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English Vocabulary with Hindi Meaning – Master Wordlist – D

English Vocabulary with Hindi Meaning – Master Wordlist – D

English Vocabulary with Hindi Meaning – Master Wordlist – D 

Hello Friends, Today we are sharing with you English Vocabulary with Hindi Meaning. This is very helpful/useful for various competitive exams.

Sr No. Word शब्द Meaning Example
1 dais मंच raised platform for guests of
When he approached the dais, he
was greeted by cheers from the people who had come to honor him.
2 dally विचरना trifle with; procrastinate Laertes told Ophelia that Hamlet
could only dally with her affections.
3 dank नम damp The walls of the dungeon were
dank and slimy.
4 dapper व्यवसायिक neat and trim Tony Randall played Felix Unger, an excessively dapper soul who could not
stand to have a hair out of place.
5 dappled विचित्र spotted The sunlight filtering though
the screens created a dappled effect on the wall.
6 daub लीपापोती smear (as with paint) From the way he daubed his paint
on the canvas, I could tell he knew nothing of oils.
7 daunt धौंसना intimidate Your threats cannot daunt me.
8 dauntless निडर bold Despite the dangerous nature of
the undertaking, the dauntless soldier volunteered for the assignment.
9 dawdle समय नष्ट करना loiter; waste time Inasmuch as we must meet a
deadline, do not dawdle over this work.
10 deadlock गतिरोध standstill; stalemate The negotiations had reached a
11 deadpan भावशून्य wooden; impassive We wanted to see how long he
could maintain his deadpan expression.
12 dearth अकाल scarcity The dearth of skilled labor
compelled the employers to open trade schools.
13 debacle पराजय breaking up; downfall This debacle in the government
can only result in anarchy.
14 debase मूल्य घटाना reduce to lower state Do not debase youself by
becoming maudlin.
15 debauch छिनाला corrupt; make intemperate A vicious newspaper can debauch
public ideals.
16 debilitate कमज़ोर करना weaken; enfeeble Overindulgence debilitates
character as well as physical stamina.
17 debonair ख़ुशमिज़ाज friendly; aiming to please The debonair youth was liked by
all who met him, because of his cheerful and obliging manner.
18 debris मलबा rubble A full year after the earthquake
in Mexico City, workers were still carting away the debris.
19 debunk धूल में मिलाना expose as false, exaggerated,
worthless, etc.; ridicule
Pointing out that he
conhsistently had voted afainst strenghtening antipollution legislation,
reporters debunked the candidate’s claim that he was a fervent
20 debutante लोगों के सामने पहली उपस्थिति
yound woman making formal
entrance into society
As a debutante, she was often
mentioned in the society columns of the newspapers.
21 decadence पतन decay The moral decadence of the
people was reflected in the lewd literature of the period.
22 decant छानना pour off gently Be sure to decant this wine
before serving it.
23 decapitate सिर काटना behead They did not hang Lady Jane
Grey; they decapitated her.
24 decelerate धीमा करना slow down Seeing the emergency blinkers in
the road ahead, he decelerated quickly.
25 deciduous पतनशील falling off, as of leaves The oak is a deciduous tree.
26 decimate बरबाद करना kill, usually one out of ten We do more to decimate our
population in automobile accidents than we do in war.
27 decipher पढ़ना decode I could not decipher the
doctor’s handwriting.
28 declivity ढार downward slope The children loved to ski down
the declivity.
29 decollete Decollete having a low-cut neckline Fashion decrees that evening
gowns be decollete this season; bare shoulders are again the vogue.
30 decomposition सड़न decay Despite the body’s advanced
state of decomposition, the police were able to identify the murdered man.
31 decorum शिष्टाचार propriety; seemliness Shocked by the unruly behavior,
the teacher criticized the class for its lack of decorum.
32 decoy प्रलोभन lure or bait The wild ducks were not fooled
by the decoy.
33 decrepitude पुरानापन state of collagse caused by
illness or old age
I was unprepared for the state
of decrepitude in which I had found my old friend; he seemed to have aged
twenty years in six months.
