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dilate
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v. make wider or larger; cause to expand; enlarge; widen
I just had an eye exam, and that eye drops that dilate your eyes make things fuzzy!
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diminish
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v. dwindle; reduce; make smaller or less or to cause to appear so
The only way to diminish mistakes is to bring competitors into the game.
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dimly
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ad. vaguely; in a dim or obscure manner; with dull or imperfect vision or a faint light; not brightly or clearly
He can recall dimly once or twice having seen Uncle Lyle.
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disadvantage
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n. drawback; defect; hinder; unfavorable condition or circumstance
The main disadvantage is the installation cost, which is considerably more than a tank heater.
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disappointment
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n. feeling of dissatisfaction
The number of people staying away from the polls in new member states like Poland and Slovakia was a source of deep disappointment for officials in Brussels.
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discernible
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a. distinguishable; perceptible; capable of being seen or noticed
Many things happen in the earth and sky with no discernible cause.
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disciple
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n. follower; adherent; a person who learns from another, especially one who then teaches others
We must not think it strange if we see the best of men thus treated; the disciple is not greater than his Master.
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discomfort
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n. distress; uneasiness; mental or bodily distress
What pain or discomfort has caused you to want to make this change?
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discontented
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a. dissatisfied; restlessly unhappy; uneasy in mind
Everyone who was in distress and everyone in debt, and everyone who was discontented, gathered themselves unto him.
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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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discreet
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a. free from ostentation or pretension; distinct; distinguishable
Some areas for the ladies to consider: hair cut, color, makeup, shoes, purses, clothing, jewelry, and certain discreet cultural factors.
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disguise
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n. dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception
The ring, Adele, is in my breeches-pocket, under the disguise of a sovereign.
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disintegrate
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v. fall apart; become reduced to components, fragments, or particles
Officers worry the Iraqi Army will disintegrate after the US draws down.
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dismal
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a. causing gloom or depression; dreary; somber; melancholy
Fleming said he had left his party because of a dismal lack of democracy in party structures.
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disorganize
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v. disarrange; disorder; destroy the organization; make less organized
It takes a short while to disorganize a team in a critical situation.
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dispense
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v. distribute; prepare and give out; deal out in parts or portions
I was told that occasionally there is no medication to dispense, sometimes because of a lack of money but other times because of no drugs available in our remote area.
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displace
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v. move or shift from the usual place or position, especially to force to leave a homeland
This war will displace lots of refugees from their villages.
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display
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v. exhibit; present or hold up to view; show; demonstrate; give evidence of; manifest
The airport authorities decided to remove all Christmas trees because a Jewish rabbi threatened to sue them if they didn't display a menorah.
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dispose
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v. get rid of; settle or decide a matter; place or set in a particular order; arrange
Do not use them to dispose of household trash.
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disregard
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v. ignore; discount; take no notice of
Another, who had sat on the search committee, said they might disregard their artistic expertise.
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