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dictum.noun,.plural.dictums.or.dicta
a formal statement of opinion; an authoritative.pronouncement; a dictum is a saying that describes an aspect of life in a specific way (the dictum that it is preferable to be roughly right than precisely wrong); an assertion; a dictate, an edict, a decree; a maxim
obiter dictum.noun,.plural.obiter dicta
in law, an opinion voiced by a judge that has only incidental bearing on the case in question and is therefore not binding; an incidental remark or observation; a passing comment

didactic.adjective
someone or a group being didactic enforcedly tells people things rather than letting them find things out by discussing them; designed or intended to teach; intended to convey instruction and information; making moral observations 
didactically.adverb
didactical.adjective
didacticism.noun

differ, differed, differing, differs.intransitive verbs
to be dissimilar or unlike in nature, quality, amount or form (ambition differs from greed); to be of a different opinion; disagree (the student differed with the teacher on several facts)

difference.noun
the quality or condition of being unlike or dissimilar (an instance of disparity or unlikeness); an amount by which things differ; a point or element that distinguishes one thing from another; a noticeable change or effect (exercise has made a difference in her health); a disagreement or controversy; a cause of a disagreement or controversy; discrimination in taste or choice; distinction
Mathematics:.the amount by which one quantity is greater or less than another; the amount that remains after one quantity is subtracted from another
difference, differenced, differencing, differences.transitive verbs
to distinguish or differentiate

different.adjective
unlike in form, quality, amount or nature; dissimilar (took different approaches to the problem); distinct or separate (many different ideas were brought out when the students began expressing themselves); various or assorted (interviewed different members of the community; she had a different point of view which opened up all our minds to more possibilities)
differently.adverb
differentness.noun

differential.adjective
of, relating to or showing a difference; constituting or making a difference; distinctive; dependent on or making use of a specific difference
differential.noun
Mathematics:.an infinitesimal.increment in a variable; the product of the derivative of a function containing one variable multiplied by the increment of the independent variable; a difference in wage rate or in price
Automotives:.a differential gear
differentially.adverb

differentiate, differentiated, differentiating, differentiates.verbs
to constitute a difference in or between
transitive verb use.to constitute the distinction between (subspecies that are differentiated by the markings on their wings); to perceive or show the difference in or between; discriminate; to make different by alteration or modification. 4. Mathematics:.to calculate the derivative or differential of a function
intransitive verb use.to become distinct or specialized; acquire a different character; to make distinctions; discriminate
differentiation.noun,.plural.differentiations
a differentiation or being differentiated

differentia.noun,.plural.differentiae
an attribute that distinguishes one entity from another, especially an attribute that distinguishes one species from others of the same genus

diffident.adjective
lacking in confidence; shy
diffidently.adverb
diffidence.noun
the quality or state of being diffident; timidity or shyness

diffuse, diffused, diffusing, diffuses.verbs
transitive verb use.to pour out and cause to spread freely; to spread about or scatter; disseminate; to make less brilliant; soften
intransitive verb use.to become widely dispersed; spread out
diffuse.adjective
widely spread or scattered; not concentrated
diffusely.adverb
diffuseness.noun
diffusion.noun
the process of diffusing or the condition of being diffused
diffusible.adjective
capable of diffusing or of undergoing diffusion; if something such as knowledge or information is diffused or if it diffuses somewhere, it is made known over a wide area or to a lot of people
diffusibly.adverb

diffraction
the bending or spreading of waves
diffract, diffracted, diffracting, diffracts.transitive and intransitive verbs
to undergo or cause to undergo diffraction
diffractively.adverb
diffractive.adjective
diffractiveness.noun

dignified.adjective
having or showing dignity or stateliness

dignitary.noun,.plural.dignitaries
someone regarded worthy of respect because of accomplishments benefiting lives of others

dignity.noun,.plural.dignities
the quality or state of being worthy of esteem or respect; of merit, worth; worthiness; stateliness; inherent nobility and worth (the dignity of honest labor); poise and self-respect (not to disparage oneself is a mark of a dignified person); stateliness and formality in manner and appearance; the respect and honor associated with an important position; a high office or rank; dignities; the ceremonial symbols and observances attached to high office
dignity.transitive verb
worthiness; a person's degree of worth; worthy of respect

dilemma.noun,.plural.dilemmas
a situation where one must choose between unpleasant alternatives
dilemmatic.adjective

diligent.adjective
characterized by directed, steady, earnest and energetic effort; painstaking 
diligently.adverb
synonym.busy
diligence.noun
earnest and persistent application to an undertaking; steady effort; assiduity; attentive care; heedfulness

dimension.noun,.plural.dimensions
any measurable extent, as, length, breadth, thickness, etc.; if you talk about the dimensions of something, you are talking about its extent and size; degree; if you talk about the dimensions of an object or place, you are referring to its size and proportions (to our observations, the universe and all we see in it while having the ordinary consciousness is of three-dimensions); the number of coordinates (to set in equal rank; that which enables coordination) needed to specify the position of a point in some space of possibilities; compare heterotic string theory

diminish, diminished, diminishing, diminishes.transitive verbs
to make smaller, reduce in size, degree importance, etc. 
diminish.intransitive verb
to become smaller 
diminished, diminishable.adjectives
made smaller, lessened, reduced
diminishment.noun

diminution.noun.(pronounced 'dim a new shun')
the act or process of diminishing; a lessening or reduction; the resulting reduction; decrease
Music:.repetition of a theme in notes one-quarter or one-half the duration of the original.
diminutional.adjective

