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dacrygelosis
n. - condition of alternating laughing and crying
 
dacryops
n. - moistness of the eye.
 
dactylioglyph
n. - engraver of gems, especially for rings. dactyliographic, adj. dactyliography, n. study of gem engraving. dactyliology, n. study of finger-rings.
 
dactylitis
n. - inflammation of fingers and toes.
 
dactylogram
n. - finger-print. dactylography, n. study of finger-prints.
 
dactyloid
adj. - like a finger.
 
dactylology
n. - sign language; deaf and dumb language.
 
dactylomegaly
n. - abnormal largeness of fingers and toes.
 
dactylonomy
n. - counting on the fingers.
 
dactyloscopy
n. - comparison of fingerprints for identification.
 
daddock
n. - centre of rotten tree
 
daedal
adj. - ingeniously contrived or intricate; skillfully and artistically crafted
 
daemon
n. - inward spirit; personality; genius. daemonic, adj.
 
damascene, damaskeen
v. ornament (metal) with wavy patterns; a. pertaining to such art or to damask. damascene blade, sword made in Damascus or ornamented with damascening.
 
damier
n. - large-squared pattern.
 
damnosa hereditas
phr. - 'burdensome inheritance'.
 
damnum fatale
phr. - Law, loss resulting from act of God.
 
dapifer
phr. - bearer of meat to table; steward.
 
darnel
n. - tall, awned grass, a weed of corn-fields.
 
dartre
n. - any eczema-like skin disease. dartrous, adj.
 
dashpot
n. - shock-resisting device, using air or liquid.
 
dasymeter
n. - device for measuring the density of gases.
 
dasyphyllous
adj. - with downy leaves.
 
dasypoedes
n. -pl. birds having downy young. dasypoedal, dasypoedic, adj.
 
dasypygal
adj. - having hairy buttocks
 
dation
n. - act of giving; conferment.
 
dauerschlaf
n. - long drug-induced sleep, used as psychiatric remedy.
 
davit
n. - ship's small crane, especially for lowering boats.
 
dawk
n. - printer's mark in shape of dagger
 
de aequitate
phr. - 'by equity'; by justice if not by right.
 
de jure
phr. - adv. 'by right'; rightful.
 
de nouveau
phr. - 'again'; afresh.
 
de novo
phr. - 'from the beginning'; afresh.
 
de trop
phr. - 'too much'; unwanted; in the way.
 
dealate
v. rob or divest of wings. dealation, n.
 
dealbation
n. - whitening.
 
deambulatory
n. - ambulatory; a. wandering.
 
deasil
v. - to move in a clockwise direction
 
debellate
v. conquer. debellation, debellator, n.
 
debenture
n. - official certificate of right to receive payment; bond; any company security other than shares. debenture stock, class of shares, holders of which are guaranteed repayment but cannot demand it until default or winding up of company.
 
debouch
v. -i. v.t. issue into open place; n. outlet. debouchment, n. act of debouching; river mouth.
 
debridement
n. - surgical removal of dead tissue from wound.
 
decad
n. - group of ten. decadal, adj. decade, n. period of ten years.
 
decadescent
adj. - tending to become decadent.
 
decadic
adj. - pertaining to decimal system.
 
decalcomania
n. - art of transferring a design from paper to another surface; transfer.
 
decalescence
n. - sudden increase at certain temperature in amount of heat absorbed.
 
decalvant
adj. - depilatory.
 
decameral
adj. - divided into ten. decamerous, adj. Botany, having parts in tens.
 
decapod
n. - ten-legged crustacean, including shrimps, lobsters, etc. decapodal, decapodan, decapodous, adj.
 
decarch
n. - member of decarchy; commander over ten. decarchy, n. rule by or ruling body of ten persons.
 
decarnate
adj. - divested of bodily form.
 
decastich
n. - ten-line poem.
 
decastyle
n. - portico with ten columns.
 
decatize
v. cause to uncurl by steaming or damping.
 
decemvir
n. - member of decemvirate. decemviral, adj. decemvirate, n. ruling body of ten persons.
 
decimestrial
adj. - consisting of or lasting ten months.
 
declivity
n. - downward slope. declivitous, declivous, adj.
 
