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Dais

Platform; speakers stand

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Dale

Valley

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Dally

To waste time

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Dank

Chilly and wet

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Dappled

Spotted

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Dastardly

Sneaking and cowardly; shameful

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Daub

To smear; to cover with paint, etc

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Daunt

To discourage

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Dawdle

To waste time; to idle

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De facto

In fact; in reality

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Dearth

A scarcity or lack

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Debacle

A complete failure; total collapse

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Debase

To lower in rank; to humiliate

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Debauch

To corrupt

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Debilitate

To weaken

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Debonair

Pleasant; courteous; charming

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Decadence

Moral deterioration

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Decant

To pour off ( a liquid)

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Decapitate

To behead

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Deciduous

Not permanent; passing

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Declaim

To speak dramatically

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Declivity

Downward slope

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Decorum

Appropriate social behavior

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Decoy

A person or thing that entices or lures, as into danger

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Decrepit

Broken down by age or disease

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Decry

To speak out against

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Defalcate

To misuse funds; to embezzle

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Defamatory

Damaging another's reputation with false remarks

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Default

To fail to pay a debt or to perform a task

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Defection

Desertion

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Defer

To postpone; to put off

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Deference

Respect

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Defile

To pollute; to corrupt

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Definitive

Comprehensive; complete

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Deflect

To turn aside; to bend

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Defoliate

To strip is leaves

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Defray

To pay the cost of

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Deft

Skillful

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Defunct

No longer in existence; extinct

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Deify

To idolize; to make godlike

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Deign

To lower oneself before an inferior

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Deleterious

Harmful

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Delineate

To describe; to depict

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Delude

To deceive; to mislead

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Deluge

A flood; a rush

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Delve

To search; to investigate

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Demagogue

A popular leader who appeals to the emotions

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Demean

To degrade; to lower

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Demigod

A person who is partly a GD and partly human

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Demography

Study of population trends

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Demoralize

To discourage; to cause to lose spirit

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Demur

To object; to take exception to

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Demure

Shy

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Denigrate

To ruin the reputation of; to blacken

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Denizen

Occupant; inhabitant; resident

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Denouement

Outcome; result

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Denounce

To publicly condemn

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Depilate

To remove hair from

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Deplete

To use up gradually (resources, strength, etc)

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Deplore

To regret

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Depose

To remove from office

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Depraved

Sinful; immoral

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Deprecate

To disapprove of

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Depreciate

To lessen in value

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Deranged

Insane

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Derelict

Abandoned (adj); negligent (adj)( a vagrant or bum (n)

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Deride

To ridicule

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Derision

Ridicule

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Derogatory

Belittling

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Descry

To discover

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Desecrate

To damage a holy place

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Dessicate

To dry up; to wither

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Desist

To cease or stop

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Desolate

Lonely; deserted

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Despicable

Contemptible; hateful

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Despoil

To rob; to plunder

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Despondent

Depressed; dejected

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Despot

A dictator

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Destitute

Poor; lacking

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Desuetude

Condition of disuse; extinction

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Desultory

Wandering from subject to subject; rambling

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Detente

A lessening of tension or hostility

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Deter

To discourage; to hinder

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Detonate

Explode

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Detract

To take away; to diminish

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Detriment

Harm; damage

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Devoid

Completely without

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Devout

Religious; pious; sincere

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Dexterity

Skill; cleverness

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Diabolical

Devilish; cruel

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Diadem

Crown

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Dialectic

Logical discussion

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Diaphanous

Transparent; very sheer and light

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Diatribe

Bitter criticism

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Dichotomy

Division into two parts

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Dicker

To bargain; to argue over prices

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Dictum

A positive statement

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Diffident

Shy; modest

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Dilapidated

Broken down; falling apart

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Dilatory

Slow or late in doing things

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Dilettante

A dabbler in the fine arts; one who is not an expert

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Diminutive

Small

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Dint

Power; force

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Dipsomaniac

Drunkard

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Dire

Dreadful; causing disaster

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Dirge

A funeral song or hymn

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Disarray

Disorder; confusion

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Disavow

To disown; to deny; to repudiate

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Disburse

To pay out

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Discern

To distinguish; to recognize; to perceive

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Disciple

A follower

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Disclaimer

Denial; renunciation

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Discomfiture

Frustration; confusion

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Disconcert

To upset; to embarrass

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Disconsolate

Without hope

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Discordant

Disagreeing; harsh-sounding

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Discountenance

To disapprove of

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Discourse

Conversation; lecture

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Discredit

To disgrace; to cast doubt on

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Discreet

Showing good judgement; cautious

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Discrete

Separate; not attached

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Discursive

Rambling; wandering

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Disdain

To scorn

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Disgruntled

Unhappy; discontented

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Dishearten

To discourage; to depress

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Disheveled

Untidy

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Disinter

To uncover; to dig up

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Dismal

Gloomy; depressing

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Dismember

To cut or pull off limbs

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Disparage

To belittle; to put down

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Disparity

Inequality; difference

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Dispassionate

Calm; impartial

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Dispel

To drive away

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Disputatious

Fond of arguing

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Dissemble

To conceal; to pretend

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Disseminate

To scatter; to spread

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Dissension

Disagreement; opposition

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Dissident

Disagreeing

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Dissimulate

To hide one's feelings

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Dissipate

To waste; to scatter

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Dissolute

Immoral; unrestrained

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Dissonant

Out of harmony

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Dissuade

To advise to urge against

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Distend

To expand; to swell; to stretch out

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Dither

Nervously excited or confused

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Diurnal

Daily

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Divers

Several

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Divest

To deprive

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Divination

The act of foretelling the future

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Divulge

To reveal; to make known

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Docile

Obedient; submissive

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Doddering

Shaky; senile

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Doff

To throw off or away

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Doggedly

Stubborn

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Dogmatic

Having a definite opinion; authoritative

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Doldrums

Low spirits

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Dole

To distribute; to give out sparingly

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Doleful

Sorrowful

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Dolorous

Mournful; sad

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Dolt

A dull, stupid person

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Domicile

Home; residence

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Donnybrook

Rough, rowdy fight

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Dossier

A complete group of documents containing detailed information

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Dotage

Feeblemindedness of old age

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Doughty

Courageous; worthy

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Dour

Gloomy

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Douse

To put out (a fire); to extinguish

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Dowdy

Shabby; untidy

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Downtrodden

Trampled on; suppressed

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Doyen

Senior or eldest member

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Draconian

Severe; cruel

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Dregs

Leftovers

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Drivel

Childish nonsense; stupid talk

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Droll

Amusing in an odd way

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Drone

A male bee (n);
An idle person (n);
To talk on and on monotonously (v)

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Dross

Waste matter

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Drudgery

Hard, tiresome work

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Dubious

Doubtful; questionable

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Ductile

Capable of being molded or shaped

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Dudgeon

Anger, resentment

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Dulcet

Pleasing to the ear

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Dulcimer

A type of zither

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Duplicity

Deceit; double-dealing; dishonesty

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Duress

Force

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Dutiful

Obedient

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Dwindle

To shrink; to become smaller

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Dynamo

A powerful person

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Dyspepsia

Poor digestion

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Dysphasia

Difficulty in speaking