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delimit.also delimitate, delimited, delimiting, delimits.transitive verbs
to fix or define the limits of 
delimitation.noun
to establish the limits or boundaries of; demarcate
delimitative.adjective

delineate, delineated, delineating, delineates.transitive verbs
describe; represent; if you delineate a border, you say exactly where it is going to be; to make the borders between two areas very clear (the boundaries of the construction area was clearly delineated; the document delineates your rights and your obligations); to separate; divide to draw or trace the outline of; sketch out; to represent pictorially; depict; to depict in words or gestures; dichotomize
delineation.noun.plural.delineations
delineator.noun.plural.delineator
delineative.adjective

delude, deluded, deluding, deludes.transitive verbs
to fool someone so completely, that he accepts what is false as true; to mislead, to be mislead; beguiled; deceived; to deceive the mind or judgment of (fraudulent ads that delude consumers into sending in money)
delusive.adjective
tending to delude; misleading; having the nature of a delusion; false (a delusive faith in 'wonder drugs' such as Thalidomide and Vioxx)
delusively, deludingly.adverbs
deluder.noun.plural.deluders
delusiveness.noun

delusory.adjective
tending to deceive; delusive; misleading

delusion.noun.plural.delusions
the act or process of deluding; the state of being deluded; a false belief or opinion (labored under the delusion that evolution was not a fraud); a false belief strongly held in spite of.invalidating.evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness (delusions of persecution)
delusional.adjective

delve, delved, delving, delves.intransitive verbs
to search deeply and laboriously (delved into the court records)
delver.noun

demeanor.noun,.plural.demeanors
outward behavior; conduct; bearing; the way in which a person behaves; deportment
demean, demeaned, demeaning, demeans.transitive verbs
to lower in status or character; degrade; to debase, as in dignity or social standing (professionals who feel demeaned by unskilled work); to humble oneself; also means, to conduct or behave oneself in a particular.manner.(demeaned themselves well in class to the praise of the teacher; the class had a poor demeanor and was difficult to teach)
demeaningly.adverb

demise.noun,.plural.demises
to dismiss; to put away; decease, death; the demise of something or someone is their end

demographics.noun.(used with a.plural.verb)
the characteristics of human populations and population segments, especially when used to identify consumer markets (the demographics of the Southwest indicate a growing population of older consumers)
demographic also demographical.adjective
of or relating to demography
demographically.adverb
demography.noun
the study of the characteristics of human populations, such as size, growth, density, distribution and vital statistics
demographer.noun,.plural.demographers
one who works with demographic statistics and trends

demure.adjective
modest at heart; sedate; shy

demiurge.noun (pronounced dem e urge)
a powerful creative force or personality
demiurgeous or demiurgic or demiurgical.adjective
demiurgically.adverb

dendrite.noun,.plural.dendrites
welcome to English, also spelt.dendron, dendrons.(go figure) and more examples
a dendrite is a branched protoplasmic extension of a nerve cell that conducts electrical (electrochemical) impulses inward toward the cell body; a single nerve may possess many dendrites, in this sense also called dendron) which is a neuron.(impulse conducting cells that constitute the brain, spinal column and nerves, consisting of a nucleated cell body with one or more dendrites and a single axon; an integral.component of the synaptic process; dendrochronology

denounce, denounced, denouncing, denounces.transitive verbs
to condemn someone as being reprehensible, guilty, evil or has other traits that keep others at bay; criticize; to accuse formally; to give formal announcement of the ending of a treaty
denouncement.noun,.plural.denouncements
denouncer.noun,.plural.denouncers

denunciation.noun,.plural.denunciations
the act or an instance of denouncing; a personal or public condemnation or censure (people who get depressed are often self-censuring)
denunciative or denunciatory.adjective

density.noun,.plural.densities
thick; compact; crowded
dense, denser, densest.adjectives
having relatively high density; crowded closely together; compact (a dense jungle); hard to penetrate; thick; permitting little light to pass through, because of compactness of matter (dense glass; a dense fog); opaque, with good contrast between light and dark areas; difficult to understand because of complexity or obscurity: a dense novel; low to apprehend; thickheaded; stupid
densely.adverb
denseness.noun

disfranchise, disfranchised, disfranchising, disfranchises.transitive verbs
also disenfranchise means same as the longer word disenfrachise; to deprive of a right (was not allowed to vote), privilege or an immunity
disfranchisement, disfranchiser.nouns

