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disapprobation.noun,.plural.disapprobations
moral disapproval; condemnation

dewlap.noun,.plural.dewlaps
a fold of loose skin hanging from the neck of certain animals; a pendulous part similar to this, such as the wattle of a bird

dank, danker, dankest.adjectives
disagreeably.damp or humid; wet
dankly.adverb
dankness.noun

denigrate, denigrated, denigrating,denigrates.transitive verbs
to attack to assassinate the character or reputation of someone; speak ill of; defame; to disparage; belittle (denigrated our efforts to provide information to the public)
denigration.noun,.plural.denigrations
denigrator.noun,.plural.denigrators

date.noun,.plural.dates
a date is a small, dark-brown, sticky fruit with a stone inside; a date is a small, dark-brown, sticky fruit with a stone inside (dates grow on palm trees in hot countries)

date.noun,.plural.dates
a date is an appointment to meet someone or go out with them, especially someone with whom you are having or may soon have, a romantic relationship (courtship is the time a romantic relationship begins with rating each other); if you have a date with someone with whom you are having or may soon have, a romantic relationship, you can refer to that person as your date
date, dated, dating, dates.verbs
transitive verb use.to go on a date with (she was going on a date tomorrow)
intransitive verb use.to go on dates (he goes on dates once in awhile because he's so busy); if you are dating someone, you go out with them regularly because you are having or may soon have, a romantic relationship with them; you can also say that two people are dating (for a year I dated a woman who was a research assistant; they've been dating for three months)
dateable.adjective
dater.noun,.plural.daters

dated.adjective
marked with or displaying a date; old-fashioned; out-of-date
datedly.adverb
datedness.noun
date.noun,.plural.dates
time stated in terms of the day, month and year; a specified day of a month; a particular point or period of time at which something happened or existed or is expected to happen (what's the date of her birthday?)
date, dated, dating, dates.verbs
transitive verb use.to mark or supply with a date (date a letter); to determine the date of (date a fossil
to date means up until the present time (it is by far his best book to date)
intransitive verb use.to have origin in a particular time in the past (his statue dates from B.C.E. 500; to become old-fashioned (she adopted many old-fashioned remedies to get better)
dateable.adjective
dater.noun,.plural.daters

dapple.noun
mottled or spotted marking, as on a horse's coat; an individual spot; an animal with a mottled or spotted skin or coat
dapple, dappled, dappling, dapples.transitive verbs
to mark or mottle with spots
dapple.adjective

dapper.adjective
neatly dressed; trim; very stylish in dress; lively and alert
dapperly.adverb
dapperness.noun

dap, dapped, dapping, daps.intransitive verbs
to fish by letting a baited hook fall gently onto the water; to dip lightly or quickly into water, as a bird does (dap a little water onto a cloth to seal the envelope and that way you won't have to lick the envelope's adhesive); to skip or bounce, especially over the surface of water

dawn.noun,.plural.dawns
the time each morning at which daylight first begins; a first appearance; a beginning (the dawn of history.
dawn, dawned, dawning, dawns.intransitive verbs
to begin to become light in the morning; if something is dawning, it is beginning to develop or come into existence; to begin to appear or develop; emerge; to begin to be perceived or understood

deputy.noun,.plural.deputies
a deputy is the second most important person in an organization such as a business or government department; someone's deputy often acts on their behalf when they are not there, such as did the ancient.proconsuls of the Roman Empire; a person appointed or empowered to act for another; an assistant.exercising full authority in the absence of his or her superior and having equal authority in emergencies (a deputy to the sheriff)
deputize, deputized, deputizing, deputizes.transitive and intransitive verb use.to appoint or serve as a deputy
deputization.noun,.plural.deputizations

duct.noun,.plural.ducts
an often.enclosed.passage or channel for conveying a substance, especially a liquid or gas
Anatomy:.in anatomy a tubular bodily canal or passage, especially one for carrying a glandular.secretion (a tear.duct); tube or pipe for enclosing electrical cables or wires
duct, ducted, ducting, ducts.transitive verbs
to channel through a duct (duct the moist air away); to supplywith ducts
ductal, ductless.adjectives

dismount, dismounted, dismounting, dismounts.verbs
intransitive verb use.to get off or down, as from a horse or vehicle; if you dismount from a horse or a bicycle, you get down from it
transitive verb use.to remove from a support, setting or mounting; to unseat or throw off, as from a horse
dismount.noun,.plural.dismounts
the act or manner of dismounting; in gymnastics, a move in whereby the gymnast gets off an apparatus or completes a floor exercise, typically landing on both feet
dismountable.adjective

dreg.noun,.plural.dregs
the sediment in a liquid; lees; the basest or least.desirable.portion (in the refugee camp it looked like the dregs of humanity); a small amount; a residue

