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discomfit - vocabulary

discomfit - verb
Discomfit, to confuse, disconcert; to thwart, to frustrate the plans of, to foil. Whether the issue is birth control or global warming or clean air, this administration has alread...

discover - correct spelling

discover verb
Example: After we discover the culprit, we can alert the police....

Discreet and discrete difference

Discreet means to be careful, undetected, example: a discreet cough. Discrete means to be individual, detached, for example, the grammar discrete is ...

Discreet vs. Discrete

The government’s discreet decision about the four discrete divisions caused a ...

discreet, discrete

To be discreet means to be “modest” or “prudent.”To be discrete means to be “obviously separate” or “distinct.” Discrete also has a specific meaning in mathematics ...

discriminate - correct spelling

discriminate verb and adjective
Example: The laws must not discriminate against people because of their race. ...

disease - correct spelling

disease noun
Example: His disease interfered with his work....

disenfranchise - vocabulary

disenfranchise - verb
To deprive of any right privilege or power; to deprive of voting rights. From the early indications, Americans are feeling enthusiastic about their constitutionally guaranteed right t...


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:The meaning of disingenuous has been shifting about lately, as if people were unsure of its proper meaning. Generally, it me...

disingenuous - vocabulary

disingenuous See the discussion of ingenuous
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Disinterested vs. Uninterested

Alex brought her disinterested friend to solve the dispute between her and Adam who was uninterested in ...

disinterested, uninterested

To be disinterested means to be “impartial,” “free from bias,” or “indifferent.” A disinterested person has no stake in the outcome.To be uninterested means “having...

disjunctive - vocabulary

disjunctive - adjective
Helping or serving to disconnect or separate; dividing; distinguishing.Note: In grammar, disjunctive describes the process of syntactically setting two or mor...

Disk vs. Disc

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Disorganized vs. Unorganized

Disorganized vs. Unorganized Alright, so we have two words referring to the same property, of "not being organized": "disorganized" and "unorganized". It is, therefore, a normal thing to ask yourself whether one of these words is wrong...

disparage - vocabulary

disparage - verb
To regard or speak of slightingly; to belittle; to bring reproach or discredit on. People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with kn...

dispensable - correct spelling

dispensable adjective
Example: Unfortunately, she was dispensable and lost her job last year....

Disperse vs. Disburse

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dissatisfied - correct spelling

dissatisfied adjective and verb (past tense and past participle of the verb dissatisfy)Example: She gave ...

dissection - correct spelling

dissection noun
Example: The students performed a dissection of the poor frog....

dissemble - vocabulary

dissemble - verb
To give a misleading or false appearance, to conceal the truth; to feign.Note: Do not confuse dissemble (to hide the truth) with disassemble (to take something a...

disseminate - vocabulary

disseminate - verb
To spread or scatter widely, as seed is sown; to distribute, broadcast, disperse, as in disseminate information. "Nations, like individuals, wish to enjoy a fair reputation. It ...

dissipate - correct spelling

dissipate verb
Example: The smoke will dissipate when the wind blows....

distance - correct spelling

distance noun and verb
Example: Distance makes the heart grow fonder. noun
Example: ...

distinction - correct spelling

distinction noun
Example: This is a distinction without a difference.Example: He is a man of ...

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