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Daunt

To make fearful; to intimidate

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Dearth

Lack; scarcity

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Debacle

Violent breakdown; sudden overthrow; overwhelming defeat

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Debilitate

To weaken; to cripple

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Decadent

Decaying, in terms of morals

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Debauchery

Wild living; excessive intemperance

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Decimate

To kill or destroy a large part of

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Decorous

Proper; in good taste; orderly

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Deduce

To infer

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Defame

To libel or slander; to ruin the good name of

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Deference

Submission to another's will; respect, courtesy

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Definitive

Conclusive; providing the last word

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Degenerate

To break down; to deteriorate

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Deleterious

Harmful

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Delineate

To describe accurately; to draw in outline

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Delude

To deceive

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Deluge

Flood; inundation

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Demagogue

Leader who uses prejudice to get more power

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Denizen

Inhabitant

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Depravity

Extreme wickedness or corruption

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Deprecate

To express disapproval of

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Deride

To ridicule; to laugh at contemptuously

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Derogatory

Disapproving; degrading

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Desiccate

To dry out

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Despondent

Extremely depressed; full of despair