|1||desecrate||(verb) remove the consecration from a person or an object|
(verb) violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetary"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"
|2||desist||(verb) choose no to consume; "I abstain from alcohol"|
|3||desolate||(verb) devastate or ravage; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"|
(verb) reduce in population; "The epidemic depopulated the countryside"
(verb) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
(adjective satellite) made uninhabitable; "upon this blasted heath"- Shakespeare; "a wasted landscape"
(adjective satellite) pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment; "desolate and despairing"; "left forlorn"
(adjective satellite) crushed by grief; "depressed and desolate of soul"; "a low desolate wail"
(adjective satellite) providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"
|4||despoil||(verb) destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country"|
(verb) steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
|5||despotism||(noun) a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)|
(noun) dominance through threat of punishment and violence
|6||destitute||(adjective satellite) poor enough to need help from others|
|7||desultory||(adjective satellite) marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose; jumping from one thing to another; "desultory thoughts"; "the desultory conversation characteristic of cocktail parties"|
|8||detached||(adjective) used of buildings; standing apart from others; "detached houses"; "a detached garage"|
(adjective satellite) showing lack of emotional involvement; "adopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair"- J.S.Perelman; "she may be detached or even unfeeling but at least she's not hypocritically effusive"; "an uninvolved bystander"
(adjective satellite) no longer connected or joined; "a detached part"; "on one side of the island was a hugh rock, almost detached"; "the separated spacecraft will return to their home bases"
(adjective satellite) not fixed in position; "the detached shutter fell on him"; "he pulled his arm free and ran"
(adjective satellite) being or feeling set or kept apart from others; "she felt detached from the group"; "could not remain the isolated figure he had been"- Sherwood Anderson; "thought of herself as alone and separated from the others"; "had a set-apart feeling"
|9||deter||(verb) turn away from by persuasion; "Negative campaigning will only dissuade people"|
(verb) try to prevent; show opposition to; "We should discourage this practice among our youth"
|10||determinate||(adjective satellite) supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement; "a definitive verdict"; "a determinate answer to the problem"|
(adjective) precisely determined or limited or defined; especially fixed by rule or by a specific and constant cause; "a determinate distance"; "a determinate number"; "determinate variations in animals"
(adjective) not continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex; "determinate growth"
|11||devoid||(adjective satellite) completely lacking|
|12||dexterous||(adjective satellite) skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands; "a deft waiter"; "deft fingers massaged her face"; "dexterous of hand and inventive of mind"|
|13||diatribe||(noun) thunderous verbal attack|
|14||dichotomy||(noun) being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses; "the dichotomy between eastern and western culture"|
|15||dictum||(noun) an authoritative declaration|
(noun) an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding
|16||didactic||(adjective satellite) instructive (especially excessively)|
|17||diffidence||(noun) lack of self-confidence|
|18||diffident||(adjective satellite) lacking self-confidence; "stood in the doorway diffident and abashed"; "problems that call for bold not timid responses"; "a very unsure young man"|
(adjective satellite) showing modest reserve; "she was diffident when offering a comment on the professor's lecture"
|19||diffuse||(verb) cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"|
(verb) spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"
(verb) move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"
(adjective satellite) spread out; not concentrated in one place; "a large diffuse organization"
(adjective satellite) lacking conciseness; "a diffuse historical novel"
|20||digress||(verb) lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking; "She always digresses when telling a story"; "her mind wanders"; "Don't digress when you give a lecture"|
(verb) wander from a direct or straight course
|21||dilettante||(noun) an amateur who engages in an activity without serious intentions and who pretends to have knowledge|
(adjective satellite) showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish; "his dilettantish efforts at painting"
|22||diligence||(noun) a diligent effort; "it is a job requiring serious application"|
(noun) conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation
(noun) persevering determination to perform a task; "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"
|23||diminutive||(noun) a word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness|
(adjective satellite) very small; "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"
|24||din||(noun) the act of making a noisy disturbance|
(noun) a loud harsh or strident noise
(verb) instill (into a person) by constant repetition; "he dinned the lessons into his students"
(verb) make a resonant sound, like artillery; "His deep voice boomed through the hall"
|25||dint||(noun) interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by dint of'|
|26||dirge||(noun) a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person|
|27||disapprobation||(noun) an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable; "his uncompromising condemnation of racism"|
|28||disarray||(noun) untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)|
