Barron Wordlist 13

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deciduous

Shedding its leaves annually

decimate

kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of

decipher

decode;

decollete

A low neckline on a woman's dress or top

decree

authoritative order from Judge; judgment of a court of law;

decorum

propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct

decorous

proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)

decoy

lure or bait; V.

decrepitude

state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age

decrepit

weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use;

decry

express strong disapproval of; condemn openly ; disparage;

deducible

derived by reasoning; V. deduce: infer; derive by reasoning

deface

Spoil the surface or appearance of (something), e.g., by drawing or writing on it

defame

harm someone's reputation; speak evil of;

defeatist

resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome

defection

The action of abandoning a person, cause, or organization;desertion

defer

Submit humbly to;postpone to a later time;

deference

courteous regard for another's wish;Humble submission and respect

defiance

Open resistance; bold disobedience

defile

pollute; Sully, mar, or spoil;

definitive

most reliable; authorative and complete; that cannot be improved; conclusive; decisive; definite; Ex. definitive decision by the supreme court

deflect

Cause (something) to change direction by interposing something; turn away from a straight course

defoliate

destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals);

defray

provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay

defrock

strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock

deft

neat; skillful

defunct

dead; no longer in use or existence

degenerate

become worse in quality; deteriorate;

deify

Worship, regard, or treat (someone or something) as a god

deign

condescend; Show feelings of superiority; be patronizing

deleterious

harmful

deliberate

consider; ponder; ADJ: done on purpose; slow

delineate

portray; depict; sketch; describe;

delirium

mental disorder marked by confusion; uncontrolled excitement;

delta

flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river

delude

Impose a misleading belief upon

deluge

flood; rush; V.

delusion

false belief; hallucination; deluding; Ex. delusions of grandeur;

delusive

deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes

delve

dig; search deeply; investigate

demagogue

person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people;

demean

disgrace; humiliate; debase in dignity; behave

demeanor

behavior; bearing

demented

insane

demoniac

fiendish; cruel; N. demon: evil supernatural being; devil

demotic

of or pertaining to the people

demur

object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms); hesitate;

demure

(of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy; pretending to be demure

denigrate

blacken; defame

denizen

(animal, person, or plant) inhabitant or resident of a particular place; regular visitor

denotation

meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation

denounce

condemn; criticize; N. denunciation

depict

portray

deplete

reduce; exhaust

deplore

Feel or express strong disapproval of (something)

deploy

spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line;

depose

dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify

deposition

testimony under oath; deposing; dethroning

depravity

extreme corruption; wickedness;

deprecate

express disapproval of; protest against; belittle;

depreciate

lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value

depredation

An act of attacking or plundering; destruction

deranged

insane

derelict

negligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned;

dereliction

neglect of duty; abandonment

deride

ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of;

derision

ridicule; mockery

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