decoct
phr. - extract the essence of flavor of, as by boiling
 
decollate
v. - to behead
 
decompensation
n. - Medicine, inability of heart to maintain adequate circulation.
 
decorticate
v. divest of bark, peel, husk, skin, etc.; flay;, adj. lacking such outer layer. decortication, decorticator, n.
 
decrepitate
v. make to crackle by roasting. decrepitation, n.
 
decrescent
adj. - decreasing gradually. decrescence, n.
 
decretal
n. - decree, especially papal; a. pertaining to decree. decretist, n. student of decretals. decretive, decretory, adj. pertaining to or like a decree.
 
decrudescence
n. - diminution in disease.
 
decubitus
n. - act or attitude of lying down. decubital, adj. pertaining to or resulting from this.
 
decumbence, decumbency
n. - decubitus. decumbent, adj. decumbiture, n. confinement to bed.
 
decuple
adj. - tenfold; arranged in tens; n. such amount; v.i. & t. multiply by ten.
 
decurrent
adj. - running downwards; elapsing. decurrence, n.
 
decurtate
adj. - shortened; v.t. curtail. decurtation, n.
 
decurve
v. - curve downwards. decurvation, n.
 
decussate
v. - X-shaped; to make an x; intersect
 
dedition
n. - surrender.
 
defalcate
v. - to embezzle
 
defeneration
n. - usury
 
defenestration
n. - the act of throwing a thing or person out of a window
 
defervesce
v. become cool; lose interest. defervescence, n. defervescent, adj. pertaining to or causing cooling; n. such drug.
 
defilade
n. - protection provided by obstacles or fortifications against enemy fire; v.t. arrange (fortifications) for this purpose.
 
definiendum
n. - (pl. -da) thing to be defined.
 
definiens
n. - (pl. -ientia ) something that defines.
 
deflagrate
v. burn up suddenly. deflagration, deflagrator, n.
 
deflocculate
v. disperse in fine particles. deflocculant, adj. & n.
 
defluent
adj. - flowing down. defluxion, n. discharge of mucus from nose.
 
dégagé
adj. - (fem. -ée) 'disengaged'; at ease; unworried.
 
deglutinate
v. unstick; remove glue or gluten from. deglutination, n.
 
deglutition
n. - act or power of swallowing. deglutitious, adj. deglutitory, adj. aiding swallowing.
 
degrugger
n. - university degree, originally from Oxford
 
degust, degustate
v. - taste, savour. degustation, n.
 
dehiscent
adj. - gaping; discharging contents (e.g. seeds) by bursting open. dehiscence, n.
 
Dei gratia
phr. - 'by the grace of God' (abbreviation D.G.)
 
Dei judicium
phr. - 'judgement of God'; trial by ordeal.
 
deictic
adj. - directly proving or demonstrating; Linguistics, specifying the person, thing, etc., referred to.
 
deiparous
adj. - giving birth to god or Christ.
 
deipnosophist
n. - a skillful dinner conversationalist
 
deipotent
adj. - with god-like power.
 
deja lu
phr. - already read: a sense of familiarity or recognition in something read
 
dejecture
n. - excrement
 
delation
n. - laying information against a person. delator, n. informer. delatorian, adj.
 
delator
n. - an informer or accuser
 
delectation
n. - enjoyment.
 
delectus
n. - chrestomathy.
 
delendum
n. - (pl. -da) thing to be deleted.
 
deligation
n. - bandaging.
 
delignate
v. remove wood or woody matter from.
 
deliquesce
phr. - melt away; gradually dissolve
 
delirament
n. - raving; a foolish story
 
delitescent
adj. - hidden; inactive
 
deltiology
n. - hobby of collecting post-cards.
 
demegoric
adj. - pertaining to demagogic speech.
 
démenti
n. - official denial.
 
demephitize
v. purify (air). demephitization, n.
 
demersal
adj. - sinking to bottom. demersion, n.
 
demesne
n. - estate; territory; unrestricted possession of land. demesnial, adj.
 
demi-monde
n. - class of women of doubtful reputation. demi-mondain, adj. demi-mondaine, n. woman of that class.
 
