1. dura mater the outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges
  2. parameter a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied
  3. dormitory a large sleeping room containing several beds
  4. dramatic characteristic of a stage performance
  5. drumbeater a fervent and even militant proponent of something
  6. perimeter a line enclosing a plane area
  7. decameter a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
  8. dekameter a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
  9. barometer an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure
  10. dromedary a camel with a single hump
  11. dynamiter a person who uses dynamite in a revolutionary cause
  12. dramaturgy the art of writing and producing plays
  13. tetrameter a verse line having four metrical feet
  14. traumatic psychologically painful
  15. gray matter greyish nervous tissue containing cell bodies as well as fibers; forms the cerebral cortex consisting of unmyelinated neurons
  16. defamatory harmful and often untrue; tending to discredit or malign
  17. dramatize put into a form intended for performance
  18. decimeter a metric unit of length equal to one tenth of a meter
  19. promoter someone who is an active supporter and advocate
  20. pyrometer a thermometer designed to measure high temperatures