Extracts from the Cynic’s Wordbook – Part VIII – the letter D

See previously entered letters C, J, K, M &c. here.

  1. Dad - noun A father whom his vulgar children do not respect.
  2. Dandy - noun One who professes a singularity of opinion with regard to his own merits, accentuating his eccentricity with his clothes.
  3. Day - noun A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.
  4. Decide - verb To succumb to the preponderance of one set of influences over another set.
  5. Defame - noun To lie about another. To tell the truth about another.
  6. Defraud - verb To impart instruction and experience to the confiding.
  7. Demon - noun A man whose cruelties are related in the newspapers. See Fiend in Human Shape.
  8. Deny - verb See Hurl back the Allegation.
  9. Deserve - noun The quality of being entitled to what somebody else obtains.
  10. Dice - noun Small polka-dotted cubes of ivory, constructed like a lawyer to lie on any side, but commonly on the wrong one.

Extracts from the Cynic’s Wordbook – Part VIII – the letter D

See previously entered letters C, J, K, M &c. here.

  1. Dadnoun A father whom his vulgar children do not respect.
  2. Dandynoun One who professes a singularity of opinion with regard to his own merits, accentuating his eccentricity with his clothes.
  3. Daynoun A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.
  4. Decideverb To succumb to the preponderance of one set of influences over another set.
  5. Defamenoun To lie about another. To tell the truth about another.
  6. Defraudverb To impart instruction and experience to the confiding.
  7. Demonnoun A man whose cruelties are related in the newspapers. See Fiend in Human Shape.
  8. Denyverb See Hurl back the Allegation.
  9. Deservenoun The quality of being entitled to what somebody else obtains.
  10. Dicenoun Small polka-dotted cubes of ivory, constructed like a lawyer to lie on any side, but commonly on the wrong one.