demit
v. - relinquish, abdicate. demission, n.
 
demiurge
n. - inferior god who created world; creative power or spirit. demiurgeous, demiurgic, adj.
 
demivierge
n. - woman who is sexually promiscuous but remains technically a virgin.
 
demogenic
adj. - applied to societies based on citizenship rather than kinship.
 
demonifuge
n. - charm against evil spirits.
 
demophil(e)
n. - friend of people; person fond of crowds or the masses. demophobe, n. person disliking the masses or crowds.
 
demophobe
n. - a people-hater
 
demulcent
adj.,n. - soothing (substance) demulsify, v. extract from an emulsion. demulsion, n. soothing.
 
demurrage
n. - delay by charterer of a vehicle's or vessel's loading, departure, etc.; payment for such delay. demurrer, n. Law, objection to pleading.
 
denary
adj. - of ten; tenfold; decimal n. ten; group of ten; one tenth.
 
dendrachate
n. - moss agate.
 
dendral
adj. - living in trees; arboreal. dendriform, adj. tree-like; branched.
 
dendrochronology
n. - analysis of the annual rings of trees to date past events.
 
dendrograph
n. - instrument recording growth of tree's girth. dendrography, n. such recording; treatise on trees.
 
dendroid
adj. - tree-shaped.
 
dendrology
n. - study of or treatise on trees. dendrologic(al), dendrologous, adj. dendrologist, n.
 
dendrophilous
adj. - fond of or inhabiting trees.
 
denier
n. - originally a unit of weight (about 81/5 troy grains) of silk, rayon, nylon, etc.; later, an indication of the fineness of such yarns, the lower the denier number the finer the yarn.
 
denticle
n. - small tooth or tooth-like part. denticulated, adj. with small, tooth-like prominences.
 
dentigerous
adj. - bearing teeth.
 
dentil
n. - small rectangular block, one of a row used as ornamentation, especially beneath a cornice.
 
dentilingual
adj.,n. - (sound) pronounced (as th) with tongue against teeth.
 
dentiloquist
n. - one who speaks with clenched teeth
 
dentinasal
adj.,n. - (sound) pronounced (as n) with nasal passage open and tongue against upper teeth or teeth-ridge.
 
dentiphone
n. - audiphone.
 
denumeration
n. - Mathematics, determination of number of things able to fulfil certain conditions. denumerable, adj. countable.
 
Deo volente
phr. - 'God being willing' (abbreviation D.V.)
 
deobstruent
adj.,n. - (medicine) removing obstacles; purgative.
 
deontology
n. - science of moral duty. deontological, adj. deontologist, n.
 
deoppilate
v. & t. remove obstructions (from). deoppilant, n. & a. deoppilation, n. deoppilative, adj.
 
deordination
n. - disorder; abnormality.
 
deorsumversion
n. - a turning downward
 
deosculate
v. - to kiss affectionately
 
depascent
adj. - eating.
 
dépaysé
adj. - (fem. -ée pron. same) 'away from natural country or environment'; lost; out of one's element.
 
depeculation
n. - an embezzling of public funds
 
dephlogisticate
v. - to make fireproof
 
depotentiate
v. divest of power; weaken. depotentiation, n.
 
depredate
v. - plunder; ravage. depredation, n.
 
depurate
v. purify. depurant, n. & a. depuration, n. depurative n. & a.
 
deracinate
phr. - extirpate; eradicate; abolish completely
 
dermatoglyphics
n. - (study of) lines forming fingerprints and other skin patterns. dermatograph, n. fingerprint or other impression of skin markings. dermatography, n. description of skin.
 
dermatoid
adj. - skin-like.
 
dermatome
n. - instrument for cutting skin. dermatomic, adj.
 
dermographia, dermographism
n. - condition in which slight pressure, as of writing, on skin causes red mark. dermographic, adj.
 
dermoid
adj. - skin-like.
 
dernier cri
phr. - 'last cry'; latest fashion; newest discovery.
 
desacralize
v. - divest of supernatural qualities; remove taboo. desacralization, n.
 
descant
n. - a commenting or discussing at length, esp. withg reat interest or fervor
 
descry
v. - discern; detect.
 
