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1

curtail
V

to lessen, reduce

2

daunting
A

intimidating, causing one to lose courage

3

dearth
N

a lack, scarcity

4

debacle
N

a disastrous failure, disruption

5

debase
V

to lower the quality or esteem of something

6

debauch
V

to corrupt by means of sensual pleasures

7

debunk
V

to expose the falseness of something

8

decorous
A

socially proper, appropriate

9

decry
V

to criticize openly

10

deface
V

to ruin or injure something's appearance

11

defamatory
A

harmful toward another's reputation

12

defer
V

to postpone something; to yield to another's wisdom

13

deferential
A

showing respect for another's authority

14

defile
V

to make unclean, impure

15

deft
A

skillful, capable

16

defunct
A

no longer used or existing

17

delegate
V

to hand over responsibility for something

18

deleterious
A

harmful

19

deliberate
A

intentional, reflecting careful consideration

20

delineate
V

to describe, outline, shed light on

21

demagogue
N

a leader who appeals to people's prejudices

22

demarcation
N

the marking of boundaries or categories

23

demean
V

to lower the status or stature of something

24

demure
A

quiet, modest, reserved

25

denigrate
V

to belittle, diminish the opinion of

26

denounce
V

to criticize publicly

27

deplore
V

to feel or express sorrow, disapproval

28

depravity
N

wickedness

29

deprecate
V

to belittle, depreciate

30

derelict
A

abandoned, run-down