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Dearth

Scarcity that makes dear, famine, inadequate supply

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Debacle

Great disaster

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Debilitating

Weakening

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Debonair

Charming (looks)

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Debunk

To expose the sham or falseness of something

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Decry

To express strong disapproval publicly

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Deft

Characterized by facility and skill

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Dégagé

Free of constraint light hearted

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Deleterious

Harmful in a subtle or unexpressed way

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Deride/derisive (derision)

To subject to bitter or contemptuous ridicule

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De rigueur

Required by custom

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Diametrically

Completely opposed, being at opposite extremes

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Diffident

Hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of confidence

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Dint

To drive in with force/ force, power

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Disabuse

To free from error or misconception

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Disingenuous

Lacking in candor, giving a false appearance of simple

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Disparaging

Degrading in rank/reputation

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Disparate

Containing or made up of fundamentally different and often incongruous elements

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Disquieting

To take away the peace or tranquility of

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Doleful

Full of grief

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Double entendre

Ambiguity of meaning that lends itself to more than one meaning

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Doughty

Marked by fearless resolution

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Dour

Stern, harsh, obstinate, gloomy, sullen

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Doyen/ doyenne

Senior member of a body or group, oldest example of a category

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Draconian

Cruel, severe