Dis- Vocabulary Words Quiz

Guess these vocabulary words that start with the prefix Dis.
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Last updated: September 4, 2014
First submittedJanuary 25, 2012
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Definition
Word
To expel from the legal profession
Disbar
To exit a train, ship or airplane
Disembark
To exhume
Disinter
To undress
Disrobe
Illness
Disease
To make liquor
Distill
To exclude from one's will
Disinherit
To take away one's weapons
Disarm
To release from a hospital
Discharge
Unhappy in the manner of certain
postal employees
Disgruntled
Pharmacy
Dispensary
Definition
Word
To eviscerate
Disembowel
Beg to differ
Disagree
Like a soul with no corporeal presence
Disembodied
Like an out-of-place shoulder joint
Dislocated
To twist the meaning of
Distort
To deprive a person of the right to vote
Disenfranchise
To show to be false
Disprove
To remove the limbs of
Dismember
To release students from class
Dismiss
To make decisions based on
racial prejudice
Discriminate
Measure of engine volume
Displacement
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Level ∞
Jan 24, 2012
Updated and expanded.
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Level 33
Jan 28, 2012
100% with only :05 remaning. Got caught up on a couple, ugh
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Level 32
Mar 23, 2012
you should accept dislocation or dislocation for the shoulder joint one
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Level 32
Mar 23, 2012
*i meant dislocate or dislocation
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Level 73
Apr 25, 2018
You know you can delete your comment, then rewrite it, right?
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Level 81
Jun 5, 2018
I don't think you could in 2012.
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Level 22
Jul 12, 2012
Unahppy in the manner of postal employees? Disgruntled???? Don't understand - someone please explain!!!!!
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Level 85
Oct 18, 2012
"Disgruntled postal workers" have been responsible for a disproportionately high number of workplace rampage killings over the years here in the US. It's where the term "going postal" comes from.
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Level 50
Jun 18, 2014
I did not need to know that. I am now afraid of the mailman. Maybe I should get a dog after all...
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Level 80
Oct 13, 2014
Yeah... it was a cliche for a while.. and for some reason nobody ever used the word disgruntled to describe anyone else except for angry postal workers that brought automatic weapons to work and started killing people.
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Level 50
Oct 14, 2014
HELP IT'S THE MAILMAN! HE'S HERE GOING CRAZY! SEND HELP!
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Level 71
Apr 17, 2019
Kalbahamut, that's just not true. Anyone can be disgruntled - you most certainly don't have to be a postal worker. I got 100% eventually but had to have several goes at that one and got it more or less by fluke.
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Level 71
Apr 29, 2019
Maybe it's US only thing?
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Level 67
Sep 28, 2019
Anyone can be disgruntled (and I doubt that the word has ever been used for something else in the period that is was associated with postal workers), and the origin of the have nothing to do with the above. But going postal does. The origins of going postal lies with US postal workers, and them killing people.

(I allready knew going postal had something to do with US postal workers, but kalbahamut sentence sounded a bit extreem, bringing automatic weapons to work and start killing people, but regular/mass murders are indeed the source for the term, not just being disgruntled.

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Level 67
Sep 28, 2019
In my country the mailmen were quite unhappy aswell, they werent allowed to wear shorts in summer (I looked it up, man 20 years ago allready) it was quite a big thing. But they didnt start to go around and kill everybody). It was just the talk of the day for what seemed like forever (probably why I seems so much less long ago). Eventually the union got so many complaints, legal actions were taken. And nowadays there are allowed to deliver the mail in shorts.
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Level 72
Aug 8, 2013
Disinter, disembowel, disfigure, dismember? Sounds like quizmaster is a bit disturbed and slightly disgusting.
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Level 59
Jan 13, 2019
I would keep my distance
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Level 67
Sep 28, 2019
Well to di(s) is never a good thing.
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Level 58
May 3, 2014
Can you allow dislocate or dislocation plz thx
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Level 53
May 12, 2014
Wrong parts of speech. "Like an out-of-place shoulder joint" pretty much requires "dislocated".
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Level 67
Sep 28, 2019
Well it is a dislocation of the shoulder, or a dislocated shoulder. So it could work, but the common phrase is dislocated shoulder
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Level 74
Aug 21, 2014
Please also accept distil (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/distil)
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Level 82
Oct 13, 2014
Damn. I didn't even think that I wasn't spelling "dispensery" right.
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Level 67
Oct 13, 2014
What does that picture have to do with this quiz?
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Level 71
Oct 13, 2014
I could be wrong, but I think it is a reference to the City of Dis, found in Dante's Inferno, whose high walls were guarded by the Furies, also known as the Erinyes. That image looks like an image of the Erinyes from Greek pottery. The Erinyes eventually became the Eumenides in Aeschylus' play of that name. And please excuse the name dropping, but both the Inferno and the Eumenides are worth a read if you can find a good translation.
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Level 82
Feb 12, 2019
It shows Eris (it's from a greek style pot) and Eris is the goddess of strife and discord, although discord isn't actually in the quiz.
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Level 75
Oct 13, 2014
What about "Dissent" for beg to differ?
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Level 80
Oct 13, 2014
Not really happy with the clue for discriminate. But the rest of the quiz is good aside from the fact that there's no disco on here. :-/
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Level 50
Oct 14, 2014
Celebrate good times, come on!
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Level 79
Jan 31, 2015
Or even better, discotheque, although having lived through the 1970s the only good thing I have to say about disco is that it passed.
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Level 72
Jun 22, 2016
Me too; you can discriminate on plenty of grounds other than race - and it's not necessarily wrong or immoral
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Level 67
Sep 28, 2019
Yea as a definition it is not correct, but as a description it works. It my attention aswell, but I let it go.
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Level 72
Aug 31, 2016
Well, it's *a* definition of discriminate, even if it's not the primary one. They can't make all the clues *too* easy all the time; that would be disfun!
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Level 57
Oct 20, 2014
I love dis quiz.
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Level 79
Jan 31, 2015
What, no discombobulate?
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Level 81
Jun 5, 2018
Ooh, good one.
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Level 68
Jun 3, 2015
Didn't get disgruntled.All I could think of was "going postal".
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Level 70
Feb 1, 2016
Disgruntled sounds more like an operation on a noisy pig.
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Level 67
Sep 28, 2019
plenty of people grunt... not just pigs..
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Level 75
Apr 13, 2016
Disillusioned for unhappy employee, or is there a reference ion the clue which I don't know about?
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Level 81
Jun 5, 2018
Scroll up to see earlier comments on "Disgruntled postal workers".
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Level 66
Sep 19, 2017
You forgot "new phone, who dis"
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Level 68
Mar 10, 2018
Couldn't "to remove the limbs of" also be "disarm"? :-D
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Level 67
Sep 28, 2019
nah that would be disleg
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Level 52
Jul 26, 2018
Couldn't think of anything other than dispel for "To show to be false"
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Level 67
Sep 28, 2019
You should add dislectic hahha
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Level 67
Sep 28, 2019
And before people make angry comments that it is a serious thing. Even things that are serious can be treated with humour, as long as you dont mean to disrespect people or put them down.
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Level 67
Sep 28, 2019
I thought of dispillery for pharmacy, I liked that one :D but yea, didnt try it, but I think they should introduce that word!