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cryptic
having hidden meaning; mystifying
cursory
performed with haste and scant attention to detail
dearth
a scarce supply; a lack
debilitate
to sap the strength or energy of; enervate
decadence
a process, condition, or period of deterioration or decline, as in morals or art; decay
deference
submission or courteous yielding to the opinion, wishes, or judgment of another
deflate
to release contained air or gas from
delineate
to draw or trace the outline of; sketch out
demeanor
the way in which a person behaves; deportment
denunciation
the act of accusing another of a crime before a public prosecutor
deprecate
to express disapproval of; deplore
derogatory
disparaging; belittling
desecrate
to violate the sacredness of; profane
despot
a ruler with absolute power
deter
to prevent or discourage from acting, as by means of fear or doubt
devious
not straightforward; shifty
devoid
completely lacking; destitute or empty
diatribe
a bitter, abusive denunciation
didactic
intended to instuct
diffuse
to pour out and cause to spread freely