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desirable
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worthwhile; worth doing or achieving; advisable
E.g. A number of other factors coincide to make a June election desirable for the government.
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destination
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ultimate goal; place to which one is going or directed
E.g. It's an ageing coaster and reportedly in poor condition, but even so, it should have got back to Benin - its declared destination - by now.
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device
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technique or means; instrument; machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks
E.g. Anti-gravity device could change air travel.
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dim
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emitting only a small amount of light; lacking in brightness
E.g. Night vision declines as well; therefore, trying to read labels in dim lighting may lead to errors.
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diplomatic
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relating to diplomacy; marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others
E.g. Well, the secretary of state's trip to Canada is putting a brand new spin on the term diplomatic relations.
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discipline
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trait of being well behaved ; act of punishing ; system of rules of conduct or method of practice
E.g. Here in the heart of conservative Texas, young criminals, murderers are forced to confront military style discipline.
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disgust
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strong feelings of dislike; offend the taste or moral sense of
E.g. “I was surprised," said Stillman, who yelled in disgust from the penalty box.
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dismiss
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stop considering; end employment or service of; discharge; refuse to accept or recognize
E.g. Believing in John's love for her, she can dismiss the notion that he might be unfaithful.
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disrupt
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upset; throw into confusion or disorder
E.g. There's been some suggestion the cyclone could disrupt oil tanker traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow waterway between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.
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disturb
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upset; bother; trouble emotionally or mentally; put out of order; disarrange
E.g. He has vowed to challenge government warnings not to disturb the country's stability and continue his political work.
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dot
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the shorter of two telegraphic signals used in Morse code; very small circular shape
E.g. Financial markets haven't seen anything like this since the dot com boom of the late 1990s, which was followed by an equally dramatic crash.
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draft
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rough outline; draw up an outline; sketch
E.g. Now governments are re-writing the EU's governing treaty and the draft version is considered by the EU's leaders in Brussels.
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dramatic
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striking; sensational in appearance or thrilling in effect
E.g. The technique could lead to a dramatic increase in the worldwide stocks of blood available for transfusion.
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dreadful
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very unpleasant; distasteful or shocking
E.g. 'No, no! The adventures first,' said the Gryphon in an impatient tone: 'explanations take such a dreadful time.'
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dull
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lacking responsiveness or alertness; intellectually weak or obtuse
E.g. It seemed quite dull and stupid for life to go on in the common way.
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dump
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sell at artificially low prices; throw away as refuse
E.g. Critics argue they encourage Europe’s farmers to dump produce on world markets.
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duplicate
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one that corresponds exactly to another, especially an original; identical copy; facsimile
E.g. And now, sir, to reward you for the accurate guess, I will promise to paint you a careful and faithful duplicate of this picture.
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emphasis
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special attention or effort directed toward something; stress
E.g. They also said that there was too much emphasis placed on protecting the liberty of individuals at the expense of broader social justice.
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emphasize
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stress; underscore; utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice
E.g. The only reason to note this is to emphasize that Indians were a special case created by the peculiar history of the United States.
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enormous
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very great in size, extent, number, or degrees; huge; massive
E.g. An enormous puppy was looking down at her with large round eyes, and feebly stretching out one paw, trying to touch her.
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