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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

Dissimulate: to disguise
Example: [she tried to dissimulate her grief by her exuberant attitude]

Dissipate: scatter
Example: [The heat gradually dissipates into the atmosphere]

Dissipation:
removal, overindulgence, wasteful use, disappearance, extravagant living
Example: [His dissipation would be followed by months of total abstinence]

Dissolute:
immoral profligate
Example: [a dissolute life]

Dissolution:
disintegration
Example: [the assembly was dissolved]

Dissolve:
To liquefy or soften as by heat or moisture.

Dissonance:
Discord
Example: [the jarring dissonance]

Dissonant:
Harsh or disagreeable in sound.

Dissuade:
to persuade someone to alter original intentions
Example: [We tried to dissuade him from leaving]

Dissuasion:
advise against
Example: [all his powers of dissuasion were useless; they failed to heed his warning]

Distaff:
the female branch of a family
Example: [his ancestors on the distaff side were as famous as on his father’s side]

Distant:
cold in manner reserved or aloof
Example: [his distant greeting made me feel unwelcome]

Distemper:
A disease or malady.

Distend:
inflate, swell, bloat
Example: [In the refugee centers we saw many children whose stomachs were distended because of lack of food]

Distensible:
Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction.

Distill:
make an alcoholic drink, purify, refine, or concentrate liquid with heat, compile a summary, condense
Example: [Old Tom Talbot, the grandfather, built the first brandy distillery in the state in order to distill brandy from beets. The notes I had brought back were waiting to be distilled into a book]

Distiller:
One occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors.
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Distinction: division, difference, excellence, dissimilarity, honor
Example: [They are waiting to be told by a person of distinction whether they are, or are not, to recognize your marriage]

Distort:
To twist into an unnatural or irregular form.

Distortion:
lie misinterpret
Example: [a gross distortion of the facts]

Distract:
divert
Example: [Don’t distract her from her studies]

Distrainor:
One who subjects a person to distress.

Distrait:
absent-minded preoccupied
Example: [the scientist often appears distrait]

Distraught:
very worried distressed
Example: [The missing child’s distraught parents]

Distrust:
disbelief and suspicion suspect
Example: [mutual distrust]

Disunion:
separation, disunity, divorce, dissolution, separation
Example: [This will raise distinctly the question of union or disunion]

Disyllable:
word composed of two syllables
Example: [Every pentameter of the amatory poems ends in a disyllable]

Diurnal:
of the day, daily, lasting one day
Example: [From the owls to the diurnal birds of prey it is but a short step. diurnal temperature fluctuations]

Diva:
prima donna
Example: [a pop diva]

Divagation:
deviation, digression, diversion, wandering, straying
Example: [without further divagation]

Diverge:
to move in different directions branch off
Example: [their paths diverged]

Divergent:
Tending in different directions
Example: [they hold widely divergent opinions]

Diverse:
differing varying
Example: [unity in diversity]

Diversion:
pastime
Example: [watching TV is a diversion from studies]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Diversity: variety
Example: [unity in diversity]

Divert:
to turn from one course to another
Example: [to divert attention]

Divest:
deprive, strip, to get rid of
Example: [The company is divesting its less profitable business operations]

Divestiture:
court order, sale, deprivation, selling off
Example: [CFOs held conference calls and reported updates about sales, costs, and acquisitions and divestitures much more frequently]

Dividend:
distributed profits
Example: [Dividends are sent to shareholders]

Divination:
The forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden
Example: [special powers of divination]

Divine:
foretell
Example: [a divine intervention]

Divinity:
supernatural being, God, theology, spiritual being, study of religion
Example: [the divinity and humanity of the Saviour]

Divisive:
causing conflict
Example: [divisive forces]

Divisor:
the quantity or number by which another quantity or number is divided, one who separates
Example: [A divisor is one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer]

Divulge:
disclose
Example: [he would not divulge how much the pen cost]

Divulgence:
A divulging.

Docile:
trained, domesticated, tame
Example: [The once docile population has finally risen up against the ruthless regime]

Dock:
curtail
Example: [The University has docked lecturers’ pay by 20% because of their refusal to mark examination papers]

Docket:
a list of cases to be dealt with
Example: [the patent application is in docket number 1002]

Doctrinaire:
dogmatic, fanatical, inflexible, rigid, stubborn person with fixed ideas
Example: [It has been well said of him that he never became either a pedant or a doctrinaire]
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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