GRE Word List-D

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
declivity =downward slope
décolleté = (of a dress) having a low-cut neckline
Décolletage= low neckline (on a dress)
decomposition =decay
decompose= decay; break and separate into simple parts
decorous= proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
decorum =propriety; orderliness and good taste in manner
decoy= lure or bait
decree =authoritative order; edict; 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; derive by reasoning
deface =mar; disfigure
defalcate= embezzle
defame= harm someone’s reputation; malign; speak evil of; slander
default= failure to act; failure to perform a task or be present
defeatist= resigned to defeat or failure
defect =shortcoming
defection =desertion
defer =give in respectfully; submit; delay till later
deference= courteous regard for another’s wish
defiance= refusal to yield; resistance
defile= pollute; make filthy or dirty
definitive =most reliable; authorative and complete; that cannot be improved; conclusive
deflect= turn aside; turn away from a straight course
defoliate =destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals)
defray =provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
defrock= strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
deft neat =skillful
defunct =dead; no longer in use or existence
degenerate =become worse in quality; deteriorate
degradation =humiliation; debasement; degeneration
degrade =debase; disgrace; degenerate
dehydrate =remove water from; dry out
deify =turn into a god; make a god of; idolize
deign= condescend; stoop
delete= erase; strike out
deleterious= harmful
deliberate =consider; ponder
delineate =portray; depict; sketch; describe
delirium= mental disorder marked by confusion
delta =flat plain of mud or sand between branches of a river
delude =deceive
deluge =flood; rush
delusion= false belief; hallucination; deluding
delusive =deceptive; likely to delude; misleading; raising vain hopes
delve= dig; search deeply; investigate
demagogue= person who appeals to people’s prejudice; false leader of people
demean =disgrace; humiliate; debase in dignity; behave
demeanor =behavior; bearing
demented =insane
demerit =fault; bad quality
demise= death
demographic= related to population balance
demography= statistical study of human population
demolition =destruction
demoniac = (demoniacal) fiendish; cruel
demotic= of or pertaining to the people
demur =object (because of doubts, scruples); raise an objection (showing qualms)
demure= (of a woman or child) grave; quiet and serious; coy
denigrate= blacken; defame
denizen = (animal, person, or plant) inhabitant or resident of a particular place
denomination= religious group; unit in a system; name or designation
Denominator =common trait or characteristic
denotation =meaning; distinguishing by name
Denote= indicate; refer to directly; mean
denouement =final outcome; final development of the plot of a play or other literary work
denounce =condemn; criticize
depict =portray
deplete =reduce; exhaust
deplore= regret; express sorrow
deplorable =very bad; deserving severe disapproval
deploy =spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line
deport =send out of the country; behave
depose= dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
deposition =testimony under oath; deposing; dethroning
depravity= extreme corruption; wickedness
deprecate =express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle
depreciate= lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
depredation=plundering; 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; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner
dereliction= neglect of duty; abandonment
deride =ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of
derision =ridicule
derivation =deriving; origin or source of something
derivative =unoriginal; obtained from another source
dermatologist =one who studies the skin and its diseases
derogatory =expressing a low opinion; disparaging
derogate= detract; disparage
descry =catch sight of (something distant)
desecrate =profane; violate the sanctity of
deserts= what someone deserves
desiccate =dry up
desolate =make desolate; forsake; abandon and desert
desperado =reckless, desperate outlaw
desperate =having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope
despise= look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful
Despicable =contemptible
despoil= plunder; sack
despondent =without hope and courage
despondency= loss of hope with gloom
despot =tyrant; harsh
destitute =extremely poor
desultory =aimless; haphazard; digressing at random
detached= emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement
detain keep =waiting; prevent from leaving or going
determinate= having a fixed order of procedure
determination= resolve; firmness of purpose; measurement or calculation; decision
deterrent= something that discourages or deters
detonation =explosion
detraction =slandering; aspersion; detracting

detrimental =harmful; damaging
deviate= turn away from (a principle, norm)
devious =roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course
devise =think up; invent; plan; bequeath
devoid =empty; lacking
devolve =deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property)
devotee =enthusiastic follower; enthusiast
devout =pious; deeply religious; sincere; earnest
dexterous =skillful; skill in using hands or mind
diabolical =diabolic; devilish; fiendish
diadem =crown
dialectical =relating to the art of debate; mutual or reciprocal
dialectic= art of arriving at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
diaphanous= sheer; transparent
diatribe =bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
dichotomy= division into two opposite parts; 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; lack of self-confidence; timidity