desiderate
v. - desire strongly; regard as lacking. desideration, n. desiderative, adj. desideratum, n. (pl. desiderata) desired thing; condition; thing regarded as lacking.
 
desiderium
n. - yearning.
 
desidious
adj. - slothful
 
desinent(ial)
adj. - terminal. desinence, n. ending.
 
desipient
adj. - foolish, silly
 
desition
n. - ending; cessation. desistive, adj. final.
 
desman
n. - aquatic mole-like animal of Russia and Pyrenees; its fur.
 
desmid
n. - species of algae. desmidian, n. desmidiology, n. study of such.
 
desmoid
adj. - like a ligament.
 
desmology
n. - study of ligaments or bandaging. desmotomy, n. cutting or anatomy of ligaments.
 
despiteous
adj. - spiteful, malevolent.
 
despumate
v. - to skim; to take the scum off
 
desquamate
v. -i. peel off, or cause to peel off in scales. desquamation, n. desquamatory, adj. & n. desquamative, adj.
 
desucration
n. - removal of sugar.
 
detersion
n. - act of cleansing. detersive, n. & a. detergent.
 
detinue
n. - Law, illegal detention of another's personal property; writ for recovering such detained property.
 
detrude
v. - push down or out.
 
detrusion
n. - act of detruding. detrusive, adj.
 
deuterium
n. - heavy hydrogen, the oxide of which is heavy water used to slow down neutrons emitted in nuclear fission.
 
deuteropathy
n. - secondary illness. deuteropathic, adj.
 
deutoplasm
n. - yolk of egg. deutoplasmic, adj.
 
devenustate
v. - to deprive of beauty
 
devoir
n. - duty; best of which one is capable pl. respects; attentions; courtesy.
 
devorative
n. - capable of being swallowed whole
 
dextral
adj. - on right-hand side. dextrality, n. use of right limb, eye, etc., more than left. dextrally, adv. towards right-hand side.
 
dextrocardia
n. - condition in which the heart is on the right-hand side of the chest.
 
dextrocular
adj. - using right eye more than left. dextrocularity, n.
 
dextrogyratory
n. - turning to the right. dextrogyration, n.
 
dextrorotatory
adj. - turning to the right, especially turning plane of polarized light to right. dextrorotation, n.
 
dextrosinistral
adj. - extending to right and left; applied to the left-handed person using right hand for writing.
 
dextroversion
n. - turn to the right.
 
diabrosis
n. - perforation, especially by ulcer. diabrotic, n. & a. corrosive (thing).
 
diachronic
adj. - pertaining to the development of phenomena through time. diachrony, n.
 
diachylon
n. - kind of sticking plaster.
 
diaclasis
n. - fracture; refraction. diaclastic, adj.
 
diaconal
adj. - pertaining to deacon. diaconate, n. deacon's jurisdiction or office; the order of deacons.
 
diacope
n. - deep incision; the separation of a word by the interpolation of another or others, as in absogoddamlutely
 
diactinic
adj. - able to transmit actinic rays. diactinism, n.
 
diadem
n. - crown; fillet.
 
diadermic
adj. - pertaining to penetration through skin.
 
diadromous
adj. - migrating between fresh and salt water.
 
diagraph
n. - instrument for enlarging or reducing drawing, diagrams etc.
 
dialectic(s)
n. - art of logical and analytical argument. dialectical, adj. pertaining to or given to dialectic; logical. dialectician, n. person skilled in dialectic.
 
diallage
n. - concentration of several separate arguments upon a single point
 
diallelus
n. - (pl. -li ) arguing in a circle.
 
dialogue des sourds
phr. - dialogue of the deaf: a discussion in which the participants pay no attention to one another's argument
 
dialysis
n. - rational disposing of reasons for or against something; "dismembering" or reasoning away
 
diamesogamous
adj. - Botany, not self-pollinated.
 
diandrous
adj. - Botany, having two stamens.
 
dianoetic
adj. - pertaining to reasoning. dianoia, n. faculty of discursive reasoning.
 
diapason
n. - loud, harmonious burst of music; entire gamut or compass; principal organ-stop.
 
