GRE Words (D)

  1. dank
    • (adj.) unpleasantly moist or humid;
    • (adj.) damp, chilly
  2. dastard
    (n.) a mean-spirited, conniving coward
  3. dearth
    (n.) a lack, scarcity or inadequate supply
  4. debacle
    • (n.) a breakup or dispersion;
    • (n.) downfall;
    • (n.) a complete collapse or failure;
    • (n.) a violent rush of waters or ice
  5. debonair
    • (adj.) having a sophisticated charm;
    • (adj.) courteous and gracious; carefree
  6. decimate
    • (v.) to destroy a great number or proportion of;
    • (v.) to select and kill every tenth person of a group
  7. decrepit
    • (adj.) weakened or destabilized by old age;
    • (adj.) worn out by extensive use
  8. defile
    • (v.) to make foul, dirty or unclean;
    • (v.) to violate the chastity of;
    • (v.) to make impure or defile
  9. deign
    • (intr. v.) to deem something inappropriate to one's dignity
    • (tr. verb) condescend;
    • (v.) give or grant
  10. demean
    (v.) to degrade, particularly in terms of social status or dignity
  11. demotic
    (adj.) of or relating to the common people of a given area or region
  12. denizen
    • (n.) an inhabitant or resident;
    • (n.) someone who frequents a given place
  13. denotation
    • (n.) the act of denoting, that which gives an indication of or points to something, like a. symbol or sign;
    • (n.) the most specific meaning of a given word
  14. deplete
    (v.) to reduce or eliminate in supply
  15. deprecatory
    • (adj.) expressing criticism or disapproval of;
    • (adj.) uncomplimentary
  16. depreciate
    (v.) to reduce the value or price of
  17. deride
    (v.) to laugh at in a contemptuous or scornful manner
  18. descry
    (v.) to see something by looking carefully at it, to discover or perceive
  19. desecrate
    (v.) to violate the sacredness of a given object or place
  20. desultory
    • (adj.) not having any set plan;
    • (adj.) moving or jumping about from one subject to the next
  21. dexterous
    • (adj.) skillful with the use of one's hands;
    • (adj.) having mental skill
  22. diatribe
    (n.) a bitter, sharp or abusive attack or criticism
  23. dichotomy
    (n.) division into two part or regions
  24. digress
    (v.) to stray away from the main subject, particularly in writing or speech
  25. dilettante
    (n.) a dabbler in an art or particular field of knowledge, for the sole sake of amusement
  26. dire
    • (adj.) causing or involving fright and suffering;
    • (adj.) urgent and desperate
  27. disabuse
    (v.) to free from a falsehood or misconception
  28. disheveled
    • (adj.) in disorder;
    • (adj.) unkempt;
    • (adj.) disarranged
  29. disparage
    • (v.) to speak of in a disrespectful or condescending way;
    • (v.) to reduce in respect or rank
  30. dispirited
    • (adj.) in low spirits;
    • (adj.) lacking enthusiasm
  31. dissipate
    • (v.) to drive away or disperse;
    • (v.) to bring about the loss of energy
  32. dissolute
    (adj.) lacking in moral restraint
  33. diurnal
    • (adj.) relating to a 24-hour period, daily;
    • (adj.) occurring or active during the daytime
  34. doddering
    • (adj.) shaking or trembling from old age;
    • (adj.) trembling
  35. dolorous
    (adj.) exhibiting grief, pain and sorry
  36. dolt
    (n.) a person who lacks bright mental capacity
  37. dotage
    • (n.) a decline of mental faculties;
    • (n.) foolish affection
  38. doughty
    (adj.) marked by courage and braveness
  39. dross
    • (n.) waste;
    • (adj.) worthless or trivial matter
  40. drudgery
    (n.) menial and distasteful work
  41. duplicity
    (n.) deceitfulness in speech or conduct, speaking or acting in two different ways
  42. durance
    (n.) incarceration or imprisonment
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GRE Words (D)
GRE Words (D)