|1||deplete||(verb) use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"|
|2||deplore||(verb) express strong disapproval of; "We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners"|
(verb) regret strongly; "I deplore this hostile action"; "we lamented the loss of benefits"
|3||deposition||(noun) the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office|
(noun) the act of putting something somewhere
(noun) (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually done in a lawyer's office
(noun) the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
|4||deprave||(verb) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"|
|5||deprecate||(verb) belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"|
(verb) express strong disapproval of; deplore
|6||dereliction||(noun) willful negligence|
(noun) a tendency to be negligent and uncaring; "he inherited his delinquency from his father"; "his derelictions were not really intended as crimes"; "his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities"
|7||derision||(noun) the act of deriding or treating with contempt|
(noun) contemptuous laughter
|8||derivative||(noun) the result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx|
(noun) (linguistics) a word that is derived from another word; "`electricity' is a derivative of `electric'"
(noun) a financial instrument whose value is based on another security
(adjective satellite) resulting from or employing derivation; "a derivative process"; "a highly derivative prose style"
|9||derogatory||(adjective satellite) expressive of low opinion; "derogatory comments"; "disparaging remarks about the new house"|
|10||descry||(verb) catch sight of|
|11||desiccant||(noun) a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)|
|12||desiccate||(verb) lose water or moisture; "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly"|
(verb) remove water from; "All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me"
(verb) preserve by removing all water and liquids from; "carry dehydrated food on your camping trip"
(adjective satellite) lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a desiccate romance"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo
|13||desuetude||(noun) a state of inactivity or disuse|
|14||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"|
|15||detach||(verb) cause to become detached or separated; take off; "detach the skin from the chicken before you eat it"|
(verb) come to be detached; "His retina detached and he had to be rushed into surgery"
(verb) military use: separate (a small unit) from a larger, especially for a special assignment; "detach a regiment"
|16||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"
|17||deterrent||(noun) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress|
(adjective satellite) tending to deter; "the deterrent effects of high prices"
|18||detraction||(noun) the act of discrediting or detracting from someone's reputation (especially by slander); "let it be no detraction from his merits to say he is plainspoken"|
(noun) a petty disparagement
|19||deviance||(noun) deviate behavior|
(noun) a state or condition markedly different from the norm
|20||dexterity||(noun) adroitness in using the hands|
|21||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"|
|22||diaphanous||(adjective satellite) so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"|
|23||diatribe||(noun) thunderous verbal attack|
|24||dictate||(noun) a guiding principle; "the dictates of reason"|
(noun) an authoritative rule
(verb) say out loud for the purpose of recording; "He dictated a report to his secretary"
(verb) issue commands or orders for
(verb) rule as a dictator
|25||diffidence||(noun) lack of self-confidence|
|26||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"
|27||dilate||(verb) become wider; "His pupils were dilated"|
(verb) add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing; "She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"
|28||dilatory||(adjective satellite) using cautious slow strategy to wear down opposition; avoiding direct confrontation; "a fabian policy"|
(adjective satellite) wasting time
(adjective satellite) inclined to waste time and lag behind
|29||disabuse||(verb) free somebody (from an erroneous belief)|
|30||disallow||(verb) command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"|
|31||discern||(verb) detect with the senses; "The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"; "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"|
|32||discomfit||(verb) cause to lose one's composure|
|33||discomfit||(verb) cause to lose one's composure|
|34||disconcert||(verb) cause to lose one's composure|
(verb) cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
|35||discordant||(adjective) not in agreement or harmony; "views discordant with present-day ideas"|
(adjective satellite) lacking in harmony
|36||discountenance||(verb) show disapproval by discouraging; "any measure tending to fuse invalids into a class with special privileges should be discountenanced"|
(verb) look with disfavor on; "The republic soon discountenanced its few friends"
|37||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'"
|38||discredit||(noun) the state of being held in low esteem; "your actions will bring discredit to your name"; "because of the scandal the school has fallen into disrepute"|
(verb) reject as false; refuse to accept
(verb) cause to be distrusted or disbelieved; "The paper discredited the politician with its nasty commentary"
(verb) damage the reputation of; "This newspaper story discredits the politicians"
|39||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"
|40||disencumber||(verb) release from entanglement of difficulty; "I cannot extricate myself from this task"|
|41||dishevelled||(adjective satellite) in disarray; extremely disorderly; "her clothing was disheveled"; "powder-smeared and frowzled"; "a rumpled unmade bed"; "a bed with tousled sheets"; "his brown hair was tousled, thick, and curly"- Al Spiers|
|42||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"|
|43||disinter||(verb) dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies|
|44||dislodge||(verb) remove or force from a position of dwelling previously occupied; "The new employee dislodged her by moving into her office space"|
(verb) remove or force out from a position; "The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums"; "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"
(verb) change place or direction; "Shift one's position"
|45||dismal||(adjective satellite) causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"|
(adjective satellite) depressing in character or appearance; "drove through dingy streets"; "the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens; "drab old buildings"; "a dreary mining town"; "gloomy tenements"; "sorry routine that follows on the heels of death"- B.A.Williams
|46||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"
|47||disparity||(noun) inequality or difference in some respect|
|48||dispassionate||(adjective satellite) unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice; "a journalist should be a dispassionate reporter of fact"|
|49||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"