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Dangle

to hang loosely and swing

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Dated

old-fashioned, out of style

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Daunt

to discourage, intimidate

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Daunting

discouraging

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Dearth

lack,scarcity, insufficiency

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Debacle

a sudden, disastrous collapse or defeat, a total, ridiculous failure

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Debase

to degrade or lower in quality or stature

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Debilitate

to weaken, enfeeble

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Debilitating

impairing the strength or energy of

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Debris

broken or destroyed remains

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Debtor

someone that owes something to someone else

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Debunk

to discredit, disprove

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Deceive

give false impression

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Decibel

unit of sound intensity

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Deciduous

losing leaves in the fall, short-lived, temporary

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Decisive

capable of determining outcome

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Declaim

to speak loudly and vehemently

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Declivity

downward slope

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Decorous

proper tasteful socially correct

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Decorum

appropriateness of behavior conduct or propriety

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Decry

to belittle, to openly condemn

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Deduction

the drawing of a conclusion through logic

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Deface

to mark the appearance of, vandalize

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Defamatory

injurious to the reputation

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Defective

faulty

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Deference

respect, courtesy

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Deferential

respectful and polite in submissive way

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Deferment

the act of delaying

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Defiantly

boldly resisting

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Deficit

inadequacy, disadvantage

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Deft

skillful, dexterous

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Degradation

reduction in worth or dignity

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Delegate

to give powers to another

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Deleterious

harmful, destructive, detrimental

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Deliberation

careful consideration of an issue

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Delineate

to portray, depict

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Delineation

depiction, representation

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Deluge

to submerge, overwhelm, flood

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Demagogue

leader, rabble-rouser, usually using appeals to emotion or prejudice

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Demean

to degrade, humiliate, humble

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Demeanor

the way a person behaves

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Demolish

destroy, damage severely

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Demolition

the act of destroying

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Demonize

to represent as evil

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Demur

to express doubts or objections

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Denigrate

to slur or blacken someone's reputation

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Denizen

inhabitant, a resident

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Depose

to remove from a high position, as from a throne

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Depravity

sinfulness, moral corruption

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Deprecate

to belittle, disparage

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Depreciate

to lose value gradually

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Derelict

neglectful of one's obligations, abandoned

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Deride

to laugh at contemptuously, to make fun of

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Derivative

copied or adapted

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Derogate

to belittle, to disparage

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Desecrate

to abuse something sacred

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Desiccate

to dry completely, dehydrate

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Desolate

lifeless, barren

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Despondent

discouraged, dejected`

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Despot

tyrannical ruler

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Despotism

dominance through threat of violence

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Destitute

very poor, poverty-stricken

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Destitution

complete poverty

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Desultory

at random, rambling, unmethodical

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Determine

to decide

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Detractor

someone who belittles something else

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Devious

shifty, not straightforward

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Devour

eat greedily

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Dexterous

skilled physically or mentally

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Diabolical

fiendish, wicked

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Diametrically

in direct opposition

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Diaphanous

allowing light to show through, delicate

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Diatribe

bitter verbal attack

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Dichotomy

division into two parts

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Dictum

authoritative statement, popular saying

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Didactic

excessively instructive

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Diffidence

shyness, lack of confidence

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Diffident

shy, lacking confidence

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Diffuse

to spread out widely, to scatter freely, to disseminate

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Dignity

self-respect

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Digress

to turn aside, especially from the main point, to stray from the subject

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Digression

the act of straying, an instance of straying

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Dilapidated

in disrepair, run down

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Dilate

to make larger, expand

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Dilatory

slow, tending to delay

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Dilettante

someone with an amateurish and superficial interest in a topic

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Diluvial

pertaining to a flood

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Diminish

to make smaller

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Diminutive

small

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Dingy

shabby, drab

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Dirge

a funeral hymn or mournful speech

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Disabuse

set right, free from error

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Disavow

to refuse to acknowledge

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Discern

to perceive something

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Disclose

to make known, expose

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Discomfit

to disconcert, to make one lose one's composure

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Disconcert

ruffle, upset one's self-possession

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Disconcerting

bewildering, perplexing, slightly disturbing

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Discord

lack of agreement, in harmonious combination

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Discordant

disagreeing, at variance

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Discourse

verbal exchange, conversation

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Discourteous

rude

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Discredit

to harm the reputation of

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Discrepancy

difference between

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Discrete

individually distinct, separate

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Discretion

ability to judge on one's own

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Discretionary

subject to one's own judgement

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Discursive

wandering from topic to topic

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Disdain

to regard with contempt

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Disheveled

marked by disorder, untidy

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Disingenuous

giving a false appearance of simple frankness, misleading

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Disinterested

fair-minded, unbiased

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Dismissal

act of being fired or let out

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Disparage

to belittle, speak disrespectfully about

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Disparate

dissimilar, different in kind

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Dispassionate

unaffected by bias or strong emotions, not personally or emotionally involved in something

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Dispel

to drive out or scatter

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Display

to show, to exhibit, to present

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Disputant

someone in an argument

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Disregard

ignore

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Dissemble

to pretend, disguise one's motives

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Disseminate

to spread far and wide

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Dissension

difference of opinion

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Dissident

disagreeing with an established religious or political system

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Dissipate

to scatter, to pursue pleasure to excess

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Dissonance

a harsh and disagreeable combination, especialy of sounds

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Distaff

the female branch of a family

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Distant

separate, far apart

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Distend

to swell, inflate, bloat

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Distinctive

distinguishing characteristic

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Distortion

misrpresentation, the act of twisting out of shape

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Distract

to cause to lose focus, to divert attention

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Dither

to act indecisively

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Diurnal

daily

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Divert

to turn aside, to distract

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Divination

foretelling the future using supernatural means

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Divine

to foretell or know by inspiration

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Divisive

creating disunity or conflict

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Divulge

to make known

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Doctrinaire

rigidly devoted to theories without regard for practicality, dogmatic

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Dogged

stubbornly persevering

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Dogma

a firmly held opinion, especially a religious belief

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Dogmatic

rigidly fixed in opinion, opinionated

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Doleful

sad, mounted

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Dominant

most prominent, exercising the most control

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Dour

sullen and gloomy, stern and severe

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Drab

faded, dull, dreary

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Drawback

disadvantage, inconvenience

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Droll

amusing in a wry, subtle way

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Drought

long period of abnormally low rainfall

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Drub

defeat soundly, beat

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Dual

having two parts, double

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Dubious

arousing doubt, doubtful

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Dulcet

pleasant sounding, soothing to the ear

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Dupe

to deceive or a person who is easily deceived

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Duplicate

an exact copy

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Duplicity

deception, dishonesty, double-dealing

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Duration

period of time that something lasts

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Duress

threat of force or intimidation, imprisonment

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Dyspeptic

suffering from indigestion, gloomy and irritable