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desiccate
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v. dry up thoroughly; make dry, dull, or lifeless; preserve foods by removing the moisture
A tour of this smokehouse will give you an idea of how the pioneers used to desiccate food in order to preserve it.
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despoil
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v. deprive of something valuable by force; rob; take as spoils
If you do not yield, I am afraid the enemy will despoil the countryside.
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despot
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n. tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; eastern Orthodox bishop
How could a benevolent king turn overnight into a despot?
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detraction
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n. slandering; act of discrediting from someone's reputation
He is offended by your today's detraction of his ability as a leader.
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devotee
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n. enthusiastic follower; one who is devoted or self-dedicated to a cause or practice
A devotee of the opera, he bought season tickets every year.
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dictatorial
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a. pertaining or suited to a dictator; absolute
He is imperious and dictatorial; never try to persuade him.
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differentiate
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v. set apart; distinguish; perceive or show the difference in or between
You can differentiate car parts using different color markers; maybe you use one color for the left side and another for the right.
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disband
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v. loose bands of; set free; disunite; scatter
They decided to disband half the army when the war came to an end.
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discomfit
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v. make uneasy or perplexed;  cause to lose one's composure; disconcert
Such a statement might discomfit the haters in the Democratic base, but it could go a long way to reassuring the voters.
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discomposure
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n. state of being discomposed; disorder; agitation; disturbance; inconsistency; disagreement
Perpetually poised, Agent 007 never exhibited a moment's discomposure.
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disconcert
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v. confuse; frustrate by throwing into disorder; embarrass
The evidence produced by her adversary does disconcert the lawyer.
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disconsolate
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a. sad; cheerless; gloomy; hopeless or not expecting
The death of his wife left him disconsolate.
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discursive
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a. tending to depart from the main point or cover a wide range of subjects
As the lecturer wandered from topic to topic, we wondered what, if any, point there was to his discursive remarks.
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disembark
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v. go ashore from a ship; unload cargo from a ship; leave a vehicle or aircraft
Before the passengers could disembark, they had to pick up their passports from the ship's purser.
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disenfranchise
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v. deprive of civil right; deprive someone of a franchise, generally their right to vote
The poll tax imposition would effectively disenfranchise poor Southern blacks, who lost their right to vote.
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disfigure
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v. change the appearance of something or someone to the negative; deform
The ugly frown liked to disfigure his normally pleasant face.
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disgorge
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v. bring up and expel from throat or stomach; vomit; discharge or pour forth contents
Unwilling to disgorge the cash he had stolen from the pension fund, the embezzler tried to run away.
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disgruntle
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v. cause being in bad temper; disappoint; disconcert
The numerous delays disgruntle  the passengers.
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dishearten
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v. discourage; cause to lose courage or hope
His failure to pass the bar exam would dishearten him.
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disinclination
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n. unwillingness; lack of inclination; mild aversion
Some mornings I feel a great disinclination to get out of bed.
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