daunt intimidate frighten discourage dishearten dauntless bold fearless dawdle

Daunt intimidate frighten discourage dishearten

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daunt intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten dauntless bold; fearless dawdle loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing deadlock standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate standstill condition of no movement or activity; stop deadpan wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face dearth scarcity d´ebˆacle sudden disastrous downfall or defeat; com- plete disaster debase degrade; reduce in quality or value; degenerate; lower in esteem; disgrace; N. debasement kneel go down on one’s knee(s) debauch corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. de- bauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol) seduce lead away from proper conduct; entice; ADJ. se- ductive debilitate weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble bout match; short period of great activity; Ex. wrestling bout; bout of drinking/flu debonair (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please; CF. of good disposition d´ebris rubble; wreckage; scattered remains of some- thing broken or destroyed debunk expose as false, exaggerated, worthless, etc.; ridicule debutante young woman making formal entrance into society debut d´ebut; first public appearance; formal presenta- tion of a young woman to society decadence decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civi- lization, or art); ADJ. decadent decant pour off gently (wine or liquid) decapitate behead decelerate slow down 13 deciduous falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth 18
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decimate kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of decipher decode; CF. indecipherable declivity downward slope d´ecollet´e (of a dress) having a low-cut neckline; CF. d´ecolletage: low neckline (on a dress) decree authoritative order; edict; judgment of a court of law; V: order or judge by decree decomposition decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts decorum propriety; orderliness and good taste in man- ners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct decorous proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance) decoy lure or bait; V. decrepitude state of collapse or weakness caused by ill- ness or old age decrepit weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man decry express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. de- cry the violence of modern films deducible derived by reasoning; V. deduce: infer; de- rive by reasoning deface mar; disfigure mar spoil the appearance of defame harm someone’s reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander; N. defamation; ADJ. defamatory default failure to act; failure to perform a task or be present; V. defeatist resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism defection desertion defect shortcoming; V: desert (in order to join the oppo- site one) defer give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; ex- empt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, com-
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