discrepancy N. /相差;缺乏一致/lack of consistency; difference. The police noticed some discrepancies in his
description of the crime and did not believe him.
discrete ADJ. /分离;没有关系的/separate; unconnected. The universe is composed of discrete bodies.
discretion N. /判断力;审慎的/prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances. Use your discretion in this matter
and do not discuss it with anyone. discreet, ADJ.
discriminating ADJ. /有识别能力的;有偏见的/able to see differences; prejudiced. A superb interpreter of Picasso, she
was sufficiently discriminating to judge the most complex works of modern art. (secondary meaning) discrimination, N.
discursive ADJ. /散漫的;不得要领的/digressing; rambling. As the lecturer wandered from topic to topic, we wondered
what if any point there was to his discursive remarks.
disdain V. /蔑视/view with scorn or contempt. In the film Funny Face, the bookish heroine disdained fashion models
for their lack of intellectual interests. also N.
disembark V. /登陆;靠岸/go ashore; unload cargo from a ship. Before the passengers could disembark, they had to
pick up their passports from the ship's purser.
disenfranchise V. /剥夺(公民权)/deprive of a civil right. The imposition of the poll tax effectively disenfranchised poor
Southern blacks, who lost their right to vote.
disengage V. /脱离;分离/uncouple; separate; disconnect. A standard movie routine involves the hero's desperate
attempt to disengage a railroad car from a moving train.
disfigure V. /诬陷，抹黑，诽谤/mar in beauty; spoil. An ugly frown disfigured his normally pleasant face.
disgorge V. /吐出，涌出，呕吐/surrender something; eject; vomit. Unwilling to disgorge the cash he had stolen from the
pension fund, the embezzler tried to run away.
disgruntle V. /使郁闷/make discontented. The passengers were disgruntled by the numerous delays.
Word List 15 dishearten-duplicity
dishearten V. /挫败/discourage; cause to lose courage or hope. His failure to pass the bar exam disheartened him. disheveled ADJ. /邋遢，肮脏/untidy. Your disheveled appearance will hurt your chances in this interview. disinclination N. /不情愿，厌恶/unwillingness. Some mornings I feel a great disinclination to get out of bed disingenuous ADJ. /不诚恳的/lacking genuine candor; insincere. Now that we know the mayor and his wife are
engaged in a bitter divorce fight, we find their earlier remarks regretting their lack of time together remarkably disingenuous.
disinter V. /挖出，出土/dig up; unearth. They disinterred the body and held an autopsy.
disinterested ADJ. /公允的/unprejudiced. Given the judge's political ambitions and the lawyers' financial interest in the
case, the only disinterested person in the courtroom may have been the court reporter.
disjointed ADJ. /断开/disconnected. His remarks were so disjointed that we could not follow his reasoning.
dislodge V. /强制移除/remove (forcibly). Thrusting her fist up under the choking man's lower ribs, Margaret used the
Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the food caught in his throat.
dismantle V. /拆除/take apart. When the show closed, they dismantled the scenery before storing it.
dismay V. /使沮丧;使害怕/discourage; frighten. The huge amount of work she had left to do dismayed her. also N. dismember V. /分解，肢解/cut into small parts. When the Austrian Empire was dismembered, several new countries
dismiss V. /拒绝;排除/put away from consideration; reject. Believing in John's love for her, she dismissed the notion
that he might be unfaithful. (secondary meaning)
disparage V. /忽略，轻视/belittle. A doting mother, Emma was more likely to praise her son's crude attempts at art than to disparage them.