Constitution and Declaration of Independence Words

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There are 21 names in this directory beginning with the letter D.
Decent
fit or suitable

Declaration
a public announcement. Declaration comes from a Latin word meaning “make quite clear.”

Declare
to state that a person or thing exists in a certain way

Deem
conclude

Democracy
a government run directly by the people. “Demos,” a Greek word for “the people”, combined with “cracy,” a Greek word meaning “to rule,” to form democracy. A small town could have a democracy where each person voted on all matters concerning the town, but with millions of people in the United States, it was considered much more practical to have a “republican” form of government where the people vote for representatives who then vote on their behalf.

Denounces
announces

Deny
refuse to recognize

Depository
a place where anything is kept for safekeeping

Design
plan or purpose

Despotism
a tyranny; or unjust and oppressive government

Devolve
pass to a body or person at a lower level (said of duties and responsibilities)

Disavow
repudiate or condemn

Discipline
education and instruction

Disparage
regard as being of little worth

Dispose of
to deal with conclusively, or settle

Disposed
made willing; inclined

Distinct
separate

District
an area of a country or city

Domestic
refers to one’s own country

Due process of law
the regular administration or course of the law

Duty
1) a payment due to the government, especially a tax imposed on imports, exports, or manufactured goods; 2) that which a person owes to another; that which a person is bound by any natural or moral obligation to do or perform


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