34 decry दोष देना express strong disapproval of ;
The founder of the Children’s
Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman, strongly decries the lack of financial
and moral support for children in America today.
35 deducible deducible derived byreasoning If we accept your premise, your
conclusions are easily deducible.
36 deface बदनाम करना mar; disfigure If you deface a library book,
you will have to pay a hefty fine.
37 defamation मानहानि harming a person’s reputation Such defamation of character may
result in a slander suit.
38 default चूक failure to do As a result of her husband’s
failure to appear in court, she was granted a divorce by default.
39 defeatist पराजित resigned to defeat; accepting
defeat as a natural outcome
If you maintain your defeatist
attitude, you will never succeed.
40 defection भगना desertion The children, who had made him
an idol, were hurt most by his defection from our cause.
41 deference सम्मान courteous regard for another’s
In deference to his desires, the
employers granted him a holiday.
42 defile अपवित्र करना pollute; profane The hoodlums defiled the church
with their scurrilous writing.
43 definitive अंतिम most reliable or complee Carl Sandburg’s Abraham Lincoln
may be regarded as the definitive work on the life of the Great Emancipator.
44 deflect मोड़ना turn aside His life was saved when his
cigarette case deflected the bullet.
45 defoliate पत्तों से रहित करना destroy leaves In Vietnam the army made
extensive use of chemical agents to defoliate the woodlands.
46 defray चुकाना provide ofr the payment of Her employer offered to defray
the costs of her postgraduate education.
47 defrock defrock to strip a priest or minister of
church authority
We knew the minister had
violated church regulations, but we had not realized his offense was serious
enough to cause him to be defrocked.
48 deft चतुर neat; skillful The deft waiter uncorked the
champagne without spilling a drop.
49 defunct मृत dead; no longer in use or
The lawyers sought to examine
the books of the defunct corporation.
50 degenerate पतित become worse; deteriorate As the fight dragged on, the
champion’s style degenerated until he could barely keep on his feet.
51 degraded अपमानित lowered in rank; debased The degraded wretch spoke only
of his past glories and honors.
52 dehydrate निर्जलीकरण remove water from; dry out Vigorous dancing quickly
dehydrates the body; between dances, be sure to drink more water than normal.
53 deify देवता-सदृश पूजा करना turn into a god; idolize Admire the rock star all you
want; just don’t deify him.
54 deign योग्य समझना condescend He felt that he would debase
himself if he deigned to answer his critics.
55 delete हटाना erase; strike out If you delete this paragraph,
the composition will have more appeal.
56 deleterious हानिकारक harmful Workers in nuclear research must
avoid the deleterious effects of radioactive substances.
57 deliberate जानबूझकर consider; ponder; unhurried Offered the new job, she asked
for time to deliberate before she made her decision.
58 delineate चित्रित करना portray He is weakest when he attempts
to delineate character.
59 delirium प्रलाप mental disorder marked by
The drunkard in his delirium saw
strange animals.
60 delta डेल्टा flat plain of mud or sand
between branches of a river
His dissertation discussed the
effect of intermittent flooding on the fertility of the Nile delta.
61 delude भुलाना deceive Do not delude yourself into
believing that he will relent.
62 deluge बाढ़ flood; rush When we advertised the position,
we received a deluge of applications.
63 delusion भ्रांति false belief; hallucination This scheme is a snare and a
64 delusive धोखे से भरा हुआ deceptive; raising vain hopes Do not raise your hopes on the
basis of his delusive promises.
65 delve गड्ढा dig; investigate delving into old books and
manuscripts is part of a researcher’s job.
66 demagogue दुर्जनों का नेता person who appeals to people’s
prejudice; false leader
He was accused of being a
demogogue because he made promises that aroused futile hopes in his
67 demean नीचा दिखाना degrade; humiliate He felt that he would demean
himself if he replied to the scurrilous letter.
68 demeanor आचरण behavior; bearing His sober demeanor quieted the
noisy revelers.
69 demented बावला insane She became increasingly demented
and had to be hospitalized.
