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daunt

to intimidate, to dismay

debase

to reduce in dignity or quality

debauchery

moral corruption

deference

courteous going along with the opinions or wishes of another

degeneration

a state of decline

demure

serious, reserved, coy

desecrate

to violate the sanctity of something, to profane, to adulterate

desolate

deserted, without inhabitants, barren

despondency

depression, dejection

despotic

ruling oppressively and absolutely; tyrannical

destitution

state of being extremely poor, in extreme want

dexterous

skillful and active with the hands; manually adroit and skillful

diffuse

to spread in all directions

dimunion

diminishment, reduction

disavowal

denial

disdain

intense dislike; to treat with scorn or contempt; to reject as unworthy

disinclination

a desire to avoid, aversion

dissipation

wasteful spending, squandering

dissolution

disintegration, decomposition and dispersion

docile

easily managed, obedient, passive

dowager

a widow who holds a title from her husband, an elderly woman of society

dupe

to trick, to fool, to deceive, to cheat

duplicity

double-dealing, hypocrisy

ecstasy

extreme happiness

effervescent

showing high spirits

effusion

a pouring forth (usually overdone in writing or speech)

elicit

to bring out a response, to evoke

emaciated

very thin (usually as a result of starvation), wasting away

emulate

to try to equal or to be like (usually through imitation)

enervation

weakness

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