diaplasis
n. - (pl. -ses) setting of fractured or dislocated bone.
 
diapnoic
adj.,n. - mild(ly) diaphoretic.
 
diapositive
n. - Photography, slide.
 
diapyesis
n. - discharge of pus. diapyetic, n. & a.
 
diarchy
n. - government by two rulers. diarchial, diarchic, adj.
 
diarthrosis
n. - joint permitting free movement.
 
diaskeuasis
n. - editorial revision
 
diastase
n. - digestive ferment converting starch into sugar. diastatic, adj.
 
diastasis
n. - separation of bones without fracture; final phase of heart dilation.
 
diastomatic
adj. - through pores.
 
diastrophe
n. - Geology, deformation, upheaval, etc., of earth's crust. diastrophic, adj. diastrophism, n. such geological process; result of diastrophe; any such process of upheaval or drastic change.
 
diasyrm
n. - rhetorical device of damning by faint praise.
 
diathermic
adj. - transmitting heat rays. diathermacy, diathermancy, diathermaneity, n. diathermanous, diathermous, adj. diathermotherapy, n. medical treatment by diathermy. diathermy, n. heating, by electrical means, of subcutaneous tissues; electric current used in diathermy.
 
diathesis
n. - (pl. -ses ) congenital susceptibility or aptitude; predisposing factor. diathetic,, adj.
 
diatyposis
n. - vivid presentation by means of exciting language
 
dicacity
n. - oral playfulness; talkativeness
 
dicaeology
n. - rhetorical device of defending oneself by pleading justification.
 
dicerous
adj. - having two antennae or horns.
 
dichaeologia
n. - a defense of failure or disgrace, as by blaming extenuating circumstances, inadequate help, or betrayalby friends
 
dichogamy
n. - coming to maturity at different times of male and female elements of plant or animal, to avoid self-fertilisation. dichogamic, dichogamous, adj.
 
dicotyledon
n. - plant having two cotyledons. dicotyledonary, dicotyledonous, adj.
 
dicrotic
adj. - (of the pulse) having a double beat. dicrotism, n.
 
dictum de dicto
phr. - saying from a saying: a secondhand report, hearsay
 
didascalic, didascalar
adj. - didactic; pertaining to teaching.
 
didelphian
adj.,n. - marsupial. didelphic, didelphous, adj.
 
didicoy, diddicoy
n. - person who lives like a gypsy but is not a true Romany.
 
didymous, didymate
adj. - growing in pairs.
 
diectasis
n. - lengthening verse line by introducing extra syllable.
 
dieldrin
n. - a persistent chemical pesticide, generally forbidden in the U.K. since 1964.
 
dielectric
adj.,n. - Electricity, non-conducting (substance). dielectrical, adj.
 
dies faustus
phr. - 'auspicious or favourable day'. dies infaustus, "unlucky day'.
 
diffinity
n. - absence of affinity.
 
diffluent
adj. - flowing away or melting with ease. diffluence, n.
 
diffugient
adj. - dispersing.
 
digastric
adj. - biventral.
 
digenesis
n. - successive sexual and non-sexual reproduction. digenetic, adj.
 
digeny
n. - sexual reproduction. digenous, adj.
 
dight
v. - archaic, clad; v.t. clothe.
 
digitalis
n. - heart stimulant obtained from foxglove leaves. digitalism, n. condition due to over-use of this.
 
digitate
adj. - having or resembling fingers. digitation, n.
 
digitigrade
adj. - walking on toes only; n. such animal.
 
digladiation
n. - fight; dispute.
 
diglossia
n. - co-existence of a (in social and literary terms) higher and lower form of the same language.
 
diglot
n. - bilingual person
 
digoneutic
adj. - producing two broods in a year.
 
digonous
adj. - with two angles.
 
digraph
n. - two letters with one sound only (e.g. ph). digraphic, adj.
 
dihedral
n. - angle between an aircraft wing and the horizontal.
 
dilatory
adj. - procrastinating; slow.
 
dilogical
adj. - ambiguous; having a double meaning
 
dilogy
n. - intentional ambiguity; emphatic repetition of word, etc.
 
diluent
adj.,n. - diluting (agent).
 
