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dermatologist
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n. one who studies skin and its diseases
I advise you to consult a dermatologist about your finger inflammation.
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derogatory
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a. expressing low opinion; disparaging; belittling
I no longer care what they say of me, but I feel every word derogatory of you.
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despise
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v. dislike intensely; regard with contempt or scorn
What they truly despise is the European Union, not any country.
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detached
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a. emotionally removed; calm and objective; apart from others; separate
A psychoanalyst must maintain a detached perspective and stay uninvolved with his or her patients' personal lives.
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detergent
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n. cleansing agent; a substance that acts similarly to soap
You should try this new detergent to replace soap.
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determination
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n. act of making or arriving at a decision; putting an end to; termination
My only problem with this determination is the lack of certainty about the date of the questioned photo.
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deterrent
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n. something that discourages; tending to deter
In his view, North Korea is the main deterrent from a peaceful resolution.
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detonation
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n. explosion; violent release of energy caused by chemical or nuclear reaction
The detonation of the bomb could be heard miles away.
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devious
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a. departing from the correct and accepted way; misleading; not straightforward
The story of Byzantine art, though not precisely devious, is not straightforward either.
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devise
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v. form, plan, or arrange in mind; transmit or give by will
How clever he must be to devise such a devious plan!.
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devoid
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a. completely lacking; barren or empty
You may think her mind is a total void, but she's actually not devoid of intelligence. She just sounds like an airhead.
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diabolical
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a. extremely evil or cruel; expressive of cruelty or befitting hell
Cabinet's approval of the draft legislation was diabolical and contradicted the Bible, he said in a statement.
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diagnosis
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n. art of identifying disease; critical analysis of nature of something
In medical school, Margaret developed her diagnosis skill, learning how to read volumes from a rapid pulse.
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discount
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v. give a reduction in price on
I never discount these books; they sell like hotcakes.
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discredit
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v. defame; destroy confidence in; disbelieve
The campaign was highly negative in tone; each candidate tried to discredit the other.
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discrepancy
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n. lack of consistency; the difference
The police noticed an obvious discrepancy in his description of the crime and did not believe him.
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discretion
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n. knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress; the trait of judging wisely and objectively
The servants showed great tact and discretion.
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disdain
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v. view with scorn or contempt; feel with aversion
In the film Funny Face, the bookish heroine used to disdain fashion models for their lack of intellectual interests.
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disengage
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v. release from something that holds firmly
It becomes so overwhelming that I disengage from the situation and think about my own thoughts.
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dismantle
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v. take apart; disassemble; tear down
Some analysts speculate that Citigroup is facing pressure to dismantle the federal government.
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