70 demise मृत्यु death Upon the demise of the dictator,
a bitter dispute about succession to power developed.
71 demographic जनसांख्यिकीय related to population balance In conducting a survey, one
should take into account demographic trends in the region.
72 demolition विध्वंस destruction One of the major aims of the air
force was the complete demolition of all means of transportation by the
bombing of rail lines and the terminals.
73 demoniac आसुरी fiendish The Spanish Inquisition devised
many demoniac means of torture.
74 demotic क़ौमी pertaining to the people He lamented the passing of
aristocratic society and maintained that a demotic society would lower the
nation’s standards.
75 demur आपत्ति delay; object To demur at this time will only
worsen the already serious situation; now is the time for action.
76 demure संकोची grave; serius; coy She was demure and reserved.
77 denigrate बदनाम करना blacken All attempts to denigrate the
character of our late President have failed; the people still love him and
cherish his memory.
78 denizen निवासी inhabitant of Ghosts are denizens of the land
of the dead who return to earth.
79 denotation हिदायत meaning; distinguishing by name A dictionary will always give us
the denotation of a word; frequently, it will always give us its connotation.
80 denouement उपसंहार outcome; final development of
the plot of a play or other literary work
The play was childishly written;
the denouement was obvious to sophisticated theatergoers as early as the
middle of the first act.
81 denounce आरोप लगा देना condemn; critcize The reform candidate denounced
the corrupt city officers for having betrayed the public’s trust.
82 depict शब्दों में वर्णन करना portray In this book, the author depicts
the slave owners as kind and benevolent masters.
83 deplete व्यय करना reduce; exhaust We must wait until we deplete
our present inventory before we order replacements.
84 deplicity deplicity double-dealing; hypocrisy People were shocked and dismayed
when they learned of his duplicity in this affair, as he had always seemed
honest and straightforward.
85 deplore खेद प्रकट करना regret Although I deplore the vulgarity
of your language, I defend your right to express yourself freely.
86 deploy की तैनाती move troops so that the battle
line is extended at the expense of depth
The general ordered the
battalion to deploy in order to meet the offensive of the enemy.
87 depose पदच्युत करना dethrone; remove form office The army attempted to depose the
king and set up a military government.
88 deposition निक्षेप testimony under oath He made his deposition in the
judge’s chamber.
89 depravity भ्रष्टता corruption; wickedness The depravity of the tyrant’s
behavior shocked us all.
90 deprecate बिनती करना express disapproval of; protest
against; belittle
A firm believer in old-fashioned
courtesy, Miss Post deprecated the modern tendency to address new
acquaintances by their first names.
91 depreciate पछताना lessen in value If you neglect this properly, it
will depreciate.
92 depredation लूट-पाट plundering After the depredations of the
invaders, the people were penniless.
93 deranged विक्षिप्त insane He had to be institutionalized
because he was deranged.
94 derelict त्याग किया हुआ neglectful of duty; abandoned The corporal who fell asleep
while on watch was thrown into the guardhouse for being derelic in his duty.
95 deride उपहास करना scoff at The people derided his grandiose
96 derision उपहास ridicule They greeted his proposal with
derision and refused to consider it seriously.
97 derivative यौगिक unoriginal; obtained from
another source
Although her early poetry was
clearly derivative in nature, the critics thought she had promise and
eventually would find her own voice.
98 dermatologist त्वचा विशेषज्ञ one who studies the skin and its
I advise you to consult a
dermatologist about your acne.
99 derogatory अपमानजनक expressing a low opinion I resent your derogatory
100 descry पता लगा लेना catch sight of In the distance, we could barely
descry the enemy vessels.
101 desecrate अपवित्र करना profane; violate the sanctity of The soldiers desecrated the
102 desiccate सूखना dry up A tour of this smokehouse will
give you an idea of how the pioneers used to desiccate food in order to
preserve it.
103 desolate उजाड़ rob of joy; lay waste to;
The bandits desolated the
countryside, burning farms and carrying off the harvest.
