76 terms

Barron's word list 13

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