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density
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n. thickness; the quantity of something per unit measure, especially per unit length, area, or volume
They know the population, housing density, types of construction, and the extent of insurance cover.
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depart
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v. take off; leave; set out
I have some to see and ask after in England before I depart forever.
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dependable
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a. reliable; worthy of being depended on; trustworthy
Your dependable dog team will glide along the forested trails and frozen lakes in this winter wonderland north of Whitehorse.
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dependence
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n. reliance; lack of independence or self-sufficiency
The power of either Russia or China to act independently from the United States is constrained by their economic dependence on the world's remaining superpower.
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dependent
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a. relying on or requiring the aid of another for support
Some U.S. officials believe Pakistan wants the U.S. to remain dependent on the ISI for that intelligence.
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depict
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v. represent in a picture or sculpture; portray in words; describe
Here, we can see how the author to depict Beatle John Lennon as a drug-crazed neurotic.
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deposit
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n. money given as a guarantee or security
In the meantime, she could keep the $400,000 in a secure investment such as a term deposit or money market fund.
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depressed
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a. sad; gloomy; low in spirits; dejected
The tests' results indicated that the drug might increase the suicidal tendencies in some depressed children who took it.
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derivative
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a. unoriginal; derived from another source
Although her early poetry was clearly derivative in nature, the critics thought she eventually would find her own voice.
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desalination
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n. removal of salt; a process of removing salt from seawater to make drinking water
Canadian Clear Water has designed the most economical and efficient seawater desalination plants.
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deserted
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a. remote from civilization; left desolate or empty; abandoned
The majority of horror movies are set in deserted areas with limited proximity to towns and major cities.
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desirable
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a. worthwhile; worth doing or achieving; advisable
Some other factors coincide to make a June election desirable for the government.
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desolate
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a. unpopulated; providing no shelter or sustenance; devoid of inhabitants
The sounds of Nature are detailed with great delicacy in this appeal, and we see that the Alps are referred to as desolate regions.
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desperately
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ad. with great urgency; seriously; severely
What a night it was for Germany: a desperately close race between the two candidates for Chancellor, declarations of victory by both.
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despoiler
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n. someone who takes spoils or plunder; one who despoils or strips by force; a plunderer
Some will use Earth Day to depict America as an energy wastrel and despoiler of the earth.
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destination
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n. ultimate goal; the place to which one is going or directed
It's an aging coaster and reportedly in poor condition, but even so, it should have got back to Benin - its declared destination - by now.
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deterrent
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n. something that discourages; tending to deter
In his view, North Korea is the main deterrent from a peaceful resolution.
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devastate
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v. ruin; lay waste; destroy; make desolate
She says the disease can devastate Sudan, as HIV spreads quickly among the nation's youth.
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device
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n. technique or means; instrument; machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks
An anti-gravity device could change air travel.
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diagonal
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n. a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent
You can draw one diagonal across the page.
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