Words To Improve And Enlarge Your English Vocabulary List D


Daring adv. Brave.
Darkling Ad v. Blindly.
Darwinism n. The Doctrine That Natural Selection Has Been The Prime Cause Of Evolution Of Higher Forms.
Dastard n. A Base Coward.
Datum n. A Premise, Starting-Point, Or Given Fact.
Dauntless adv. Fearless.
Day-Man n. A Day-Laborer.
Dead-Heat n. A Race In Which Two Or More Competitors Come Out Even, And There Is No Winner.
Dearth n. Scarcity, As Of Something Customary, Essential ,Or Desirable.
Death’S-Head n. A Human Skull As A Symbol Of Death.
Debase v. To Lower In Character Or Virtue.
Debatable adv. Subject To Contention Or Dispute.
Decaliter n. A Liquid And Dry Measure Of 10 Liters.
Decalogue n. The Ten Commandments.
Decameron n. A Volume Consisting Of Ten Parts Or Books.
Decameter n. A Length Of Ten Meters.
Decamp v. To Leave Suddenly Or Unexpectedly.
Decapitate v. To Behead.
Deceitful adv. Fraudulent.
Deceive v. To Mislead By Or As By Falsehood.
Decency n. Moral Fitness.
Decimate v. To Destroy A Measurable Or Large Proportion Of.
Decipher v. To Find Out The True Words Or Meaning Of, As Something Hardly Legible.
Declamation n. A Speech Recited Or Intended For Recitation From Memory In Public.
Declamatory adv. A Full And Formal Style Of Utterance.
Decorous adv. Suitable For The Occasion Or Circumstances.
Decoy n. Anything That Allures, Or Is Intended To Allures Into Danger Or Temptatio
Decrepit adv. Enfeebled, As By Old Age Or Some Chronic Infirmity.
Dedication n. The Voluntary Consecration Or Relinquishment Of Something To An End Or Cause.
Deduce v. To Derive Or Draw As A Conclusion By Reasoning From Given Premises Or Principles.
Deface v. To Mar Or Disfigure The Face Or External Surface Of.
Defalcate v. To Cut Off Or Take Away, As A Part Of Something.
Defamation n. Malicious And Groundless Injury Done To The Reputation Or Good Name Of Another.
Defame v. To Slander.
Deference n. Respectful Submission Or Yielding, As To Another’S Opinion, Wishes, Or Judgment.
Defiant adv. Characterized By Bold Or Insolent Oppositio
Deficiency n. Lack Or Insufficiency.
Defraud v. To Deprive Of Something Dishonestly.
Deify v. To Regard Or Worship As A God.
Deign v. To Deem Worthy Of Notice Or Account.
Deist n. One Who Believes In God, But Denies Supernatural Revelatio
Deity n. A God, Goddess, Or Divine Perso
Deject v. To Dishearten.
Dejection n. Melancholy.
Delectable adv. Delightful To The Taste Or To The Senses.
Delectation n. Delight.
Deliquesce v. To Dissolve Gradually And Become Liquid By Absorption Of Moisture From The Air.
Delirious adv. Raving.
Delude v. To Mislead The Mind Or Judgment Of.
Deluge v. To Overwhelm With A Flood Of Water.
Delusion n. Mistaken Conviction, Especially When More Or Less Enduring.
Demagnetize v. To Deprive (A Magnet) Of Magnetism.
Demagogue n. An Unprincipled Politicia
Demeanor n. Deportment.
Demented adv. Insane.
Demerit n. A Mark For Failure Or Bad Conduct.
Demise n. Death.
Demobilize v. To Disband, As Troops.
Demolish v. To Annihilate.
Demonstrable adv. Capable Of Positive Proof.
Demonstrate v. To Prove Indubitably.
Demurrage n. The Detention Of A Vessel Beyond The Specified Time Of Sailing.
Dendroid adv. Like A Tree.
Dendrology n. The Natural History Of Trees.
Denizen n. Inhabitant.
Denominate v. To Give A Name Or Epithet To.
Denomination n. A Body Of Christians United By A Common Faith And Form Of Worship And Discipline.
Denominator n. Part Of A Fraction Which Expresses The Number Of Equal Parts Into Which The Unit Is Divided.
Denote v. To Designate By Word Or Mark.
Dentifrice n. Any Preparation Used For Cleaning The Teeth.
Denude v. To Strip The Covering From.
Denunciation n. The Act Of Declaring An Action Or Person Worthy Of Reprobation Or Punishment.
Deplete v. To Reduce Or Lessen, As By Use, Exhaustion, Or Waste.
Deplorable adv. Contemptible.
Deplore v. To Regard With Grief Or Sorrow.
Deponent adv. Laying Dow
Depopulate v. To Remove The Inhabitants From.
Deport v. To Take Or Send Away Forcibly, As To A Penal Colony.
Deportment n. Demeanor.
Deposition n. Testimony Legally Taken On Interrogatories And Reduced To Writing, For Use As Evidence In Court.
