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Dead: Empty; quiet (said of bars, clubs, restaurants, etc.) ex: "It's really dead in here tonight" (It's empty in here tonight/there are very few people here tonight)

Dead: Extremely, totally, very ex: "I'm dead tired." (I'm extremely tired.); "You're dead wrong." (You're totally wrong.)

Decent (adj.): Pretty good.

Dirty:Overtly/openly sexual; obscene. ex: "those lyrics are really dirty."

Dig (v.) : To like. *this word is somewhat outdated/pass´┐Ż*

Dis (v.) : Short for "to disrespect" - To talk about someone in a disrespectful manner.

Ditch (v.) : to leave, get rid of (usually said of something that is "slowing you down" or is "unnecessary"). ex: "The thieves ditched the car and got on a bus."; "He ditched her at the altar."

Do an about face (v.): To radically change one's opinion/position. ex: "He said he would support the bill, so everyone was surprised when he did an about face and voted against it."

Dough (n.): Money.

Dork (n.): Strange person; someone without "social graces"; weirdo.

Down (v.): To eat/drink quickly. ex: "We downed a couple of beers and left for the club."

Doze off (v.): To fall asleep. ex: "I dozed off during the movie."

Drag (n.): Disappointment. ex: "What a drag!" (That's very disappointing)

Drama queen: Someone who gets overly emotional/sentimental about things. Someone who thrives on the dramatic.ex: "Betty is such a drama queen!"

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