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This is a Complete List of GRE Word List-D. dabble= work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around dainty = delicate; delicately beautiful; fastidious dais= raised platform for speakers or other important people dally =trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness damn= condemn; criticize severely; condemn to everlasting punishment dank =damp; unpleasantly wet dapper =neat and trim (in appearance) dappled= spotted dart =move or throw suddenly and quickly daub =smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky daunt= intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten dauntless =bold; fearless dawdle =loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing daze =stun as with a blow or shock; bemuse; benumb dazzle =make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder deadlock =standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate deadpan= wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face dearth =scarcity debacle= sudden disastrous downfall or defeat; complete disaster debar= bar; forbid; exclude debase= degrade; reduce in quality or value Degenerate= lower in esteem; disgrace debauch =corrupt morally; seduce from virtue debauchery = wild behavior (with sex and alcohol) debilitate =weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble debonair = (of men) friendly, charming, and fashionably dressed; aiming to please debris =rubble; wreckage; scattered remains of something broken or destroyed debunk =expose as false, exaggerated, worthless; ridicule debut = first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society debutante= young woman making formal entrance into society decadence= decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art) decant=pour off gently (wine or liquid) decapitate= behead decelerate =slow down deciduous= falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves decimate= kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of decipher=decode declivity =downward slope décolleté = (of a dress) having a low-cut neckline Décolletage= low neckline (on a dress)

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sketch. wickedness http://www. idolize deign= condescend. raising vain hopes delve= dig.1/24/2014 GRE Word List-D Décolletage= low neckline (on a dress) decomposition =decay decompose= decay. false leader of people demean =disgrace. person. that cannot be improved. conclusive deflect= turn aside. give a deposition. bearing demented =insane demerit =fault. express sorrow deplorable =very bad. delay till later deference= courteous regard for another’s wish defiance= refusal to yield. judgment of a court of law decrepit =weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use decrepitude= state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age decry = express strong disapproval of deducible =derived by reasoning deduce =infer. refer to directly. quiet and serious. malign.html 2/6 . describe delirium= mental disorder marked by confusion delta =flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river delude =deceive deluge =flood. undertake the payment of. coy denigrate= blacken. raise an objection (showing qualms) demure= (of a woman or child) grave. no longer in use or existence degenerate =become worse in quality. break and separate into simple parts decorous= proper (in behavior. testify deposition =testimony under oath. exhaust deplore= regret. bad quality demise= death demographic= related to population balance demography = statistical study of human population demolition =destruction demoniac = (demoniacal) fiendish. distinguishing by name Denote= indicate. final development of the plot of a play or other literary work denounce =condemn. strike out deleterious= harmful deliberate =consider. deluding delusive =deceptive. or plant) inhabitant or resident of a particular place denomination= religious group. disfigure defalcate= embezzle defame= harm someone’s reputation. hallucination. or appearance) decorum =propriety. unfrock deft neat =skillful defunct =dead. behave depose= dethrone. behave demeanor =behavior. conduct. make a god of. failure to perform a task or be present defeatist= resigned to defeat or failure defect =shortcoming defection =desertion defer =give in respectfully. deposing. stoop delete= erase. debasement. edict. speak evil of. orderliness and good taste in manner decoy = lure or bait decree =authoritative order. make filthy or dirty definitive =most reliable. deteriorate degradation =humiliation. dethroning depravity = extreme corruption. degenerate dehydrate =remove water from.com/GRE-Word-List-D. derive by reasoning deface =mar. pay defrock= strip a priest or minister of church authority. degeneration degrade =debase. search deeply. defame denizen = (animal. investigate demagogue= person who appeals to people’s prejudice. submit. resistance defile= pollute. scruples). ponder delineate =portray. turn away from a straight course defoliate =destroy leaves. disgrace. criticize depict =portray deplete =reduce. unit in a system. slander default= failure to act. humiliate. deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals) defray =provide for the payment of. dry out deify =turn into a god. deserving severe disapproval deploy =spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line deport =send out of the country. name or designation Denominator =common trait or characteristic denotation =meaning. debase in dignity. depict. authorative and complete. cruel demotic= of or pertaining to the people demur =object (because of doubts. misleading. mean denouement =final outcome.english-for-students. likely to delude. remove from office. rush delusion= false belief.

