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denote, denoted, denoting, denotes.transitive verbs
to signify directly; refer to specifically; to mark; show; indicate (a frown that denoted increasing impatience); to serve as a symbol or name for the meaning of; signify (a flashing yellow light denotes caution); to represent or be a sign of something (fever often denotes the body is getting rid of some infection); compare connotes
denotable, denotive.adjectives
denotation.noun
the act of denoting; indication; something, such as a sign or symbol, that denotes; something signified or referred to; a particular meaning of a symbol; the most specific or direct meaning of a word, in contrast to its figurative or associated meanings

dote, doted, doting, dotes.intransitive verbs
to show excessive love or fondness (adults who dote on a special vehicle)
doter.noun

dormant.adjective
marked by a suspension of activity (a dormant volcano); temporarily in abeyance yet capable of being activated; asleep, inactive
synonym.latent
dormancy.noun

douse.transitive verb
to plunge suddenly into liquid; to drench; pour liquid over
douse also dowse, doused also dowsed, dousing also dowsing, douses also dowses.verbs
transitive verb use.to plunge into liquid; immerse; dip; to wet thoroughly; drench; to put out a light or fire; extinguish
intransitive verb use.to become thoroughly wet; to use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
douse.noun
a thorough drenching
douser.noun.plural.dousers

drastic.adjective
if you have to take drastic action toward something, you have to do something extreme and basic to solve it or make it happen (ancient Paul was stuck down with blindness in order to get his attention); a marked.contrast; extreme in effect or action; acting rapidly or violently (a drastic purgative); severe.(drastic measures) 
drastically.adverb

dread.transitive verb
to anticipate.negativity with fear, misgiving or distaste.caused by bewildering fears; terror; apprehension

dreadful.adjective
inspiring dread; terrible; extremely unpleasant; distasteful or shocking (dreadful table manners; this dreadful heat)
dreadfully.adverb
dreadfulness.noun

drivel.intransitive verb
silly, stupid, nonsensical talk and manner; nonsense; twaddle

dropsy.noun
water; edema

dross.noun
if you describe something as dross, you mean that it is of poor quality or has no value; waste matter; worthless stuff; crap; rubbish, trash; a scum formed on the surface of molten metal
drossiness.noun
the state of being drossy 
drossy.adjective
of like or containing dross

dubious.adjective
causing doubt; vague; feeling doubt; hesitating; skeptical

dullard.noun,.plural.dullards
a stupid or unimaginative person; dull-witted; a nitwit; a dimwit

dull, duller, dullest.adjectives
intellectually weak or obtuse; stupid; lacking responsiveness or alertness; insensitive; dispirited; depressed; not brisk or rapid; sluggish; not having a sharp edge or point; blunt (a dull knife); not intensely or keenly felt; arousing no interest or curiosity; boring (a dull play); not bright or vivid; cloudy or overcast (a dull sky); not clear or resonant (a dull thud); colorless, drab, humdrum, lackluster
dull, dulled, dulling, dulls.transitive and intransitive verbs
to make or become dull
dullish.adjective
dullness or dulness.noun
dully.adverb

dung.noun
excrement; human or animal waste

dupe.noun,.plural.dupes
an easily deceived person; a person who functions as the tool of another person or power; one who is gullible
dupe, duped, duping, dupes.transitive verbs-
to deceive an unwary person
dupability.noun
duper.nouns,.plural.dupers
dupable.adjective
synonyms-hoodwink, trick, lie, falsify, mislead, misrepresent, beguile, betray, con, delude, fool

duplicate, duplicated, duplicating, duplicates.verbs.(pronounced 'do pla kate')
transitive verb use.to make an exact copy of; to make twofold; double; to make or perform again; repeat (a hard feat to duplicate)
intransitive verb use.to become duplicate
duplicable.or.duplicatable.adjective
duplicately.adverb
duplicative, duplicatory.adjectives
duplicate.adjective.(pronounced 'do pla kit')
to double; corresponding.exactly; an exact copy or reproduction
duplicate.adjective
identically copied from an original; existing or growing in two corresponding parts; double
duplicate.noun
an identical copy; a facsimile; one that corresponds exactly to another, especially an original

duplication.noun
the act or procedure of duplicating; the condition of being duplicated; a duplicate; a replica

duplicator.noun,.plural.duplicators
a machine, such as a now outdated mimeograph, that reproduces printed or written material

duplicity.noun,.plural.duplicities
contradictory doubleness of thought, speech or action; especially; the belying of one's true intentions by deceptive words or action; the quality or state of being double or twofold
duplicitous.adjective
given to or marked by deliberate.deceptiveness in behavior or speech
duplicitously.adverb
duplicitousness.noun

dynamic.also.dynamical.adjective
active; a dynamic process is one having ability to change; relating to energy or physical force in motion, as opposed to static; you are dynamic when walking and static when just sitting there
dynamic.noun,.plural.dynamics
an interactive system or process; dynamic connotes energy and forcefulness that is often inspiring to others; actions in consideration (what is the dynamic here, driving actions toward freedom?); if you describe someone as dynamic, you approve of them because they are full of energy or full of new and exciting ideas (he seemed a dynamic and energetic leader; he's one of the most dynamically imaginative jazz pianists still functioning); if you describe something as dynamic, you approve of it because it is very active and energetic (South Asia continues to be the most dynamic economic region in the world); a dynamic process is one that constantly changes and progresses; the dynamic of a system or process is the force that causes it to change or progress; the dynamics of a situation or group of people are the opposing forces within it that cause it to change (the dynamics of the social system); dynamics are the forces of change produced by power or movement; dynamics is the scientific study of motion, energy and forces
dynamically.adverb

