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Dauntless, Undaunted
___________ and determined, the firemen dashed through the smoke to rescue the family trapped in the fire. _________ by the flames, they stayed until everyone had been rescued.
Undaunted
The hikers were ____________ by the steepness of the mountain; however, they decided to turn back when a storm appeared in the distance.
Dauntless
The ________ soldier attacked the enemy line with no regard to the machine gun fire and mortar rounds exploding all around him.
Dearth
A _______ of rain last summer led to many failed crops, especially corn and cotton in the valley.
Dearth
This Broadway season was the poorest in years.
Critics say this was largely due to a _______ of good playwrights.
Dearth
There always seems to be a ______ of cookies in the cookie jar after our granddaughter's visit.
Debacle
After winning our first game we went on to lose nine straight. What a _______.
Debacle
The financial ______ that was the stock market of
1929.
Debacle
The Watergate scandal was the _______ of the Nixon presidency.
Debased
Inflation in Brazil has ________ the value of money so much that people won't stoop to recover small coins in the street.
Debasing
The judge sued the newspaper for ______ his character in an article claiming he was too easy on criminals.
Debases
Violent crime in America ________ our country.
Decree
The ________ by the city council that all dogs must be kept on a leash set off a bitter conflict among dog owners.
Decree
In Dodge City, during the days of the great cattle drives of the 1880s, Sheriff Wyatt Earp enforced the _______ that all guns must be turned over to the sheriff's deputies before a man could ride into town.
Decree
Avid smokers protested the _______ which prohibits smoking in all restaurants and public buildings.
Deduced
When the doors to the living room were locked the day before Christmas, Peggy ________ her mother was wrapping presents and didn't want to be disturbed.
Deduced
From the footprints in the snow, we ________ that the missing hikers had wandered in circles several days before disappearing entirely.
Deduced
The detective _______ that the killer's weapon was a knife based on the wounds left on the victim.
Defamed
_______ and defeated, Napoleon was exiled to the Island of Elba.
Defamed
False accusations by lying men have ________ the
reputations of many reputable woman.
Defamation
Thomas Jefferson was once quoted as saying,
"________ is becoming a way of life inso-much
that a dish of tea cannot be digested without the
stimulant."
Deftly
The quarterback ____________ avoided the linebacker's
rush while calmly throwing a touchdown pass.
Deft
In one ______ move, the policeman subdued the thief
and took him to the ground.
Deft
The magician was so _______ with a pack of cards that
he could deal off the bottom with everyone watching, and no one was the wiser.
Demagogues
Historians will almost exclusively agree that Hitler and Mussolini were ________ who were greatly
responsible for starting World War II.
demagogues, Demagoguery
Lawyers, politicians, and other authority figures who
inflame the populace to further their own aims are said to be __________ who engage in
_____________.
Demonic
Walter had a ________ approach to business; he was only out there for himself and the money.
Demonic
In pursuit of an Olympic medal, Jack's practice habits were _________; six hours a day on the track was his norm.
Demonic
To have a __________ attitude in attempting to achieve your goals will sooner or later payoff.