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doldrums

low spirits, a state of inactivity

2

doleful

sorrowful, filled with grief

3

dolt

a stupid person, a dunce

4

dotage

- senility (weak from old age, feeble), foolish affection
- the period of life in which a person is old and weak

5

double entendre

a word or phrase having a double meaning, especially when the second meaning is risque

6

dour

forbidding, severe, gloomy

7

downcast

directed downward, dejected

8

draconian

harsh, severe, cruel

9

droll

humorous, amusing in an odd, often understated, way

10

dross

worthless stuff, esp. worthless stuff arising from the production of valuable stuff

11

duress

coercion, compulsion by force or threat

12

ebb

to diminish, recede

13

ebullient

boiling, bubbling with excitement, exuberant

14

ecclesiastical

having to do with the church

15

eclectic

- choosing the best from many sources
- drawing from many sources

16

eclipse

to overshadow, to reduce the significance of, to surpass

17

edict

an official decree

18

efifice

a big, imposing building

19

edify

to enlighten, to instruct

20

effectual

effective, adequate

21

efficacy

effectiveness

22

effigy

a likeness of someone, esp. one used in expressing hatred for the person of whom it is a likeness
- phrase: burned an effigy
- a sculpture or model of a person, statue

23

egalitarian

believing in the social and economic equality of all people

24

egregious

extremely bad, flagrant (offensive, blatant)

25

electorate

the body of people entitled to vote in an election, the voters