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Dearth
lack, scarcity, insufficiency
Debase
to degrade or lower in quality or stature
Debilitate
to weaken; enfeeble
None
Debunk
to discredit, disprove
Deciduous
falling off or shed seasonally, short-lived, temporary
Decorum
proper behavior, etiquette
Decry
to belittle, openly condemn
Deface
to mar the appearance of, vandalize
Defamatory
slanderous, injurious to the reputation
Deferential
respectful and polite in a submissive way
Deflation
decrease, depreciation
Defunct
no longer existing, extinct
Delectable
appetizing, delicious
Delegate(V.)
to give powers to another
Daunt
to discourage, intimidate
Deleterious
harmful, destructive, detrimental
Deluge
flood
Demagogue
leader, rabble-rouser, usually using appeals to emotion or prejudice
Deman
to degrade, humiliate, humble
Demographics
data relating to study of human population
Demote
to reduce to a lower grade or rand
Demur
to express doubts or objections
Denigrate
to slur someone's reputation
Deplete
to use up, exhaust
Deplore
to express or feel disapproval of, regret strongly
Deploy
to spread out strategically over an area
Depravity
sinfulness, moral corruption
Deprecate
to belittle, disparage
Depreciate
to lose value gradually
Deride
to mock, ridicule, make fun of
Derivative
copied or adapted, not original
None
Desiccate
to dry completely, dehydrate
Desist
to stop doing something
Despondent
feeling discouraged and dejected
Despot
tyrannical ruler
Desultory
at random, rambling, unmethodical
Deter
to discourage, prevent from happening
Deviate
to stray, wander
Dexterous
skilled physically or mentally
Dialect
regional style of speaking
Diaphanous
allowing light to show through, delicate
Diatribe
bitter verbal attack
Dictum
authoritative statement, popular saying
Didactic
excessively instructive
Diffidence
shyness, lack of confidence
Diffuse
widely spread out
Digress
to turn aside, to stray from the main point
Dilapidated
in disrepair, run down neglected
Dilate
to enlarge, swell, extend
Dilatory
slow, tending to delay
Diplomacy
discretion, tact
Dirge
funeral hymn
Disarray
clutter, disorder
Disburse
to pay out
Discern
to perceive something obscure
Disconcerting
bewildering, perplexing, slightly disturbing
Discordant
harsh-sounding, badly out of tune
Discredit
to dishonor or disgrace
Discrepancy
difference between