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  • 1.
    • Discerning (dis-SURN-ing)
    • Showing insight and judgment.
    Kids often have a lack of discernment in making good choices.
  • 2.
    • Discordant (dis-KOHR-dehnt)
    • Lack of accord or harmony
    There was a discordance between the two men because of his horrible playing.
  • 3.
    • Disdain (dis-DAYN)
    • To treat contemptuously, with disrespect
    Juan was acting very disdainfully while talking to Camilo.
  • 4.
    • Disinclination (dis-in-kli-NAY-shun)
    • To make or be unwilling, reluctant, or averse
    He obviously doesn’t have a disinclination for playing poker.
  • 5.
    • Disparage (dis-PAR-ij)
    • Speak in a
    • belittling manner,
    • treat as if they
    • are less than you
    • Is very easy to disparage another's work when you don’t know how much effort the person has put into it.
  • 6.
    • Disparity (dis–PAR-i-tee)
    • To be distinct in kind
    • or quality; to be
    • unequal or unbalanced
    There is a lot of disparity when you look to Daniel and Julian's work; Julian is much more organized.
  • 7.
    • Disperse (dis-PURS)
    • To break up or scatter.
    • Is well known that
    • if a suspect is
    • caught, his friends
    • will disperse all
    • over the city to hide.
  • 8.
    • Disseminate (dis-SEHM-i-nayt)
    • To scatter or
    • spread
    • widely, usually
    • information
    • The news that Pablo won the art contest was disseminated throughout the school over the PA system.
  • 9.
    • Dissonance (DIS-suh-nuhns)
    • A harsh or
    • unpleasant
    • combination of
    • sounds
    • Santiago's house was calm until the dissonance of a car crash got his attention.