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detract, detracted, detracting, detracts.verbs
transitive verb use.to draw or take away; divert.(the translation detracted from the original meaning); to speak ill of; belittle
intransitive verb use.to undergo reduction in value, importance or quality; become reduced, as in effect, often used with 'from' (the addition to the car added to enhance performance detracts from its appearance); to divert or draw away qualities or a quality essential to the value, importance or effect of something (a decorating scheme that detracts but does not enhance)
detractor.noun,.plural.detractors
detraction.noun,.plural.detractions
the act of detracting or taking away; a derogatory or damaging comment on a person's character or reputation; disparagement
detractive.adjective
detractively.adverb

diatribe.noun,.plural.diatribes
a bitter, abusive.denunciation; a tirade

dive, dived or dove, dived, diving, dives.verbs
intransitive verb use.to plunge, especially headfirst, into water; to participate in the sport of competitive diving; submerge; to engage in the activity of scuba diving; to drop sharply and rapidly; plummet (stock prices dove 100 points in a single day of trading); to rush headlong and vanish into (dive into a crowd)
dive.noun,.plural.dives
a plunge into water, especially done headfirst and in a way established for athletic competition
Slang.a disreputable or run-down bar or nightclub; a knockout feigned by prearrangement between prizefighters (the challenger took a dive); a lunge or a headlong jump (made a dive to catch the falling teacup)

divers.adjective
various; several; sundry
divers.noun
one that dives

don.noun,.plural.dons
used as a courtesy title before the name of a man in a Spanish-speaking area; a head, tutor or fellow at a college; a college or university.professor; leader of an organized crime family; an important personage

don, donned, donning, dons.transitive verbs
to put on (clothing); to assume or take on (donned the air of an upper crust person of import)

disarrange, disarranged, disarranging, disarranges.transitive verbs
to upset the properarrangement or order of
disarrangement.noun

derogatory.adjective
disparaging; belittling (a derogatory comment); tending to detract or diminish
derogatorily.adverb
derogatoriness.noun

derogate, derogated, derogating, derogates.verbs
intransitive verb use.to take away; detract (an error that will derogate from one's reputation); to deviate from a standard or expectation; go astray
transitive verb use.to disparage; belittle; decry
derogation.noun

desert, deserted, deserting, deserts.verbs
transitive verb use.to leave empty or alone; abandon; to withdraw from; forsake (deserting those in need of help)
intransitive verb use.to forsake one's duty or post with no intention of returning
deserter.noun,.plural.deserters

demand, demanded, demanding, demands.verbs
transitive verb use.to ask for urgently or peremptorily (demand an investigation into finding where they shuffled the money to; demanding that he leave immediately; demanded to speak to the manager); to claim as just or due (demand repayment to the public of monies government took from them by various.nefarious means); to ask to be informed of (demand a reason for this deceitfulness); to require as useful, just, proper or necessary; call for (a gem that demands a fine setting)
intransitive verb use.to make a demand
demand.noun,.plural.demands
the need or desire that people have for particular goods and services (food production is still increasing faster than demand thanks to organic food production; there is a demand for new smaller affordable housing; the growing demand for Indian food ccoking spices); the amount of a commodity or service that people are ready to buy for a given price (supply should rise to meet demand, thereby keeping items affordable); the act of demanding; something demanded (reluctantly granted the employees' demands); an urgent.requirement or need (the heavy demands of her job; the emotional demands of his marriage; an increased demand for necessities of living); the state of being sought after (in great demand as a speaker); 
on demand.idiom
when needed or asked for (fed the new baby on demand); when presented for payment (a note payable on demand)
demandable.adjective
demander.noun,.plural.demanders

deadline.noun,.plural.deadlines
a time limit, as for payment of a debt or completion of an assignment
deadline, deadlined, deadlining, deadlines.transitive verbs
setting a time limit for one's action (time constrained me from reaching the deadline)

deformation.noun
the act or process of deforming; the condition of being deformed; an alteration of form for the worse; the shape that results from such an alteration

