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dais
platform
dale
valley
dally
to waste time
dank
chilly and wet
dappled
spotted
dastardly
shameful
daub
to smear
daunt
to discourage
dawdle
to waste time
de facto
in fact
deadlock
tie
dearth
scarcity
debacle
complete failure
debauch
to corrupt
debilitate
to weaken
debonair
pleasant
debris
rubble
debauch
to corrupt
debut
first public appearance
decadence
moral deterioration
decant
to pour off
decapitate
to behead
decelerate
to slow down
deciduous
not permanent; passing
decipher
decode
declaim
to speak dramatically
declivity
downward slope
decompose
to decay
decorum
appropriate social behavior
decoy
person or thing that entices or lures, as into danger
decrepit
broken down by age or disease
decry
to speak out against
deduce
to infer
deem
to judge
defalcate
to misuse funds
defamatory
damaging another's reputation with false remarks
default
to fail to pay a debt or to perform a task
defection
desertion
defer
to postpone
deference
respect
defile
to pollute
definitive
comprehensive
deflect
to bend
defoliate
to strip of leaves
defray
pay the cost of
deft
skillful
defunct
no longer in existence
degrade
to lower in degree or quality
deify
to idolize
deign
to lower oneself before an inferior
delectable
delicious
delete
to leave out
deleterious
harmful
delirium
wild excitement
delineate
to describe
delude
to deceive
deluge
a rush
delve
to search
demagogue
popular leader who appeals to the emotions
demean
to degrade
demeanor
behavior
demented
deranged
demigod
person who is partly a god and partly human
demise
death
demography
study of population trends
demolish
to tear down
demoralize
to discourage
demur
to object
demure
shy
denigrate
to ruin reputation of
denizen
occupant
denomination
name or designation for a class of persons, such as a religious group
denouement
outcome
denounce
to publicly condemn
depict
to portray
depilate
to remove hair from
deplete
to use up gradually
deplore
to regret
deploy
to place troops in position
depose
to remove from office
depraved
sinful
deprecate
to disapprove of
depreciate
to lessen in value
deranged
insane
derelict
abandoned; negligent
deride
to redicule
derision
redicule
dermatology
study of skin diseases
derogatory
belittling
descry
to discover
desecrate
to damage a holy place
desiccate
to dry up
desist
to cease or stop