Vocabulary (D)

Serial Word Meaning
1 daring adj. Brave
2 darkling adv. Blindly
3 Darwinism n. The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms
4 dastard n. A base coward
5 datum n. A premise, starting-point, or given fact
6 dauntless adj. Fearless
7 day-man n. A day-laborer
8 dead-heat n. A race in which two or more competitors come out even, and there is no winner
9 dearth n. Scarcity, as of something customary, essential ,or desirable
10 death’s-head n. A human skull as a symbol of death
11 debase v. To lower in character or virtue
12 debatable adj. Subject to contention or dispute
13 debonair adj. Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner
14 debut n. A first appearance in society or on the stage
15 decagon n. A figure with ten sides and ten angles
16 decagram n. A weight of 10 grams
17 decaliter n. A liquid and dry measure of 10 liters
18 decalogue n. The ten commandments
19 Decameron n. A volume consisting of ten parts or books
20 decameter n. A length of ten meters
21 decamp v. To leave suddenly or unexpectedly
22 decapitate v. To behead
23 decapod adj. Ten-footed or ten-armed
24 decasyllable n. A line of ten syllables
25 deceit n. Falsehood
26 deceitful adj. Fraudulent
27 deceive v. To mislead by or as by falsehood
28 decency n. Moral fitness
29 decent adj. Characterized by propriety of conduct, speech, manners, or dress
30 deciduous adj. Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering, fruit when ripe, etc
31 decimal adj. Founded on the number 10
32 decimate v. To destroy a measurable or large proportion of
33 decipher v. To find out the true words or meaning of, as something hardly legible
34 decisive ad. Conclusive
35 declamation n. A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public
36 declamatory adj. A full and formal style of utterance
37 declarative adj. Containing a formal, positive, or explicit statement or affirmation
38 declension n. The change of endings in nouns and adj to express their different relations of gender
39 decorate v. To embellish
40 decorous adj. Suitable for the occasion or circumstances
41 decoy n. Anything that allures, or is intended to allures into danger or temptation
42 decrepit adj. Enfeebled, as by old age or some chronic infirmity
43 dedication n. The voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause
44 deduce v. To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises or principles
45 deface v. To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of
46 defalcate v. To cut off or take away, as a part of something
47 defamation n. Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another
48 defame v. To slander
49 default n. The neglect or omission of a legal requirement
50 defendant n. A person against whom a suit is brought
51 defensible adj. Capable of being maintained or justified
52 defensive adj. Carried on in resistance to aggression
53 defer v. To delay or put off to some other time
54 deference n. Respectful submission or yielding, as to another’s opinion, wishes, or judgment
55 defiant adj. Characterized by bold or insolent opposition
56 deficiency n. Lack or insufficiency
57 deficient adj. Not having an adequate or proper supply or amount
58 definite adj. Having an exact signification or positive meaning
59 deflect v. To cause to turn aside or downward
60 deforest v. To clear of forests
61 deform v. To disfigure
62 deformity n. A disfigurement
63 defraud v. To deprive of something dishonestly
64 defray v. To make payment for
65 degeneracy n. A becoming worse
66 degenerate v. To become worse or inferior
67 degradation n. Diminution, as of strength or magnitude
68 degrade v. To take away honors or position from
69 dehydrate v. To deprive of water
70 deify v. To regard or worship as a god
71 deign v. To deem worthy of notice or account
72 deist n. One who believes in God, but denies supernatural revelation
73 deity n. A god, goddess, or divine person
74 deject v. To dishearten
75 dejection n. Melancholy
76 delectable adj. Delightful to the taste or to the senses
77 delectation n. Delight
78 deleterious adj. Hurtful, morally or physically
79 delicacy n. That which is agreeable to a fine taste
80 delineate v. To represent by sketch or diagram
81 deliquesce v. To dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air
82 delirious adj. Raving
83 delude v. To mislead the mind or judgment of
84 deluge v. To overwhelm with a flood of water
85 delusion n. Mistaken conviction, especially when more or less enduring
86 demagnetize v. To deprive (a magnet) of magnetism
87 demagogue n. An unprincipled politician
88 demeanor n. Deportment
89 demented adj. Insane
90 demerit n. A mark for failure or bad conduct
91 demise n. Death
92 demobilize v. To disband, as troops
93 demolish v. To annihilate
94 demonstrable adj. Capable of positive proof
95 demonstrate v. To prove indubitably
96 demonstrative adj. Inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts
97 demonstrator n. One who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner
