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English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO & Other exams

Deprecate: disparage belittle
Example: [We deprecate this use of company funds for political purposes]

Depreciate: To lessen the worth of
Example: [our house has depreciated in value]

Depreciation:
A lowering in value or an underrating in worth.

Depredation:
plunder preying on
Example: [the depredations of war]

Depression:
A falling of the spirits.

Deprive:
take away
Example: [deprived of sleep]

Deranged:
delirious, insane, maniacal
Example: [a deranged criminal]

Derelict:
negligent
Example: [a derelict site]

Deride:
to mock, To ridicule, make fun of
Example: [He derided my singing as pathetic]

Derisible:
worthy of contempt, worthy of ridicule, to be scorned
Example: [Your assumptions are almost derisible]

Derision:
Ridicule
Example: [they greeted his proposal with derision]

Derivation:
That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning.

Derivative:
not original copied or adapted
Example: [His painting is terribly derivative]

Derive:
To deduce as from a premise.

Dermatologist:
one who studies the skin and its diseases

Derogatory:
degrading
Example: [derogatory comment]

Derrick:
oil platform, wellhead, loading crane, oil rig, framework over an oil well
Example: [The pulley tied at the base of the derrick jumped up and after it the windlass, which struck the heavy posts like a battering ram]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Descant: discuss fully
Example: [willing to descant upon any topic]

Descendent:
descending from (an ancestor), descendant, going down, sloping down
Example: [“She contends that she is a descendent of the old Mexican kings,” offered Kendric coolly]

Descry:
to discover or reveal To discern
Example: [in the distance, we could barely descry the enemy vessels]

Desecrate:
to abuse something sacred profane
Example: [It’s a crime to desecrate the country’s flag]

Desiccant:
Any remedy which when applied externally dries up or absorbs moisture as that of wounds.

Desiccate:
to dry completely dehydrate
Example: [people desiccate food in order to preserve it]

Desideratum:
that which is desired
Example: [our first desideratum must be the establishment of peace]

Designate:
appoint
Example: [he was designated as the team captain]

Desist:
to stop doing something
Example: [The high winds are expected to desist tomorrow]

Desolate:
forsaken
Example: [a bleak and desolate landscape]

Despair:
Utter hopelessness and despondency.

Desperate:
Resorted to in a last extremity or as if prompted by utter despair.

Despicable:
contemptible
Example: [a despicable crime]

Despise:
loathe
Example: [He despised himself for being such a coward]

Despite:
(prep.) In spite of.

Despoil:
rob, to bereave, strip of possessions plunder
Example: [the enemy might despoil the countryside]

Despondent:
feeling discouraged and dejected depressed
Example: [She started to feel despondent about ever finding a job]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Despotism: Any severe and strict rule
Example: [After years of despotism, the country is now moving towards democracy]

Destitute:
poverty-stricken very poor
Example: [The floods left thousands of people destitute]

Desuetude:
disuse
Example: [the machinery was in a state of desuetude]

Desultory:
at random, without direction in life, unmethodical rambling
Example: [She made a desultory attempt at conversation]

Detached:
separate, emotionally removed, unconnected
Example: [She seemed a bit detached, as if her mind were on other things]

Detain:
confine
Example: [A suspect was detained by the police]

Deter:
prevent from happening discourage
Example: [the security alarm will deter thieves from coming to this park]

Detergent:
cleansing agent
Example: [many new detergents have replaced soap]

Deteriorate:
become worse, decline, go bad, make worse
Example: [The result is that it is all far from good and likely to deteriorate rather than to improve. Their relationship began to deteriorate]

Determinate:
conclusive Definitely limited or fixed
Example: [the function took place in a determinate order]

Determination:
The act of deciding.

Deterrent:
hindrance
Example: [a nuclear deterrent]

Detest:
loathe, hate, despise, dislike, abhor
Example: [It is beastly to be indebted for a favor to a man you detest. to detest a smell/a sin/a person]

Detonation:
explosion
Example: [the detonation of bomb]

Detract:
lessen
Example: [All that make-up she wears actually detracts from her beauty, I think]

Detraction:
aspersion slandering
Example: [he is offended by your detraction of his ability as a leader]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


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