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deciduous
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defoliate
falling off,as of leaves
/
destroy leaves
decimate
kill,one out of 10
decollete
low-cut neckline
decoy
attractive;lure;bait
decrepitute
state of collapse by illness or old age
decry
/
descry
disparage;express strong disapproval
/
to catch a sight or glimse
defectation
desertation
defiance
refusal to yield;resistance
defile;desecrate
pollute;profane;unholy;violate the sanctity of
defray
/
disperse
provide for the payment
/
payout
deign
stoop;condescend;bow with respect to a person with lower decree
deletrious
harmful
delineate
portray;depict;sketch
delude;delusive
deceive
demagouge
false leader;person who appeals to people's prejudice
demented/deranged
insane
demotic
pertaining to people
demur
/
demure
oppose
/
grave;serious;coy
denigrate
blacken
deplore
regret
deploy
spread out[troops] in an extended though shallow battleline
depose
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deposition
dethrone;remove from office
/
testimony under oath
depravity
corruption
depredation;deliberate;despoil
thoughtful;plunder
deride;disport;derision;droll
make fun of;amuse;queer
desolate
unpopulated;joyless;lay waste;forsake;rob of joy
despondent
depressed;gloomy
despot
tyrant;harsh;authoritarian ruler
destitute
extremely poor
detonation
/
denotation
explosion
/
express by meaning;distinguished
devious
roundabout;erratic;not straightforward
devolve
pass to others;deputize
diadem
crown
dictum
maxim;saying;authoritative and weighty statement
die
device to stamp or impressing;mold
dilapidated
ruined because of neglect
dilettante
amateur;aimless follower of arts;dabbler
dinghy
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dingy
small boat[often ships boat]
/
dull;not fresh;chearless
dint
means;effort
diorama
life-size;3-dimensional scene from nature or history
disaffected
disloyal
discerning;discretion
mentally quick and observant;having insight;prudence;ability to adjust to circumstances
disembark
go ashore;unload cargo from ship
disenfrenchise
deprive of a civil right
disgorge
surrender something;eject;vomit
disgruntle
make discontended
despicable
deserving to scorn
seraphic
angelic
disheveled
untidy
disinter
dig up unearth
drudgery
menial work
disparity
difference;partiality;condition of inequality
dispel;dessiminate
scatter;drive away;cause to vanish;;spread,distribute,scatter like seeds
dissertation
formal essay
dissident
rebellious;dissenting
dissimulate
pretend,conceal by feigning
dissuade
persuade not to do;discourage
distort
twist out of shape
distraught
upset,distracted by anxiety
diversion
act of turning aside,pastime
divest
strip,deprive
docket
program as for trial;books where such entries are made
doddering
/
dotage
shaky,infirm from age
/
senility,old age
dogged,dour
stubborn,sullen,determined
doff
/
don
take off
/
put on
doggreal
poor verse
doldrums
blues;listless;slack period
dogmatic
arbitrary,opinionated,doctrinal
dormer
window projecting from roof
DORSAL
relating to the back of the animal
douse
plunge into water
drab
dull,lacking color,cheerless
dregs
/
drivel
sediment,worthless residue
/
nonsense,foollishness
duress
forcible restraint;especially unlawfully
dwindle
shrink,reduce
dyspeptic
/
emetic
something causing indigestion
/
vomiting
ebb
recede,lessen
ecclesiastic
pertaining to church
eddy
swirling current wind,river,etc
edict
/
edify
/
efficacy
decree especially one issued by command
/
instruct,correct morally
/
power to do desired effect
eerie
weird
efface
rub out
effeminate
having womanly traits
effete
worn out ,exhaustive,barren
effluvium
noxious smell
egregious
/]
effusive
notorious,conspicuously bad or shocking
/
putting forth,gushing[as in to hug]
elicit
draw out by discussion
elixir
cure all,something invigorating[or energetic]
elusive
baffling,evasive,confusing
emanate
issue forth,come up with
emancipate
set free
embargo
ban on commerce or other activity
embroil
/
extricate
entangle,throw into confusion,involve in strife
/
disentangle
emolument
salary,compensation
empathy
ability to identify with others feeling,ideas,etc
emulate
imitate,rival
ENCOMIASTIC
HIGH PRAISE,EULOGY
endue
provide with some quality,endow
enjoin
command order,forbid
enrapture
please intensely
ensconce
settle comfortably
ensue
follow
entomology
/
epistemology
/
enthology
study of insects
/
a philosopher who studies nature knowledge
/
study of humankind
enunciate
utter,speak
eon,epoch
long period of time,an age
epicure
connoisseur of food and drinking
epigram
witty thought or saying,usually short
epitaph
/
epithet
inscription in memory of dead person
/
word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing
equable
/
equanimity
tranquil,steady,uniform
/
calmness temperament,composure
equestrian
/
equine
rider on horseback
/
resembling horse
errant
wandering
erratic
odd,unpredictable
escapade
prank,flighty conduct
espionage
spying
eugenic
pertaining to improvement of race
etymology
/
ethnology
study of word parts
/
study of humankind
evasive
not frank,eluding
evince
show clearly
ewe
female sheep
exacerbate,exasperate
worsen,embitter;vex,annoy
excerpt
selected passage[written or musical]
execrable,execrate
very bad;curse,express abhorrence for
exegesis
explanation,especially of biblical passage
exhiriating
invigorating and refreshing;cheering
exiguous
small,minute
exodus
departure
expatiate
/
expatriate
talk at length
/
exile,someone who has drawn from his native land
expedient
suitable,practical,political,unethical
expository
explanatory,serving to explain
expropriate
take possession of
expunge
/
expurgate
cancel,remove
/
clean,remove offensive parts from book
extirpate
root up
extradition
surrender of a prisoner by one state to another
extraneous
not essential,superfluous
extrapolation
projection,conjecture
exude
discharge,give forth
exult
rejoice
facet
small plane surface[of a gem],a side
faction
/
factious
party,clique,dissension,separate in to 2 part
/
inclined from factions,causing dissension
factitious
artificial,sham