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an individual who wields power oppressively; dictator; autocrat; a tyrant; example Karl Marx a ruler who uses power to subjugate those who probably would have supported him had he the peoples' best interest at heart;."All despotisms, including our own, make war on culture. They seek to manipulate or erase historical memory. Soren Kierkegaard understood that the fundamental problem of modernity was that people had been deformed by mass culture into non-people. It was the artist-as-prophet who was tasked with exposing the lies embodied in the mindless chants fed to the crowd, he said. Tyrannies always seek to destroy us as distinct, autonomous human beings." ...Chris Hedges. And that's the plan of the dark side
a government or political system in which the ruler exercises absolute power, with no concern for the will of We The People; a state so ruled; rule by or as if by a despot (examples Mussolini, Pol Pot and of course the Nazis); actions of a despot; tyranny

at the expected time; in a proper.manner (a duly appointed official; she duly noted what was said); see unduly

devout,-devouter, devoutest.adjectives
devoted to the spiritual fulfillment; sincere; earnest (devout wishes for their success)

dedicate, dedicated, dedicating, dedicates.transitive verbs
to set apart for a special use (dedicated to correcting the problems in societies); to commit oneself to a particular course of thought or action (dedicated ourselves to starting our own business); devote; to set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate; to address or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or affection; to open (a building, for example) to public use; to show to the public for the first time (dedicate a monument)
wholly committed to a particular course of thought or action; devoted (a dedicated musician) 
selfless devotion (served the public with dedication and integrity); the act of dedicating or the state of being dedicated; a note prefixed to a literary, artistic or musical composition dedicating it to someone in token of affection or esteem; a rite or ceremony of dedicating
dedicative or dedicatory.adjective

a generator, especially one for producing direct current; an extremely energetic and forceful person (a vice president who was the real dynamo of the corporation)

directrix.noun,.plural.directrixes or directrices
Mathematics:.the fixed curve traversed by a generatrix (a geometric element that generates a geometric figure) in generating a conic (like a cone) section or a cylinder; the median line in the trajectory (the path of a projectile or other moving body through space) of fire of an artillery piece

devil's advocate.noun
one who argues against a cause or position, not as a committed opponent but simply for the sake of argument or to determine the validity of the cause or position

a succession of rulers from the same family or line (the many rulers, called pharaohs or kings of ancient Egypt); a family or group that maintains power for several generations (a political dynasty controlling the state)

the state or quality of being decent; propriety; conformity to prevailing.standards of propriety, modesty and honesty
characterized by conformity to recognized.standards of propriety or morality; free from indelicacy; modest; meeting accepted standards; adequate.(a decent salary); morally.upright; respectable (a decent human being); kind or obliging.(very decent of them to lend you money (if you 'lend' to someone, they are 'borrowing' from you; if you borrow something, the person is loaning it to you; if someone is loaning you something, you are borrowing it from them)

dainty, daintier, daintiest.adjectives
delicately beautiful or charming; exquisite; of refined taste; discriminating; overly fastidious; squeamish
something delicious; a delicacy

daunt, daunted, daunting, daunts.transitive verbs
to abate the courage of; discourage; dismay
incapable of being intimidated or discouraged; fearless; brave

detect, detected, detecting, detects.transitive verbs
to discover or ascertain the existence, presence or fact of; to discernthe true nature or character of (detected joy behind the smile)
a detective
the act or process of detecting; discovery (detection of radiation from a distant galaxy)

disrupt, disrupted, disrupting, disrupts.transitive verbs
to disturb the way things are; to throw into confusion or disorder; to interrupt or impede the progress, movement or procedure of (our two year old cat was constantly disrupting the board game; our efforts in the garden were disrupted by an early frost)
disrupter.or.disruptor, disruption.nouns
relating to, causing or produced by disruption

doubt, doubted, doubting, doubts.verbs
transitive verb use.to be undecided or skeptical about (began to doubt some accepted doctrines); being of doubtful mind is allowing a thought opposite to that which gave you confidence (she wasn't sure if she should do it or not); being of a doubtful mind; to think twice about; allowing a negative thought to undermine one's certainty of outcome (James 1:8 "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways."); to tend to disbelieve; distrust (doubts politicians after seeing contradictions); to regard as unlikely (I doubt that we'll arrive on time considering the traffic); if you have doubt or doubts about something, you feel uncertain about it and do not know whether it is true or possible; if you say you have no doubt about it, you mean that you are certain it is true
intransitive verb use.to be undecided or skeptical
a lack of certainty that often leads to irresolution; uncertainty; a lack of trust; the condition of being unsettled or unresolved (an outcome still in doubt); history of the word doubt
certainly (the wind was doubtless a factor in winning the boat race); presumably; probably (as you doubtless already know)
certain; assured
beyond doubt.or.without doubt.idiom
without question; certainly; definitely
in doubt.idiom
uncertain; undecided; not sure about something; to have questions about; unresolved; up in the air (if you are in doubt, ask for advice); hesitant, vacillating, wavering, ambivalent; unsure; in two minds (should I do this or shouldn't I?
no doubt.idiom
certainly; probably; if you say you have no doubt about it, you mean that you are certain it is true
subject to or causing doubt; experiencing or showing doubt (doubtful that the cord would hold, we strengthened it; was of doubtful mind); of uncertain outcome; undecided (was of doubtful mind)
doubter.noun, plural.doubters

