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credulous
adj

too trusting; gullible
crescendo
noun

steadily increasing in volume or force
culpable
adj

deserving blame
the culpable crook
cupidity
adj

greed; strong desire
cupid is greedy for love
curmudgeon
noun

cranky person, usually old
cranky old curmedgeon
cynicism
noun

an attitude or quality of belief that all people are motivated by selfishness
cynical
damp
verb

to dimish the intensity or activity of;

to check the vibration of
dampen the light
daunt
verb

to intimidate or dismay
daunting task
dearth
noun

smallness of quantity or number; scarcity; lack
debacle
noun

fiasco; complete failure; rout
debutante
noun

young woman making a debut in high society
declivity
noun

downward slope
decorous
adj

proper, tasteful, socially correct
decorum
noun

appropriateness of behavior and conduct; propriety
deface
verb

to mar the appearance of, to vandalize
deference
noun

respect, courtesy
deleterious
adj

subtly or unexpectedly harmful
demagogue
noun

a leader, rabble-rouser, usually appealing to emotion or prejudice
demur
verb

to express doubts or objections; to question or oppose
denigrate
verb

to blacken, belittle, defame, disparage
denouement
noun

an outcome or solution; the unraveling of a plot
depracate
verb

to disparage or belittle
self-deprecating
depredate
verb

to plunder, pillage, ravage or destroy
pirates depredate
deride
verb

to speak of or treat with comtempt; to mock
derivative
adj

unoriginal, obtained from another source
desiccate
verb

to dry out thoroughly; dehydrate
desuetude
noun

disuse; discontinue the use of
desultory
adj

jumping from one thing to another; lack of purpose or plan; disconnected
detraction
noun

slandering; verbal attack; aspersion
diaphanous
allowing light to shine through; delicate; sheer
diatribe
noun

an abusive, condemnatory speech
didactic
adj

intended to teach or instruct
dictum
noun

authoritative statement
diffident
adj

lacking self-confidence
digress
verb

to stray from the point; to go off on a tangent