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dialect
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n. vocabulary that is for a specific group of people
The immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English.
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dietetics
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n. study of nutrition as it relates to health
I have forwarded it to the dietetics program I attended at my university as it would be beneficial for the nutrition students to review it.
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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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diffuse
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v. spread out widely; scatter freely; pour out and cause to spread freely
Hamilton wished to concentrate power; Jefferson to diffuse power.
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digress
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v. turn aside, especially from the main subject in writing or speaking
The professor does not digress from the topic and never bores his students.
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digression
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n. wandering from the main path of a journey; diversion
This was the path to digression, as this is where I began to become slightly jaded.
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dilute
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v. weaken; make thinner or less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water
A couple of years back, you very loudly opposed the creation of '60 MINUTES 2'; I think it might dilute the brand you helped build up.
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dilution
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n. process of making weaker or less concentrated; decrease in the equity position of a share of stock
Receiving water taken upstream from the outfall may be specified as a dilution water source in effluent toxicity tests.
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dim
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a. emitting only a small amount of light; lacking in brightness
Night vision declines as well; therefore, reading labels in dim lighting may lead to errors.
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diplomacy
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n. tact; politics; negotiation between nations
Chinese diplomats have been engaging in shuttle diplomacy to try to narrow the differences between Washington and Pyongyang.
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diplomatic
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a. relating to diplomacy; marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others
The secretary of state's trip to Canada is putting a brand new spin on the term diplomatic relations.
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disastrous
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a. extremely bad; terrible; dreadful
The Haddan School was built in 1858 on the sloping banks of the Haddan River, a muddy location that had proven disastrous from the start.
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discard
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v. throw out something from one's hand; get rid of
Right now, what we discard is an inherent part of what we consume.
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discipline
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n. a trait of being well behaved; an act of punishing; a system of rules of conduct or method of practice
Here in the heart of conservative Texas, young criminals, murderers are forced to confront military-style discipline.
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discourse
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n. a formal, lengthy discussion of a subject; verbal exchange; conversation
The young Plato was drawn to the Agora to hear the philosophical discourse of Socrates and his followers.
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discrete
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a. separate; consisting of unconnected distinct parts
The universe is composed of discrete bodies.
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disgrace
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n. state of dishonor; bring shame or dishonor upon
You're a disgrace boy! Sleeping in a cupboard, eating frozen chicken, and massacring a sausage roll on bed!
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disgust
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n. strong feelings of dislike; offend the taste or moral sense of
'I was surprised,' said Stillman, who yelled in disgust from the penalty box.
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disgusted
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a. repulsed; having a strong distaste; irritated and out of patience
He appeared to be weary of his troubles and his love, - in short, disgusted with life.
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dismiss
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v. stop considering; end employment or service of; discharge; refuse to accept or recognize
Believing in John's love for her, she can dismiss the notion that he might be unfaithful.
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