deform, deformed, deforming, deforms.verbs
transitive verb use.to spoil the natural form of; misshape (a piece of metal that had been deformed by age)
Physics:.to alter the shape of by pressure or stress
intransitive verb use.to become deformed; distort
deformable.adjective
deformability.noun
deformity.noun,.plural.deformities
the state of being deformed; a bodily malformation, distortion or disfigurement; a deformed person or thing

dare, dared, daring, dares.verbs
transitive verb use.to have the courage.required for (the gymnast dared a breathtakingly difficult move; to challenge (someone) to do something requiring boldness (they dared me to dive off the high board; to confront or oppose boldly; defy
intransitive verb use.to be courageous or bold enough to do or to not do something (go ahead and dive if you dare)
darer.noun,.plural.darers
durst.verb
past tense and a past participle of dare (did not dare to go out in the severe lightning storm)

durable.adjective
capable of withstanding wear and tear or decay (a durable fabric); lasting; stable (a durable friendship)
durable.noun,.plural.durables
a manufactured product, such as an automobile or a household appliance, that can be used over a relatively long period without being depleted or consumed
durability.or.durableness.noun
durably.adverb

danger.noun,.plural.dangers
exposure or vulnerability to harm or risk (they tore down the old building as it was in danger of collapsing); a source or an instance of risk or peril
dangerous.adjective
involving or filled with danger; perilous; being able or likely to do harm
dangerously.adverb
dangerousness.noun

deluge, deluged, deluging, deluges.transitive verbs
to overrun with water; inundate; to overwhelm with a large number or amount; swamp (the press secretary was deluged with requests for information)
deluge.noun,.plural.deluges
a great flood as in Noah's time; a heavy downpour; something that overwhelms as if by a great flood (a deluge of problems left by the previous government)

dell.noun,.plural.dells
a small, secluded, wooded valley

discharge, discharged, discharging, discharges.verbs
transitive verb use.to relieve of a burden or of contents; unload; to unload or empty contents; to release, as from confinement, care or duty (discharge a patient; discharge a soldier); to let go; to dismiss; empty out (a train discharging passengers); to perform the obligations or demands of (an office, duty or task); to cause the release of stored energy or electric charge from a battery, for example
intransitive verb use.to get rid of a burden, load or weight; to pour forth, emit or release contents; to undergo the release of stored energy or electric charge
discharge.noun,.plural.discharges
a flowing out or pouring forth; emission (vehicles unfortunately discharge poisonous fumes which are an emission from the combustion of petroleum gasoline or diesel fuel); the act of removing a load or burden; the act of shooting or firing a projectile or weapon; something that is discharged, released, emitted or excreted (a watery discharge); release of stored energy in a capacitor by the flow of current between its terminals
dischargeable.adjective
discharger, dischargee.nouns

Charles Robert Darwin.1809-1882. British naturalist who revolutionized the study of biology with his theory of evolution based on natural selection; his most famous works include.Origin of Species, 1859 and.The Descent of Man, 1871; Darwin developed the theory of natural selection with help from the geologist Adam Sedgwick and the naturalist John Henslow; in his development of the theory, natural selection became the base concept to support the theory; his theory encompasses environmental effects having effect upon reproductiion, both in individuals and organism groups; natural selection is alleged to promote adaptation in organisms when necessary, such as for survival (evolution never explains how an organism knows when it's necessary for this and how any organism would even be capable of knowing such things); the theory was published in 1859 in Darwin's now famous treatise
Darwinian.adjective
Darwinian.noun,.plural.Darwinians

drench, drenched, drenching, drenches.transitive verbs
to wet through and through; soak; to provide with something in great abundance; surfeit (just drenched in joy)
drench.noun
the act of wetting or becoming wet through and through
drencher.noun

dent.noun,.plural.dents
a depression in a surface made by pressure or a blow (a dent in the side of a car); a significant, usually diminishing effect or impression(the retiring of a key player put a dent in the team's confidence); meaningful progress; headway (at least made a dent in the work)
dent, dented, denting, dents.verbs
transitive verb use.to make a dent in
intransitive verb use.to become dented (a fender that dents easily)

deface, defaced, defacing, defaces.transitive verbs
to mar or spoil the appearance or surface of; disfigure; to impair the usefulness, value or influence of
defaceable.adjective
defacement.noun,.plural.defacements
defacer.noun,.plural.defacers
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