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diacritical
/ˌdaɪəˈkɹɪtəkəɫ/
adjective
having the capacity to distinguish
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diaphanous
/daɪˈæfənɪs/
adjective
(of texture) so fine and transparent that one can see through
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diatomic
/ˌdaɪəˈtɑmɪk/
adjective
(of molecules) having two atoms with the same or different elements
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diatribe
/ˈdaɪəˌtɹaɪb/
noun
a harsh and severe criticism or verbal attack that is aimed toward a person or thing
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diabolic
/dˌaɪəbˈɑːlɪk/
adjective
related to evil characteristics such as cruelty
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incongruous
/ˌɪŋˈkɔŋɹuəs/
adjective
peculiar and not like what is considered suitable or appropriate for a situation
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inconsequential
/ˌɪŋˌkɑnsəˈkwɛntʃəɫ/
adjective
without any significance or importance
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inconspicuous
/ˌɪŋˈkɑnspɪkwəs/
adjective
not noticeable without effort
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interpreter
/ˌɪnˈtɝpɹətɝ/
noun
someone who verbally changes the words of a language into another
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to interrogate
/ˌɪnˈtɛɹəˌɡeɪt/
verb
to question someone in an aggressive way for a long time in order to get information
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to coerce
/koʊˈɝs/
verb
to force someone to do something through threats or manipulation
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coercion
/koʊˈɝʃən/
noun
making something happen by using force or threat
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to mar
/ˈmɑɹ/
verb
to ruin the perfection of something
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marred
/ˈmɑɹd/
adjective
flawed because of a damage or excessive use
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refusal
/ɹəfˈjuzəɫ/, /ɹɪfˈjuzəɫ/
noun
the act of rejecting or saying no to something that has been offered or requested
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to refute
/ɹɪfˈjut/
verb
reject a statement, accusation, or theory by using an argument or evidence
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refutation
/ˌɹɛfjuˈteɪʃən/
noun
the act of showing that someone or something is wrong by using an argument or evidence
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assonance
/ˈæsənəns/
noun
the use of similar vowels close to each other in nonrhyming syllables as a literary device
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assonant
/ˈæsənənt/
adjective
having an identical vowel combined with different consonants in words, often for poetic purposes
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to assonate
/ˈæsənˌeɪt/
verb
to have a close similarity in sounds, particularly vowels
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