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culpable (adj.)
1. criminal; guilty
2. meriting condemtion or balme especially wrong or harmful

etm:from culpare - to blame
culpa - fault
Cursory
1. not thouroughly - a quick glance at something
2. hasty
Dank
unpleasantly moist or wet

--a dank basement--
Decry
1. to express a strong disapproval of
2. to condemn openly
Demagogue (N.)
1. a leader who makes use of popular prejustices, false claims, and emotions and promises in order to gain power
Demur
1. (v.) to hesitate; to delay
2. to object

--the commity wanted jerry to make a decision, but he demured until he got more information--
Deploy
1. to extend in (military unit)especially in width
2. to place in battle formation or appropriate posistions

etm: displicare - to scatter
Derelict
1. a homeless or jobless person
2. a tract or land left dry by receding water

(adj.) negligent
Deride
1. ridiculed
2. to humiliate or put down
Despicable
1. deserving to be despised
2. so worthless or obnoxious as to rouse moral indignation
Despotism
1. a system of government in which the ruler has unlimited power.
Destitute (adj.)
1. Lacking something needed or desirable
2. suffering extreme poverty
Devoid
Being without a usual, typical, or expected attribute or accompaniment
Dint
1. (n) blow, stroke, force, power

2. (v) to impress or drive in with force; to make a dent in

--general usage: "by dint of..."
(by dint of hard work.) (by dint of good luck)
Discerning
1. Showing insight and understanging
2. Discriminating

sentance --in the darkness, it was dificult to discern whether the man had a gun, a knife, or an ice cream cone.--
Disjointed
1. Being thrown out of orderly function
2. Separated at or as if at a joint
3. lacking coherance or orderly function
Disparate
1. Markedly distinct in quality or character
2. a mixed or different group (of people)
Dissolute
1. Lacking restraint
2. Marked by indulgence in things
Distend
1. To extend
2. to swell
3. to become expanded
Diva
1. a prima donna -- a woman whos extremely demanding
Docile
easily taught, led, or managed
Docket
1. a register of such records
2. a breif written summary or document
Doff
To remove or take off
Doggerel
loosely styled and irregular for comic effect

--his clothes were doggerel after emerging from the back seat of Vanesas car.
Dolt
a stupid person
Domicile
1. a recidence or dwelling place

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Dotage
a state or period of senile decay
Doughty
marked by fearless resolution; valiant
earthy
1. worldly, practical, down to earth
2. crude, gross, unsophisticated
3. plain and simple style