104 desperado बेधड़क reckless outlaw Butch Cassidy was a bold
desperado with a price on his head.
105 despicable नीच contemptible Your despicable remarks call for
no reply.
106 despise तिरस्कार किया scorn I despise your attempts at a
reconciliation at this time and refuse to meet you.
107 despoil तोड़ना plunder If you do not yield, I am afraid
the enemy will despoil the countryside.
108 despondent हताश depressed; gloomy To the dismay of his parents, he
became more and more depondent every day.
109 despotism तानाशाही tyranny The people rebelled against the
despotism of the king.
110 destitute निराश्रित extremely poor The costs of the father’s
illness left the family destitute.
111 desultory अनियमित aimless; haphazard; digressing
at random
In prison Malcolm X set himself
the task of reading straight through the dictionary; to him reading was
purposeful, not desultory.
112 detached अलग emotionally removed; calm and
objective; indifferent
A psychoanalyst must maintain a
detached point of view and stay uninvolved with her patients’ perssonal
113 determinate पक्का having a fixed order of
procedure; invariable
At the royal wedding, the
procession of the nobles followed a determinate order of precedence.
114 deterrent निवारक something that discourages;
Does the threat of capital
punishment serve as a deterrent to potential killers?
115 detonation विस्फोट explosion The detonation of the bomb could
be heard miles away.
116 detraction कलंक slandering; aspersion He is offended by your frequent
detractions of his ability as a leader.
117 detrimental हानिकारक harmful; damaging Your acceptance of her support
will ultimately prove detrimental rather than helpful to your cause.
118 deviate हटना turn away from Do not deviate from the truth;
you must face the facts.
119 devious चालाक going astray; erratic Your devious behavior in this
matter puzzles me since you are usually direct and straightforward.
120 devoid रहित lacking He was devoid of any personal
desire for gain in his endeavor to secure improvement in the community.
121 devolve उतरना deputize; pass to others It devolved upon us, the
survivors, to arrange peace terms with the enemy.
122 devotee भक्त enthusiastic follower A devotee of the opera, he
bought season tickets every year.
123 devout सच्चा pious The devout man prayed daily.
124 dexterous निपुण skillful The magician was so dexterous
that we could not follow his movements as he performed his tricks.
125 diabolical शैतानी devilish This scheme is so diabolical
that I must reject it.
126 diadem मुकुट crown The king’s diadem was on display
at the museum.
127 dialectic द्वंद्वात्मक art of debate I am not skilled in dialectic
and therefore, cannot answer your arguments as forcefully as I wish.
128 diaphanous पारदर्शक sheer; transparent They saw the burglar clearly
through the diaphanous curtain.
129 diatribe अभियोगात्मक भाषण bitter scolding; invective During the lengthy diatribe
delivered by his opponent he remained calm and self-controlled.
130 dichotomy विरोधाभास branching into two parts The dichotomy of our legislative
system provides us with many safeguards.
131 dictum उक्ति arthoritative and weighty
She repeated the statement as
though it were the dictum of the most expert worker in the group.
132 didactic प्रबोधक teaching; instructional;
preaching or moralizing
The didactic qualities of his
poetry overshadow its literary qualities; the lesson he teaches is more
memorable than the lines.
133 die मरना device for stamping or
impressing; mold
In coining pennies, workers at
the old mint squeezed sheets of softened copper between two dies.
134 diffidence संशय shyness You must overcome your
diffidence if you intend to become a salesperson.
135 diffusion प्रसार wordiness; spreading in all
directions like a gas
Your composition suffers from a
diffusion of ideas; try to be more compact.
136 digression विषयांतर wandering away from the subject Nobody minded when Professor
Renoir’s lectures wandered away from their offical theme; his digressions
were always more fascinating than the topic of the day.
137 dilapidated जीर्ण ruined because of neglect We felt that the dilapidated
building needed several coats of paint.
138 dilate चौड़ा करना expand In the dark, the pupils of your
eyes dilate.
139 dilatory धीमा delaying Your dilatory tactics may compel
me to cancel the contract.
