Desperate Vs. Disparate
Desperate [des-per-it, -prit] (adj.):
1. Having an urgent need, desire.
2. Reckless, dangerous because of despair.
She was so desperate for his attention, she jumped in the pool with her clothes on just so he could glance one more time at her before he walked out of that door.
Disparate [dis-per-it, dih-spar-](adj.):
Distinct, dissimilar, essentially different.
Their personalities were so disparate, that everyone understood their attraction but nobody could comprehend how they managed to live under one roof.