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deciduous
adj. falling off, as of leaves
decimate
v. kill, usually one out of ten
decipher
v. decode
declivity
n. downward slope
decollete
adj. having a low-cut neckline
decomposition
n. decay
decorum
propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners
decoy
n. lure or bait
decrepitude
n. state of collapse caused by illness or old age
decry
v. express strong disapproval of; disparage
deducible
adj. derived by reasoning
deface
v. mar; disfigure
defame
v. harm someone's reputation; malign; slander
default
n. failure to act
defeatist
adj. resigned to defeat; accepting defeat as a natural outcome
defection
n. desertion
defer
v. delay till later; exempt temporarily
defer
v. give in respectfully; submit
deference
n. courteous regard for another's wish
defiance
n. refusal to yield; resistance
defile
v. pollute; profane
definitive
adj. most reliable or complete
deflect
v. turn aside
defoliate
v. destroy leaves
defray
v. provide for the payment of
defrock
v. to strip a priest or minister of church authority
deft
adj. neat; skillful
defunct
adj. dead; no longer in use or existence
degenerate
v. become worse; deteriorate
degradation
n. humiliation, debasement; degeneration
dehyrdate
v. remove water from; dry out
deify
v. turn into a god; idolize
deign
v. condescend; stoop
delete
v. erase; strike out
deleterious
adj. harmful
deliberate
v. consider; ponder
delineate
v. portray; depict; sketch
delirium
n. mental disorder marked by confusion
delta
n. flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river
delude
v. deceive
deluge
n. flood; rush
delusion
n. false belief; hallucination
delusive
adj. deceptive; raising vain hopes
delve
v. dig; investigate
demagogue
n. person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader
demean
v. degrade; humiliate
demeanor
n. behavior; bearing
demented
adj. insane
demise
n. death
demographic
adj. related to population balance
demolition
n. destruction
demoniac
adj. fiendish
demotic
adj. pertaining to the people
demur
n. objection; protest
demur
v. object (because of doubts; scruples); hesitate
demure
adj. grave; serious; coy
denigrate
v. blacken
denotation
n. meaning; distinguishing by name
denouement
n. outcome; final development of the plot of a play or other literary work
denounce
v. condemn; criticize
depict
v. portray
deplete
v. reduce; exhaust
deplore
v. regret
deploy
v. spread out (troops in an extended though shallow battle line
depose
v. dethrone; remove from office
deposition
n. testimony under oath
depravity
n. extreme corruption
deprecate
v. express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
depreciate
v. lessen in value
depredation
n. plundering
derange
v. make insane; disarrange
derelict
adj. abandoned; negligent
deride
v. ridicule; make fun of
derivative
adj. unoriginal; obtained from another source
dermatologist
n. one who studies the skin and its diseases.