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d
  • n  a fat-soluble vitamin that prevents rickets
  • n  the cardinal number that is the product of one hundred and five
  • n  the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet
  • s  denoting a quantity consisting of 500 items or units
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d.o.a.
  • s  abbreviation for `dead on arrival' at the emergency room
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dabbled
  • v  dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid
  • v  play in or as if in water, as of small children
  • v  work with in an amateurish manner
  • v  bob forward and under so as to feed off the bottom of a body of water
  • s  covered with bright patches (often used in combination)
    waves dabbled with moonlight
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dacitic
  • a  relating to or consisting of dacite
    dacitic magma is highly viscous
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dactylic
  • a  of or consisting of dactyls
    dactylic meter
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daedal
  • n  (Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of Minos; to escape the labyrinth he fashioned wings for himself and his son Icarus
  • s  complex and ingenious in design or function
    the daedal hand of nature
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daily
  • n  a newspaper that is published every day
  • s  of or belonging to or occurring every day
    daily routine
    a daily paper
  • s  appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions
  • r  every day; without missing a day
    he stops by daily
  • r  gradually and progressively
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dainty
  • n  something considered choice to eat
  • s  affectedly dainty or refined
  • s  delicately beautiful
    a dainty teacup
  • s  especially pleasing to the taste;
    a dainty dish to set before a kind
  • s  excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
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dalmatian
  • n  a native or inhabitant of Dalmatia
  • n  a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots; originated in Dalmatia
  • a  of or relating to Dalmatia or its inhabitants
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damaged
  • v  inflict damage upon
    The snow damaged the roof
    She damaged the car when she hit the tree
  • v  suffer or be susceptible to damage
  • a  harmed or injured or spoiled
    I won't buy damaged goods
    the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings
  • s  being unjustly brought into disrepute
    her damaged reputation
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damaging
  • v  inflict damage upon
  • v  suffer or be susceptible to damage
  • s  (sometimes followed by `to') causing harm or injury
    damaging to career and reputation
  • s  designed or tending to discredit, especially without positive or helpful suggestions
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damascene
  • n  a native or inhabitant of Damascus
  • n  a design produced by inlaying gold or silver into steel
  • v  inlay metal with gold and silver
  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of Damascus or its people
    damascene city gates
  • s  (of metals) decorated or inlaid with a wavy pattern of different (especially precious) metals
    a damascened sword
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damask
  • n  a table linen made from linen with a damask pattern
  • n  a fabric of linen or cotton or silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it
  • s  having a woven pattern
    damask table linens
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damn
  • n  something of little value
    his promise is not worth a damn
  • v  wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
  • s  used as expletives
    oh, damn (or goddamn)!
  • s  expletives used informally as intensifiers
    I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing
    he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool
  • r  extremely
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damnable
  • s  deserving a curse
    her damnable pride
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damned
  • n  people who are condemned to eternal punishment
    he felt he had visited the realm of the damned
  • v  wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
  • s  expletives used informally as intensifiers
    I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing
    he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool
  • s  in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell
    poor damned souls
  • r  in a damnable manner
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