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82 Cards in this Set

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defraud
deprive of by deceit
defunct
no longer in force or use; inactive
defyse
to remove the trigger from something
defy
challenge or confront with resistance
delegate
to entrust to the management of another; to transfer
deleterious
having an adverse effect on living things
deliberate
to think about or discuss issues and decisions carefully
deliberately
with forethought, purposely, characterized by awareness of the consequences
delineate
determine the essential quality of; trace the shape of
delinquency
conduct that is out of accord with accepted behavior or the law
delusion
a persistent false psychotic belief regarding the self, persons, or objects
demagogue
an orator who appeals to the passions and prejudices of his audience
demeanor
behavioral attributes
democracy
govt by the ppl, esp. the rule of the majority
democratic
relating to, appealing to, or available to the broad masses of the people
democratizing
characteristic of making democratic
demolish
to throw or pull down; to raze; to destroy the fabric of; to pull to pieces; to ruin
demomstrative
given to or marked by the open expression of emotion
demure
affectedly modest or shy, esp. in a playful or provocative way
demystify
to make less mysterious or remove the mystery from
denigrate
belittle; charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
deny
to disclaim connection with or responsibility for
deodorize
to eliminate the odor from
depict
to represent by or as if by a picture
depleted
lessened markedly in quantity, content, power, or value
depose
force to leave an office, such as a king
deprecate
disapprove of strongly
depreciate
to lessen in price or estimated value; to lower the worth of; to undervalue
depression
sadness and inactivity
deprive
to withhold something from
depth
extent downward or backward or inward
derelict
deserted or abandoned as by an owner; failing in what duty requires
deride
to laugh at with contempt; to scorn; to turn to ridicule or make sport of; to mock; to scoff at
derivative
that which is derived; anything obtained or deduced from another
derived
formed or developed from something else; not original
descent
a movement downward
description
the act of giving an acct of in words
desert
a dry, barren, often sand-covered area of land, characteristically desolate, waterless, and w/o vegetation
desiccated
to become dried up
designated
indicated and set apart for a specific purpose
designed
done, made, or performed with purpose and intent
desirability
the quality of having pleasing qualities or properties
desirous
impelled or governed by desire
desolate
pitiable in circumstances, esp. through abandonment; made uninhabitable
despair
utter loss of hope
despondent
feeling or showing extreme discouragement, dejection, or depression
destination
place where somehting ends; the ultimate goal for which something is done..e.g. journey or race
destined
headed or intended to head in a certain direction
destitute
lacking possessions and resources
destitution
a state w/o friends, money, or prospects
detailed
marked by abundant thoroughness in treatnig small items or parts
deter
to discourage; to inhibit
detergent
a cleansing agent
determine
to fix conclusively or authoritatively
detour
a roundabout road (esp. one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)
detract
take away a part from; diminish
detractor
one who diminishes the importance, value, or effectiveness of something
detract
to diminish the importance, value, or effectiveness of something
devaluation
the reductino of somehting's value
devastated
made uninhabitable; ravaged; ruined; wasted
developed
being changed over time so as to be stronger; more complete, or more useful
developments
advancements or growth through progressive changes
devious
characterized by insincerity of deceit; evasive; deviating from a straight course
devise
to form in the mind by new combination or applications of ideas or principles
devising
the act that results in someting coming to be
devoid
completely lacking
devotion
religious fervor
dew
moisture condensed upon the surfaces of cool bodies, esp. at night
dexterity
mental skill or quickness
diagnosis
identifying the nature or cause of some phenomenon
dialect
the language usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of ppl
dichotomy
a division or the process of dividing into 2 mutually exclusive or contradictory groups or entities
dictatorship
autocratic rule, control, or leadership
didactic
instructive, esp. excessively
differentiated
to mark or show a difference in
diffidence
lack of self-confidence
diffidently
hesitant in acting or speaking through lack of self-confidence
diffuse
spread out; not concentrated in one place
dignified
having or expressing dignity, esp. formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance
dignitary
one who possessed exalted rank or holds a position of honor
digress
turn aside, esp. from the main subject; wander from a direct or straight course
digression
a turn aside, esp. from the main subject of attn or course of argument