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Diminution

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Meaning
Lessening; reduction in size

Synonyms:
Contraction, Decline, Decrease, Cutback

Antonyms:
Development, Enlargement

Diminution
Digression

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Wandering away from the subject

Synonyms:
Apostrophe, Aside, Deflection, Detour

Antonyms:
Directness, Straightness

Digression
Diffidence

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Shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity

Synonyms:
Reserve, Modesty, Timorousness, Bashfulness

Antonyms:
Boldness, Confidence

Diffidence
Didactic

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Meaning
(of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson

Synonyms:
Advisory, Edifying, Homiletic, Hortative

Antonyms:
Informal, Imprecise

Didactic
Dictum

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Authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court))

Synonyms:
Adage, Aphorism, Truism, Axiom

Antonyms:
Paradox, Ambiguity

Dictum
Dichotomy

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Division into two opposite parts; split

Synonyms:
Disagreement, Animosity, Argument, Tension

Antonyms:
Harmony, Peace

Dichotomy
Dialectical

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Relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal

Synonyms:
Analytic, Argumentative, Polemical, Rationalistic

Antonyms:
Illogical, Irrational

Dialectical
Diabolical

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Diabolic; devilish; fiendish

Synonyms:
Cruel, Hellish, Satanic, Vicious

Antonyms:
Angelic, Godlike

Diabolical
Dexterous

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Skillful; skill in using hands or mind; N. Dexterity

Synonyms:
Able, Active, Acute, Adept

Antonyms:
Awkward, Clumsy

Dexterous
Devious

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Roundabout; erratic

Synonyms:
Artful, Crooked, Evasive, Oblique

Antonyms:
Artless, Frank

Devious