dissolve, dissolved, dissolving, dissolves.verbs
transitive verb use.to cause to pass into solution (dissolve salt in water); to reduce (solid matter) to liquid form; melt; to cause to disappear or vanish; dispel; disintegrate; to bring to an end by or as if by breaking up; terminate
intransitive verb use.to pass into solution; to become liquid; melt; to break up or disperse; to become disintegrated; disappear; to shift scenes in a motion picture film or videotape by having one scene fade out while the next scene appears behind it and grows clearer as the first one dims
a scene transition in a motion picture film or videotape made by fading out one scene while the next scene grows cleare

pleasing to the senses, especially in a subtle way (a delicate flavor; a delicate violin passage; saffron is a delicate spice); exquisitely fine or dainty.(delicate china plates); frail in constitution or health; easily broken or damaged (a kite too delicate to fly in strong wind)

the quality of being delicate; something pleasing and appealing, especially a choice food; fineness of appearance, construction or execution; elegance.(brushwork of great delicacy; frailty; sensitivity of perception, discrimination or taste; refinement; sensitivity to the feelings of others; tact.(phrased the apology with delicacy); sensitivity to what is proper; propriety; undue sensitivity to or concern with what may be considered offensive or improper; squeamishness.(scenes that might offend a viewer's delicacy); the need for tact in treatment or handling (a topic of some delicacy); sensitivity to very small changes; precision.(the delicacy of a set of scales)

dear, dearer, dearest.adjectives
loved and cherished (my dearest friend); greatly valued; precious (families are most precious when they are the cornerstone of one's life); highly esteemed or regarded; used in direct address, especially in salutations (Dear Lee Dawson); high-priced; expensive (since the rains in South America, the price of coffee has become dear); costly; charging high prices (the prices for a meal in that restaurant are dear)
one that is greatly loved (the two cats had beautiful natures, they are our dears); an endearing, lovable.or.kind person
with fondness; affectionately; at a high cost (sold their wares dear)
used as a polite exclamation, chiefly of surprise or distress (oh dear, that was wonderful of you to do)

an imaginary place or state in which the condition of life is extremely bad, as from deprivation, oppression or terror; a work describing such a place or state (dystopias such as 'Brave New World' as in the movie 1984 by George Orwell)
of or relating to a dystopia; dire; grim

dim, dimmer, dimmest.adjectives
lacking in brightness (a dim room); emitting only a small amount of light; faint (a dim lightbulb); lacking luster; dull and subdued; faintly outlined; indistinct (a dim figure in the distance). obscure to the mind or the senses (a dim recollection of her face); lacking sharpness or clarity of overstanding or perception; dark; negative, unfavorable or disapproving
dim, dimmed, dimming, dims.transitive and intransitive verbs
to make or become dim
a vehicle's headlights switched to low beam so as not to be annoying and dangerous to oncoming motorists

causing or wreaking destruction; ruinous (destructive acts); a policy that is destructive to the economy; designed or tending to disprove or discredit (destructive motives)
destructive distillation.noun
a process by which organic substances such as wood, coal and oil shaleare decomposed by heat in the absence of air and distilled to produce products such as coke used for asphalt road paving as obtained from bituminous.coal, charcoal, oils and gases
destroy, destroyed, destroying, destroys.verbs
transitive verb use.to ruin completely; to corrupt; decay; spoil: (the sprayed herbicide.rendered the crop unfit for consumption by humans and animals); to tear down or break up; demolish; to do away with; put an end to; to kill (destroy an old moldy building); to subdue or defeat completely; crush; to render useless or ineffective
intransitive verb use.to be destructive; cause destruction
the act of destroying; the condition of having been destroyed
one that destroys (a destroyer of hopes and dreams; a destroyer of our environment); a small, fast, highly maneuverable warship armed with guns, torpedoes, depth charges and guided missiles