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decathexis. (noun) : Process of pulling your head out of the sand and get on with you life
As you near the end of this stage, and your grief work in general, you will experience "decathexis", as you pass a point at which your feelings no longer carry the intensity and weight they formaly did. —Phil Rich, The Healing Journey through Grief, 1999
Submitted by: kayd from Nebraska on Apr. 11, 2007 11:10
dece (adjective) : A describing word meaning that a noun is good. See Also - nice, awesome, great. Pronounced dEEse
That car is very dece
Submitted by: Anonymous on Oct. 05, 2005 16:07
(verb) : to be less than a specified level (extent, magnitude, or degree of intensity).
Submitted by: Anonymous on Apr. 09, 2007 18:46
(verb) : to be less than a specified or desired level
Quarterly profits deceeded projections due to product marketing failures. When the temperature deceeds the setpoint, the furnace will be turned on.
Submitted by: Stephen Pottle from Canada on Sep. 28, 2005 06:54
(adjective) : devious and deceptive
his mind works in deceivious ways.
Submitted by: T Clere from Oklahoma on Sep. 24, 2007 16:30
(adjective) : having traits that are evil and untrustworthy. Being a coniving liar.
Steve was caught cheating and lying behind Michelle's back therefore he is deceivious
Submitted by: Matthew Deibel from Ohio on Jun. 19, 2006 18:10
(adjective) : possessing both deceitful and devious qualities
Submitted by: Mike from Virginia on Feb. 13, 2006 20:09
(adjective) : One who misleading, tricky and cunning. This person is the ultimate deceiver. This is a combination of the words deceitful and devious.
Don't trust that man, he is deceivious. I deceiviously snuck my purchases into the bedroom so my husband wouldn't see.
Submitted by: Julie McWhorter from California on Feb. 01, 2006 18:22
decentive (noun) : An external inducement for acting based on negative consequences of inaction (cf. the positive inducement for action connoted by "incentive")
Though not enthusiastic about the party, the thought of his friends asking him to justify his absence proved sufficient decentive to attend.
Submitted by: P. McK. Woutat from Minnesota on Jul. 10, 2006 13:34
deceptograph (noun) : a portable device that is used to detect lies or deception based on brain waves
I got a new deceptograph. —Mason, January 15, 2008
Submitted by: Mason from Georgia Us on Jan. 14, 2008 07:49
Decheckify (verb) : To remove the check from a checkbox.
To deactivate this feature, decheckify the option box on the setup window.
Submitted by: Bill Durr from Georgia Us on Oct. 14, 2005 15:10
(verb) : to take down Christmas decorations and put them away
The family went about dechristmasing the house a couple days after the New Year began.
Submitted by: Ian Hipp from Texas on Jan. 03, 2017 17:06
dechristmatize (verb) : To remove Christmas decorations after the holiday is over.
The day after New Year's Day is a good time to dechristmatize your home.
Submitted by: Chad from Minnesota on Jan. 04, 2007 09:05
dechronological (adjective) : reverse chronological
Please present the events in dechronological order.
Submitted by: Nellie Gambarin from New York on Apr. 29, 2008 12:07