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dilapidated

(adj) fallen into disreparir or partial ruin,usually through neglect

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related forms of dilapidated

dilapidate, dilapidation

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decrepit

(of a person) elderly and infirm

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ramshackle

(especially of a house or vehicle) in a state of severe disrepair

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shipshape

in good order; trim and neat

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go to seed

deteriorate in condition, strength, or efficiency

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go to pot

deteriorate through neglect

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go to rack and ruin

gradually deteriorate in condition because of neglect; fall into disrepair

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dilatory

(adj) Inclined to put things off; intended to postpone something

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related forms of dilatory

dilatoriness, dilatorily

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behindhand

behind schedule

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laggard

someone who takes more time than necessary

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lackadaisical

idle or indolent especially in a dreamy way

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dawdling

the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

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shilly-shallying

postpone doing what one should be doing

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temporizing

draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time

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expeditious

marked by speed and efficiency

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drag one;'s heels

psotpone doing what on should be doing

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as slow as molasses in winter

exceptionally slow or sluggish; not fast at all

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play for time

use specious excuses or unnecessary maneuvers to gain time

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with alacrity

brisk and cheerful readiness

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strike while the iron is hot

make use of an opportunity immediately

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diligent

(adj) hardworking; thorough and persistent

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related forms of diligent

diligence, diligentley

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assiduous

marked by care and persistent effort

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sedulous

marked by care and persistent effort

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indefatigable

persisting tirelessly

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indolent

disinclined to work or exertion

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perfunctory

hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

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cursory

hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough

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take pains with

to try hard (to do something)

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dire

(adj) a. dreadful or disastrous; bleak or cheerless b. urgent

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a dire fate

an unpleasant or disastrous destiny

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dire financial straits

in a very bad situation that is difficult to fix; to be in a very difficult situation, usually because they do not have much money

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related forms of dire

direful, direness, direfulness, direly, direfully

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calamitious

(of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin

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woeful

of very poor quality or condition

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dismal

causing gloom or misery

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pressing

compelling imediate action

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salutary

(especially with reference to something unwelcome or unpleasant) producing good effects; beneficial.

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salubrious

(of a place) pleasant; not run-down

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discomfit

(v) a. to degeat or frustrate completely b. to perplex, confuse, or embarrass compeltely

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related forms of discomfit

discomfiture

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rout

defeat disatrously

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trounce

come out better in competition, race, or conflict

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drub

beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight

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thrawt

hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

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nonplus

to render utterly perplexed; puzzle completely

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abash

cause to be embarressed

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disconcert

causing an emotional disturbance

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lose to

be deprived of or cease to have or retain

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discourse

a. noun- An oral exchange of ideas or conversation; a lengthy discussion, either written or spoken b. To talk about or discuss at length

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related forms of discourse

discursive

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treatise

a formal exposition

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dissertation

a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree

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sermon

an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)

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colloquy

formal conversation

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expatiate (upon)

add details, as to an account or idea

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descant (on)

talk at great length about something of one's interest

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abstract

a sketcy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

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précis

a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

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discriminate

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

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related forms of discriminate

discrimination, discriminating, discriminatory

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indiscriminate

failing to make or recognize distinctions

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perspicacity

the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions

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acumen

shrewdness shown by keen insight

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bigotry

the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot (a prejudiced person who is intolerant of any opinions differing from his own)

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disparage

(v) To speak slightingly of or undervalue

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related forms of diparage

disparagement, disparaging, disparagingly,

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derogate

cause to seem lesser or inferior

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decry

express strong disapproval of

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extol

praise, glorify, or honor

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eulogize

write or speak in praise of someone

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disparity

(n) difference or inequality, as of age, character, or quality

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related forms of disparity

disparate, disparately

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parity

functional equality

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a communications gap

a failure to convey and/or understand the information, intent, or meaning of another, especially between individuals of different perception

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distrought

(adj) Deeply distressed or agitated

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overwrought

deeply agitated especially from emotion

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anguished

experiencing intense pain especially mental pain

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perturbed

thrown into a stae of agitated confusion

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impassive

having or revealing little emotion or sensibility

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divulge

(v) to make known; to make public

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related forms of divulge

divulgence

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impart

bestow a quality on

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betray a confidence

to hand over or expose (one's nation, friend, etc.) treacherously to an enemy

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plug security leaks

a leak of information that could endanger public safety

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docile

(adj) easy to manage, teach, train, or discipline

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related forms of docile

docility, docilely

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tractable

easily managed (Controlled or taught or molded)

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amenable

(disposed or willing to comply)

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perverse

deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good

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intractable

difficult to manage or mold

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obdurate

stubbornly persistent in wrongdoing

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dormant

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

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related form of dormancy

dormancy

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latent

not presently active

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inert

unable to move or resist motion

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quiescent

being quiet or still inactive

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torpid

slow and apathetic

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