To lose value gradually
deride
To mock
Derivative
Copied or adapted
Derive
To originate
Derogate
To belittle
Desecrate
To abuse something sacred
Desiccate
To dry
Desist
To stop doing something
Despondent
Feeling discouraged and dejected
Despot
Tyrannical ruler
Destitute
Very poor
Desultory
At random
Deter
To discourage
Determinate
Having defined limits
Detrimental
Causing harm or injury
Deviate
To stray, wander
Deviation
Departure, exception, anomaly
Devoid
Totally lacking
Devout
Deeply religiously
Dexterous
Skilled physically or mentally
Diabolical
Fiendish
Dialect
Regional style of speaking
Diaphanous
Allowing light to show through
Diatribe
Bitter verbal attack
Dichotomy
Division into two parts
Dictum
Authoritative statement
Didactic
Excessively instructive
Differentiate
To distinguish between two items
Diffidence
Shyness, lack of confidence
Diffract
To cause to separate into parts
Diffuse
Widely spread out
Digress
To turn aside
Dilapidated
In disrepair
Dilate
To enlarge
Dilatory
SLow
Diluvial
Relating to a flood
Diminutive
Small
Diplomacy
Discretion
Dirge
Funeral hymn
Disaffected
Discontented and disloyal
Disarray
Clutter
Disband
to break u
Disbar
To expel from legal profession
Disburse
To pay out
Discern
To perceive something obscure
Disclaim
To deny, disavow
Disclose
To confess
Disconcerting
Bewildering, disturbing
Discordant
Harsh-sounding
Discredit
To dishonor
Discredited
Disbelieve
Discrepancy
Difference between
Discretionary
Subject to one's own judgment
Discursive
Wandering from topic to topic
Disdain
To regard with scorn and contempt
Disdainful
Contemptuous
Disengaged
Disconnected
Disgorge
To vomit
Disheveled
Untidy
Disinclined
Averse
Disparage
To belittle
Disparate
Dissimilar
Disparity
Contrast
Dispassionate
Free from emotion
Dispel
To drive out or scatter
Dispense
To distribute
Dispense with
To suspend the operation of
Disperse
To break up
Dispirit
To dishearten
Disrepute
Disgrace
Dissemble
To pretend
Disseminate
To spread far and wide
Dissension
Difference of opinion
Dissipate
To scatter
Dissociate
To separate
Dissonant
Harsh and unpleasant sounding
Dissuade
To persuade someone to alter original intentions
Distend
To swell, inflate
Distraught
Very worried and distressed
Distrust
Disbelief and suspicion
Dither
To move or act confusedly or without clear purpose
Diurnal
Daily
Divine
To foretell or know by inspiration
Divisive
Creating disunity or conflict
Docile
Tame
Doctrinaire
Rigidly devoted to theories
Dogged
Persistent
Dogmatic
Rigidly fixed in opinion
Doleful
Sad, mournful
Dolt
Idiot
Domineer
To rule over something in tyrannical way
Donor
Benefactor
Dormant
At rest
Dotard
Senile old person
Doting
Excessively fond
Dour
Sullen and gloomy
Dowry
Money or property given by bride to her husband
Draft
To plan
Drivel
Stupid talk
Droll
Amusing in a wry
Dross
Waste produced during metal smelting
Dulcet
Pleasant sounding
Dupe
To deceive
Duplicity
Deception
Durability
Strength
Duration
Period of time
Duress
Threat of force or intimidation
Dyspeptic
Suffering from indigestion
Ebb
To fade away
Ebullient
Exhilarated
Eclectic
Selecting from various sources
Ecstatic
Joyful
Eddy
Air or wind current
Edict
Law
Edifice
Building
Edify
To instruct morally and spiritually
Editorialize
To express an opinion or issue