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Glossary of 49-65 of Words You Absolutely, Positively Have to Know

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depreciate
to go down in value
demolish
to tear down, destroy, raze
decry
to criticize, denounce, condemn. To put someone or something down.
deplorable
wretched, awful, miserable
deplete
to exhaust. When the supply of something is depleted it goes down.
despondent
feeling very down, discouraged
debacle
a big disaster, things really go down the tubes, a fiasco.
ie, second term of the Bush administration.
derogatory
belittling, saying unfavorable things about someone
devoid
to go down in the sense of being empty, lacking content, as the play was utterly devoid of value and meaning
ambivalent
lacking conviction
ambiguous
lacking clarity
trivial and trifling
lacking importance, lacking significance.
shiftless
lazy, lackadaisical and therefore lacking ambition
rash and impulsive
impetuous and therefore lacking in restraint, lacking forethought
vapid
dull, bland, and thus lacking in taste, insipid
transient, ephemeral, and evanescent
brief and therefore lacking in permanence
nondescript
ordinary and therefore lacking in distinction

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