Part 1.

dais
a platform raised above the surrounding level
dapper
marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners
dearth
an insufficient quantity or number
debacle
a sound defeat
debase
corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
decadence
the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities

 

Part 2.

declivity
a downward slope or bend
decorum
propriety in manners and conduct
decree
a legally binding command or decision
deduce
reason from the general to the particular
deference
a courteous expression of esteem or regard
defray
bear the expenses of

 

Part 3.

deign
do something that one considers to be below one's dignity
delicacy
the quality of being exquisitely fine in appearance
delve
turn up, loosen, or remove earth
demonstrable
capable of being proved
demoralize
lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
denouement
the outcome of a complex sequence of events

 

Part 4.

dense
permitting little if any light to pass through
depose
force to leave an office
deprave
corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
depredation
a destructive action
derelict
in deplorable condition
derived
formed or developed from something else; not original

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2020-04-17