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23 terms

AP Lang. List #6

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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