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declination-noun
a sloping or bending downward; a falling off, especially from prosperity or vigor; a decline; a deviation, as from a specific direction or standard
declinational-adjective

dispensation
the divine ordering of worldly affairs; the method or scheme according to which God carries out his purposes towards men is called a dispensation with a usually reckoned three dispensations, the Patriarchal, the Mosaic or Jewish, and the Christian (for more, see 'Covenant' in a Bible Dictionary)
dispensational-adjective

desecrate, desecrated, desecrating, desecrates-transitive senses
to violate the sacredness of; profane
desecrater or desecrator, desecration-noun

delusion-noun
the act or process of deluding; the state of being deluded; a false belief or opinion (labored under the delusion that evolution wasn't a fraud); a false belief strongly held in spite of invalidating evidence, especially as a symptom of mental illness (delusions of persecution)
delusional-adjective

derange, deranged, deranging, deranges-transitive verbs
to disturb the order or arrangement of; to upset the normal condition or functioning of; to disturb mentally; make insane
derangement-noun

dilated-adjective
having been widened; expanded; distended
dilatedness-noun
dilate, dilated, dilating, dilates-as verbs
transitive senses-to make wider or larger; cause to expand
intransitive senses-to become wider or larger; expand; to speak or write at great length on a subject; expatiate; to enlarge
dilatability-noun
dilatable, dilative-adjectives
dilatably-adverb

disparate-adjective
fundamentally distinct or different in kind; entirely dissimilar
disparately-adverb
disparateness-noun

discourse-noun
verbal expression in speech or writing; verbal exchange; conversation
discourse-verb
intransitive senses-discoursed, discoursing, discourses
to speak or write formally and at length; to engage in conversation or discussion; converse
discourser-noun

dictatorial-adjective
tending to dictate; domineering; of, relating to, or characteristic of a dictator or dictatorship; autocratic
dictatorially-adverb
dictatorialness-noun
dictate, dictated, dictating, dictates-verbs
transitive senses-to say or read aloud to be recorded or written by another: dictate a letter; to prescribe with authority; impose (dictated the rules of the game); to control or command
intransitive senses-to say or read aloud material to be recorded or written by another (dictated for an hour before leaving for the day); to issue orders or commands
dictate-noun
a directive; a command; a guiding principle (followed the dictates of my conscience)

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