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Flashcards in Daunt-Dessicate Deck (24):
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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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Debauchery

Wild living
Excessive intemperance

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Debilitate

To weaken
To cripple

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Decadent

Decaying or decayed
Especially in terms of morals

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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 conclude from the evidence
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

A flood
An inundation

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Demagogue

A 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