dense

closely compacted in substance

depict

show or represent by a drawing, painting, or other art form

deplete

use up the supply or resources of

deposit

put or set down (something or someone) in a specific place, typically unceremoniously

derogatory

showing a critical or disrespectful attitude

designate

officially assign a specified status or ascribe a specified name or quality to

desperate

feeling, showing, or involving a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with

despicable

deserving hatred and contempt

despondent

in low spirits from loss of hope or courage

deteriorate

become progressively worse

devious

showing a skillful use of underhanded tactics to achieve goals

devour

consume (food or something) hungrily or quickly

dialogue

a discussion between two or more people or groups, especially one directed toward exploration of a particular subject or resolution of a problem

diligent

having or showing care and conscientiousness in one’s work or duties

diminish

make or become less

discretion

the freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation

dissent

hold or express opinions that are at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially expressed

dissolve

close down or dismiss (an assembly or official body)

distinct

recognizably different in nature from something else of a similar type

diversity

the state of being different; variety

domestic

relating to the running of a home or to family relations

drone

speak tediously in a dull monotonous tone

dumbfound

greatly astonish or amaze

duration

the time during which something continues

dwell

think, speak, or write at length about (a particular subject, especially one that is a source of unhappiness, anxiety, or dissatisfaction)

eclipse

deprive (someone or something) of significance, power, or prominence

economy

careful management of available resources

eerie

strange and frightening

effects

personal belongings

efficient

preventing the wasteful use of a particular resource

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