Latin Root Dis Flashcards

Terms Definitions
discrepant
inconsistent
demented
crazy, insane
disobedience
noncompliance with rules
disputation
debating or controversy
determinate
having defined limits
disreputable
discreditable or dishonorable
dissolute
indifferent to moral restraints
discomfort
an absence of ease
distinction
marking off as different
dissonance
inharmonious or harsh sound
disqualify
to deprive of fitness
deforest
to cut down trees
discountenance
to embarrass, or abash
disservice
harmful or injurious impact
disburse
to pay out or distribute
disappear
to cease to be seen
distort
to twist out of shape
discussion
consideration or examination by argument or comment to explore solutions
discontinuance
ceasing to happen or exist
deprecate
to express earnest disapproval of
deflect
to bend or turn aside
designate
to mark or point out
distillation
concentration of a substance, the obtaining of the essence or volatile properties contained in it
dispensation
an act or instance of distributing
disavow
to disclaim knowledge of, connection with, or responsibility for
dishonest
not worthy of trust or belief
disinterested
unbiased by personal interest or advantage
dissuade
to deter by advice or persuasion
defensible
that can be justified in argument
deprave
to make morally bad or evil
depress
to lower in force, vigor, activity
distrust
to regard with doubt or suspicion
discursive
passing aimlessly from one subject to another
distend
to expand by stretching, as something hollow or elastic
disburden
to relieve of anything oppressive or annoying
dissect
to cut open to examine in detail
disfigure
to mar the appearance or beauty of
disconnect
to sever or interrupt the connection of or between
discord
lack of harmony between persons or things
discipline
training to act in accordance with rules
dissolution
process of dissolving into parts or elements
defamation
false or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another
deride
to laugh at in scorn or contempt
dissemble
to give a false or misleading appearance to
disown
to refuse to acknowledge as belonging to oneself
disciple
one of the 12 personal followers of Christ
dissertation
thesis written by a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
distrain
to force one to satisfy an obligation by legal seizure
dishabille
the state of being dressed in a disheveled or disorderly manner
disclaim
to deny or repudiate interest in or connection with
defraud
to deprive of a right, money, or property by fraud
diminish
to make or cause to seem smaller, less, less important, etc.; lessen; reduce.
discover
to see, get knowledge of, learn of or find
disenfranchise
to deprive a person of a right of citizenship, as of the right to vote
deteriorate
to make or become worse or inferior in character, quality or value
disarm
to deprive of the means of attack or defense
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