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daunting

intimidating, causing one to lose courage

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dearth

a lack, scarcity

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debacle

a disastrous failure, disruption

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debase

to lower the quality or esteem of something

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debauch

to corrupt by means of sensual pleasures

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debunk

to expose the falseness of something

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decorous

socially proper, appropriate

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decry

to criticize openly

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defer

to postpone something; to yield to another's wisdom

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deferential

showing respect for another's authority

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defile

to make unclean, impure

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deft

skillful, capable

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defunct

no longer used or existing

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deleterious

harmful

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delineate

to describe, outline, shed light on

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demagogue

a leader who appeals to a people's prejudices

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demarcation

the marking of boundaries or categories

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demean

to lower the status or stature of something

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demure

quiet, modest, reserved

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denigrate

to belittle, diminish the opinion of

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denounce

to criticize publicly

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deplore

to feel or express sorrow, disapproval

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depravity

wickidness

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deprecate

to belittle, depreciate

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derelict

abandoned, run-down

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deride

to laugh at mockingly, scorn

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derivative

taken directly from a source, unoriginal

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disaffected

rebellious, resentful of authority

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desiccated

dried up, dehydrated

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discomfit

to thwart, baffle

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deter

to discourage, prevent from doing

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diaphanous

light, airy, transparent

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diffident

shy, quiet, modest

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desecrate

to violate the sacredness of a thing or place

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diffuse

to scatter, thin out, break up

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dilatory

tending to delay, causing delay

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diligent

showing great care in one's work

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destitute

impoverished, utterly lacking

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dirge

a mournful song, especially for a funeral

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disavow

to deny knowledge of or responsibility for

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disparate

sharply differing, containing sharply contrasting elements

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discrepancy

difference, failure of things to correspond

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desolate

deserted, dreary, lifeless

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discretion

the quality of being reserved in speech or action; good judgment

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disdain

to scorn, hold in low esteem

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discursive

rambling, lacking order

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discern

to perceive, detect

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dispatch

to send off to accomplish a duty

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dissent

to disagree

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disparage

to criticize or speak ill of

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disgruntled

upset, not content

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disheartedned

feeling a loss of spirit or morale

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dispel

to drive away, scatter

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despot

one who has total power and rules brutally

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disrepute

a state of being held in low regard

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dissemble

to conceal, fake

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disseminate

to spread widely

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dissipate

to disappear, cause to disappear

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dither

to be indecisive

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dissonance

lack of harmony or consistency

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duress

hardship, threat

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dour

stern, joyless

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dissuade

to persuade someone not to do something

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distend

to swell out

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divulge

to reveal something secret

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dogmatic

aggressively and arrogantly certain about unproved principles