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debilitate
to weaken, enfeeble
debunk
to discredit, disprove
deciduous
falling off or shed seasonally; not permanent, temporary
decry
to belittle, openly condemn
defamatory
slanderous, injurious to the reputation
deferential
respectful and polite in a submissive way
deflation
decrease, depreciation
defunct
no longer existing, extinct
delegate
v. giving powers to another
deleterious
harmful, destructive, detrimental
deluge
flood
demagogue
rabble-rouser, rally leader, orator, using appeals to emotion, prejudice, or passions of the people
demean
to degrade, humiliate, humble
demur
to express doubts or objections
denigrate
to slur someone's reputation
deplore
to express or feel disapproval of; regret strongly, lament
depravity
sinfulness, moral corruption
deprecate
to belittle, disparage
depreciate
to lose value gradually
deride
to mock, ridcule, make fun of
derivative
copied or adapted, not original
desiccate
to drap completely, dehydrate
desist
to stop doing something
despondent
feeling discouraged and dejected
desultory
at random, rambling, unmethodical
deter
to discourage; prevent from happening
dexterous
skilleds phsically or clever
diaphanous
allowing light to show through; delicate
diatribe
bitter verbal attack
dictum
authoritative statement; popular saying
didatic
excessively instructive
diffidence
shyness, lack of confidence
degress
to turn aside; to stray from the main point
dilapidated
in disrepair, run down, neglected
dilatory
slow, tending to delay
diplomacy
skill in managing negotiations, tact
dirge
funeral hymn
disburse
to pay out
discern
to perceive something obscure
disconcerting
bewildering, perplexing, slightly disturbing
discordant
harsh-sounding, badly out of tune
discrepancy
difference between
disgorge
to vomit, discharge violently
disparage
to belittle, speak disrespectfully about
disparate
dissimilar, different in kind
dispassionate
free from emotion, impartial, unbiased
dispirit
to dishearten, make dejected
disrepute
disgrace, dishonor
dissemble
to pretend, disguise one's movitves
dissuade
to persuade someone to alter original intentions
distraught
very worried and distressed
dither
to mover or act confusedly or without clear purpose
diurnal
daily
divine
v. to foretell or know by inspiration
divisive
adj. forming division, creating discord
doctrinaire
rigidly devoted to theories
dogmatic
asserting opinions in a arrogant manner, rigidly fixed in opinion, opinionated
doleful
sad, mournful
dour
sullen and gloomy; stern and severe
egregious
conspicuously bad