diminutive.noun.(pronounced 'dim a new tive')
a diminutive word, affix or name; a diminutive individual
diminutive.adjective
indicating small size and sometimes the state or quality of being familiarly known, lovable, pitiable or contemptible; used of affixes (-ette, -kin, -ling) and of words formed with them (as kitchenette, duckling, etc.), of clipped forms, as Jim and of altered forms, as Peggy); compare augmentative; exceptionally or notably small; tiny
diminutively.adverb
diminutiveness.noun

dinoflagellates.noun
any of bioluminescent numerous minute, chiefly marine protozoans of the order Dinoflagellata, characteristically having two flagella and a cellulose covering and forming one of the chief constituents of plankton; they include bioluminescent forms and forms that produce red tide; they are tiny algae like sea creatures, that can show a surprising dazzle of light when a predator is noticed and in different ways

diplomat.noun,.plural.diplomats
one, such as an ambassador, who has been appointed to represent a government in its relations with other governments; one who uses skill and tact in dealing with others
diplomacy.noun
the art of maintaining affable relations; skill in dealing with people; tact; the skillful conducting of relations between nations
diplomatic.adjective
of, relating.to.or.involving diplomacy; using or marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others
diplomatically.adverb

diploma.noun,.plural.diplomas
a document.issued by an educational institution, such as a university, testifying that the recipient has attained a level of knowledge and practical use of it in order to receive a piece of paper stating completion of a particular course of study; a certificate.conferring a privilege or honor

distil.or.distill, distilled, distilling, distils.or.distills.transitive verbs
to increase the concentration of, separate or purify by or as if by distillation; to subject a substance to distillation such as destructive distilliation; to separate a distillate by distillation; to separate or extract the essential elements of (distill the crucial points of the book)
intransitive verb use.to undergo or be produced by distillation; to fall or exude in drops or small quantities
distillable.adjective
distillation.noun,.plural.distillations
the evaporation and subsequent collection of a liquid by condensation as a means of purification (the distillation of water); the extraction of the volatile components of a mixture by the condensation and collection of the vapors that are produced as the mixture is heated (petroleum distillation); a distillate
distillate.noun,.plural.distillates
a liquid condensed from vapor in distillation; a purified form; an essence
distillery.noun,.plural.distilleries
an establishment for distilling for distilling alcoholic liquors or distilled water.
distiller.noun,.plural.distillers
one that distills, as a condenser; one that makes alcoholic liquors by the process of distillation

ditzy.or.ditsy, ditzier.or.ditsier, ditziest.or.ditsiest.adjectives
eccentrically scatterbrained or inane

denomination.noun,.plural.denominations
a group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name; one of a series of kinds, values or sizes, as in a system of currency or weights (cash registers have compartments for bills of different denominations; the stamps come in 25¢ and 45¢ denominations); a name or designation, especially for a class or group
denominational.adjective
denominationally.adverb
denominator.noun,.plural.denominators
in mathematics, the expression written below the line in a common fraction that indicates the number of parts into which one whole is divided; a common.trait or characteristic; an average level or standard (the success of the film demonstrates the denominator of public taste)

dimwit.noun
a stupid person
dimwitted.adjective
dimwittedly.adverb
dimwittedness.noun

diaphragm.noun
a muscular membranous partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities and functioning in respiration, also called midriff; a membranous part that divides or separates; a thin disk, especially in a microphone or telephone receiver, that vibrates in response to sound waves to produce electric signals or that vibrates in response to electric signals to produce sound waves; a contraceptive device consisting of a thin flexible disk, usually made of rubber, that is designed to cover the uterine cervix to prevent the entry of sperm during sexual intercourse
diaphragmatic.adjective
diaphragmatically.adverb

diabolical.also.diabolic.adjective
of, concerning or characteristic of the devil; satanic; appropriate to a devil, especially in degree of wickedness or cruelty
diabolically.adverb
diabolicalness.noun

dweeb.noun,.plural.dweebs
a subservient person; a flunky; a despised person

disturb, disturbed, disturbing, disturbs.transitive verbs
to break up or destroy the tranquility or settled state of ("subterranean fires and deep unrest disturb the whole area" ...Rachel Carson); to trouble emotionally or mentally; upset; to interfere with; interrupt (noise that disturbed my sleep); to intrude on; inconvenience (constant calls disturbed her work); to put out of order; disarrange
disturbingly.adverb
disturber.noun,.plural.disturbers

disturbance.noun,.plural.disturbances
the act of disturbing; the condition of being disturbed

Debir.noun
The king of ancient Eglon, one of the five Canaanitish kings who were hanged by Joshua (Joshua 10:3,23) after the victory at Gibeon. These kings fled and took refuge in a cave at Makkedah. Here they were kept confined till Joshua returned from the pursuit of their discomfited armies, when he caused them to be brought forth and "Joshua smote them and slew them and hanged them on five trees." ...Joshua 10:27.

distract, distracted, distracting, distracts.transitive verbs
to cause to turn away from the original focus of attention or interest; divert
distractingly.adverb
distractive.adjective
distraction.noun,.plural.distractions
the act of distracting or the condition of being distracted; something, especially an amusement, that distracts (loved the puppy to distraction)

demigod.noun
Mythology:.a male being, often the offspring of a god and a mortal, who has some but not all of the powers of a god; an inferior deity; a minor god; a deified man; a person who is highly honored or revered
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