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disgruntle

V. make discontented.

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dishearten

V. discourage; cause to lose courage or hope.

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disinclination

N. unwillingness.

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disingenuous

ADJ. lacking genuine candor; insincere.

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disinterested

ADJ. unprejudiced.

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dismantle

V. take apart.

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dismay

V. discourage; frighten.

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dismiss

V. (1) let go from employment; (2) refuse to accept or consider.

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disparage

V. belittle.

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disparate

ADJ. basically different; unrelated.

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disparity

N. difference; condition of inequality.

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dispassionate

ADJ. calm; impartial.

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dispatch

N. (1) speediness; prompt execution; (2) message sent with all due speed.

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dispel

V. scatter; drive away; cause to vanish.

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disperse

V. scatter.

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disputatious

ADJ. argumentative; fond of arguing.

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disquiet

V. make uneasy or anxious.

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dissemble

V. disguise; pretend.

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disseminate

V. distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds).

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dissent

V. disagree.

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dissertation

N. formal essay.

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dissident

ADJ. dissenting; rebellious.

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dissimulate

V. pretend; conceal by feigning.

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dissolution

N. (1) breaking of a union; (2) decay; termination.

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dissonance

N. discord.

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dissuade

V. persuade not to do; discourage.

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distant

ADJ. reserved or aloof; cold in manner.

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distinction

N. (1) honor; (2) contrast; discrimination.

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distort

V. twist out of shape.

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diverge

V. vary; go in different directions from the same point.

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divergent

ADJ. differing; deviating.

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diverse

ADJ. differing in some characteristics; various.

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diversion

N. act of turning aside; pastime.

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diversity

N. variety; dissimilitude.

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divulge

V. reveal.

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docile

ADJ. obedient; easily managed.

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doctrinaire

ADJ. unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding.

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doctrine

N. (1) teachings, in general; (2) particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught.

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document

V. (1) create a detailed record; (2) provide written evidence to support statements.

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dogmatic

ADJ. opinionated; arbitrary; doctrinal.

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domineer

V. rule over tyrannically.

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dormant

ADJ. sleeping; lethargic; latent.

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downcast

ADJ. disheartened; sad.

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drudgery

N. menial work.

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dubious

ADJ. (1) uncertain; suspicious; (2) causing doubt to arise; of doubtful quality.

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dumbfound

V. astonish.

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dupe

N. someone easily fooled.

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duplicity

N. double-dealing; hypocrisy.

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duration

N. length of time something lasts.

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dutiful

ADJ. respectful; obedient.

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dwarf

V. cause to seem small.

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dwindle

V. shrink; reduce.

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dynamic

ADJ. energetic; vigorously active.

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ebullient

ADJ. showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm.

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eccentric

ADJ. (1) irregular; (2) odd; whimsical; bizarre.

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eccentricity

N. oddity; idiosyncrasy.

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eclectic

ADJ. composed of elements drawn from disparate sources.

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eclipse

V. darken; extinguish; surpass.

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ecologist

N. a person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment.

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economy

N. (1) national condition of monetary supply, goods production, etc.; (2) prudent

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management of resources; (3) efficiency or conciseness in use of words, etc.

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ecstasy

N. rapture; joy; any overpowering emotion.

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edict

N. decree (especially issued by a sovereign); official command.

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edify

V. instruct; correct morally.

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effectual

ADJ. able to produce a desired effect; valid.

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effervescence

N. inner excitement or exuberance; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation.

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effete

ADJ. lacking vigor; worn out; sterile.

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efficacy

N. power to produce desired effect.

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egotistical

ADJ. excessively self-centered; self-important; conceited.

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egregious

ADJ. notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking.

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elaboration

N. addition of details; intricacy.

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elated

ADJ. overjoyed; in high spirits.

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elicit

V. draw out by discussion.

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elucidate

V. explain; enlighten.

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elusive

ADJ. evasive; baffling; hard to grasp.

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emancipate

V. set free.

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embargo

N. ban on commerce or other activity.

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embark

V. commence; go on board a boat or airplane; begin a journey.

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embed

V. enclose; place in something.

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embellish

V. (1) make more beautiful; (2) make a story more interesting by adding (generally

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fictitious) details.

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embody

V. personify; make concrete; incorporate.

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embrace

V. (1) hug; (2) adopt or espouse; accept readily; (3) encircle; include.

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embroil

V. throw into confusion; involve in strife; entangle.

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embryonic

ADJ. undeveloped; rudimentary.

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emend

V. correct; correct by a critic.

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emendation

N. correction of errors; improvement.

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eminent

ADJ. high; lofty.

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empathy

N. ability to identify with another's feelings, ideas, etc.

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empirical

ADJ. based on experience.

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emulate

V. imitate; rival.

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encipher

V. encode; convert a message into code.

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encompass

V. surround.

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encroachment

N. gradual intrusion.

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encumber

V. burden.

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endemic

ADJ. prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country.

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endorse

V. approve; support.

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enduring

ADJ. Iasting; surviving.

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energize

V. invigorate; make forceful and active.

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enfranchise

V. to admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote).

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