Diet of Worms
The Diet of Worms was a meeting of the Diet (assembly) of the Holy Roman Empire held at Worms, Germany in 1521 A.D. that was made famous by Martin Luther's appearance before it to respond to charges of heresy. Because of the confused political and religious situation of the time, Luther was called before the political authorities rather than before the pope or a council of the Roman Catholic church.

Pope Leo X had condemned 41 propositions of Luther's in June 1520, but he also had given Luther time to recant. Because Luther refused to recant, he was excommunicated on January 3, 1521. While the emperor should then have arrested and executed Luther, the intervention of Luther's ruler, Elector Frederick III (Frederick the Wise), 1463-1525, Torgau, Saxony area, who worked for constitutional reform of the Holy Roman Empire and protected Martin Luther, brought the decision that Luther would appear for a hearing at the Diet under safe-conduct. Frederick promoted imperial reforms that would increase the power of the nobles at the expense of the Holy Roman emperor. Frederick was instrumental in securing the election of the emperor Charles V in 1519 after refusing the crown himself.

Frederick appointed Luther and his colleague Philipp Melanchthon to the University of Wittenberg and refused to carry out a papal.bull against Luther in 1520. After the ban was imposed on Luther the next year, Frederick welcomed him to the Wartburg, where Luther translated the Bible into German.

On April 17, 1521, Luther went before the Diet for the first time. In response to questioning, he admitted that the books displayed before the court were his, but, when asked to repudiate them, he asked for time to consider the question. The next day, again before the assembled Diet, Luther refused to repudiate his works unless convinced of error by Scripture or by reason. Otherwise, he stated, his conscience was bound by the Word of God. According to tradition, he said."It is neither safe nor prudent to do anything against conscience. Here I stand; I can do no other.".Disorder broke out at the conclusion of Luther's refusal to recant and the emperor dismissed the Diet for the day.

A hero to the Germans but a heretic to others, Luther soon left Worms but spent the next nine months away in the Wartburg, near Eisenach, Germany to translate the Bible into German. When it came to the question of what to do with Luther, the Diet remained divided. 

In May, after most of the rulers had left, a rump Diet passed the Edict of Worms, which declared Luther an outlaw who should be captured and turned over to the emperor and whose writings were forbidden. The edict, never enforced, nevertheless.inhibited Luther's travels throughout his lifetime and made him dependent on his prince for protection.....comprised with information from Encyclopedia Britannica.

Dalai Lama.noun
the leader of the Tibetan Buddhist religion; the traditional governmental ruler and highest priest of the Lamaist religion in Tibet and Mongolia; 'dalai' is Mongolian for 'ocean' and 'lama' comes from the Tibetan word 'blama', meaning 'monk'; he is called Dalai Lama because he is known as the ocean of compassion; the current Dalai Lama, Bstan-'dzin-rgya-mtsho born 1935, was enthroned in 1940 at the age of 5, but after the Chinese invaded Tibet in 195051, he and 100,000 followers fled in 1959; his government in exile is in Dharmsala, India; he is a respected figure worldwide and was awarded the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his "constructive and forward-looking proposals" for solving world problems; his quotes on happiness, mental stability and solving illnesses

Dirac, Paul Adrien Maurice, 1902-1984. British mathematician andphysicist. He shared a 1933 Nobel prize for new formulations of the atomic theory, contributing to quantum theory in physics. His new formulations included relativistic considerations in the wave theory of electrons, Dirac predicted the magnetic properties of electrons and accounted for the electron's spin. Dirac postulated the existence of a particle identical to the electron in every aspect but charge, the electron having a negative charge and this particle a positive one. His theory was confirmed in 1932 when the American physicist Carl Anderson discovered the positron. In 1933 Dirac shared the Nobel prize in physics with the Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger and in 1939 he was made a fellow of the Royal Society. He was a professor of mathematics at Cambridge from 1932 to 1968, a professor of physics at Florida State University from 1971 until his death and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study periodically between 1934 and 1959. Dirac's writings include Principles of Quantum Mechanics (1930).....comprised with Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 99. © 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

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