dimerous
adj. - arranged or divided in two parts.
 
dimidiate
v. - halve. dimidiation, n.
 
dimissory
adj. - giving permission to go; dismissing.
 
dinic(al)
adj. - pertaining to vertigo.
 
dioecious
adj. - having male and female organs in separate individuals. dioecism, n.
 
dioestrum
n. - period of sexual inactivity between 'heats'. dioestrous, adj.
 
dionym
n. - name containing two terms. dionymal, adj. binomial.
 
dioristically
adv. - in a distinguishing manner
 
diorthosis
n. - correction; straightening, especially of deformed limbs. diorthotic, adj.
 
diotic
adj. - affecting both ears.
 
diphyletic
adj. - descended from two genealogical lines.
 
diphyodont
adj. - having two successive sets of teeth.
 
diplasiasmus
n. - the incorrect doubling of a singgle [sic] letter
 
diplegia
n. - paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of body.
 
diplocephalus
n. - double-headed monster. diplocephalous, adj. diplocephaly, n.
 
diploid
adj. - double, especially having double normal chromosome number. diploidy, n. such state.
 
diplopia
n. - double vision. diplopic,, adj.
 
dipnoous
adj. - having both lungs and gills. dipnoan, n. such fish; lungfish.
 
dipody
n. - verse measure of two feet; dimeter.
 
dippoldism
n. - beating or whipping school children
 
dipsetic
adj.,n. - (thing) causing thirst.
 
dipsomania
n. - uncontrollable desire for drink, especially alcohol. dipsomaniac, n. sufferer from this. dipsomaniacal, adj.
 
dipsosis
n. - great thirst due to disease.
 
dipterous
adj. - having two wings. dipteral, a.; Architecture, having double colonnade. dipteran, n. such fly. dipterology, n. study of two-winged insects.
 
diptote
n. - Grammar, noun with two cases only.
 
directoire
adj. - signifying style of low-necked, high-waisted dress, and curving Oriental furniture, of the Directory period (1795–99) in France.
 
diremption
n. - a violent or final separation
 
dirigent
adj. - guiding.
 
dirigisme
n. - state control of economic and social affairs. dirigiste, adj. & n.
 
diriment
adj. - Law, nullifying, especially as regards impediments to marriage.
 
disagio
n. - charge made for exchanging depreciated or foreign money.
 
discalced
adj. - bare-foot. discalceate, n. & a. bare-foot (friar or nun).
 
discarnate
adj. - having no body;, v. deprive of bodily existence.
 
discept
v. -i. discuss; dispute. disceptation, disceptator, n.
 
discerp
v. - tear off, or to pieces. discerptible, adj. discerption, n.
 
discinct
adj. - partly or loosely clad; having belt removed.
 
disembogue
v. -i. debouch; discharge into sea, etc.; eject.
 
diseuse
n. - (masc. diseur ) reciter.
 
disgeneric
adj. - of different kind or genus.
 
disjecta membra
phr. - scattered members: disjointed quotations or fragments; verbal bits and pieces
 
disjection
n. - dispersion; scattering.
 
disomus
n. - (pl. -mi ) monster with two bodies. disomatous, adj. having two bodies.
 
dispendious
adj. - extravagant; costly.
 
dispermous
adj. - having two seeds. dispermy, n. union of two sperm cells and one ovum.
 
dissentaneous
adj. - disagreeable; negative
 
dissepiment
n. - partition, especially of tissue. dissepimental, adj.
 
dissilient
adj. - bursting open or apart.
 
dissimulate
v. - feign; pretend. dissimulation, n. dissimulative, adj.
 
distich
n. - verse couplet. distichous, adj. arranged in two rows.
 
distrain
v. - Law. seize goods in default of payment. distraint, n.
 
distrait
adj. - inattentive; abstracted.
 
dit
n. - 'said'; commonly known as; reputed to be.
 
dithecal
adj. - having two cells. dithecous, adj.
 
ditheism
n. - belief in two equal gods, especially one good and one evil. ditheist, n. ditheistic(al), adj.
 
dithyramb
n. - emotional speech or essay
 
dithyrambic
adj. - any wild, frenzied, or emotional speech or writing
 
ditokous
adj. - producing two offspring at a birth, or offspring of two kinds.
 
