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dais
platform
dally
to waste time
dank
cool and wet
dappled
spotted
dastardly
cowardly or shameful
daunt
to discourage
dawdle
to waste time
dearth
a lack of
debacle
a complete failure
debase
to degrade
debauch
to corrupt
debilitate
to weaken
debonair
charming
decadence
a moral decline
decant
to pour off (a liquid)
decapitate
to behead
deciduous
not permanent
declaim
to speak dramatically
decorum
appropriate social behavior
decrepit
broken down
decry
to denounce
deduce
to reason out
deem
to believe
defamatory
damaging another's reputation
default
to fail to pay or to perform
defection
desertion
defer
to postpone
deference
respect; to show respect
defile
to corrupt
definitive
comprehensive
deflect
to turn away
defoliate
to strip off leaves
defray
to pay the cost of
deft
skillful
defunct
extinct
deify
to idolize
deign
to lower oneself
delectable
very enjoyable
deliberate
careful or on purpose
delineate
to describe
delirium
wild excitement
delude
to deceive; to mislead
deluge
a flood
delve
to investigate
demagogue
a leader who appeals to emotion
defer
to postpone
deference
respect; to show respect
defile
to corrupt
definitive
comprehensive
deflect
to turn away
demean
to degrade
demeanor
behavior
demented
insane
demise
death or the end
demoralize
to discourage
demure
shy
denigrate
to ruin one's reputation
denizen
inhabitant
denouement
outcome; result
denounce
to speak out against; to condemn
depict
to portray
deplete
to use up
deplore
to regret
deploy
to arrange in position
depose
to remove from office
depraved
immoral
depreciate
to reduce in value
derelict
abandoned; a vagrant
deride
to ridicule
derogatory
belittling
desecrate
to damage
desolate
deserted
desiccate
to dry up
destitute
poor
desist
to stop
despicable
contemptible
despoil
to plunder
desultory
wandering or rambling
detente
a lessening of tension
deter
to prevent; to delay or stop
detriment
harm or damage
deviate
to digress or wander from
devious
underhand
devoid
without
dexterity
skill; cleverness
diabolical
cruel
diadem
crown
dialectic
logical discussion
diaphanous
transparent
diatribe
bitter criticism
dichotomy
division into two parts
diction
style of speaking orrection
dictum
a formal statement
didactic
instructive
diffident
modest
diffuse
to scatter
digress
to wander off the subject
dilate
to become wider
dilatory
slow in doing things
dilettante
one who is not an expert
diligent
hard-working
diminutive
small
din
loud noise
dint
force or power
dire
dreadful
disarray
disorder
disavow
to deny
disburse
to pay
discern
to distinguish one from another
disclaimer
denial
discomfiture
confusion
disconcert
to upset
disconsolate
without hope
discord
disagreement
discordant
harsh-sounding
discount
reduction; to disregard
discourse
lecture
discreet
cautious
discrepancy
inconsistency
discrete
separate
discretion
good judgement
discursive
rambling
disdain
have contempt for; strong dislike
disgruntled
unhappy
dishearten
to discourage
disheveled
untidy
disinterested
impartial
dismantle
to take apart
disparage
to belittle; to speak ill of
disparity
inequality; difference
dispassionate
calm or impartial
dispatch
done quickly and efficiently
dispel
to drive away
disreputable
having a bad reputation
dissemble
to conceal
disseminate
to spread
dissent
disagreement
dissertation
a written essay
dissident
disagreeing
dissipate
to scatter
dissociate
to break ties with
dissolute
immoral; unrestrained
dissonant
out of harmony
distend
to expand; to swell; to stretch out
distraught
troubled
dither
confused
diurnal
daily
divergent
different; off the point
divest
to take away
docile
obedient
document
to prove or support
doddering
senile
doff
to throw off
doggerel
comic verse or in burlesque style
dogmatic
having a definite opinion
doldrums
low spirits
dole
to give out sparingly
doleful
sorrowful
dolorous
sad
dolt
a dull, stupid person
domicile
home; residence
dorsal
pertaining to the back
dossier
a complete group of documents
dotage
feeblemindedness
doughty
courageous
dour
gloomy
douse
to extinguish
dowdy
shabby
doyen
senior member
dregs
leftovers
drivel
foolish talk
droll
amusing in an odd way
drone
an idle person; to talk on monotonously
dubious
doubtful
ductile
capable of being molded
dupe
to deceive
duplicity
deceit; dishonesty
dynamo
a powerful person
dysphasia
difficulty in speaking