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Daunt

To discourage; intimidate; dishearten

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Dearth

Scarcity

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Debauchery

Corruption

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Decorum

Proper behavior

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Defame

To malign; harm someone's reputation

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Default

To fail to act

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Deference

Respect; regard for another's wish

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Defunct

No longer existing

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Delineate

To represent or depict

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Demographic

Related to population balance

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Demotic

Pertaining to people

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Demur

To express doubt

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Denigrate

To slur someone's reputation

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Denizen

An inhabitant; a regular visitor

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Denouement

Outcome; unraveling of the plot of a play or work of literature

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Deride

To mock

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Derivative

Something derived; unoriginal

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Desiccate

To dry completely

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Desuetude

State of disuse

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Desultory

Random; disconnected; rambling

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Deterrent

Something that discourages or hinders

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Detraction

The act of taking away; derogatory comment on a person's character

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Diaphanous

Transparent; fine-textured; insubstantial; vague

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Diatribe

Bitter verbal attack

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Dichotomy

Division into two usually contradictory parts

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Diffidence

Shyness; lack of confidence

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Diffuse

To spread out

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Digression

Act of straying from the main point

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Dirge

Funeral hymn

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Disabuse

To free from a misconception

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Discerning

Perceptive; exhibiting keen insight and good judgement

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Discomfit

To make uneasy; disconcert

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Discordant

Not in tune

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Discredit

To dishonor; disgrace; cause to be doubted

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Discrepancy

Difference between

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Discrete

Constituting a separate thing; distinct

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Discretion

Quality of showing self-restraint in speech or actions; circumspection; freedom to act on one's own

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Disingenuous

Not candid; crafty

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Disinterested

Unprejudiced; objective

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Disjointed

Lacking order or coherence; dislocated

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Dismiss

Put away from consideration; reject

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Disparage

To belittle

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Disparate

Dissimilar

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Dissemble

To pretend; disguise one's motives

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Disseminate

To spread; scatter; disperse

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Dissident

Person who disagrees about beliefs

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Dissolution

Disintegration; debauchery

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Dissonance

Discord; lack of harmony

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Distend

To expand; sweep out

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Distill

Extract the essential elements

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Distrait

Inattentive; preoccupied

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Diverge

To vary; go in different directions from the same point

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Divest

To strip; deprive; rid

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Divulge

To make known something that is secret

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Doctrinaire

Relating to a person who cannot compromise about points of a theory or doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding

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Document

To provide with written evidence to support

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Doggerel

Poor verse

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Dogmatic

Stating opinions without proof

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Dormant

Inactive

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Dross

Waste; worthless matter; trivial matter

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Dupe

To deceive; trick