dynamism.noun,.plural.dynamisms
a process or mechanism responsible for the development or motion of a system; continuous change, activity or progress; vigor; any of various.theories or philosophical.systems  that explain the universe in terms of force or energy
dynamistic.adjective
dynamist.noun,.plural.dynamists

dyne.noun,.plural.dynes.(from Greek 'dynamic')
a centimeter gram second unit of force, equal to the force required to impart an acceleration of one centimeter per second per second to a mass of one gram

dyslexia.noun
any of various reading disorders associated with impairment of the ability to interpret spatial relationships or to integrate auditory and visual information; if one is afflicted with dyslexia he has a learning disorder marked by impairment of the ability to recognize and comprehend written words
dyslectic.noun
dyslexic.noun
a person who is affected by dyslexia
dyslexic.adjective
of or relating to dyslexia

double cross, double crossed, double crossing, double crosses.transitive verbs
to betray by acting in contradiction to; deceive
double cross.or.double cross.noun
an act of betraying an ally, a friend or an associate
double crosser.noun

discursive.adjective
covering a wide field of subjects; rambling; proceeding to a conclusion through reason rather than intuition
discursively.adverb
discursiveness.noun

default.noun,.plural.defaults
a default situation is what exists or happens unless someone or something changes it (default passwords installed on commercial machines; the game defaults to them because the other team cheated); in computing, the default is a particular set of instructions which the computer always uses unless the person using the computer gives other instructions; the default is usually the setting that most users would probably choose (default settings); if something happens by default, it happens only because something else which might have prevented it or changed it has not happened (he would rather pay the individuals than let the money go to the State by default)
by default
if you win a game, competition etc by default, you win it because your opponent did not play or because there were no other competitors; if something happens by default, it happens because you did not do anything to change it; failure to perform a task or fulfil an obligation
in default.(in default on her schedule; defaulted in paying him back on time)
Computers:.a particular value for a variable that is assigned automatically by an operating system and remains in effect unless canceled or overridden by the operator
default, defaulted, defaulting, defaults.verbs
intransitive verb use.to fail to do what is required; to fail to pay money when it is due; to lose a case by not appearing
transitive verb use.to fail to perform or pay
in default of.idiom
through the failure, absence or lack of
defaulter.noun

degree.noun,.plural.degrees
one of a series of degree steps in the educational process; a course or progression; a stage (rose by degrees from clerk to manager of the store); a step in a direct hereditary line of descent or ascent (first cousins are two degrees from their common ancestor); a unit.division of a temperature scale; relative.intensity or amount, as of a quality or an attribute.(a high degree of accuracy); relative social or official rank, dignity or position; a unit of latitude or longitude, equal to 1/360 of a great circle; an academic title given by a college or university to a student who has completed a course of study (received the Bachelor of Arts degree at commencement); a classification of the severity of an injury, especially a burn (a third-degree burn)
by degrees.idiom
little by little; gradually
to a degree.idiom
to a small extent; in a limited way
Grammar:.one of the forms used in the comparison of adjectives and adverbs, for example, sweet is the positive degree, sweeter the comparative degree and sweetest the superlative degree of the adjective sweet
Law:.a division or classification of a specific crime according to its seriousness (murder in the second degree)
Mathematics:.a planar unit of angular measure equal in magnitude to 1/360 of a complete revolution; the greatest sum of the exponents of the variables in a term of a polynomial or polynomial equation; the exponent of the derivative of highest order in a differential equation in standard form
Music:.one of the seven notes of a diatonic scale; a space or line of the staff

disadvantaged.adjective
deprived of some of the basic necessities or advantages of life, such as adequate housing, medical care or educational facilities; being at a disadvantage, especially with respect to opposing.elements or forces
disadvantaged.noun
deprived people considered as a group
disadvantageous.adjective
not to advantage; detrimental; unfavorable
disadvantageously.adverb
disadvantageousness.noun
disadvantage.noun,.plural.disadvantages
an unfavorable condition or circumstance; something that places one in an unfavorable condition or circumstance; detriment
disadvantage, disadvantaged, disadvantaging, disadvantages.transitive verbs
to put at a disadvantage; hinder or harm

dis-
removing (disappear), releasing (disengaged); not (disenchanted); etc.

disorientation.noun,.plural.disorientations
unable at the time to be oriented; loss of one's sense of direction, position or relationship with one's surroundings; intellectual or moral.confusion; confusion that is usually.transient about where you are and how to proceed; uncertainty as to direction (the disorientation was the result of inattention due to not being mindful and allowing his mind to wander, that is, not having present awareness)

disorient, disoriented, disorienting, disorients.transitive verbs
to cause a person, for example, to experience disorientation

deploy, deployed, deploying, deploys.verbs
transitive verb use.to distribute something systematically or strategically (looks as if he has deployed his abilities well); to bring something into action, such as to position (troops) in readiness for combat, as along a front or line; to base (a weapons system) in the field; 
intransitive verb use.to be or become deployed
deployable.adjective
deployability.noun,.plural.deployabilities
deployer.noun,.plural.deployers
deployment.noun,.plural.deployments

damage.noun,.plural.damages
impairment of the usefulness or value of person or property; harm
Law:.money ordered to be paid as compensation for injury or loss
damage, damaged, damaging, damages.verbs
transitive verb use.to cause damage to; injure
intransitive verb use.to suffer or be susceptible to damage
damagingly.adverb
damageable.adjective
damageability.noun,.plural.damageabilities

diadem.noun,.plural.diadems
a crown worn as a sign of royalty
diadem, diademed, diademing, diadems.transitive verbs
to adorn as with a diadem
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