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Crossword Puzzle Solutions for: DE?E?T

deceit

deceit
(n.) An attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; any declaration, artifice, or practice, which misleads another, or causes him to believe what is false; a contrivance to entrap; deception; a wily device; fraud.
(n.) Any trick, collusion, contrivance, false representation, or underhand practice, used to defraud another. When injury is thereby effected, an action of deceit, as it called, lies for compensation.

decent

decent
(a.) Suitable in words, behavior, dress, or ceremony; becoming; fit; decorous; proper; seemly; as, decent conduct; decent language.
(a.) Free from immodesty or obscenity; modest.
(a.) Comely; shapely; well-formed.
(a.) Moderate, but competent; sufficient; hence, respectable; fairly good; reasonably comfortable or satisfying; as, a decent fortune; a decent person.

defeat

defeat
(v.) An undoing or annulling; destruction.
(v.) Frustration by rendering null and void, or by prevention of success; as, the defeat of a plan or design.
(v.) An overthrow, as of an army in battle; loss of a battle; repulse suffered; discomfiture; -- opposed to victory.
(v. t.) To undo; to disfigure; to destroy.
(v. t.) To render null and void, as a title; to frustrate, as hope; to deprive, as of an estate.
(v. t.) To overcome or vanquish, as an army; to check, disperse, or ruin by victory; to overthrow.
(v. t.) To resist with success; as, to defeat an assault.

defect

defect
(n.) Want or absence of something necessary for completeness or perfection; deficiency; -- opposed to superfluity.
(n.) Failing; fault; imperfection, whether physical or moral; blemish; as, a defect in the ear or eye; a defect in timber or iron; a defect of memory or judgment.
(v. i.) To fail; to become deficient.
(v. t.) To injure; to damage.

deject

deject
(a.) Dejected.
(v. t.) To cast down.
(v. t.) To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten.

dement

dement
(a.) Demented; dementate.
(v. t.) To deprive of reason; to make mad.

desert

desert
(a.) Of or pertaining to a desert; forsaken; without life or cultivation; unproductive; waste; barren; wild; desolate; solitary; as, they landed on a desert island.
(n.) That which is deserved; the reward or the punishment justly due; claim to recompense, usually in a good sense; right to reward; merit.
(n.) A deserted or forsaken region; a barren tract incapable of supporting population, as the vast sand plains of Asia and Africa are destitute and vegetation.
(n.) A tract, which may be capable of sustaining a population, but has been left unoccupied and uncultivated; a wilderness; a solitary place.
(v. i.) To abandon a service without leave; to quit military service without permission, before the expiration of one's term; to abscond.
(v. t.) To leave (especially something which one should stay by and support); to leave in the lurch; to abandon; to forsake; -- implying blame, except sometimes when used of localities; as, to desert a friend, a principle, a cause, one's country.
(v. t.) To abandon (the service) without leave; to forsake in violation of duty; to abscond from; as, to desert the army; to desert one's colors.

detect

detect
(a.) Detected.
(v. t.) To uncover; to discover; to find out; to bring to light; as, to detect a crime or a criminal; to detect a mistake in an account.
(v. t.) To inform against; to accuse.

detent

detent
(n.) That which locks or unlocks a movement; a catch, pawl, or dog; especially, in clockwork, the catch which locks and unlocks the wheelwork in striking.

detest

detest
(v. t.) To witness against; to denounce; to condemn.
(v. t.) To hate intensely; to abhor; to abominate; to loathe; as, we detest what is contemptible or evil.

devest

devest
(v. i.) To be taken away, lost, or alienated, as a title or an estate.
(v. t.) To divest; to undress.
(v. t.) To take away, as an authority, title, etc., to deprive; to alienate, as an estate.