abuse dichotomy = division into two opposite parts. timidity diffuse= wordy. reduce in strength diminution =lessening. deviating from the straight course devise =think up. measurement or calculation. reduction in size din= continued loud noise dinghy =small boat (often ship’s boat) dingy = (of things and place) dirty and dull dint= means diorama= life-size. regard as worthless or distasteful Despicable =contemptible despoil= plunder. represent as of little value depredation=plundering. devilish. pass or be passed to others (power. plan. obtained from another source dermatologist =one who studies the skin and its diseases derogatory =expressing a low opinion. reckless and violent because of loss of hope despise= look on with scorn. invective. spread out (like a gas) dignitary =person of high rank or position digression= wandering away from the subject dilapidated =falling to pieces. origin or source of something derivative =unoriginal. protest against. erratic. harsh destitute =extremely poor desultory =aimless. decision deterrent= something that discourages or deters detonation =explosion detraction =slandering. haphazard. work. aspersion. damaging deviate= turn away from (a principle.1/24/2014 GRE Word List-D depravity = extreme corruption. ruined because of neglect dilate =expand. deplore. destruction deputize= work or appoint as a deputy deputy = person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away deranged= insane derelict= negligent. persistent hard work dilute =make (a liquid) less concentrated. belittle depreciate= lessen in value. split dictum =authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court) didactic= (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson die =metal block used for shaping metal or plastic diffidence =shyness. treat with contempt. invent. prevent from leaving or going determinate= having a fixed order of procedure determination= resolve. or property) devotee =enthusiastic follower. free from emotional involvement detain keep =waiting. desperate outlaw desperate =having lost all hope. violate the sanctity of deserts= what someone deserves desiccate =dry up desolate =make desolate. bequeath devoid =empty. abandonment deride =ridicule.com/GRE-Word-List-D. fiendish diadem =crown dialectical =relating to the art of debate. lack of self-confidence. disparaging derogate= detract. dilate on/upon dilatory =delaying. transparent diatribe =bitter scolding or denunciation. earnest dexterous =skillful. make fun of derision =ridicule derivation =deriving. lacking devolve =deputize. (of something) deserted by an owner dereliction= neglect of duty. enthusiast devout =pious. detracting detrimental =harmful. belittle. mutual or reciprocal dialectic= art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments diaphanous= sheer. rambling. sincere. firmness of purpose. norm) devious =roundabout. despairing. forsake. three-dimensional scene from nature or history http://www. deeply religious. skill in using hands or mind diabolical =diabolic. disparage descry =catch sight of (something distant) desecrate =profane. abandon and desert desperado =reckless. tending to delay dilemma =situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options dilettante= aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously) diligence =steadiness of effort. (of someone) neglectful of duty. verbose. digressing at random detached= emotionally removed.english-for-students. in a bad condition. wickedness deprecate =express disapproval of. sack despondent =without hope and courage despondency = loss of hope with gloom despot =tyrant.html 3/6 .

not candid. official exemption from an obligation or a rule disperse= scatter dispirited= lacking in spirit disport =amuse disproportion =lack of proportion (between the parts) disputatious =argumentative. defeat. disgrace.english-for-students. discerning. separate. impartial. cut (a body) apart limb from limb dismiss =eliminate from consideration. condition of inequality dispassionate= calm. pretend disseminate= distribute. undeceive. regard (a story or news) as unimportant. urgent dirge =funeral song. scatter (like seeds) dissension =disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group dissent= disagree dissertation =formal essay. free from bias and self-interest. dissonance (when musical notes are played) discordant =not harmonious. (of a group) break up and separate disbar =make (a lawyer) leave the bar or the legal profession disburse= pay out (as from a fund) discernible =distinguishable. rebellious http://www. objective disjointed= disconnected. go ashore (from a ship). renounce claim to. hide the real nature of. shameful discrepancy =lack of consistency or agreement as between facts. no longer consider disparage= belittle disparate= basically different. confused discomfit =frustrate.1/24/2014 GRE Word List-D diorama= life-size. drive away. prompt execution. disowning disband =dissolve. or conversation discredit= defame. worldly wise disinter =dig up. cause to vanish dispense =distribute. having insight. explanation of the results of a formal inquiry dissection =analysis. disconnect. perceptive disclaim =disown. unconnected discretion =prudence. perturb disconsolate =hopelessly sad (at the loss of something) discord =conflict. lacking coherence disjunction =act or state of separation. three-dimensional scene from nature or history dire= warning of disaster. lacking loyalty disaffect =cause to lose affection or loyalty disapprobation= disapproval. disbelieve discreditable= causing discredit. perceivable discerning =mentally quick and observant. force out of a position dismantle= take apart. anxiety disquiet= make anxious disquisition= formal systematic inquiry. perturb discompose =disturb the composure of. disclaiming. slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person) disabuse= correct a false impression. message sent with all due speed dispel= scatter. a group.com/GRE-Word-List-D. (of needs and dangers) very great. religious system. disperse. lack of harmony. disastrous. prejudiced discursive = (of a person or writing) digressing. ability to adjust actions to circumstances discriminate =distinguish. not influenced by personal feelings dispatch =speediness. deny disclose= reveal discombobulated= discomposed. unload cargo from a ship disenfranchise= disfranchise.html 4/6 . cutting apart in order to examine dissemble =disguise. put to rout. embarrass. confuse disconcert =confuse. unrelated disparity = difference. sophisticated. prepare and give out (medicines) Dispensation =dispensing. condemnation disarray =state of disorder. deduct from a cost discourse =serious speech. conflicting discount =disregard. or a government). make distinctions on the basis of preference discriminating =able to see differences. difference discrete= separate. rambling (without any clear plan) disdain =treat with scorn or contempt disembark =debark. impossible to compare. fond of argument disquietude= uneasiness. repudiating. disassemble dismember =cut into small parts. disconcert. deprive of a civil right disengage =uncouple. writing. destroy confidence in. treatise dissident =dissenting (with an opinion. spoil disgorge= surrender something (stolen) disgruntle= make discontented dishearten= discourage disheveled= untidy (of hair or clothing) dishonor =disgrace disinclination= unwillingness disingenuous= not naive. spread. unearth disinterested= unprejudiced. free from a wrong belief disaffected =disloyal. a disorderly or untidy state disavowal =denial. embarrass. disunity disjunctive= expressing a choice between two ideas dislodge =remove (forcibly). upset. stop fighting disfigure =mar the appearance of.

