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depravity
Moral corruption or degradation.
daunt
To abate the courage of; discourage.
definitive
Precisely defined or explicit.
didactic
Intended to instruct.
denigrate
To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame.
diluvial
Of, relating to, or produced by a flood.
demean
To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner: demeaned themselves well in class.
disparate
Fundamentally distinct or different in kind; entirely dissimilar.
defamatory
The act of defaming; calumny.
discordant
To deny or renounce any claim to or connection with; disown.
debauch
To corrupt morally.
diffidence
The quality or state of being diffident; timidity or shyness.
dedcathlon
An athletic contest in which each contestant participates in ten track and field events.
dirge
A funeral hymn or lament.
defile
To make filthy or dirty; pollute: defile a river with sewage.
desiccate
To dry out thoroughly.
demagogue
A leader who obtains power by means of impassioned appeals to the emotions and prejudices of the populace.
disparage
To speak of in a slighting way; belittle.
deleterious
Having a harmful effect; injurious.
disdain
To regard or treat with haughty contempt; despise.
defunct
Having ceased to exist or live: a defunct political organization.
disheveled
Being in loose disarray; unkempt, as hair or clothing.
decapitate
To cut off the head of; behead.
deplore
To feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn.
decorum
Appropriateness of behavior or conduct; propriety.
dilate
To make wider or larger; cause to expand.
disperse
To drive off or scatter in different directions: The police dispersed the crowd.
diffuse
To pour out and cause to spread freely.
desecrate
To violate the sacredness of; profane.
detrimental
Causing damage or harm; injurious.
dictum
An authoritative, often formal, pronouncement.
destitute
Utterly lacking; devoid.
deprecate
To express disapproval of; deplore.
disburse
To pay out, as from a fund; expend.
disclaim
To deny or renounce any claim to or connection with; disown.