Part 1.

descry
catch sight of
despair
a state in which all hope is lost or absent
despoil
destroy and strip of its possession
device
an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
devolve
grow worse
diadem
an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty

 

Part 2.

dictum
an authoritative declaration
didactic
instructive, especially excessively
diffidence
lack of self-assurance
diffident
lacking self-confidence
dilettante
showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish
dingy
thickly covered with ingrained dirt or soot

 

Part 3.

dint
force or effort
disaffected
discontented as toward authority
disapprobation
pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable
disconcert
cause to lose one's composure
disconsolate
sad beyond comforting; incapable of being soothed
discreet
marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint

 

Part 4.

discretionary
not earmarked; available for use as needed
discriminating
showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment
discursive
tending to cover a wide range of subjects
disembark
exit from a ship, vehicle, or aircraft
disgorge
cause or allow to flow or run out or over
dispassionate
unaffected by strong emotion or prejudice

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2020-04-17