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connivance
pretense of ignorance of something wrong
connubial
pertaining to marriage/matrimonial state
consanguinity
kinship
consign
deliver officially
consort
associate with, husband/wife
consummate
wholly w/o flaw

supremely skilled

complete, utter
continence
self-restraint; sexual chastity
contortions
twistings, distortions
contravene
contradict, oppose, infringe on/transgress
controvert
oppose w/ arguments; attempt to refute
contumacious
disobedient; resisting authority
contusion
bruise
conundrum
riddle; difficult problem
conversant
familiar with
convivial
festive; gay; char by joviality
convoke
call together
coquette
flirt
cordon
extended line of men/fortifications to prevent access/egress
cornice
projecting molding on building
cornucopia
horn flowing w/ fruit/grain; symbol of abundance
corpulent
very fat
corroborate
confirm; support
corrugated
wrinkled; ridged
coterie
group that meets socially; select circle
countermand
cancel; revoke
covetous
avaricious; eagerly desirous of
coy
shy; modest; coquettish
cozen
cheat; hoodwink; swindle
crabbed
sour; peevish
crass
very unrefined; grossly insensible
crone
hag
crotchety
eccentric; whimsical
cull
pick out; reject
culvert
artificial channel for water
cupidity
greed
curmudgeon
churlish, miserly individual
cynosure
object of general attention
dabble
work at in nonserious fashion; splash around
dais
raised platform for guests of honor
dank
damp
dapper
neat/trim
dappled
spotted
daub
smear (as with paint)
debauch
corrupt; seduce from virtue
debonair
urbane, suave; amiable; cheerful, carefree
debunk
expose as false, exaggerated, worthless, etc.
decadence
decay
decant
pour off gently
decollete
having low-cut neckline
decrepitude
state of collapse caused by illness/old age
decry
express strong disapproval of; disparage
defeatist
resigned to defeat; accepting defeat as natural outcome
defection
desertion
defile
pollute; profane
defray
provide for the payment of
defrock
to strip a priest or minister of church authority
deft
neat; skillful
defunct
dead; no longer in use/existence
deign
condescend; stoop
delta
flat plain of mud/sand b/w branches of a river
delude
deceive
deluge
flood; rush
demagogue
person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader
demotic
pertaining to the people
demure
grave; serious; coy
denizen
inhabitant; resident; regular visitor
derange
regretmake insane; disarrange
deposition
testimony under oath
derelict
abandoned; negligent
descry
catch sight of
desolate
unpopulated; joyless
desperado
reckless outlaw
despoil
strip of valuables; rob
despondent
depressed; gloomy
detraction
slandering; aspersion
devious
roundabout; erratic
devolve
be transferred to another; delegate to another; gradually worsen
diabolical
devilish
diadem
crown
dictum
authoritative, weighty statement; saying; maxim
dilapidated
ruined due to neglect
dinghy
small boat (often ship's boat)
dingy
dull; not fresh; cheerless
dint
means; effort
dirge
lament with music
disaffected
disloyal
disavowal
denial; disclaiming
disburse
pay out
disclaim
disown
discombobulated
confused; discomposed
discomfit
defeat; disconcert
disconcert
confuse, upset, embarrass
disconsolate
sad
discredit
defame; destroy confidence in; disbelieve
discursive
digressing; rambling
disembark
go ashore; unload cargo from ship
disenfranchise
deprive of a civil right
disengage
uncouple; separate; disconnect
disgorge
surrender something; eject; vomit
disinclination
unwillingness
disjunction
act or state of separation; disunity
dislodge
remove (forcibly)
dismember
cut into small parts
dispassionate
calm; impartial
dispatch
speediness; prompt execution; message sent w/ all due speed
dispel
scatter, drive away, cause to vanish
dispirited
lacking in spirit
disport
amuse
disquietude
anxiety
disquisition
formal systematic inquiry, explanation of the results of a formal inquiry
dissemble
disguise; pretend
disseminate
distribute; scatter; spread
dissimulate
pretend; conceal by feigning
disspiate
squander; waste; scatter
distend
expand; swell out
distraught
upset
divest
strip; deprive
docket
program as for trial (law); book where such entries are made
doddering
shaky; infirm from old age
doff
take off
doldrums
blues; listlessness; slack period
doleful
mournful
dolt
stupid person; dunce
domicile
home
don
put on
dormer
window projecting from roof
dorsal
relating to the back of an animal
dotage
senility
dote
be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
dour
sullen; stubborn
douse
plunge into water; drench, extinguish
dowdy
slovenly; untidy
drab
dull; lacking color; cheerless
dregs
sediment; worthless residue
drivel
nonsense; foolishness
droll
queer/amusing
drone
idle person; male bee

talk dully; buzz/murmur like a bee
ductile
malleable; flexible; pliable
dupe
someone easily fooled