|1||covetous||(adjective satellite) immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth; "they are avaricious and will do anything for money"; "casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"; "a grasping old miser"; "grasping commercialism"; "greedy for money and power"; "grew richer and greed|
(adjective satellite) showing extreme cupidity; painfully desirous of another's advantages; "he was never covetous before he met her"; "jealous of his success and covetous of his possessions"; "envious of their art collection"
|2||cower||(verb) show submission or fear|
(verb) crouch or curl up; "They huddled outside in the rain"
|3||coy||(adjective satellite) modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures; "like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"|
(adjective satellite) showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement; "a politician coy about his intentions"
(adjective satellite) affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
|4||crass||(adjective satellite) (of persons) so unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility|
|5||craven||(noun) an abject coward|
(adjective satellite) lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful; "the craven fellow turned and ran"; "a craven proposal to raise the white flag"; "this recreant knight"- Spenser
|6||culpable||(adjective satellite) deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious; "blameworthy if not criminal behavior"; "censurable misconduct"; "culpable negligence"|
|7||curb||(noun) the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"|
(noun) a stock exchange in New York
(noun) an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter)
(noun) a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse
(verb) place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
(verb) to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
(verb) keep to the curb; "curb your dogs"
(verb) lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
|8||curmudgeon||(noun) a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas|
|9||cursory||(adjective satellite) hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough; "a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws"; "a passing glance"; "perfunctory courtesy"|
|10||cynic||(noun) someone who is critical of the motives of others|
(noun) a member of a group of ancient Greek philosophers who advocated the doctrine that virtue is the only good and that the essence of virtue is self-control
|11||dais||(noun) a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it|
|12||dally||(verb) consider not very seriously; "He is trifling with her"; "She plays with the thought of moving to Tasmania"|
(verb) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
(verb) waste time; "Get busy--don't dally!"
(verb) behave carelessly or indifferently; "Play about with a young girl's affection"
|13||dank||(adjective satellite) unpleasantly cool and humid; "a clammy handshake"; "clammy weather"; "a dank cellar"; "dank rain forests"|
|14||dauntless||(adjective satellite) invulnerable to fear or intimidation; "audacious explorers"; "fearless reporters and photographers"; "intrepid pioneers"|
|15||dearth||(noun) an insufficient quantity or number|
(noun) an acute insufficiency
|16||debacle||(noun) a sudden and violent collapse|
(noun) a sound defeat
(noun) flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
|17||debase||(verb) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"|
(verb) lower in value by increasing the base-metal content
(verb) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
|18||debauchery||(noun) a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity|
|19||debilitate||(verb) make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"|
|20||debonair||(adjective satellite) having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air; "looking chipper, like a man...diverted by his own wit"- Frances G. Patton; "life that is gay, brisk, and debonair"- H.M.Reynolds; "walked with a jaunty step"; "a jaunty optimist"|
(adjective satellite) having a sophisticated charm; "a debonair gentleman"
|21||decadence||(noun) the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities|
|22||deciduous||(adjective) (of plants and shrubs) shedding foliage at the end of the growing season|
(adjective satellite) (of teeth, antlers, etc.) being shed at the end of a period of growth; "deciduous teeth"
|23||decisiveness||(noun) the quality of being final or definitely settled; "the finality of death"|
(noun) the trait of resoluteness as evidenced by firmness of character or purpose; "a man of unusual decisiveness"
|24||decorous||(adjective) characterized by propriety and dignity and good taste in manners and conduct; "the tete-a-tete was decorous in the extreme"|
(adjective satellite) according with custom or propriety; "her becoming modesty"; "comely behavior"; "it is not comme il faut for a gentleman to be constantly asking for money"; "a decent burial"; "seemly behavior"
|25||decry||(verb) express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"|
|26||defamation||(noun) an abusive attack on a person's character or good name|
(noun) a malicious attack
|27||deference||(noun) a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard; "his deference to her wishes was very flattering"; "be sure to give my respects to the dean"|
(noun) a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
(noun) courteous regard for people's feelings; "in deference to your wishes"; "out of respect for his privacy"
|28||deferential||(adjective satellite) showing deference|
|29||defunct||(adjective satellite) having ceased to exist or live; "the will of a defunct aunt"; "a defunct Indian tribe"|
(adjective satellite) no longer in force or use; inactive; "a defunct (or dead) law"; "a defunct organization"
|30||deign||(verb) do something that one considers to be below one's dignity|
|31||deleterious||(adjective satellite) harmful to living things; "deleterious chemical additives"|
|32||deliberate||(verb) discuss the pros and cons of an issue|
(verb) think about carefully; weigh; "They considered the possibility of a strike"; "Turn the proposal over in your mind"
(adjective satellite) with care and dignity; "walking at the same measured pace"; "with all deliberate speed"
(adjective satellite) by conscious design or purpose; "intentional damage"; "a knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"
(adjective) produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation; "a studied smile"; "a note of biting irony and studied insult"- V.L.Parrington
(adjective satellite) carefully thought out in advance; "a calculated insult"; "with measured irony"
(adjective satellite) marked by careful consideration or reflection; "a deliberate decision"
|33||delineate||(verb) describe in vivid detail|
(verb) make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
(verb) trace the shape of
(verb) determine the essential quality of
(verb) delineate the form or outline of; "The tree was clearly defined by the light"; "The camera could define the smallest object"
(adjective) represented accurately or precisely
|34||deliquesce||(verb) melt or become liquid by absorbig moisture from the air; "this type of salt deliquesces easily"|
(verb) melt away in the process of decay; "The fungi eventually deliquesced"
|35||delusion||(noun) the act of deluding; deception by creating illusory ideas|
(noun) a mistaken or unfounded opinion or idea; "he has delusions of competence"; "his dreams of vast wealth are a hallucination"
(noun) (psychology) an erroneous belief that is held in the face of evidence to the contrary
|36||demise||(noun) the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"|
|37||demur||(noun) (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings|
(verb) take exception to; "he demurred at my suggestion to work on Saturday"
(verb) enter a demurrer
|38||denigrate||(verb) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"|
(verb) belittle; "Don't belittle his influence"
|39||denounce||(verb) speak out against; "He denounced the Nazis"|
(verb) give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
(verb) announce the termination of, as of treaties
(verb) to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful; "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
|40||depict||(verb) give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"|
(verb) show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
(verb) make a portrait of; "Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba"
|41||deplete||(verb) use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"|
|42||deposition||(noun) the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office|
(noun) the act of putting something somewhere
(noun) (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually done in a lawyer's office
(noun) the natural process of laying down a deposit of something
|43||depravity||(noun) a corrupt or depraved or degenerate act or practice; "the various turpitudes of modern society"|
(noun) moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles; "the luxury and corruption among the upper classes"; "moral degeneracy followed intellectual degeneration"; "its brothels; its opium parlors; its depravity"
|44||deprecate||(verb) belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"|
(verb) express strong disapproval of; deplore
|45||depredation||(noun) an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding|
(noun) (usually plural) a destructive action; "the ravages of time"; "the depradations of age and disease"
|46||deride||(verb) treat or speak of with contempt; "He derided his student's attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics"|
|47||derision||(noun) the act of deriding or treating with contempt|
(noun) contemptuous laughter
|48||derisive||(adjective satellite) abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule; "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"|
|49||derogatory||(adjective satellite) expressive of low opinion; "derogatory comments"; "disparaging remarks about the new house"|
|50||descant||(noun) a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody|
(verb) talk at great length about something of one's interest
(verb) sing by changing register; sing by yodeling; "The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains"
(verb) sing in descant