1. defiance a hostile challenge
  2. deference courteous regard for people's feelings
  3. deviance a state or condition markedly different from the norm
  4. diffidence lack of self-assurance
  5. dalliance the act of delaying and playing instead of working
  6. defence the act of shielding someone or something against attack
  7. defoliant a chemical that is sprayed on plants and causes their leaves to fall off
  8. deficiency lack of an adequate quantity or number
  9. valance a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing
  10. valiance the qualities of a hero or heroine
  11. defense the act of guarding someone or something against attack
  12. valence the combining power of an atom or radical
  13. effluence the process of flowing out
  14. affluence abundant wealth
  15. covalence valence characterized by the sharing of electrons in a chemical compound; the number of pairs of electrons an atom can share
  16. influence a power to affect persons or events
  17. violence a turbulent state resulting in injuries and destruction
  18. valiancy the qualities of a hero or heroine
  19. defiant boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
  20. Defense the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947

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