dissection n. The act or operation of cutting in pieces, specifically of a plant or an animal. dissemble v. To hide by pretending something different.
disseminate v. To sow or scatter abroad, as seed is sown.
dissension n. Angry or violent difference of opinion.
dissent n. Disagreement.
dissentient n. One who disagrees.
dissentious adj. Contentious.
dissertation n. Thesis.
disservice n. An ill turn.
dissever v. To divide.
dissimilar adj. Different.
dissipate v. To disperse or disappear.
dissipation n. The state of being dispersed or scattered. dissolute adj. Lewd.
dissolution n. A breaking up of a union of persons. dissolve v. To liquefy or soften, as by heat or moisture. dissonance n. Discord.
dissonant adj. Harsh or disagreeable in sound.
dissuade v. To change the purpose or alter the plans of by persuasion, counsel, or pleading.
dissuasion n. The act of changing the purpose of or altering the plans of through persuasion, or pleading.
disyllable n. A word of two syllables. distemper n. A disease or malady.
distend v. To stretch out or expand in every direction.
distensible adj. Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction. distention n. Expansion.
distill v. To extract or produce by vaporization and condensation.
distillation n. Separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile. distiller n. One occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors.
distinction n. A note or designation of honor, officially recognizing superiority or success in studies.
distort v. To twist into an unnatural or irregular form. distrain v. To subject a person to distress. distrainor n. One who subjects a person to distress. distraught adj. Bewildered.
distrust n. Lack of confidence in the power, wisdom, or good intent of any person. disunion n. Separation of relations or interests.
diurnal adj. Daily.
divagation n. Digression.
divergent adj. Tending in different directions. diverse adj. Capable of various forms. diversion n. Pastime.
diversity n. Dissimilitude.
divert v. To turn from the accustomed course or a line of action already established. divertible adj. Able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established. divest v. To strip, specifically of clothes, ornaments, or accouterments or disinvestment. divination n. The pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden. divinity n. The quality or character of being godlike.
divisible adj. Capable of being separated into parts.
divisor n. That by which a number or quantity is divided.
divulge v. To tell or make known, as something previously private or secret. divulgence n. A divulging.
docile adj. Easy to manage.
docket n. The registry of judgments of a court. doe n. The female of the deer.
dogma n. A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority. dogmatic adj. Making statements without argument or evidence.
dogmatize v. To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence.
doleful adj. Melancholy. dolesome adj. Melancholy. dolor n. Lamentation.
dolorous adj. Expressing or causing sorrow or pain. domain n. A sphere or field of action or interest.
domesticity n. Life in or fondness for one's home and family. domicile n. The place where one lives.
dominance n. Ascendancy.
dominant adj. Conspicuously prominent. dominate v. To influence controllingly.
domination n. Control by the exercise of power or constituted authority. domineer v. To rule with insolence or unnecessary annoyance.
donate v. To bestow as a gift, especially for a worthy cause.
donator n. One who makes a donation or present.
donee n. A person to whom a donation is made. donor n. One who makes a donation or present. dormant adj. Being in a state of or resembling sleep. doublet n. One of a pair of like things.
doubly adv. In twofold degree or extent.
dowry n. The property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage. drachma n. A modern and an ancient Greek coin.
dragnet n. A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water. dragoon n. In the British army, a cavalryman.
drainage n. The means of draining collectively, as a system of conduits, trenches, pipes, etc.
dramatist n. One who writes plays.
dramatize v. To relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner. drastic adj. Acting vigorously.
drought n. Dry weather, especially when so long continued as to cause vegetation to wither.
drowsy adj. Heavy with sleepiness.
drudgery n. Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation. dubious adj. Doubtful.
duckling n. A young duck.
ductile adj. Capable of being drawn out, as into wire or a thread. duet n. A composition for two voices or instruments.
dun v. To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment. duplex adj. Having two parts.
duplicity n. Double-dealing.
durance n. Confinement.
duration n. The period of time during which anything lasts. duteous adj. Showing submission to natural superiors. dutiable adj. Subject to a duty, especially a customs duty. dutiful adj. Obedient.
dwindle v. To diminish or become less.
dyne n. The force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s.
earnest adj. Ardent in spirit and speech.
earthenware n. Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun. eatable adj. Edible.
ebullient adj. Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling. eccentric adj. Peculiar.
eccentricity n. Idiosyncrasy.
eclipse n. The obstruction of a heavenly body by its entering into the shadow of another body.
economize v. To spend sparingly.
ecstasy n. Rapturous excitement or exaltation. ecstatic adj. Enraptured.
edible adj. Suitable to be eaten.
edict n. That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action. edify v. To build up, or strengthen, especially in morals or religion.
editorial n. An article in a periodical written by the editor and published as an official argument. educe v. To draw out.
efface v. To obliterate.
effect n. A consequence.
effective adj. Fit for a destined purpose. effectual adj. Efficient.
effeminacy n. Womanishness.
effeminate adj. Having womanish traits or qualities. effervesce v. To bubble up.
effervescent adj. Giving off bubbles of gas.
effete adj. Exhausted, as having performed its functions. efficacious adj. Effective.
efficacy n. The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it. efficiency n. The state of possessing adequate skill or knowledge for the performance of a duty. efficient adj. Having and exercising the power to produce effects or results.
efflorescence n. The state of being flowery, or a flowery appearance.
efflorescent adj. Opening in flower.
effluvium n. A noxious or ill-smelling exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter. effrontery n. Unblushing impudence.
effulgence n. Splendor.
effuse v. To pour forth.
effusion n. an outpouring.
egoism n. The theory that places man's chief good in the completeness of self. egoist n. One who advocates or practices egoism.
egotism n. Self-conceit.
egotist n. One given to self-mention or who is constantly telling of his own views and experiences.