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Conundrum

A riddle,
He had a conundrum as to which party to go

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Convergence

The point at which lines, objects., meet
An intersection is the convergence of two roads

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Convivial

Friendly, agreeable
It was hard to frown around the convivial person

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Corpulent

Fat
The corpulent man loved donuts

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Curtail

To cut short To reduce To diminish
The teacher curtailed the students speec at 10 minutes

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Debacle

complete collapse or failure
The caterer got lost on the way to the wedding so none of the guests got any cakes Was a debacle

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Debunk

to expose a claim as being false. Pretentious, etc
Debaters try to debunk each others arguments

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Demagogue

A political leader, who gains power by arousing emotions
Hilter is a demagogue

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Deplore

To regret deeply or strongly; lament
I deplore dating Jesenia for 2 years

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Depravity

The state or act of being corrupt wicked or perverted
Dexter showed depravity when he killed the trinity killer

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Deprecate

To express earnest disapproval of
He deprecated he cooking at the dinner party

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Deride

To laugh at in scorn or comtempt
Bullies deride other people

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Desecrate

To treat with sacrilege
She desecrated his memory after he died.

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Despondent

Feeling or showing profound hopelessnes
The dying man felt despondent

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Dichotomy

Division into two parts, kinds, ect. ; subdividing into two halves
The bible is filled with the dichotomy of good and evil