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dawning
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n. first light of day; first advent or appearance
So, the order indicates the next day's dawning follows the end of one day.
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dearth
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n. scarcity; shortage of food; famine from failure or loss of crops
The dearth of skilled labor compelled employers to open trade schools.
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debris
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n. remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
A full year after the earthquake in Mexico City, they were still carting away the debris.
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decadent
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a. self-indulgent; moral decay
I'm not getting any younger, and seriously, I feel the excesses of my decadent life slowly catching up with me.
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decent
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a. suitable; modest.; honorable; meeting accepted standards
I wandered the theatre – an old one from the thirties - kept in decent repair by those that love movies.
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declare
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v. state clearly; make known formally or officially
A distinct and near voice said, 'The marriage cannot go on: I declare the existence of an impediment.'
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decline
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n. change toward something smaller or lower; gradual falling off from a better state
Dustan has a record of switching sides when convenient, and many supporters would do likewise if the fortunes of the puritan militia are on the decline.
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defend
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v. make or keep safe from danger, attack, or harm
The union said that they would take action to defend their member's jobs.
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deference
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n. willingness to carry out the wishes of others; great respect
In deference to the minister's request, please do not take photographs during the wedding service.
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deferential
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a. showing deference; being respectful and considerate
He nodded in a manner that could only be described as deferential and walked on to meet them.
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deficiency
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n. scarcity; lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health
It has been demonstrated that a blood protein deficiency is the cause of this inherited illness.
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definitely
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ad. clearly; without question and beyond doubt
And in a country where people depend on natural sources of water, people will definitely become poorer.
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dehydrate
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v. remove water from; dry out; lose water or bodily fluids
Running under a hot sun would quickly dehydrate the body; joggers soon learn to carry water bottles and frequently drink from them.
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dehydrated
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a. suffering from excessive loss of water
Fever resulted from becoming dehydrated.
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deign
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v. condescend to give or grant; esteem worthy; consider worth notice
Microsoft is accusing Google with regard to Google's new App Sync software, which allows Gmail users to tap into any records they might deign to keep in Outlook.
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delegate
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n. a person authorized to act as a representative for another; deputy
Some religious groups are boycotting the event, but one delegate told the BBC that it was vital to work with the Americans to get Iraq up and running again.
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demobilize
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v. retire from military service
A group of boys who were among about 250 child soldiers will demobilize in the village.
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demonstrate
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v. show clearly and deliberately; manifest; confirm; prove
After a series of drug scandals, this was Major League Baseball's chance to demonstrate its determination to crack down on the cheats.
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denote
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v. indicate; signify directly; refer to specifically
The word 'sex' is simply that—a word to denote whether a person is male or female.
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dense
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a. thick; crowded closely together; compact
It's a mountainous country, just a few kilometers from Serbia's border; dense woodland surrounds the site.
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