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Daunt (v.)

To make fearful, to intimidate

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Dearth (n.)

Lack, scarcity

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Debacle (n.)

Violent breakdown, sudden overthrow, overwhelming defeat

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Debauchery (n.)

Wild living, excessive intemperance

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Debilitate (v.)

To weaken, to cripple

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Decadent (a.)

Decaying or decayed, especially in terms of morals

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Decimate (v.)

To kill or destroy a large part of

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Decorous (a.)

Proper, in good taste, orderly

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Deduce (v.)

To conclude from the evidence, to infer

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Defame (v.)

To libel or slander, to ruin the goos name of

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Deference (n.)

Submission to another's will ; respect ; courtesy

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Definitive (a.)

Conclusive, providing the last word

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Degenerate (v.)

To break down, to deteriorate

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Deleterious (a.)

Harmful

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Delineate (v.)

To describe accurately, to draw in outline

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Delude (v.)

To deceive

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Deluge (n.)

A flood, an inundation

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Demagogue (v,n)

A leader of the people, but more a rabble rouser

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Denizen (n.)

Inhabitant

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Depravity (n.)

Extreme wickedness or corruption

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Deprecate (v.)

To express disapproval of

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Deride (v.)

To ridicule, to laugh at contemptuously

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Derogatory (a.)

Disapproval, disgrading

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Desiccate (v.)

To dry out

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Despondent (a.)

Extremely depressed, full of despair

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Despot (n.)

An absolute ruler, an autocrat

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Destitute (a.)

Extremely poor, utterly lacking

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Desultory (a.)

Without a plan or purpose, disconnected, random

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Dialectical (a.)

Relating to discussions, relating to the rules and methods of reasoning

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Dictum (n.)

An authoritative saying, an adage, a maxim, a proverb