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dais
n; raised platform for guests of honor
dawdle
v; loiter; waster time
dearth
n; scarcity
decadence
n; decay
decant
v; pour off gently
deciduous
adj; falling off, as of leaves
declivity
n; downward slope
décolleté
adj; having a low-cut neckline
defer
v; give in respectfully; submit
defray
v; provide for the payment of
deft
adj; neat; skillful
defunct
adj; no longer in use or existence
deign
v; condescend; stoop
deleterious
adj; harmful
delineate
v; portray; depict; sketch
delusive
adj; deceptive; raising vain hopes
demagogue
n; person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader
demoniac
adj; fiendish
demotic
adj; pertaining to the people
demur
n; objection; protest
demur
v; object (because of doubts, scruples); hesitate
demure
adj; grave; serious; coy
denigrate
v; blacken
denizen
n; inhabitant or resident; regular visitor
deplore
v; regret
depose
v; dethrone; remove from office
deprecate
v; express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
depredation
n; plundering
derelict
adj; abandoned; negligent
descry
v; catch sight of
desiccate
v; dry up
despoil
v; strip of valuables; rob
despot
n; tyrant; harsh; authoritarian ruler
desuetude
n; state of disuse
desultory
adj; aimless; haphazard
devole
v; be transerred to aother; delegate to another; gradually worsen
diadem
n; crown
dialectical
adj; relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal
diaphanous
adj; sheer; transparent
diatribe
n; bitter scolding; invective
dictum
n; authoritative and weighty statement; saying; maxim
diffidence
n; shyness
diffuse
adj; wordy; rambling; spread out (like a gas)
dilatory
adj; tending to delay; intentionally delaying
dilettante
n; aimless follower of the arts; amateur; dabbler
diminution
n; lessening; reduction in size
din
n; continued loud noise
dinghy
n; small boat (often ship's boat)
dint
n; means; effort
dirge
n; lament with music
disabuse
correct a false impression; undeceive
disaffected
adj; disloyal
disapprobation
n; disapproval; condemnation
discombobulated
adj; confused; discomposed
discomfit
v; put to rout; defeat; disconcert
discordant
adj; not harmonious; conflicting
discrete
adj; separate; unconnected; consisting of distinct parts
discursive
adj; digressing; rambling
disgorge
v; surrender something; eject; vomit
disinter
v; dig up; unearth
disinterested
adj; unprejudiced
disjunction
n; act or state of separation; disunity
disparage
v; belittle
disparate
adj; basically different; unrelated
dispatch
n; speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed
disport
v; amuse
disputatious
adj; argumentative; fond of arguing
disquietude
n; uneasiness; anxiety
disquisition
n; a formal systematic inquiry; an explanation of the results of a formal inquiry
dissemble
v; disguise; pretend
disseminate
v; distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)
dissimulate
v; pretend; conceal by feigning
dissipate
v; ;squander; waster; scatter
dissolution
n; disintegration; looseness in morals
distend
v; expand; swell out
distrait
adj; inattentive; distracted, often by anxiety
diurnal
adj; daily
divest
v; strip; deprive
docket
n; program as for trial; book where such entries are made
doctrinaire
adj; unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding
doddering
adj; shaky; infirm from old age
doff
v; take off
dogged
adj; determined; stubborn
doggeral
n; poor verse
doldrums
n; blues; listlessness; slack period
doleful
adj; mournful; causing sadness
dolorous
adj; sorrowful
dormer
n; window projecting from roof
dotage
n; senility
dour
adj; sullen; stubborn
dowdy
adj; slovenly; untidy
draconian
adj; extremely severe
dregs
n; sediment; worthless residue
droll
adj; queer and amusing
drone
n; idle person; male bee
dross
n; waste matter
drudgery
menial work
dubious
adj; questionable; filled with doubt
dulcet
adj; sweet sounding
duplicitous
adj; double-dealing; hypocritical
duress
n; forcible restraint; especially unlawfully
dutiful
adj; respectful; obedient
dyspeptic
adj; suffering from indigestion
dissonance
n; discord; opposite of harmony and consonance