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Debunk
to discredit, disprove
Decamp
to leave suddenly
Deciduous
losing leaves in the fall, short- lived
Declivity
downward slope
Decry
to belittle, openly condemn
Defer
submit, yield
Deft
skillful, dextrous
Delta
tidal deposit at the mouth of a river
Deluge
flood
Demagogue
leader or rabble-rouser
Demise
death
Denigrate
slur or blacken a person’s reputation
Depose
remove from a high position
Depravity
sinfulness, moral corruption
Descry
to discover or reveal
Desecrate
abuse something sacred
Desist
to stop doing something
Despondent
feeling discouraged
Despot
tyrannical ruler
Determinate
conclusive
Detractor
one who takes something away
Diluvial
relating to a flood
Disaffected
disloyal
Discomfit
to cause perplexity and embarrasement
Discompose
to disturb the composure or serenity
Disconcerting
bewildering
Disconsolate
unable to be consoled
Discordant
harsh-sounding
Discredit
to dishonor
Discredited
disbelieved
Discrepancy
difference between
Discursive
wandering from topic to topic
Disgorge
to vomit
Disinclined
averse, unwilling
Disingenuous
sly and crafty
Disparage
to belittle
Disrepute
disgrace
Dissemble
to pretend
Dissimulate
to disguise
Distaff
the female branch of a family
Distend
to swell
Dither
to move or act confusedly or without purpose
Divest
to get rid of
Divisive
creating disunity or conflict
Dogged
persistent
Doldrums
a period of despondency
Doleful
sad, mournful
Dolt
idiot
Dotage
senile condition
Dotard
senile old person
Dour
sullen and gloomy
Drivel
stupid talk
Droll
amusing in a wry, subtle way
Dross
garbage
Dudgeon
angry indignation
Dulcet
pleasant sounding
Dumb
unable to speak
Duress
threat of force
Dyspeptic
suffering from indigestion
Earthy
crude
Ebb
fade away
Eddy
air or wind current
Efface
to area or make illegible
Effluvia
outpouring of gases
Egregious
conspicuously bad
Egress
exit
Embroil
to involve in
Emotive
expressing emotion
Encomium
warm praise
Encumber
to hinder, burden
Endogamous
marrying within a specific group
Enjoin
to urge, order as a judicial order
Ensconce
to settle comfortably
Enshroud
to cover with a dark cover
Entomologist
scientist who studies insects
Entreat
to beg
Entrenched
established solidly
Epigram
short, witty saying or poem
Epithet
an abusive word or phrase
Epochal
very significant or influential
Equanimity
calmness, composure
Espouse
to support or advocate
Esurient
poor
Ethereal
not earthly, delicate
Ethos
beliefs of a group
Eurhythmics
art or harmonious bodily movement
Excoriate
to denounce
Execrable
utterly detestable
Expatiate
to discuss at length
Expiate
to atone
Fallow
untilled
Farcical
absurd, ludicrous
Fastidious
careful with details
Faze
to bother
Fealty
intense loyalty
Fecund
fertile
Feisty
excitable
Fell
to chop or cut down/cruel
Fey
doomed
Fictive
fictional
Fiendish
excessively bad or cruel
Filial
appropriate for a child
Fissure
a crack
Fitful
irregular
Fixity
being fixed or stable
Flippant
disrespectful, casual
Flounder
to falter, waver
Flurried
to become agitated and confused
Fodder
raw material
Foist
to pass off as genuine
Forfend
to prevent
Forlorn
dreary
Founder
to fall helplessly/sink
Fratricide
killing of brother or sister
Frenetic
wildly frantic
Frond
leaf
Fulsome
excessive
Furor
rage
Gall
bitterness
Game
courageousness
Gaucherie
a tactless or awkward act
Genteel
stylish
Gibe
to make heckling taunting remarks
Glib
casual
Gnarl
to make knotted, deform
Gnostic
having to do with knowledge
Goad
to prod or urge
Gouge
scoop out
Grubby
dirty
Hamlet
small village
Harbinger
precursor
Hardy
robust
Harrowing
terrifying
Hasten
to hurry up
Haughty
arrogant
Headlong
recklessly
Hector
bully
Hegemony
leadership by a country
Hemicycle
semicircular form
Hew
to cut with an axe
Hidebound
excessively rigid
Hinterland
wilderness
Hoary
very old
Homage
public honor and respect
Hone
to sharpen
Husband
to farm
Hutch
pen or coop for animals