98 demulcent n. Any application soothing to an irritable surface
99 demurrage n. the detention of a vessel beyond the specified time of sailing
100 dendroid adj. Like a tree
101 dendrology n. The natural history of trees
102 denizen n. Inhabitant
103 denominate v. To give a name or epithet to
104 denomination n. A body of Christians united by a common faith and form of worship and discipline
105 denominator n. Part of a fraction which expresses the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided
106 denote v. To designate by word or mark
107 denouement n. That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up
108 denounce v. To point out or publicly accuse as deserving of punishment, censure, or odium
109 dentifrice n. Any preparation used for cleaning the teeth
110 denude v. To strip the covering from
111 denunciation n. The act of declaring an action or person worthy of reprobation or punishment
112 deplete v. To reduce or lessen, as by use, exhaustion, or waste
113 deplorable adj. Contemptible
114 deplore v. To regard with grief or sorrow
115 deponent adj. Laying down
116 depopulate v. To remove the inhabitants from
117 deport v. To take or send away forcibly, as to a penal colony
118 deportment n. Demeanor
119 deposition n. Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing, for use as evidence in court
120 depositor n. One who makes a deposit, or has an amount deposited
121 depository n. A place where anything is kept in safety
122 deprave v. To render bad, especially morally bad
123 deprecate v. To express disapproval or regret for, with hope for the opposite
124 depreciate v. To lessen the worth of
125 depreciation n. A lowering in value or an underrating in worth
126 depress v. To press down
127 depression n. A falling of the spirits
128 depth n. Deepness
129 derelict adj. Neglectful of obligation
130 deride v. To ridicule
131 derisible adj. Open to ridicule
132 derision n. Ridicule
133 derivation n. That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning
134 derivative adj. Coming or acquired from some origin
135 derive v. To deduce, as from a premise
136 dermatology n. The branch of medical science which relates to the skin and its diseases
137 derrick n. An apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights
138 descendant n. One who is descended lineally from another, as a child, grandchild, etc
139 descendent adj. Proceeding downward
140 descent n. The act of moving or going downward
141 descry v. To discern
142 desert v. To abandon without regard to the welfare of the abandoned
143 desiccant n. Any remedy which, when applied externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of wounds
144 designate v. To select or appoint, as by authority
145 desist v. To cease from action
146 desistance n. Cessation
147 despair n. Utter hopelessness and despondency
148 desperado n. One without regard for law or life
149 desperate adj. Resorted to in a last extremity, or as if prompted by utter despair
150 despicable adj. Contemptible
151 despite prep. In spite of
152 despond v. To lose spirit, courage, or hope
153 despondent adj. Disheartened
154 despot n. An absolute and irresponsible monarch
155 despotism n. Any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part
156 destitute adj. Poverty-stricken
157 desultory adj. Not connected with what precedes
158 deter v. To frighten away
159 deteriorate v. To grow worse
160 determinate adj. Definitely limited or fixed
161 determination n. The act of deciding
162 deterrent adj. Hindering from action through fear
163 detest v. To dislike or hate with intensity
164 detract v. To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation
165 detriment n. Something that causes damage, depreciation, or loss
166 detrude v. To push down forcibly
167 deviate v. To take a different course
168 devilry n. Malicious mischief
169 deviltry n. Wanton and malicious mischief
170 devious adj. Out of the common or regular track
171 devise v. To invent
172 devout adj. Religious
173 dexterity n. Readiness, precision, efficiency, and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work
174 diabolic adj. Characteristic of the devil
175 diacritical adj. Marking a difference
176 diagnose v. To distinguish, as a disease, by its characteristic phenomena
177 diagnosis n. Determination of the distinctive nature of a disease
178 dialect n. Forms of speech collectively that are peculiar to the people of a particular district
179 dialectician n. A logician
180 dialogue n. A formal conversation in which two or more take part
181 diaphanous adj. Transparent
182 diatomic adj. Containing only two atoms
183 diatribe n. A bitter or malicious criticism
184 dictum n. A positive utterance
185 didactic adj. Pertaining to teaching
186 difference n. Dissimilarity in any respect
187 differentia n. Any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species
188 differential adj. Distinctive
189 differentiate v. To acquire a distinct and separate character
190 diffidence n. Self-distrust
