A-Z Glossary Terms

deciduous

(noun) - a plant, especially a tree, that loses its leaves in the winter

Declaration of Independence

(noun) - the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the Colonies from Great Britain

delta

(noun) - a landform at the mouth of a river where it empties into a body of water

democracy

(noun) - a form of government where the people rule, either directly or by voting for representatives

depot

depot

(noun) - a bus or railroad station

depression

(noun) - an area of land that is lower than its surroundings. Also, a time when the economy slows down.

desegregation

(noun) - the breaking down of imposed racial separation

diary

(noun) - A register of daily events or transactions; a daily record; a journal

dike

(noun) - a wall of stone or earth used to hold back water and prevent flooding

Dispensary

(noun) - a state-run monopoly on liquor sales in South Carolina which operated from 1893 to 1907 statewide and until 1916 in some counties. All liquor sold in the state were required to be bottled and dispensed through state-run facilities. 

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