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adorn
decorate
embroider
decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
n garnish
decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
s fringe
decorative edge of hanging threads; edge
n wane
decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
edict
decree (especially one issued by a sovereign); official command
n ordain
decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
ordinance
decree; authoritative order
consecrate
dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
infer
deduce; conclude; N. inference
n ignominy
deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
n tureen
deep dish for serving soup
s grudge
deep feeling of dislike; Ex. grudge fight; V.
s coma
deep prolonged unconsciousness caused by disease, poison, or a severe blow
remorse
deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach
profound
deep; not superficial; complete; Ex. profound thinker/remark/silence/deafness; N. profundity
ingrained
deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
inveterate
deep-rooted; habitual; CF. grow old
slander
defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
libel
defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
discredit
defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
n foil
defeat; frustrate; prevent from being successful; thwart; CF. fail
rampart
defensive mound of earth
s feebleminded
deficient in intelligence; very stupid
n sully
defile; soil; tarnish; Ex. sully one's hands in menial labor
n mulct
defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy
unfrock
defrock; strip a priest or minister of church authority
debase
degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement
n crestfallen
dejected; dispirited
s retard
delay (in development); ADJ. retarded: (as of a child) slower in development
n belated
delayed
dilatory
delaying; tending to delay
calculated
deliberately planned; likely
n filigree
delicate ornamental lacelike metalwork
n finesse
delicate skill; V: handle with finesse
s dainty
delicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious; not easy to please; Ex. dainty movement/dress
s choice
delicate; of very fine quality
s exquisite
delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry
acquittal
deliverance from a charge; V. acquit: free from a charge or accusation; discharge from a duty; conduct (oneself) in a specified manner
n cataclysm
deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change
hallucination
delusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality; objects so perceived; V. hallucinate; ADJ. hallucinatory
s exact
demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
n peremptory
demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
laborious
demanding much work or care; tedious
n disavowal
denial; disclaiming; repudiating; disowning; V. disavow; CF. disclaim
centigrade
denoting a widely used temperature scale (basically same as Celsius)
panoramic
denoting an unobstructed and comprehensive view; N. panorama: unbroken view of a wide area
n inveigh
denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
n gainsay
deny
atheistic
denying the existence of God; N. atheism
abscond
depart secretly and hide
exodus
departure (of a large number of people)
n contingent
dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
s bearing
deportment; connection
n turpitude
depravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude
n bereaved
deprived of (someone beloved through death)
n bereft
deprived of (something valuable); lacking
n devolve
deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
s taunt
deride or provoke; challenge in derision; N.
deducible
derived by reasoning; V. deduce: infer; derive by reasoning
s derivation
deriving; origin or source of something; Ex. the derivation of the word
n posterity
descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
lineage
descent; ancestry
sacrilegious
desecrating; profane; N. sacrilege: desecration, misuse, or theft of something sacred
n forsake
desert; abandon; renounce
n renegade
deserter; traitor; ADJ.
defection
desertion
n comeuppance
deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
s merit
deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise
n retribution
deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
culpable
deserving blame; blameworthy
reprehensible
deserving blame; blameworthy; V. reprehend: blame
n venerable
deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
s reverend
deserving reverence; N: priest
s monogram
design composed of one or more initials of a name; V.
n invidious
designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
s crave
desire; want intensely
s vile
despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander
annihilate
destroy
raze
destroy completely; Ex. raze the city to the ground
obliterate
destroy completely; wipe out; Ex. obliterate the village
n defoliate
destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
corrode
destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)
n holocaust
destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
carnage
destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
demolition
destruction; V. demolish
s scion
detached plant shoot used in grafting; descendant
resolution
determination; resoluteness; ADJ. resolute: firm or determined in purpose
resolve
determination; resolution; firmness of purpose
predetermine
determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
n canvass
determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
bent
determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination
n dogged
determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
loathe
detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
abhor
detest; hate
abominable
detestable; extremely unpleasant
n odium
detestation; quality of being odious; hatefulness; disrepute (resulting from hateful conduct)
depose
dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
ravage
devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
n swerve
deviate; turn aside sharply from a straight course; Ex. swerve from the principle; Ex. The car swerved to the right.