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dastard
a base coward
dead-heat
A race in which two or more competitors come out even, and there is no winner
premise
a proposition upon which an argument is based or from which a conclusion is drawn.
dauntless
fearless
datum
a premise, starting-point, or given fact.
dearth
Scarcity, as of something customary, essential ,or desirable
debase
To lower in character or virtue
debonair adj
Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner
decagon
A figure with ten sides and ten angles
decamp
To leave suddenly or unexpectedly
decapitate
To behead
decapod
Ten-footed or ten-armed
decimate
To destroy a measurable or large proportion of
declamation
A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public
declamatory
adj. A full and formal style of utterance
decorous
adj. Suitable for the occasion or circumstances
decoy
n. Anything that allures, or is intended to allures into danger or temptation.
decrepit
adj. Enfeebled, as by old age or some chronic infirmity
dedication
n. The voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause.
defalcate
To cut off or take away, as a part of something
defamation
n. Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another
defame
v. To slander
default
n. The neglect or omission of a legal requirement
defendant
n. A person against whom a suit is brought
default
n. The neglect or omission of a legal requirement
defer
v. To delay or put off to some other time
deference
n. Respectful submission or yielding, as to another's opinion, wishes, or judgment.
deflect
v. To cause to turn aside or downward.
defraud
v. To deprive of something dishonestly
defray
v. To make payment for
degeneracy
n. A becoming worse
degenerate
v. To become worse or inferior
degradation
n. Diminution, as of strength or magnitude
degrade
v. To take away honors or position from.
deject
v. To dishearten
dejection
n. Melancholy.
delectable
adj. Delightful to the taste or to the senses.