(noun) a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"
(verb) bring disorder to
|29||disavow||(verb) refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with; "Her husband disavowed her after 30 years of marriage and six children"|
|30||discerning||(adjective) having or revealing keen insight and good judgment; "a discerning critic"; "a discerning reader"|
(adjective satellite) able to make or detect effects of great subtlety; sensitive; "discerning taste"; "a discerning eye for color"
(adjective satellite) quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(adjective satellite) unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; "a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence"
|31||discomfit||(verb) cause to lose one's composure|
|32||discord||(noun) strife resulting from a lack of agreement|
(noun) a harsh mixture of sounds
(noun) disagreement among those expected to cooperate
(noun) lack of agreement or harmony
(verb) be different from one another
|33||discourse||(noun) extended verbal expression in speech or writing|
(noun) an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; "the book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic"; "his treatment of the race question is badly biased"
(noun) an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
(verb) talk or hold forth formally about a topic; "The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England"
(verb) carry on a conversation
(verb) to consider or examine in speech or writing; "The article covered all the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"
|34||discreet||(adjective) marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint; "his trusted discreet aide"; "a discreet, finely wrought gold necklace"|
(adjective satellite) heedful of potential consequences; "circumspect actions"; "physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use"; "a discreet investor"
(adjective satellite) unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic; "a discerning editor"; "a discreet silence"
|35||discrete||(adjective satellite) constituting a separate entity or part; "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions"|
|36||discriminate||(verb) recognize or perceive the difference|
(verb) distinguish; "I could not discriminate the different tastes in this complicated dish"
(verb) treat differently on the basis of sex or race
(adjective) marked by the ability to see or make fine distinctions; "discriminate judgments"; "discriminate people"
(adjective satellite) noting distinctions with nicety; "a discriminating interior designer"; "a nice sense of color"; "a nice point in the argument"
|37||disdain||(noun) a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient|
(noun) lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
(verb) reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"
(verb) look down on with disdain; "He despises the people he has to work for"; "The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately"
|38||disentangle||(verb) smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb; "comb your hair before dinner"; "comb the wool"|
(verb) extricate from entanglement; "Can you disentangle the cord?"
(verb) separate the tangles of
(verb) release from entanglement of difficulty; "I cannot extricate myself from this task"
(verb) free from involvement or entanglement; "How can I disentangle myself from her personal affiars?"
|39||disheartened||(adjective satellite) made less hopeful or enthusiastic; "desperate demoralized people looking for work"; "felt discouraged by the magnitude of the problem"; "the disheartened instructor tried vainly to arouse their interest"|
|40||disingenuous||(adjective) not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness; "an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine; "a disingenuous excuse"|
|41||disinterested||(adjective satellite) unaffected by self-interest|
|42||disparage||(verb) express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"|
|43||disparate||(adjective satellite) including markedly dissimilar elements; "a disparate aggregate of creeds and songs and prayers"|
(adjective satellite) fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind; "such disparate attractions as grand opera and game fishing"; "disparate ideas"
|44||disparity||(noun) inequality or difference in some respect|
|45||dispassionate||(adjective satellite) unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice; "a journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact"|
|46||disperse||(verb) cause to separate; "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"|
(verb) cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
(verb) distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
(verb) move away from each other; "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";
(verb) to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
|47||disputatious||(adjective satellite) inclined or showing an inclination to dispute or disagree, even to engage in law suits; "a style described as abrasive and contentious"; "a disputatious lawyer"; "a litigious and acrimonious spirit"|
|48||dissemble||(verb) make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he was ill"; "He shammed a headache"|
(verb) behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting"
(verb) hide under a false appearance; "He masked his disappointment"
|49||disseminate||(verb) cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"|
|50||dissent||(noun) the act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent|
(noun) a difference of opinion
(noun) (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority; "he expressed his dissent in a contrary opinion"
(verb) withhold assent; "Several Republicans dissented"
(verb) be of different opinions; "I beg to differ!"; "She disagrees with her husband on many questions"
(verb) express opposition through action or words; "dissent to the laws of the country"