Honors English 11 Vocab List 6

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Honors English 11 Vocab List 6
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  1. DEFERENCE
    (noun) A submitting to another’s opinion or wishes, usually because of the latter’s age or unquestioned wisdom and experience.
  2. DEMUR
    (verb) To hesitate; to take exception or offer objections to something
  3. DEMURE
    (adj) Of sober or becoming behavior.
  4. DEPRECATE
    (verb) To disapprove of, or argue strongly against, a course of action.
  5. DERELICT
    (noun) A social outcast, a human castaway
  6. DERIVATIVE
    (adj) imitative of the work of another artist or writer
  7. DEROGATORY
    (adj) Belittling or expressing a low opinion of a person
  8. DESULTORY
    (adj) Habitually passing from one thing to another without method
  9. DELETERIOUS
    (adj) Harmful to health or well-being; injurious.
  10. DEVIATE
    (verb) To turn aside from a customary direction or the right course.
  11. DEVIOUS
    (adj) Indirect or roundabout; swerving from the right course
  12. DEXTEROUS
    (adj) Skillful in the use of the hands.
  13. DIDACTIC
    (adj) Designed to instruct; imparting a lesson
  14. DIFFIDENT
    (adj) Lacking confidence in oneself
  15. DILATORY
    (adj) Inclined to, or causing, delay
  16. DILEMMA
    (noun) A situation where one must choose between equally unsatisfactory choices; hence, a difficult or perplexing situation
  17. DILETTANTE
    (noun) One who dabbles in the field of fine arts or in a branch of knowledge for amusement only and without a serious or concentrated study.
  18. DISCERN
    (verb) Recognize or find out by using good judgment.
  19. DISCOMFITURE
    (noun) The breaking up and frustrating of the plans of another, hence, the defeated one’s embarrassment.
  20. DISPARAGE
    (verb) To speak slightingly of; to discredit or undervalue

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