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daunt
to intimidate or discourage
dawdle
to waste time doing unimportant or trivial things
deadlock
a standstill resulting from two opposed, unrelenting forces
debilitate
to make weak
debunk
to expose that which is false
decontaminate
to remove contamination from
decoy
a person, animal or object used to lure game or another living creature into a trap
decree
an official order
defame
to slander someone's good name
defer
to postpone, to submit to the opinion of another
deficiency
a lack or inefficiency
defunct
extinct or dead
degradation
the act of lowering in status or worth,decline to a low state
delectable
delightful. delicious
demoralize
to corrupt, to weaken the confidence or morale of
demotion
the act of reducing rank or grade
denounce
to speak out against, to condemn
density
the mass of a substance,the thickness, stupidity
depravity
moral corruption
derangement
insanity, confusion
derision
ridicule, scorn
desolate
deserted
desolation
a deserted area unfit for habitation, misery, depression
deter
to prevent or discourage through fear or doubt
detestable
deserving intense dislike, hateful
detriment
damage or injury, a cause of damage
deviate
to move away from an established course
devout
deeply or sincerely religious, expressing devotion or piety
dexterous
skillful in the use of the hands, body, or mind: adroit
diaphanous
so fine in texture as to be transparent
diffuse
to spread out,to scatter, to soften the brilliance of something
dilapidated
in a state of disrepair, to fall into decay
diligent
industrious, persevering
discern
to perceive something obscure or concealed, to discriminate
disclosure
the act of uncovering or making known
discord
lack of agreement, a harsh mingling of sounds
discreet
careful about what one does or says
equivalent
equal in nature or function
equivocate
to be deliberately ambiguous
erratic
without a regular course, lacking consistency
espouse
to marry, to give one's support to
euphoria
a feeling of high spirits or great happiness
evacuate
to empty, to vacate, to remove residents from a place
ewe
a female sheep
exacerbate
to make worse
excruciating
intensely painful
exemplary
outstanding, setting a good example
exhaustive
thorough, complete, comprehensive
exploit
to unethically use one's own advantage and/or profit
a remarkable action
exotic
foreign, striking in appearance or effect
expedite
to hasten; to speed up, to remove impediments
expendable
not needed after having been used, disposable
explicit
expressed with precision or forthrightness
expulsion
the act of driving out something or dismissing someone
exquisite
beautifully or delicately made, acutely perceptive
extinguish
to put out or quench, to destroy
extol
to praise highly
extract
to take out forcibly, to obtain from a particular source
extraneous
irrelevant; extra; unnecessary; unimportant; foreign
extricate
to free from an entanglement
exuberance
the state of being extremely joyous or unreserved
discrepancy
inconsistency or disagreement between facts or claims
discriminate
to make distinctions; to act on the basis of prejudice
disdain
to treat with contempt or consider unworhty of oneself
disgruntled
to be discontented or disagreeable
disinclination
reluctance; preference for avoiding something; aversion
disparage;
to belittle; to reduce in rank
disparity
inequality; difference; incongruity
disperse
to scatter or distribute widely; to cause to to cause to vanish
dissent
to disagree or without approval; a disagreement
dissipate
to dispel by scattering; to squander; to vanish
distraught
anxious or worried; crazed
diverse
varied; distinct; differing from one another
doldrums
a period of low spirits; ocean regions near the equator marked by calm periods
dormant
asleep or not active
dour
stern; harsh; sullen
eccentric
deviating from the conventional rule or model; erratic
effervescent
bubbly; high-spirited
egress
an exit
eloquent
fluent and graceful in speech; articulate
elusive
hard to catch; evasive
emaciated
extremely thin;
embark
to go aboard a vessel; to set out on a venture
embellishment
the act of making more beautiful; adding fictitious details
empathy
understanding another's thoughts or feelings as if one's own
emulate
to try to equal or excel, especially through imitation
encompass
to form a circle about; to enclose
endorse
to approve;
enduring
lasting; durable; persistent
enfold
to cover with folds; to enclose
enhance
to intensify; to increase in value or beauty
enigma
something puzzling, ambiguous, or inexplicable
enmity
hostility; hatred; antagonism
entice
to tempt or to lure
entourage
a group of associates surrounding an important person
enunciate
to pronounce with clarity
ephemeral
lasting for a short time; transitory
epoch
a specific period in history
equanimity
composure
equilibrium
balance between opposing forces