Something that is desiccated has had all the water taken out of it; this is a common process used for food in order to preserve it.
If you describe someone, usually a young woman, as demure, you mean that she is quiet, shy, and always behaves modestly.
To decry something is to speak against it and find fault with it.
To denude an area is to remove the plants and trees that cover it; it can also mean to make something bare.
Decrepitude is the state of being very old, worn out, or very ill; therefore, something or someone is no longer in good physical condition or good health.
A deluge is a sudden, heavy downfall of rain; it can also be a large number of things, such as papers or e-mails, that someone gets all at the same time, making them very difficult to handle.
If you denigrate something, you criticize or speak ill of it in a way that shows you think it has little to no value at all.
Something, such as a building, is derelict if it is empty, not used, and in bad condition or disrepair.
Your deportment is the way you behave, walk, and stand in public.
Something that is delusive deceives you by giving a false belief about yourself or the situation you are in.
If you demur, you delay in doing or mildly object to something because you don't really want to do it.
Depravity is behavior that is immoral, corrupt, or evil.
A definitive opinion on an issue cannot be challenged; therefore, it is the final word or the most authoritative pronouncement on that issue.
Deprivation is a state during which people lack something, especially adequate food and shelter; deprivation can also describe something being taken away from someone.
A desolate area is unused, empty of life, deserted, and lonely.
When an area is devoid of life, it is empty or completely lacking in it.
When you demean another person, you put them down so that they become embarrassed and humiliated.
When someone's conduct is deplorable, it is shameful, very unacceptable, or disgraceful.
When you depict something, you illustrate it with a picture or image and/or describe it using words.
When you define something, such as a word, you state or explain its meaning.
When someone deprives you of something, they keep it away from you so that you have none of it.
When you devote yourself to something, such as helping the homeless or being the best teacher you can be, you spend a lot of time and put forth a lot of effort doing it.
When you demand that something happen, you give an order or command that it be done.
When you demonstrate something, you show it clearly or display it for people to see.
When you declare something, you make an official statement of some kind, usually one that is important, public, true, or currently happening.
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