191 diffident adj. Affected or possessed with self-distrust
192 diffusible adj. Spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly
193 diffusion n. Dispersion
194 dignitary n. One who holds high rank
195 digraph n. A union of two characters representing a single sound
196 digress v. To turn aside from the main subject and for a time dwell on some incidental matter
197 dilapidated pa. Fallen into decay or partial ruin
198 dilate v. To enlarge in all directions
199 dilatory adj. Tending to cause delay
200 dilemma n. A situation in which a choice between opposing modes of conduct is necessary
201 dilettante n. A superficial amateur
202 diligence n. Careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken
203 dilute v. To make more fluid or less concentrated by admixture with something
204 diminution n. Reduction
205 dimly adv. Obscurely
206 diphthong n. The sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds
207 diplomacy n. Tact, shrewdness, or skill in conducting any kind of negotiations or in social matters
208 diplomat n. A representative of one sovereign state at the capital or court of another
209 diplomatic adj. Characterized by special tact in negotiations
210 diplomatist n. One remarkable for tact and shrewd management
211 disagree v. To be opposite in opinion
212 disallow v. To withhold permission or sanction
213 disappear v. To cease to exist, either actually or for the time being
214 disappoint v. To fail to fulfill the expectation, hope, wish, or desire of
215 disapprove v. To regard with blame
216 disarm v. To deprive of weapons
217 disarrange v. To throw out of order
218 disavow v. To disclaim responsibility for
219 disavowal n. Denial
220 disbeliever n. One who refuses to believe
221 disburden v. To disencumber
222 disburse v. To pay out or expend, as money from a fund
223 discard v. To reject
224 discernible adj. Perceivable
225 disciple n. One who believes the teaching of another, or who adopts and follows some doctrine
226 disciplinary adj. Having the nature of systematic training or subjection to authority
227 discipline v. To train to obedience
228 disclaim v. To disavow any claim to, connection with, or responsibility to
229 discolor v. To stain
230 discomfit v. To put to confusion
231 discomfort n. The state of being positively uncomfortable
232 disconnect v. To undo or dissolve the connection or association of
233 disconsolate adj. Grief-stricken
234 discontinuance n. Interruption or intermission
235 discord n. Absence of harmoniousness
236 discountenance v. To look upon with disfavor
237 discover v. To get first sight or knowledge of, as something previously unknown or unperceived
238 discredit v. To injure the reputation of
239 discreet adj. Judicious
240 discrepant adj. Opposite
241 discriminate v. To draw a distinction
242 discursive adj. Passing from one subject to another
243 discussion n. Debate
244 disenfranchise v. To deprive of any right privilege or power
245 disengage v. To become detached
246 disfavor n. Disregard
247 disfigure v. To impair or injure the beauty, symmetry, or appearance of
248 dishabille n. Undress or negligent attire
249 dishonest adj. Untrustworthy
250 disillusion v. To disenchant
251 disinfect v. To remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases
252 disinfectant n. A substance used to destroy the germs of infectious diseases
253 disinherit v. To deprive of an inheritance
254 disinterested adj. Impartial
255 disjunctive adj. Helping or serving to disconnect or separate
256 dislocate v. To put out of proper place or order
257 dismissal n. Displacement by authority from an office or an employment
258 dismount v. To throw down, push off, or otherwise remove from a horse or the like
259 disobedience n. Neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction
260 disobedient adj. Neglecting or refusing to obey
261 disown v. To refuse to acknowledge as one’s own or as connected with oneself
262 disparage v. To regard or speak of slightingly
263 disparity n. Inequality
264 dispel v. To drive away by or as by scattering in different directions
265 dispensation n. That which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power
266 displace v. To put out of the proper or accustomed place
267 dispossess v. To deprive of actual occupancy, especially of real estate
268 disputation n. Verbal controversy
269 disqualify v. To debar
270 disquiet v. To deprive of peace or tranquility
271 disregard v. To take no notice of
272 disreputable adj. Dishonorable or disgraceful
273 disrepute n. A bad name or character
274 disrobe v. To unclothe
275 disrupt v. To burst or break asunder
276 dissatisfy v. To displease
277 dissect v. To cut apart or to pieces
278 dissection n. The act or operation of cutting in pieces, specifically of a plant or an animal
279 dissemble v. To hide by pretending something different
280 disseminate v. To sow or scatter abroad, as seed is sown
281 dissension n. Angry or violent difference of opinion
282 dissent n. Disagreement
283 dissentient n. One who disagrees