lacking color. pastime divert= turn aside from a course. feeblemindedness of old age dote= be excessively fond of.1/24/2014 GRE Word List-D dissident =dissenting (with an opinion. dogmatic. make anxious distrait =absentminded. dip. dispossess divine =perceive intuitively (by or as if by magic). unyielding doctrine= teachings in general. stubbornly persevering. give a false account of. scatter dissolution =disintegration. arbitrary. cheerless draconian= extremely severe draft= first rough form. very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness diurnal= daily. excellence. easily managed. rule. cold in manner distend =expand. upset emotionally. gloomy. worthless residue dribble =flow or fall in drops. slovenly downcast= disheartened. foresee the future. let saliva flow out slowly from the mouth drip =fall or let fall in drops. distract. occurring during the daytime diva =operatic singer. enjoy a commanding position domineer =rule over tyrannically don =put on doom =condemnation to a severe penalty. rebellious dissimulate =pretend. dissimilitude. listlessness(lack of spirit or energy). nap drab =dull. throw water over. conceal by feigning. latent dormer= window projecting upright from roof dorsal =relating to the back of an animal dossier= file of documents on a subject or person. deviating diverse= differing in some characteristics (from each other). directed downward dowry =money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage dowse =use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals doze =sleep lightly. become weakened http://www.html 5/6 . doctrinal doldrums =blues. swell out distill =refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation) distinct =clearly different. a group. particular principle (religious. immerse drench =wet thoroughly. book where such entries are made. list of things to be done. holding stubbornly to one’s opinion. looseness in morals dissolute= lacking in moral restraint. various Diversity = variety. difference. violent and severe draught =current of air (through a room or to a fire) draw= choosing of a lot or card dregs =sediment in a liquid. deprive (as of rights). dowse dowdy =untidy (of a woman or clothes). draught drama =prose or verse composition to be performed by actors. conscription.english-for-students. dejected. lack of resemblance diversion =act of turning aside. foretell. go in different directions from the same point Divergent= differing. contrast. submissive docket =program as for trial. dissemble dissipate =squander. legal. ruin dormant= sleeping. shed drops drivel= nonsense.) document =provide written evidence (for a claim).com/GRE-Word-List-D. foolishness droll =queer and amusing drone= talk dully. clearly noticed distinction= honor. distracted distraught= upset. stubborn douse =plunge into water or liquid. buzz or murmur like a bee droop= bend or hang downward. period of stagnation dolorous =sorrowful dolt =slow-thinking stupid person domicile =home domiciled= having one’s domicile Dominant= exercising the most influence dominate= control. tenacious doggerel =poor verse dogmatic= opinionated. infirm from old age doff =take off dogged =determined. etc. distracted by anxiety. misrepresent distract =take (one’s attention) off something. reduction to a liquid form. play drastic =strong. waste foolishly. leading an immoral life dissonance= discord dissuade =persuade not to do. amuse divest= strip (as of clothes). record with documents doddering =shaky. lethargic. show signs of mental decline dour= sullen. or a government). temporarily inactive. extinguish. agenda doctrinaire =unable to compromise about points of doctrine. dowse divulge =reveal docile= obedient. prima Donna diverge= vary. sad. stubborn. discrimination distinctive= clearly different from others of the same kind distort= twist out of shape. discourage distant= reserved or aloof. lees. file dotage =senility.

(of someone) filled with doubt ductile =malleable. difficulty in digesting food Go to The GRE Word List Index From GRE Word List-D to HOME PAGE Share this page: What's This? Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Dyspepsia= indigestion.html 6/6 . being dishonest and deceitful duration =length of time something lasts duress =forcible restraint. vigorously active dynamo =generator for producing electricity. coercion by threat dutiful(duteous) =obedient (filled with a sense of duty) dwindle =shrink. worthless impurities drudge= do drudgery drudgery = hard unpleasant work. (of metals) easily pulled into shape. menial work GRE Word List-D dubious =questionable. reduce gradually dynamic =energetic. cloudy..1/24/2014 droop= bend or hang downward. energetic person dysentery = inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract dyslexia =word blindness. hypocrisy. overcast. (of something) causing doubt. flexible dulcet =sweet sounding. learning disorder dyspeptic= suffering from indigestion.com/GRE-Word-List-D. pliable. effigy dupe =someone easily fooled or deceived duplicity =double-dealing. Here's how to .english-for-students. especially unlawfully. melodious dull = (of colors or surfaces) not bright.. boring dumbfound= (dumfound) astonish (making dumb) dummy =imitation of a real object used as a substitute. http://www. become weakened dross =waste matter. pleasing to the ear.

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