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Glossary of SAT Vocab 6

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Curmudgeon; noun
cranky person
Cursory; adj
hastily done, superficial
Daunt; verb
to discourage; to intimidate
Debase; verb
to degrade or lower in quality or stature
Debilitate; verb
to weaken, enfeeble
Debunk; verb
to discredit; to disprove
Deciduous; adj
losing leaves in the fall; short-lived, temporary
Declivity; noun
downward slope
Decorous; adj
proper, tasteful, socially correct
Decry; verb
to belittle; to openly condemn
Deferential; adj
respectful; and polite in a submissive way
Deft; adj
skillful, dexterous
Deleterious; adj
harmful, destructive, detrimental
Delineation; noun
depiction, representation
Deluge; verb
to submerge, overwhelm; to flood
Demur; verb
to express doubts or objections
Denigrate; verb
to slur someone's reputation
Depose; verb
to remove from a high position, as from a throne
Depravity; noun
sinfulness, moral corruption
Deprecate; verb
to belittle; to disparage
Depreciate; verb
to lose value gradually
Derogate; verb
to belittle; to disparage
Desecrate; verb
to abuse something sacred
Desiccate; verb
to dry completely, dehydrate
Despondent; adj
discouraged, dejected
Despot; noun
tyrannical ruler
Destitute; adj
very poor, poverty-stricken
Desultory; adj
at random, rambling, unmethodical
Dexterous; adj
skilled physically or mentally
Diabolical; adj
fiendish, wicked

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