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102 Cards in this Set

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dale
valley
dastardly
sneaking and cowardly; shameful
daub
to smear; to cover over with paint, etc.
de facto
in fact; in reality
deadlock
a standstill; a tie
dearth
a scarcity or lack
decadence
moral deterioration
deciduous
no permanent; passing
declivity
downward slope
decoy
a person or thing that entices or lures, as into danger
decry
to speak out against
deduce
to reason out; to infer
default
to fail to pay a debt or to perform a task
delude
to deceive; to mislead
deluge
a flood; a rush
delve
to search; to investigate
demagogue
a popular leader who appeals to the emotions
demean
to degrade; to lower
demigod
a person who is partly a god and partly human
demise
death; ending
demography
study of population trends
demoralize
to discourage; to cause to lose spirit
demur
to object; to take exception to
demure
shy
denigrate
to ruin the reputation of; to blacken
denizen
occupant; inhabitant; resident
denomination
the name or designation for a class of persons, such as a religious group
denouement
outcome; result
depilate
to remove hair from
deplore
to regret
deploy
to place troops in position
depose
to remove from office
depraved
sinful; immoral
deprecate
to disapprove of
depreciate
to lessen in value
derelict
abandoned; negligent; a vagrant or bum
three meanings, adj; adj; noun
deride
to ridicule
derision
ridicule
dermatology
study of skin diseases
desecrate
to damage a holy place
desist
to cease or stop
despoil
to rob; to plunder
despondent
depressed; dejected
desuetude
condition of disuse; extinction
desultory
wandering from subject to subject; rambling
detente
a lessening of tension or hostility
accent over the first E
detract
to take away; to diminish
detriment
harm; damage
devious
sly; underhand
devoid
completely without
devout
religious; pious; sincere
diabolical
devilish; cruel
diadem
crown
dialectic
logical discussion
diaphanous
transparent; very sheer and light
dicker
to bargain; to argue over prices
dictum
a positive statement
didactic
instructive; inclined to lecture others too much
diffident
shy; modest
digress
to wander off the subject
dilapidated
broken down; falling apart
dilate
to expand; to become wider
dilatory
slow or late in doing things
dilettante
a dabbler in the fine arts; one who is not an expert
dint
power; force
dipsomaniac
drunkard
dire
dreadful; causing disaster
dirge
a funeral song or humn
disarray
disorder; confusion
disavow
to disown; to deny; to repudiate
disburse
to pay out
discern
to distinguish; to recognize; to perceive
disciple
a follower
disclaimer
denial; renunciation
disclose
to reveal; to make known
disconcert
to upset; to embarrass
disconsolate
without hope
discordant
disagreeing; harsh-sounding
discount
reduction; to disregard
two meanings; noun; verb
discountenance
to disapprove of
discourse
conversation; lecture
discredit
to disgrace; to cast doubt on
discreet
showing good judgement; cautious
discrete
separate; not attached
discretion
good judgement
discursive
rambling; wandering
disheveled
untidy
disinter
to uncover; to dig up
disinterested
impartial; not prejudiced
dismember
to cut or pull off limbs
disparage
to belittle; to put down
disparity
inequality; difference
dispassionate
calm; impartial
dispel
to drive away
disputatious
fond of arguing
disreputable
having a bad reputation
dissemble
to conceal; to pretend
disseminate
to scatter; to spread
dissension
disagreement; opposition
dissertation
a written essay
dissident
disagreeing
dissimulate
to hide one's feelings