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deciduous
falling off as of leaves
decimate
kill, usually one out of ten
declivity
downward slope
decoy
lure or bait
decrepit
worn out by age
decrepitude
state of collapse caused by illness or old age
deducible
derived by reasoning
deface
mar, disfigure
defame
harm someone's reputation, malign, slander
default
failure to act
defeatist
attitude of one who is ready to accept defeat as a natural outcome
defection
desertion
deference
courteous regard for another's wish
defile
pollute, profane
definitive
final, complete
deflect
turn aside
defoliate
destroy leaves
defray
pay the costs of
deft
neat, skillful
defunct
dead, no longer in use or existence
defuse
remove the fuse of a bomb, reduce or eliminate a threat
degenerate
become worse, deteriorate
degradation
humiliation, debasement, degeneration
deify
turn into a god, idolize
deign
condescend, stoop
deleterious
harmful
deliberate
consider, ponder
delineate
portray, depict, sketch
delirium
mental disorder marked by confusion
deluge
flood, rush
delve
dig, investigate
demean
degrade, humiliate
demeanor
behavior, bearing
demoniac
fiendish
demur
object because of doubts, scruples; hesitate
demure
grave, serious, coy
demystify
clarify, free from mystery or obscurity
denigrate
blacken
denizen
inhabitant or resident, regular visitor
denotation
meaning, distinguishing by name
denouement
outcome, final development of the plot of a play
deploy
spread out troops in an extended though shallow battle line
depose
dethrone, remove from office
deposition
testimony under oath
depredation
plundering
derelict
abandoned, negligent
derivative
unoriginal, derived from another source
demagogue
person who appeals to people's prejudice, false leader of people
defer(1)
delay till later, exempt temporarily
defer(2)
give in respectfully, submit