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cursory

(adj.)
brief to the point of being superficial

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curt

(adj.)
abruptly and rudely short

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curtail

(v.)
to lessen, reduce

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daunting

(adj.)
intimidating, causing one to lose courage

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dearth

(n.)
a lack, scarcity

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debacle

(n.)
a disastrous failure, disruption

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debase

(v.)
to lower the quality or esteem of something

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debauch

(v.)
to corrupt by means of sensual pleasures

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debunk

(v.)
to expose the falseness of something

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decorous

(adj.)
socially proper, appropriate

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decry

(v.)
to criticize openly

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deface

(v.)
to ruin or injure something’s appearance

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defamatory

(adj.)
harmful toward another’s reputation

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defer

(v.)
to postpone something; to yield to another’s wisdom

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deferential

(adj.)
showing respect for another’s authority

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defile

(v.)
to make unclean, impure

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deft

(adj.)
skillful, capable

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defunct

(adj.)
no longer used or existing

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delegate

(v.)
to hand over responsibility for something

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deleterious

(adj.)
harmful