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Dilapidated

fallen into despair or partial ruin, usually from neglect

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Dilatory

inclined to put things off; intend to postpone something

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Diligent

hardworking; thorough and persistent

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Dire

a) dreadful or disastrous; bleak or cheerless b) urgent

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Discomfit

a) to defeat or frustrate b) to perplex, confuse, or embarrass completely

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Discourse

a). oral exchange of ideas or conversation; a lengthy discussion, written or spoken b). to talk about or discuss in length

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Discriminate

a) to distinguish between two or more things, often by differences b) to behave unfairly toward a person or group because of prejudice

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Disparage

to speak slightingly or of undervalue

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Disparity

difference or inequality as of age, character, or quality

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Distraught

deeply distressed or agitated

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Divulge

to make known, make public

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Docile

easy to manage, teach, train, or discipline

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Dormant

inactive, as if in sleep, suspended in use, growth or development

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Drastic

violently forceful and swift; extreme

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Duplicity

deliberate deception in speech or conduct

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Decrepit

elderly and infirm, worn out or ruined because of age or neglect

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Ramshackle

in a state of severe disrepair

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Dingy

gloomy and drab

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Shipshape

in good order; trim and near

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In disrepair

poor condition of a building or structure due to neglect

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Run into the ground

to mismanage to the point of ruin

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Laggard

slower than desired or expected

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Dawdling

waste time; be slow

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Sluggish

slow moving or inactive; lacking energy and alertness

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Lackadaisical

lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy

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Lethargic

sluggish and apathetic

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Dillydallying

waste time through aimless wandering and indecision

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Temporizing

a). avoiding making a decision or committing oneself in order to gain time

b). temporarily adopt a particular course in order to conform to the circumstances

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Expeditious

done with speed and efficiency

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"Drag one's heals"

walk slowly and wearily or with difficulty

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Assiduous

showing great care and perseverance

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Sedulous

showing dedication and diligence

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Indefatigable

persistently tirelessly

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Slothful

lazy

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Indolent

wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy

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Perfunctory

carried out with minimum of effort or reflection

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Calamitous

catastrophic or disastrous

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Grievous

very severe or serious

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Dismal

depressing; dreary

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Somber

dark or dull in color or tone; gloomy

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Salubrious

healthy

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Inconsequential

not important or significant

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"Dire financial straits"

a truly difficult financial situation

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Rout

a disorderly retreat of defeated troops

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Trounce

defeat heavily in a contest

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Thwart

prevent from accomplishing something; oppose successfully

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Foil

prevent from succeeding; frustrate the efforts or plans of

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Treatise

a written work dealing formally and systematically with a subject

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Sermon

a talk on a religious or moral subject, especially one given during a church service and based on a passage from the Bible

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Colloquy

a conversation

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Expatiate

to make amends for

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Precis

a summary or abstract of a text or speech

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Synopsize

to summarize

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Discern

perceive or recognize

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Perspicacity

shrewdness

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Acumen

the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain

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Discernment

the ability to judge well

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Depreciate

diminish in value over a period of time

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Derogate

deviate from

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Decry

publicly denounce

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Extol

praise enthusiastically

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Laud

praise highly, especially in a public context

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Overwrought

in a state of nervous excitement or anxiety

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Perturbed

feeling anxiety or concern, unsettled

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Impassive

not feeling or showing emotion

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Impart

make known; communicate; bestow

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Tractable

easy to control or influence

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Amenable

open and responsive to suggestion; easily persuaded or controlled

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Compliant

inclined to agree with others or obey rules, especially to an excessive degree

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Perverse

showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable often in spite of the consequences

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Intractable

hard to control or deal with

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Obdurate

stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or course of action

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Latent

hidden or concealed

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Inert

lacking the ability or strength to move

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Torpid

mentally or physically inactive; lethargic

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Volatile

liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse

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Rigorous

extremely thorough, exhaustive, or accurate

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Potent

having great power, influence, or effect

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Draconian

excessively harsh and severe

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Ineffectual

not producing any or the desired effect

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Guile

sly or cunning intelligence

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Dissimulation

concealment of one's thoughts, feelings or character

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Chicanery

the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose

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Double-Dealing

the practice of working to people's disadvantage behind their backs

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Probity

having strong moral principles; honesty and decency

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"A judas Kiss"

false love, an act of betrayal

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See the Writing on the Wall

clear signs that something unpleasant or unwelcome is going to happen

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A Doubting Thomas

a skeptical person who refuses to believe something without proof

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A Good Samaritan

a good citizen

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The Salt of the Earth

a very good, honest person

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A Jonah

a jinx, someone who brings bad luck

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Serve Two Masters

to give equal support to two different causes or groups

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Turn the Other Cheek

to decide not to do anything to hurt someone who has hurt you

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Manna from Heaven

good that has happened just at the right time that it was needed

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Cast Pearls Before Swine

to give or offer something valuable to someone who does not understand its value

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Indian Summer

a period of unusually dry, warm weather occurring in late autumn

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Go Dutch

share the cost of something, especially a meal, equally

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Get Your Irish Up

cause someone to become angry

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A Scotch Verdict

an inconclusive decision or pronouncement

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A Mexican Standoff

a confrontation among two or more sides that no side can win

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