1. degas remove gas from
  2. digs an excavation for ore or precious stones or for archaeology
  3. Dukas French composer (1865-1935)
  4. Degas French impressionist painter (1834-1917)
  5. diction the manner in which something is expressed in words
  6. dixie a large metal pot for cooking; used in military camps
  7. Dixie the southern states that seceded from the United States in 1861
  8. dick someone who is a detective
  9. discase get undressed
  10. Dias Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)
  11. Dix United States social reformer who pioneered in the reform of prisons and in the treatment of the mentally ill; superintended women army nurses during the American Civil War (1802-1887)
  12. decay the organic phenomenon of rotting
  13. die-cast formed by forcing molten metal into a die
  14. dickens a word used in exclamations of confusion
  15. ludicrous inviting ridicule
  16. decal a design that can be transferred from paper to some surface
  17. dicey of uncertain outcome; fraught with risk
  18. Tagus a European river; flows into the North Atlantic
  19. ducat formerly a gold coin of various European countries
  20. delicacy the quality of being exquisitely fine in appearance

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