284 dissentious adj. Contentious
285 dissertation n. Thesis
286 disservice n. An ill turn
287 dissever v. To divide
288 dissimilar adj. Different
289 dissipate v. To disperse or disappear
290 dissipation n. The state of being dispersed or scattered
291 dissolute adj. Lewd
292 dissolution n. A breaking up of a union of persons
293 dissolve v. To liquefy or soften, as by heat or moisture
294 dissonance n. Discord
295 dissonant adj. Harsh or disagreeable in sound
296 dissuade v. To change the purpose or alter the plans of by persuasion, counsel, or pleading
297 dissuasion n. The act of changing the purpose of or altering the plans of through persuasion, or pleading
298 disyllable n. A word of two syllables
299 distemper n. A disease or malady
300 distend v. To stretch out or expand in every direction
301 distensible adj. Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction
302 distention n. Expansion
303 distill v. To extract or produce by vaporization and condensation
304 distillation n. Separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile
305 distiller n. One occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors
306 distinction n. A note or designation of honor, officially recognizing superiority or success in studies
307 distort v. To twist into an unnatural or irregular form
308 distrain v. To subject a person to distress
309 distrainor n. One who subjects a person to distress
310 distraught adj. Bewildered
311 distrust n. Lack of confidence in the power, wisdom, or good intent of any person
312 disunion n. Separation of relations or interests
313 diurnal adj. Daily
314 divagation n. Digression
315 divergent adj. Tending in different directions
316 diverse adj. Capable of various forms
317 diversion n. Pastime
318 diversity n. Dissimilitude
319 divert v. To turn from the accustomed course or a line of action already established
320 divertible adj. Able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established
321 divest v. To strip, specifically of clothes, ornaments, or accouterments or disinvestment
322 divination n. The pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden
323 divinity n. The quality or character of being godlike
324 divisible adj. Capable of being separated into parts
325 divisor n. That by which a number or quantity is divided
326 divulge v. To tell or make known, as something previously private or secret
327 divulgence n. A divulging
328 docile adj. Easy to manage
329 docket n. The registry of judgments of a court
330 doe n. The female of the deer
331 dogma n. A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority
332 dogmatic adj. Making statements without argument or evidence
333 dogmatize v. To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence
334 doleful adj. Melancholy
335 dolesome adj. Melancholy
336 dolor n. Lamentation
337 dolorous adj. Expressing or causing sorrow or pain
338 domain n. A sphere or field of action or interest
339 domesticity n. Life in or fondness for one’s home and family
340 domicile n. The place where one lives
341 dominance n. Ascendancy
342 dominant adj. Conspicuously prominent
343 dominate v. To influence controllingly
344 domination n. Control by the exercise of power or constituted authority
345 domineer v. To rule with insolence or unnecessary annoyance
346 donate v. To bestow as a gift, especially for a worthy cause
347 donator n. One who makes a donation or present
348 donee n. A person to whom a donation is made
349 donor n. One who makes a donation or present
350 dormant adj. Being in a state of or resembling sleep
351 doublet n. One of a pair of like things
352 doubly adv. In twofold degree or extent
353 dowry n. The property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage
354 drachma n. A modern and an ancient Greek coin
355 dragnet n. A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water
356 dragoon n. In the British army, a cavalryman
357 drainage n. The means of draining collectively, as a system of conduits, trenches, pipes, etc
358 dramatist n. One who writes plays
359 dramatize v. To relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner
360 drastic adj. Acting vigorously
361 drought n. Dry weather, especially when so long continued as to cause vegetation to wither
362 drowsy adj. Heavy with sleepiness
363 drudgery n. Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation
364 dubious adj. Doubtful
365 duckling n. A young duck
366 ductile adj. Capable of being drawn out, as into wire or a thread
367 duet n. A composition for two voices or instruments
368 dun v. To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment
369 duplex adj. Having two parts
370 duplicity n. Double-dealing
371 durance n. Confinement
372 duration n. The period of time during which anything lasts
373 duteous adj. Showing submission to natural superiors
374 dutiable adj. Subject to a duty, especially a customs duty
375 dutiful adj. Obedient
376 dwindle v. To diminish or become less
377 dyne n. The force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s