Depositor n. One Who Makes A Deposit, Or Has An Amount Deposited.
Depository n. A Place Where Anything Is Kept In Safety.
Deprave v. To Render Bad, Especially Morally Bad.
Deprecate v. To Express Disapproval Or Regret For, With Hope For The Opposite.
Depreciate v. To Lessen The Worth Of.
Depreciation n. A Lowering In Value Or An Underrating In Worth.
Derelict adv. Neglectful Of Obligatio
Derivation n. That Process By Which A Word Is Traced From Its Original Root Or Primitive Form And Meaning.
Derivative adv. Coming Or Acquired From Some Origi
Derive v. To Deduce, As From A Premise.
Dermatology n. The Branch Of Medical Science Which Relates To The Skin And Its Diseases.
Derrick n. An Apparatus For Hoisting And Swinging Great Weights.
Descendant n. One Who Is Descended Lineally From Another, As A Child, Grandchild, Etc.
Descendent adv. Proceeding Downward.
Descent n. The Act Of Moving Or Going Downward.
Descry v. To Discern.
Desert v. To Abandon Without Regard To The Welfare Of The Abandoned
Desiccant n. Any Remedy Which, When Applied Externally, Dries Up Or Absorbs Moisture, As That Of Wounds.
Designate v. To Select Or Appoint, As By Authority.
Desist v. To Cease From Action.
Desistance n. Cessatio
Despair n. Utter Hopelessness And Despondency.
Desperado n. One Without Regard For Law Or Life.
Desperate adv. Resorted To In A Last Extremity, Or As If Prompted By Utter Despair.
Despicable adv. Contemptible.
Despond v. To Lose Spirit, Courage, Or Hope.
Despondent adv. Disheartened.
Despot n. An Absolute And Irresponsible Monarch.
Despotism n. Any Severe And Strict Rule In Which The Judgment Of The Governed Has Little Or No Part.
Destitute adv. Poverty-Stricke
Desultory adv. Not Connected With What Precedes.
Deter v. To Frighten Away.
Deterrent adv. Hindering From Action Through Fear.
Detest v. To Dislike Or Hate With Intensity.
Deviate v. To Take A Different Course.
Devilry n. Malicious Mischief.
Devout adv. Religious.
Dexterity n. Readiness, Precision, Efficiency, And Ease In Any Physical Activity Or In Any Mechanical Work.
Diabolic adv. Characteristic Of The Devil.
Diacritical adv. Marking A Difference.
Diagnose v. To Distinguish, As A Disease, By Its Characteristic Phenomena.
Diagnosis n. Determination Of The Distinctive Nature Of A Disease.
Dialect n. Forms Of Speech Collectively That Are Peculiar To The People Of A Particular District.
Dialectician n. A Logicia
Dialogue n. A Formal Conversation In Which Two Or More Take Part.
Diaphanous adv. Transparent.
Didactic adv. Pertaining To Teaching.
Difference n. Dissimilarity In Any Respect.
Differentia n. Any Essential Characteristic Of A Species By Reason Of Which It Differs From Other Species.
Differential adv. Distinctive.
Differentiate v. To Acquire A Distinct And Separate Character.
Diffidence n. Self-Distrust.
Diffident adv. Affected Or Possessed With Self-Distrust.
Diffusible adv. Spreading Rapidly Through The System And Acting Quickly.
Diffusion n. Dispersio
Dignitary n. One Who Holds High Rank.
Digraph n. A Union Of Two Characters Representing A Single Sound.
Digress v. To Turn Aside From The Main Subject And For A Time Dwell On Some Incidental Matter.
Dilate v. To Enlarge In All Directions.
Dilatory adv. Tending To Cause Delay.
Dilemma n. A Situation In Which A Choice Between Opposing Modes Of Conduct Is Necessary.
Dilettante n. A Superficial Amateur.
Dimly Ad v. Obscurely.
Diphthong n. The Sound Produced By Combining Two Vowels In To A Single Syllable Or Running Together The Sounds.
Diplomacy n. Tact, Shrewdness, Or Skill In Conducting Any Kind Of Negotiations Or In Social Matters.
Diplomat n. A Representative Of One Sovereign State At The Capital Or Court Of Another.
Disallow v. To Withhold Permission Or Sanction.
Disbeliever n. One Who Refuses To Believe.
Disburden v. To Disencumber.
Disburse v. To Pay Out Or Expend, As Money From A Fund.
Discard v. To Reject.
Discernible adv. Perceivable.
Disclaim v. To Disavow Any Claim To, Connection With, Or Responsibility To.
Discolor v. To Stain.
Discomfit v. To Put To Confusion.
Discover v. To Get First Sight Or Knowledge Of, As Something Previously Unknown Or Unperceived.
Discredit v. To Injure The Reputation Of.
Discreet adv. Judicious.
Discrepant adv. Opposite.
Discriminate v. To Draw A Distinction.
Discursive adv. Passing From One Subject To Another.
Discussion n. Debate.
