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Dalliance

Flirtatious affair; trifling wasting of time

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Dearth

Lack of something

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Debauchery

Dissoluteness; immoral behavior

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Debilitating

Weakening

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Debunk

Show something to be false

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Decry

Criticize something/someone

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Defector

Political emigrant

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Deferential

Showing respect

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Deferment

Postponement of conscription into army

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Defoliate

Strip or lose leaves

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Deleterious

Harmful

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Delimit

Establish limits or boundaries or something

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Delineate

Describe/outline something

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Demagogue

Emotive dictator; gains control by appealing to people's emotions and prejudice rather than rationality

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Demure

Looking shyly modest

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Denigrate

Disparage and belittle

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Denizen

Resident; habitual visitor

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Denote

Mean/refer to something

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Denude

Strip area by erosion

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Deplorable

Extremely unacceptable

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Deprecate

Condemn something/someone

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Deride

Ridicule

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Derivative

Unoriginal

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Despoil

Plunder; rob

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Despondent

Discouraged

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Despot

Absolute ruler

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Destitution

Extreme poverty

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Dexterity

Physical skill; quick wits

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Diaphanous

Transparent; insubstantial

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Dichotomy

Division between two separate or contradictory groups; something with contradicting qualities

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Didactic

Fond of instructing/advising others, even when unwanted

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Diffident

Lacking self confidence

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Dilapidated

In disrepair

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Dilettante

Dabbler in art or knowledge

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Diminutive

Very small

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Dingy

Dirty or faded

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Dirge

Funeral hyme

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Disapprobation

Condemnation

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Discomfit

Make unsettled or confused

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Discourse

Serious speech or piece of writing

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Discrete

Completely separate

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Discursive

Lengthy with digressions

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Disinterested

Impartial; free from bias or self interest

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Disjointed

Confusingly fragmented

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Disparage

Criticize

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Dispassionate

Calmly objective; not influenced by emotions or personal feelings

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Dispatch

Efficient speed

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Disposition

Personality

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Disputant

Someone involved in an argument or legal dispute

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Dissemble

Put on false appearance

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Disseminate

Spread

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Dissension

Disagreement

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Dissolute

Indulging in vice

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Dissonance

Unpleasant noise

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Distend

Swell up; expand/inflate

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Divest

To strip, deprive, dispose of

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Divulge

reveal something

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Docket

List of future court cases

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Doctor

To tamper with/falsify

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Doctrinaire

Determined to use a theory

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Dogmatic

Stubborn; expressing rigid opinions

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Dour

Severe/unfriendly

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Dowager

Widow with husband's title/property; woman of status

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Dramatist

Playwright

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Droll

Oddly amusing

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Drub

To defeat an opponent comprehensively

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Drudgery

Distasteful, dull, hard work

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Duress

Use of force or threat to make someone do something