140 dilemma दुविधा problem; choice of two
unsatisfactory alternatives
In this dilemma, he knew no one
to whom he could turn for advice.
141 dilettante अनुरागी aimless follower of the arts;
amateur; dabbler
He was not serious in his
painting; he was rather a dilettante.
142 diligence परिश्रम steadiness of effort; persisten
hard work
Her employers were greatly
impressed by her diligence and offered her a partnership in the firm.
143 dilute पतला make less concentrated; reduce
in strength
She preferred her coffee diluted
with milk.
144 diminution कमी lessening; reduction in size The blockaders hoped to achieve
victory as soon as the diminution of the enemy’s supplies became serious.
145 din शोर continued loud noise The din of the jackhammers
outside the classroom window drowned out the lecturer’s voice.
146 dinghy कश्ती small boat (often ship’s boat) In the film Lifeboat, an
ill-assorted group of passengers from a sunken ocean liner are marooned at
sea in a dinghy.
147 dingy धूंधला dull; not fresh; cheerless Refusing to be depressed by her
dingy studio apartment, Bea spent the weekend polishing the floors and
windows and hanging bright posters on the walls.
148 dint प्रहार means; effort By dint of much hard work, the
volunteers were able to control the raging forest fire.
149 diorama चित्रावली like-size, three-dimensional
scene from nature or history
Because they dramatically pose
actual stuffed animals against realistic painted landscapes, the dioramas at
the Museum of Natural History particularly impress high school biology
150 dire भयानक disastrous People ignored her dire
predictions of an approaching depression.
151 dirge मरसिया lament with music The funeral dirge stirred us to
152 disabuse माया हटाना correct a false impression;
I will attempt to diabuse you of
your impression of my client’s guilt; I know he is innocent.
153 disaffected असंतुष्ट disloyal Once the most loyal of
Gorbachev’s supporters, Shverdnaze found himself becoming increasingly
154 disapprobation नापसंदगी disapproval; condemnation The conservative father viewed
his daughter’s radical boyfriend with disapprobation.
155 disarray अव्यवस्था a disorderly or untidy state After the New Year’s party, the
once orderly house was in total disarray.
156 disavowal इनकार denial; disclaiming His disavowal of his part in the
conspiracy was not believed by the jury.
157 disband उखड़ना dissolve; disperse The chess club disbanded after
its disastrous initial season.
158 disburse चुकाना pay out When you disburse money on the
company’s behalf, be sure to get a receipt.
159 discernible नमूदार distinguishable; perceivable The ships in the harbor were not
discernible in the fog.
160 discerning विवेकी mentally quick and observant;
having insight
Because he was considered the
most discerning member of the firm, he was assigned the most difficult cases.
161 disclaim छोड़ना disown; renounce claim to If I grant you this previlege,
will you disclaim all other rights?
162 disclose खुलासा reveal Although competitors offered him
bribes, he refused to disclose any information about his company’s
forthcoming product.
163 discombobulated discombobulated confused; discomposed The novice square dancer became
so discombobulated that he wandered into wrong set.
164 discomfit हराना put to rout; defeat; disconcert This ruse will discomfit the
165 disconcert घबराना confuse; upset; embarrass The lawyer was disconcerted by
the evidence produced by her adversary.
166 disconcolate disconcolate sad The death of his wife left him
167 discordant बेताल inharmonious; conflicting She tried to unite the
discordant factions.
168 discount छूट disregard Be prepared to discount what he
has to say about his ex-wife.
169 discourse प्रवचन formal disscussion; conversation The young Plato was drawn to the
Agora to hear the philosophical discourse of Socrates and his followers.
170 discredit बदनामी defame; destroy confidence in;
The campaign was highly negative
in tone; each candidate tried to discredit the other.
171 discrepancy विसंगति lack of consistency; difference The police noticed some
discrepancies in his description of the crime and did not believe him.
172 discrete अलग separate; unconnected The universe is composed of
discrete bodies.
173 discretion विवेक prudence; ability to adjust
actions to circumstances
Use your discretion in this
matter and do not discuss it with anyone.