ditrichotomous
adj. - divided into two or three parts.
 
diuturnal
adj. - lasting long time. diuturnity, n.
 
divagate
v. - to wonder or stray; or digress; deviate
 
divaricate
v. -i. bifurcate; a. wide-spreading. divarication, n. bifurcation; straddling; disagreement; ambiguity.
 
diversivolent
adj. - looking for trouble or an argument
 
diverticulum
n. - blind passage or branch; caecum. diverticular, adj. diverticulate, adj. having such.
 
divulse
v. - rend apart. divulsion, n. divulsive, adj.
 
dixi
phr. - 'I have spoken'; let that suffice or settle the matter. dixit, 'he has spoken'; person's statement, especially without corroboration.
 
dixit
n. - an unconfirmed, sometimes dogmatic statement
 
dizen
v. - dress in a gaudy fashion
 
do ut des
phr. - 'I give that you may give'; reciprocal agreement or concession.
 
docimasy
n. - experimental testing or inquiry. docimology, n. treatise on this, especially on assaying metals. docimastic, adj.
 
docta ignorantia
phr. - learned ignornace
 
dodecafid
adj. - divided into 12 parts.
 
dodecarch
n. - member of dodecarchy. dodecarchy, n. government by 12 persons.
 
dol
n. - basic and smallest unit for measuring the intensity of pain, equal to the faint sensation felt when heat rays are first applied to the skin.
 
dolabrate, dolabriform
adj. - shaped like axe-head.
 
dolce far niente
phr. - 'sweet to do nothing'; pleasant idling.
 
dolent
adj. - mournful.
 
dolichocephalic, dolichocephalous
adj. - long-headed; having skull of which maximum breadth is less than 80 per cent of maximum length. dolichocephalus n. (pl. -li ) such person. dolichocephaly, n.
 
dolichocercic
adj. - having long forearms.
 
dolichocnemic
adj. - having long legs.
 
dolichofacial
adj. - having long face.
 
dolichopodous
adj. - having long feet.
 
dolichoprosopic
adj. - having very long and narrow face.
 
dolioform
adj. - shaped like a barrel.
 
dolorific
adj. - causing sorrow or pain.
 
dolorifuge
n. - something that relieves sadness
 
dolorimetry
n. - measurement of pain.
 
dolus bonus
phr. - good deceit: in roman and civil law, permissible bargaining and cunning in selling, as in the case of amerchant's overpraising of his products
 
dolus malus
phr. - evil deceit: in roman and civil law, unlawful deceit or misrepresentation growing out of evil intentor malice
 
domatologist
n. - paid housekeeper
 
dominie
n. - school master; archaic () parson.
 
dop
n. - kind of coarse brandy; cup for holding diamond during cutting.
 
dormition
n. - act of falling asleep; death. dormitive, n. & a. soporific.
 
dormy, dormie
adj. - winning in golf by as many holes as remain to play.
 
dorsiventral, dorsoventral
adj. - having differentiated front and back, or upper and lower, surfaces. dorsiventrality, n.
 
doryphorus, doryphoros
n. - sculptured figure of spear-bearer.
 
dos-à-dos
adj. - back to back; n. such seat, etc.
 
dosimetry
n. - measurement of doses; medical system in which very few drugs in strictly regulated doses are prescribed.
 
dossal
n. - ornamental hanging at the back of an altar or the sides of the chancel.
 
dosser
n. - covering for the back of a throne; bag or basket carried on the back; a person who sleeps in dosshouses.
 
dotterel, dottrel
n. - several kinds of plover, including ringed plover.
 
dottle, dottel
n. - plug of tobacco left in a pipe after smoking.
 
douane
n. - customs house. douanier, n. customs official.
 
doublette
n. - artist's copy of own work.
 
douceur
n. - 'sweetness, sweetener'; bribe; gratuity; gentleness of manner.
 
doulocracy, dulocracy
n. - government by slaves.
 
doxastic
adj. - pertaining to opinion
 
dracone
n. - towed flexible container for transporting liquids by water.
 
dragoman
n. - (pl. -mans or - men) guide and interpreter. dragomanic, adj.
 
