(Latin: from, away from, off; down; wholly, entirely, utterly, complete; reverse the action of, undo; the negation or reversal of the notion expressed in the primary or root word)

delicate (DEL i kit) (adjective), more delicate, most delicate
1. Pleasing in its lightness, mildness, subtlety, etc. (a delicate flavor, odor, color, etc.); fine, dainty, exquisite, elegant: The queen wore a long gown of delicate silk.
2. Easily damaged, spoiled, fragile, frail, perishable; dainty: The plate was so delicate that Irene was afraid to wash it.
3. Frail, feeble, debilitated, weakened; infirm, unwell, sickly, ailing: Jim was concerned about his wife's delicate physical condition.
4. Palatable, savory, delicious, appetizing, luscious: The hostess presented a tray of delicate food to her guests.
5. Soft, muted, subdued: Jerry had the walls of his bedroom painted with a delicate blue.
6. Exquisite, minute, detailed: David's friend admired the delicate workmanship on the bronze doors."
7. Tactful, tasteful, diplomatic, careful, sensitive, refined: The salesman handled the customer's complaint in a delicate manner.
1. Having an appealing or enjoyable taste or smell; so, delicious food or drink has a very pleasant taste.
2. Highly pleasing or agreeable to the senses; especially, of taste or smell.
Very appealing to the senses; especially, to the taste or smell.
1. In civil and criminal law, a wrong or injury done to someone.
2. A legal offense; a misdemeanor.
3. An offense or transgression against the law.
4. Etymology: from Latin delictum, "fault, offense, transgression"; a form of delinquere, "to fail, to be lacking, to transgress, to offend"; from de and linquere, "to leave".
delineate (verb), delineates; delineated; delineating
1. To clearly describe or to show something in detail: Mrs. Gregory told her students to delineate the main character of the story in a sketch which they believed would show what he looked like.
2. To define or to determine the precise position of something: The two children decided to delineate their shared bedroom, dividing it into two equal halves so that each one had the same amount of space for their things.
To portray or to describe another's features.
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To depict in words or gesters.
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delinquency (s) (noun), delinquencies (pl)
1. Juvenile delinquency is an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor.
2. Antisocial or illegal behavior or acts; especially, by young people.
3. A tendency to be negligent and uncaring: Peter inherited his delinquency from his father.
4. A failure in or the neglect of duty or obligation; dereliction; default; such as, a debt, that is past due: Sharon was accused of delinquency in payment of her car payment.
5. Any misdeed, offense, or misdemeanor: Delinquency is the failure of any kind to perform a required duty or obligation.

delinquent (adjective), more delinquent, most delinquent
1. Failing to do what the law or duty requires.
2. Overdue in payment; such as, a delinquent account.
3. A person who neglects or fails to do what the law or duty requires: A delinquent leaves off doing what he or she ought to do; such as, delinquent debtors leave their bills unpaid.
4. Etymology: from the late 15th century, from Middle French délinquant, délinquer, and directly from Latin delinquentum and delinquens, forms of delinquere, "to fail; to be wanting, to fall short; to offend"; from de-, "completely" + linquere, "to leave".
Relating to, or characteristic of a delinquent.
1. A poison which occasions a persistent delirium, or mental aberration; such as, belladonna.
2. Capable of producing delirium.
3. A drug which may produce delirium.

4. A delirious person.
1. Producing, or tending to produce, delirium.
2. Any substance which tends to cause delirium.
1. Marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; ecstatic; delirious joy.
2. Irrational as a temporary result of a physical condition; such as, fever, poisoning, or brain injury.
3. Extremely excited or emotional: "She was delirious with joy when she won the "actress of the year" award."