174 discrimination भेदभाव ability to see differences;
They feared he lacked sufficient
discrimination to judge complex works of modern art.
175 discursive असंबद्ध digressing; rambling They were annoyed and bored by
her discursive remarks.
176 disdain तिरस्कार treat with scorn or contempt You make enemies of all you
177 disembark उतरना go ashore; unload cargo from a
Before the passengers could
disembark, they had to pick up their passports from the ship’s purser.
178 disenfranchise नागरिकता से वंचित करना deprive of a civil right The imposition if the poll tax
effectively disenfranchised poor Southern blacks, who lost their right to
179 disengage छुड़ाना uncouple; separate; disconnect A standard movie routine
involves the hero’s desperate attempt to disengage a railroad car from a
moving train.
180 disfigure विरूपित करना mar the appearance of; spoil An ugly frown disfigured his
normally pleasant face.
181 disgorge उगलना surrender something; efect;
Unwilling to disgorge the cash
he had stolen from the pension fund, the embezzler tried to run away.
182 disgruntle चिढ़ाना make discontented The passengers were disgruntled
by the numerous delays.
183 dishearten उत्साह भंग करना discourage His failure to pass the bar exam
disheartened him.
184 disheveled बिखेरा हुआ untidy Your disheveled appearance will
hurt your chances in this interview.
185 disinclination अनिच्छा unwilingness Some mornings I feel a great
disinclination to get out of bed.
186 disingenuous असत not naive; sophisticated Although he was young, his
remarks indicated that he was disingenous.
187 disinter खोदकर निकालना dig up; unearth They disinterred the body and
held an autopsy.
188 disinterested उदासीन unprejudiced The only disinterested person in
the room was the judge.
189 disjointed असंबद्ध disconnected His remarks were so disjointed
that we could not follow his reasoning.
190 dislodge जगह देना remove (forcible) Thrusting her fist up under the
choking man’s lower ribs, Margaret used the Heimlich maneuver to dislodge the
food caught in this throat.
191 dismantle विघटित take apart When the show closed, they
dismantled the scenery before restoring it.
192 dismember खंड-खंड करना cut into small parts When the Austrian Empire was
dismembered, several new countries were established.
193 dismiss खारिज eliminate from consideration;
Believing in John’s love for
her, she dismissed the notion that he might be unfaithful.
194 disparage नीचा दिखाना belittle Do not disparage anyone’s
contribution; these little gifts add up to large sums.
195 disparate असमान basically different; unrelated It is difficult, if not
impossible, to organize these disparate elements into a coherent whole.
196 disparity असमानता difference; condition of
The disparity in their ages made
no difference at all.
197 dispassionate उदासीन calm; impartial In a dispassionate analysis of
the problem, he carefully examined the causes of the conflict and proceeded
to suggest suitable remedies.
198 dispatch प्रेषण speediness; prompt execution;
message sent with all due speed
Young Napoleon defeated the
enemy with all possible dispatch; he then sent a dispatch to headquarters,
informing his commander of the great victory.
199 dispel दूर हो जाना scatter; drive away; cause to
The bright sunlight eventually
dispelled the morning mist.
200 disperse फैलाने scatter The police fired tear gas into
crowd to disperse the protesters.
201 dispirited मायूस lacking in spirit The coach used all the tricks at his command to buoy up the enthusiasm of his team, which I had become dispirited at the loss of the star player.
202 disport दिल बहलाना amuse The popularity of Florida as a winter resort is constantly increasing; each year, thousands more disport themselves at Miami and Palm Beach.
203 disputatious बेलगाम argumentative; fond of argument People avoided discussing contemporary problems with him because of his disputatious manner
204 disquisition अन्वेषण a formal systematic inquiry; an explanation of the results of a formal inquiry In his disquisition, he outlined the steps he had taken in reaching his conclusions.
205 dissection विच्छेदन analysis; cutting apart in order to examine The dissection of frogs on the laboratory is particularly unpleasant to some students.
