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Glossary of Kaplan's SAT Vocab (D)

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dearth
n. a lack, scarcity, insufficiency
debacle
n. a sudden, disastrous collapse or defeat; a total, ridiculous failure
declaim
v. to speak loudly and vehemently
defamatory
adj. injurious to the reputation
demagogue
n. a leader or rabble-rouser, usually appealing to emotion or prejudice
denizen
n. an inhabitant, a resident
deride
v. to laugh at contemptuously, to make fun of
diffuse
v. to spread out widely, to scatter freely, to disseminate
digress
v. to turn aside, especially from the main point; to stray from the subject
dilapidated
adj. in disrepair; run down
diluvial
adj. pertaining to a flood
discomfit
v. to disconcert, to make one lose one's composure
discrete
adj. individually distinct, separate
disingenuous
adj. giving a false appearance of simple frankness; misleading
disinterested
adj. fair-minded, unbiased
dispassionate
adj. unaffected by bias or strong emotion; not personally or emotionally involved in anything
dissident
adj. disagreeing with an established religious or political system
doctrinaire
adj. rigidly devoted to theories without regard for practicality; dogmatic
dogged
adj. stubbornly persevering
doleful
adj. sad, mournful
dour
adj. sullen and gloomy; stern and severe

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