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Dearth
A lack, scarcity
Debacle
A disastrous failure, disruption
Debase
To lower the quality or esteem of something
Debauch
To corrupt by means of sensual pleasure
Debunk
To expose the falseness of something
Decorous
Socially proper, appropriate
Decry
To criticize openly
Deface
To injure or ruin something's appearance
Defamatory
Harmful to another's reputation
Defer
To postpone something; to yield to another's wisdom
Deferential
Showing respect to another's authority
Defile
To make unclean, impure
Deft
Skillful, capable
Defunct
No longer used or existing
Delegate
To hand over responsibility for something; consign
Delineate
To describe, outline, shed light on
Demagogue
A leader who appeals to a people's prejudices
Demarcation
The marking of boundaries or categories
Demean
To lower the status or stature of something
Demure
Quiet, modest, reserved
Denigrate
To belittle, diminish the opinion of
Denounce
To criticize publicly
Deplore
To feel or express sorrow, disapproval
Depravity
Wickedness
Deprecate
To belittle, depreciate
Derelict
Abandoned, worn-down
Deride
To laugh at mockingly, scorn
Desiccated
Dried up, dehydrated
Despondent
Feeling depressed, discouraged, hopeless
Destitute
Impoverished, utterly lacking
Devious
Not straightforward, deceitful, disingenuous
Diaphonous
Light, airy, transparent
Didactic
Intended to instruct OR overly moralistic
Diffident
Shy, quiet, modest, demure
Diminutive
Small or miniature
Dirge
A mournful song, especially for a funeral
Disaffected
Rebellious, resentful of authority
Disavow
To deny knowledge or responsibility for
Discomfit
To thwart, baffle
Discordant
Not agreeing, not in harmony with
Discrepancy
Difference, failure of things to correspond
Discursive
Rambling, lacking order
Disgruntled
Upset, not content
Disrepute
A state of being held in low regard
Dissemble
To conceal, fake
Disseminate
To spread widely
Dissent
To disagree OR the act of disagreeing
Dissipate
To disappear, cause disappear OR to waste
Dissuade
To persuade someone not to do something
Distend
To swell out
Dither
To be indecisive
Divisive
Causing dissent, discord
Docile
Easily taught or trained
Dour
Stern, joyless
Duplicity
Crafty dishonesty
Duress
Hardship, threat
Dynamic
Actively changing