206 dissemble स्वांग रचना disguise; pretend Even though John tried to dissemble his motive for taking modern dance, we all knew there not to dance but to meet girls.
207 disseminate फैलाना scatter (like seeds) The invention of the radio helped propagandists to disseminate their favorite doctrines very easily.
208 dissent मतभेद disagree In a landmark Supreme Court decision, Justice Marshall dissented from the majority opinion.
209 dissertation निबंध formal essay In order to earn a graduate degree from many of our universities, a candidate is frequently required to prepare a dissertation on some scholarly subject.
210 dissident मतभेद करनेवाला dissenting; rebellious In the purge that followed the student demonstrations at Tianamen Square, the government hunted down the dissident students and their supporters.
211 dissimulate छल-कपट करना pretend; conceal by feigning She tried to dissimulate her grief by her exuberant attitude.
212 dissipate नष्ट करना squander The young man quickly dissipated his inheritance and was soon broke.
213 dissolution विघटन disintegration; looseness in morals The profligacy and dissolution of life in Caligula’s Rome appall some historians.
214 dissonance मतभेद discord Some contemporary musicians deliberately use dissonance to achieve certain effects.
215 dissuade विरत करना advise against He could not dissuade his friend from joining the conspirators.
216 distant दूर reserved or aloof; cold in manner His distant greeting made me feel unwelcome from the start.
217 distend तान देना expand;swell out I can tell when he is under stress by the way the veins distend on his forehead.
218 distill टपकना purify; refine; concentrate A moonshiner distills mash into whiskey; an epigrammatist distills thoughts into quips.
219 distortion विरूपण twisting out of shape It is difficult to believe the newspaper accounts of this event because of the distortions and exaggerations of the reporters.
220 distrait बेपरवाह absentminded Because of his concentration on the problem, the professor often appeared distrait and unconcerned about routine.
221 distraught व्याकुल upset; distracted by anxiety The distraught parents frantically searched the ravine for their lost child.
222 diurnal प्रतिदिन daily A farmer cannot neglect his diurnal tasks at any time; cows, for example, must be milked regularly.
223 diva दिवा operatic singer; prima donna Although world famous as a diva, she did not indulge in fits of temerament.
224 diverge हट जाना vary; go in different directionsfrom the same point The spokes of the wheel diverge from the hub.
225 divergent विभिन्न differing; deviating The two witnesses presented the jury with remarkably divergent accounts of the same epipode.
226 diverse विविध differing in some characteristics; various There are diverse ways of approaching this problem.
227 diversion परिवर्तन act of turning aside; pastime After studying for several hours, he needed a diversion from work.
228 diversity विविधता variety; dissimilitude The diversity of colleges in this country indicates that many levels of ability are being served.
229 divest ले लेना strip; deprive He was divested of his power to act and could no longer govern.
230 divine दिव्य perceive intuitively; foresee the future Nothing infuriated Tom more than Aunt Polly’s ability to divine when he was not telling the truth.
231 divulge प्रकाशित करना reveal I will not tell you this news because I am sure you will divulge it prematurely.
232 docile विनम्र obedient; easily managed As docile as he seems today, that old lion was once a ferocious, snarling beast.
233 docket चिप्पी program asfor trial; book where such entries are made The case of Smith v. Jones was entered in the docket for July 15.
234 doctrinaire पंडिताऊ unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding Weng had hoped that the student-led democracy movement might bring about change in China, but the repressive response of the doctrinaire hard-liners crushed his dreams of democracy.
235 document दस्तावेज़ provide written evidence She kept all the receipts from her business trip in order to document her expenses for the firm.
236 doddering थरथरानेवाला shaky; infirm from old age Although he is not as yet a doddering and senile old man, his ideas and opinions no longer can merit the respect we gave them years ago.
237 doff उतारना take off A gentleman used to doff his hat to a lady.
238 dogged हठी determined;stubborn Les Miserables tells of Inspector Javert’s long, dogged pursuit of the criminal Jean Valjean.
239 doggerel खोटा poorverse Although we find occasional snatches of genuine poetry in her work, most of her writing is mere doggerel.
