67 terms

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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