High freq (D-F)

  1. decorum
    propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners
  2. default
    failure to act
  3. delineate
    portray; depict; sketch
  4. denigrate
    blacken; Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
  5. deride
    ridicule; make fun of
  6. derivative
    unoriginal; obtained from another source
  7. desiccate
    dry up
  8. desultory
    aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
  9. deterrent
    something that discourages; hindrance
  10. diatribe
    bitter scolding; invective (Abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will)
  11. dichotomy
    split; branching into two parts, especially contridicting ones
  12. diffidence
  13. diffuse
    wordy; rambling; spread out, like a gas
  14. digression
    wandering away from the subject
  15. dirge
    lament with music; A song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
  16. disabuse
    correct a false impression; undeceive
  17. discerning
    mentally quick and observant; having insight
  18. discordant
    not harmonious; conflicting
  19. discredit
    defame; destroy confidence in; disbelieve
  20. discrepancy
    lack of consistency; difference
  21. discrete
    separate; unconnected; consisting of distinct parts
  22. disingenuous
    lacking genuine candor; insincere
  23. disinterested
  24. disjointed
    lacking coherence; separated at the joints
  25. dismiss
    eliminate from consideration; reject
  26. disparage
  27. disparate
    basically different; unrelated
  28. dissemble
    disguise; pretend
  29. disseminate
    distribute; spread; scatter
  30. dissolution
    disintegration; looseness in morals
  31. dissonance
    discord; opposite of harmony
  32. distend
    expand; swell out
  33. diverge
    vary; go in different directions from the same point
  34. divest
    strip; deprive

    divested of his power to act
  35. document
    provide written evidence
  36. dogmatic
    opinionated; arbitrary; doctrinal
  37. dormant
    sleeping; lethargic; latent
  38. dupe
    someone easily fooled
  39. ebullient
    showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
  40. eclectic
    selectivel composed of elements drawn from disparate sources
  41. efficacy
    power to produce desired effect
  42. effrontery
    impudence (=The trait of being rude and impertinent); shameless boldness
  43. elegy
    pown or song expressing lamentation
  44. elicit
    draw out by discussion
  45. embellish
    adorn; Make more attractive by adding ornament; enhance, as a story
  46. empirical
    based on experience
  47. emulate
    imitate; rival
  48. endemic
    prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country
  49. enervate
  50. engender
    cause; produce
  51. enhance
    increase; improve
  52. ephemeral
    short-lived; fleeting
  53. equanimity
    calmness of temperament; composure; Steadiness of mind under stress
  54. equivocate
    lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth
  55. erudite
    learned; scholarly; Having or showing profound knowledge
  56. esoteric
    hard to understand; known only to the chosen few
  57. euphemism
    mild expression in place of an unpleasant one
  58. exacerbate
    worsen; embitter
  59. exculpate
    clear from blame
  60. exigency
    urgent situation; pressing needs or demands; state of requiring immediate attention
  61. extrapolation
    projection; conjecture
  62. fallacious
    false, misleading
  63. fatuous
    brainless, foolish yet smug
  64. felicitous
    apt, suitably expressed, well chosen
  65. fervor
    glowing ardor, intensity of feeling
  66. flag
    droop, grow feeble
  67. fledgling
  68. flout
    • reject, mock, show contempt for
    • To flount sth is to show your scorn for it.
  69. foment
    stir up, instigate
  70. forestall
    prevent by taking action in advance
  71. frugality
  72. futile
    useless, hopeless
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High freq (D-F)