240 dogmatic कट्टर positive; arbitrary Do not be so dogmatic about that statement; it can be easily refuted.
241 doldrums उदासी blues; listlessness; slack period Once the excitement of meeting her deadline was over, she found herself in the doldrums.
242 dolorous उदास sorrowfrl He found the dolorous lamentations of the bereaved family emotionally disturbing and he left as quickly as he could.
243 dolt उल्लू stupid person I thought I was talking to a mature audience; instead, I find myself addressing a pack of dolts.
244 domicile अधिवास home Althoughhis legal domicile was in New York City, his work kept him away from his residence for many years.
245 domineer अत्याचार करना rule over tyrannically Students prefer teachers who guide, not ones who domineer.
246 don डॉन put on When Clark Kent had to don his Superman outfit, he changed clothes in a convenient phone booth.
247 dormant निष्क्रिय sleeping; lethargic; torpid Sometimes dormant talents in our friends surprise those of us who never realize how gifted our acquaintances really are.
248 dormer सोने का कमरा window projecting from roof In remodeling the attic into a bedroom, we decided that we needed to put in dormers to provide sufficient ventilation for the new room.
249 dorsal पृष्ठीय relating to the back of an animal A shark may be identified by its dorsal fin, which projects above the surface of the ocean.
250 dossier फ़ाइल file of documents on a subject Ordered by J. Edgar Hoover to investigate the senator, the FBI compiled a complete dossier.
251 dotage मतिक्षीणता senility In his dotage, the old man bored us with long tales of events in his childhood.
252 dote मूर्ख हो जाना be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline Not only grandmothers bore you with stories about their brilliant grandchildren; grandfathers dote on the littel rascals, too.
253 dour बेदर्द sullen; stubborn The man was dour abd taciturn.
254 douse पानी में गोता लगाना plunge into water; drench; extinguish They doused each other with hoses and balloons.
255 dowdy बेमज़ा slovenly; untidy She tried to change her dowdy image by buying a fashionable new wardrobe.
256 downcast खिन्न disheartened; sad Cheerful and optimistic by nature, Beth was never downcast despite the difficulties she faced.
257 drab एकाकार dull; lacking color; cheerless The Dutch woman’s drab winter coat contrasted with the distinctive, colorful native costume she wore beneath it.
258 dregs मैल sediment; worthless residue David poured the wine carefully to avoid stirring up the dregs.
259 droll हासकर queer and amusing He was a popular guest because his droll anecdotes were always entertaining.
260 drone परजीवी idle person; male bee Content to let his wife support him, the would-be writer was in reality nothing but a drone.
261 drone परजीवी talk dully; buzz or murmur like a bee On a gorgeous day, who wants to be stuck in a classroom listening to the teacher drone?
262 dross कीट waste matter; worhtless impurities Many methods have been devised to separate the valuable metal from the dross.
263 drudgery कठिन परिश्रम menial work Cinderella’s fairy godmother rescued her from a life of drudgery.
264 dubious संदिग्ध doubtful He has the dubious distinction of being the lowest man in his class.
265 ductility लचीलापन malleability; flexibility; ability to be drawn out Copper wire has many industrial uses because of its extreme ductility.
266 dulcet आनंदकर sweet sounding The dulcet sounds of the birds at dawn were soon drowned out by the roar of traffic passing our motel.
267 dupe भोला someone easily fooled While the gullible Watson often was made a dupe by unscrupulous parties, Sherlock Holmes was far more difficult to fool.
268 duress अवरोध forcible restraint, especially unlawfully The hostages were held under duress until the prisoners’ demands were met.
269 dutiful कर्तव्यपरायण respectful; obedient The dutiful child grew up to be a conscientious adult aware of his civic obligations.
270 dwindle सूखना shrink; reduce They spent so much money that their funds dwindled to nothing.
221 dynamic गतिशील active; efficient A dynamic government is necessary to meet the demands of a changing society.
272 dyspeptic मंदाग्निग्रस्त suffering from indigestion All the talk about rich food made him feel dyspeptic.

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