Disenfranchise v. To Deprive Of Any Right Privilege Or Power
Disengage v. To Become Detached.
Disfavor n. Disregard.
Disfigure v. To Impair Or Injure The Beauty, Symmetry, Or Appearance Of.
Disinterested adv. Impartial.
Disjunctive adv. Helping Or Serving To Disconnect Or Separate.
Dislocate v. To Put Out Of Proper Place Or Order.
Disown v. To Refuse To Acknowledge As One’S Own Or As Connected With Oneself.
Disparage v. To Regard Or Speak Of Slightingly.
Disparity n. Inequality.
Dispel v. To Drive Away By Or As By Scattering In Different Directions.
Dispensation n. That Which Is Bestowed On Or Appointed To One From A Higher Power.
Displace v. To Put Out Of The Proper Or Accustomed Place.
Dispossess v. To Deprive Of Actual Occupancy, Especially Of Real Estate.
Disputation n. Verbal Controversy.
Disqualify v. To Debar.
Disrupt v. To Burst Or Break Asunder.
Dissatisfy v. To Displease.
Dissect v. To Cut Apart Or To Pieces.
Dissection n. The Act Or Operation Of Cutting In Pieces, Specifically Of A Plant Or An Animal.
Dissipate v. To Disperse Or Disappear.
Dissipation n. The State Of Being Dispersed Or Scattered.
Dissolute adv. Lewd.
Dissonant adv. Harsh Or Disagreeable In Sound.
Dissuade v. To Change The Purpose Or Alter The Plans Of By Persuasion, Counsel, Or Pleading.
Dissuasion n. The Act Of Changing The Purpose Of Or Altering The Plans Of Through Persuasion, Or Pleading.
Distemper n. A Disease Or Malady.
Distend v. To Stretch Out Or Expand In Every Direction.
Distensible adv. Capable Of Being Stretched Out Or Expanded In Every Directio
Distention n. Expansio
Distill v. To Extract Or Produce By Vaporization And Condensation.
Distillation n. Separation Of The More Volatile Parts Of A Substance From Those Less Volatile.
Distiller n. One Occupied In The Business Of Distilling Alcoholic Liquors.
Distinction n. A Note Or Designation Of Honor, Officially Recognizing Superiority Or Success In Studies.
Distrust n. Lack Of Confidence In The Power, Wisdom, Or Good Intent Of Any Perso
Disunion n. Separation Of Relations Or Interests.
Disyllable n. A Word Of Two Syllables.
Diurnal adv. Daily.
Divagation n. Digressio
Diversity n. Dissimilitude.
Divisible adv. Capable Of Being Separated Into Parts.
Divisor n. That By Which A Number Or Quantity Is Divided.
Divulge v. To Tell Or Make Known, As Something Previously Private Or Secret.
Divulgence n. A Divulging.
Docile adv. Easy To Manage.
Docket n. The Registry Of Judgments Of A Court.
Doe n. The Female Of The Deer.
Dogma n. A Statement Of Religious Faith Or Duty Formulated By A Body Claiming Authority.
Dogmatic adv. Making Statements Without Argument Or Evidence.
Dogmatize v. To Make Positive Assertions Without Supporting Them By Argument Or Evidence.
Dolorous adv. Expressing Or Causing Sorrow Or Pai
Domain n. A Sphere Or Field Of Action Or Interest.
Domesticity n. Life In Or Fondness For One’S Home And Family.
Domicile n. The Place Where One Lives.
Dominance n. Ascendancy.
Dominant adv. Conspicuously Prominent.
Dominate v. To Influence Controllingly.
Domination n. Control By The Exercise Of Power Or Constituted Authority.
Doubly Ad v. In Twofold Degree Or Extent.
Dowry n. The Property Which A Wife Brings To Her Husband In Marriage.
Drachma n. A Modern And An Ancient Greek Coi
Dragnet n. A Net To Be Drawn Along The Bottom Of The Water.
Dragoon n. In The British Army, A Cavalryma
Drainage n. The Means Of Draining Collectively, As A System Of Conduits, Trenches, Pipes, Etc.
Dramatist n. One Who Writes Plays.
Dramatize v. To Relate Or Represent In A Dramatic Or Theatrical Manner.
Drastic adv. Acting Vigorously.
Drought n. Dry Weather, Especially When So Long Continued As To Cause Vegetation To Wither.
Drowsy adv. Heavy With Sleepiness.
Drudgery n. Hard And Constant Work In Any Menial Or Dull Occupatio
Dubious adv. Doubtful.
Duckling n. A Young Duck.
Ductile adv. Capable Of Being Drawn Out, As Into Wire Or A Thread.
Duet n. A Composition For Two Voices Or Instruments.
Dun v. To Make A Demand Or Repeated Demands On For Payment.
Dwindle v. To Diminish Or Become Less.
Dyne n. The Force Which, Applied To A Mass Of One Gram For 1 Second, Would Give It A Velocity Of 1 Cm/S.

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