deny, denied, denying, denies.transitive verbs
to restrain oneself from gratification of desires that may corrupt oneself and/or lead one astray; to reject; to refuse to accept the effect, existence, truth or validity of something; to declare untrue; to refuse to accept as true or valid; to disclaim connection with or responsibility for; disavow; to give a negative answer to; to refuse to grant; to gainsay; to contradict; to contravene
denyingly.adverb
deny implies a firm refusal to accept as true, to grant or concede or to acknowledge the existence or claims of (denied the charges)
deniable.adjective
possible to contradict or declare untrue (deniable accusations); being such that plausible disavowal or disclaimer is possible (the covert action was deniable)
deniably.adverb
deniability.noun,.plural.deniabilities

denial.noun,.plural.denials
a refusal to comply with or satisfy an unreasonable or reasonable request; a refusal to accept or believe something, such as a doctrine or belief
Psychology:.an unconscious defense mechanism characterized by refusal to acknowledge painful realities, thoughts or feelings; the act of disowning or disavowing; repudiation; abstinence; self-denial

dominion.noun,.plural.dominions
control or the exercise of control; sovereignty; territory or sphere of influence or control; a realm; control or the exercise of control 

deoxyribose.noun
a pentose sugar (a sugar with 5 carbon atoms), a derivative of ribose and a part of nucleotides

depict, depicture, depicted, depicting, depicts.transitive verbs
to picture in words; to depict someone or something means to describe them or give an impression of them in writing (children's books often depict farmyard animals as gentle, lovable creatures); to represent in writing, pictures or sculpture
depiction.noun,.plural.depictions
a depicting or being depicted; description

divert, diverted, diverting, diverts.verbs
transitive verb use.to turn aside from a course or direction (traffic was diverted around the parade); to distract (his attention was diverted by the parade; diverted attention for awhile by taking in some entertainment)
intransitive verb use.to turn aside
divertingly.adverb
diverter.noun,.plural.diverters

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930
British writer known chiefly for a series of stories featuring the brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes, including The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1902. He also had comments on the evolutionary theory

diversion.noun,.plural.diversions
the act or an instance of diverting or turning aside; deviation; something that distracts the mind and relaxes or entertains; a maneuver that draws the attention of an opponent away from a planned point of action
diversionary.adjective

deportment.noun,.plural.deportments
the manner in which one conducts oneself; behavior; (deportment suggests actions or behavior as formed by breeding or training)
synonym-bearing

depose, deposed, deposing, deposes.verbs
transitive verb use.to remove from office or power; to dethrone; if a ruler or political leader is deposed, they are forced to give up their position; to put or lay down; to deposit; in law, to state or affirm in a deposition or by affidavit; to take a deposition from (investigators will be deposing witnesses and taking depositions from all those involved)
intransitive verb use.in law, to give a deposition; testify
deposable.adjective

deposition.noun,.plural.depositions
the act of deposing, as from high office; the act of depositing, especially the laying down of matter by a natural process (the Nile river in Egypt has its annual deposition, overflowing its banks and enriching the soil surrounding it once again); something deposited; a deposit; in law, testimony under oath that is written down or recorded for use in court at a later date; the removal of Emmanuel from the cross
depositional.adjective

disgust, disgusted, disgusting, disgusts.transitive verbs
to excite nausea or loathing in; sicken; to offend the taste or moral sense of (he was disgusted to see such awful living conditions); repel
disgustingly.adverb
disgust.noun
profound aversion or repugnance excited by something offensive

duress.noun
constraint by threat; coercion.(confessed under duress to what he was not responsible for doing)
Law:.coercion illegally applied; forcible.confinement

dispel, dispelled, dispelling, dispels.transitive verbs
to rid one's mind of (managed to dispel my doubts); to drive away or off by or as if by scattering; scatter

duration.noun,.plural.durations
continuance or persistence in time; a period of existence or persistence (sat quietly through the duration of the speech)

discipline.noun,.plural.disciplines
a branch of knowledge or teaching; a set of guidelines, as those regulating the practice of a church or monastic order; training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement; behavior that one is able to control as a result of self discipline; self-control
discipline, disciplined, disciplining, disciplines.transitive verbs
to train by instruction and practice, especially to teach self control to; teach
disciplinal.adjective
discipliner.noun,.plural.discipliners
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