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intimidating, causing one to lose courage
daunting
paucity
dearth
a disastrous failure, disruption
debacle
to lower the quality or esteem of something
debase
vitiate
debauch
socially proper, appropriate
decorous
to criticize openly
decry
to ruin or injure something’s appearance
deface
to postpone something; to yield to another’s wisdom
defer
showing respect for another’s authority
deferential
to make unclean, impure
defile
skillful, capable
deft
no longer used or existing
defunct
to hand over responsibility for somethin
delegate
to describe, outline, shed light on
delineate
a leader who appeals to a people’s prejudices
demagogue
the marking of boundaries or categories
demarcation
to lower the status or stature of something
demean
to belittle, diminish the opinion of
denigrate
to criticize publicly
denounce
to feel or express sorrow, disapproval
deplore
nefariousness
depravity
to belittle, depreciate
deprecate
abandoned, run-down
derelict
to laugh at mockingly, scorn
DERIDE
taken directly from a source, unoriginal
DERIVATIVE
deserted, dreary, lifeless
desolate
feeling depressed, discouraged, hopeles
despondent
impoverished, utterly lacking
destitute
to discourage, prevent from doing
deter
light, airy, transparent
diaphanous
shy, quiet, modest
diffident
tending to delay, causing delay
dilatory
small or miniature
diminutive
a mournful song, especially for a funeral
dirge
rebellious, resentful of authority
disaffected
to deny knowledge of or responsibility for
disavow
to perceive, detect
discern
to thwart, baffle
discomfit
difference, failure of things to correspond
discrepancy
rambling, lacking order
discursive
to criticize or speak ill of
disparage
sharply differing, containing sharply contrasting elements
disparate
to send off to accomplish a duty
dispatch
to drive away, scatter
dispel
a state of being held in low regard
disrepute
to conceal, fake
dissemble
1. (v.) to disagree
2. (v.) to waste
dissent
to swell out
distend
to be indecisive
dither
causing dissent, discord
divisive
to reveal something secret
divulge
easily taught or trained
docile
stern, joyless
dour
hardship, threat
duress
actively changing
dynamic