dragonnade
n. - cruel persecution; violent invasion or punitive expedition.
 
dree
v. - endure.
 
drepaniform
adj. - like a sickle in shape. drepanoid, adj. like a sickle.
 
droit
n. - 'right'; law; justice. droit du seigneur, feudal lord's right to enjoy female vassal on her wedding night. droitural, adj. pertaining to right to property.
 
dromic(al)
adj. - pertaining to foot-race course; Architecture, with long, narrow plan.
 
dromond
n. - large medieval sailing ship.
 
dromos
n. - avenue or entrance-way to a building; passage to a tomb; ancient Greek race course.
 
drosometer
n. - instrument measuring amount of dew. drosograph, n. such recording instrument.
 
droze
n. - to drip like a candle
 
drugget
n. - coarse cloth used especially as floor-covering.
 
drumlin
n. - long glacially-formed hill.
 
drysalter
n. - dealer in dried goods, foods, chemicals, etc. drysaltery, n.
 
dubiety
n. - doubt; doubtful matter. dubious, adj. doubtful; suspicious; questionable. dubiosity, n. dubitation, n. doubting; hesitation. dubitative, adj. signifying doubt.
 
Duecento
n. - the thirteenth century.
 
duenna
n. - chaperone; governess.
 
dulcify
v. - sweeten; mollify. dulcification, n. dulcigenic, adj. yielding sweetness.
 
dulia
n. - Roman Catholic, veneration accorded to saints.
 
dulosis
n. - enslavement, especially of certain ant species. dulotic, adj.
 
dumose, dumous
adj. - bushy. dumosity, n.
 
dunlin
n. - species of sandpiper.
 
dunnage
n. - packing material for protecting cargo.
 
duramen
n. - heartwood of tree.
 
durance
n. - imprisonment.
 
durity
n. - hardness. durometer, n. instrument measuring hardness.
 
dvandva
n. - a compound word, neither element of which is subordinated to the other, as bitter-sweet
 
dwaal
n. - state of befuddlement.
 
dwale
n. - deadly nightshade.
 
dwergmal
n. - echoes from rocks
 
dyarchy
n. - dual form of government. dyarchic(al), adj.
 
dygogram
n. - graph showing amount, at all positions, of deflection of compass due to iron of ship.
 
dysaesthesia
n. - loss of sense of touch. dysaesthetic, adj.
 
dysarthrosis
n. - diseased or abnormal condition of joint.
 
dyschroa, dyschroia
n. - skin discoloration.
 
dyschromatoptic
adj. - color-blind. dyschromatopsia, n.
 
dyscrasia
n. - Medicine, constitutional weakness. dyscrasic, adj.
 
dysergia
n. - deficient muscular co-ordination.
 
dyskinesia
n. - loss of power of voluntary movement. dyskinetic, adj.
 
dyslogia
n. - inability to express ideas in speech due to mental deficiency.
 
dyslogy
n. - unfavourable speech; censure. dyslogistic, adj.
 
dysmenorrhea
n. - painful menstruation. dysmenorrheal, adj.
 
dyspepsia
n. - severe indigestion, especially chronic. dyspeptic, a.; n. person suffering from this.
 
dysphagic
adj. - having difficulty in swallowing. dysphagia, n.
 
dysphasia
n. - impairment of speech co-ordination, due to brain disease or injury. dysphasic, adj.
 
dysphemia
n. - stammering. dysphemism, n. substitution of a derogatory or offensive word for an ordinary one; word so substituted.
 
dysphemism
n. - the use of a disparaging or disagreeable term asa substitute for a standard, inoffensive one, e.g. "old lady"for "girlfriend"; gratuitous derogatory expression
 
dysphonia
n. - inability to pronounce sounds, due to physical abnormality or disease. dysphonic, adj.
 
dysphoria
n. - generalized feeling of being ill or depressed. dysphoric, adj.
 
dyspnea
n. - difficult breathing.
 
dysteleology
n. - denial of a final cause or purpose of life.
 
dysthymia
n. - despondency. dysthymic, adj.
 
dystocia
n. - difficult childbirth. dystocial, adj.
 

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