diffuse= wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas)
dignitary =person of high rank or position
digression= wandering away from the subject
dilapidated =falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect
dilate =expand; dilate on/upon
dilatory =delaying; 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; persistent hard work
dilute =make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength
diminution =lessening; 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, three-dimensional scene from nature or history
dire= warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent
dirge =funeral song; slow mournful piece of music (sung over a dead person)
disabuse= correct a false impression; undeceive; free from a wrong belief
disaffected =disloyal; lacking loyalty
disaffect =cause to lose affection or loyalty
disapprobation= disapproval; condemnation
disarray =state of disorder; a disorderly or untidy state
disavowal =denial; disclaiming; repudiating; disowning
disband =dissolve; disperse; (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; perceivable
discerning =mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive
disclaim =disown; renounce claim to; deny
disclose= reveal
discombobulated= discomposed; confused
discomfit =frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
discompose =disturb the composure of; confuse
disconcert =confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
disconsolate =hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)
discord =conflict; lack of harmony; dissonance (when musical notes are played)
discordant =not harmonious; conflicting
discount =disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
discourse =serious speech, writing, or conversation
discredit= defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve
discreditable= causing discredit; shameful
discrepancy=lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference
discrete= separate; unconnected
discretion =prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances
discriminate =distinguish; make distinctions on the basis of preference
discriminating =able to see differences; discerning; prejudiced
discursive = (of a person or writing) digressing; rambling (without any clear plan)
disdain =treat with scorn or contempt
disembark =debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship
disenfranchise= disfranchise; deprive of a civil right
disengage =uncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting
disfigure =mar the appearance of; spoil
disgorge= surrender something (stolen)
disgruntle= make discontented
dishearten= discourage
disheveled= untidy (of hair or clothing)
dishonor =disgrace
disinclination= unwillingness
disingenuous= not naive; not candid; sophisticated; worldly wise
disinter =dig up; unearth
disinterested= unprejudiced; free from bias and self-interest; objective
disjointed= disconnected; lacking coherence
disjunction =act or state of separation; disunity
disjunctive= expressing a choice between two ideas
dislodge =remove (forcibly); force out of a position
dismantle= take apart; disassemble
dismember =cut into small parts; cut (a body) apart limb from limb
dismiss =eliminate from consideration; no longer consider
disparage= belittle
disparate= basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
disparity= difference; condition of inequality
dispassionate= calm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings
dispatch =speediness; prompt execution; message sent with all due speed
dispel= scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
dispense =distribute; prepare and give out (medicines)
Dispensation =dispensing; religious system; 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; fond of argument
disquietude= uneasiness; anxiety
disquiet= make anxious
disquisition= formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry
dissection =analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
dissemble =disguise; hide the real nature of; pretend
disseminate= distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)
dissension =disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group
dissent= disagree
dissertation =formal essay; treatise
dissident =dissenting (with an opinion, a group, or a government); rebellious
dissimulate =pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
dissipate =squander; waste foolishly; scatter
dissolution =disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals
dissolute= lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
dissonance= discord
dissuade =persuade not to do; discourage
distant= reserved or aloof; cold in manner
distend =expand; swell out
distill =refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation)
distinct =clearly different; clearly noticed
distinction= honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination
distinctive= clearly different from others of the same kind
distort= twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent
distract =take (one’s attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious
distrait =absentminded; distracted
distraught= upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness
diurnal= daily; occurring during the daytime
diva =operatic singer; prima Donna
diverge= vary; go in different directions from the same point
Divergent= differing; deviating
diverse= differing in some characteristics (from each other); various
Diversity= variety; dissimilitude; lack of resemblance
diversion =act of turning aside; pastime
divert= turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
divest= strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess
divine =perceive intuitively (by or as if by magic); foresee the future; foretell; dowse
divulge =reveal
docile= obedient; easily managed; submissive
docket =program as for trial; book where such entries are made; list of things to be done; agenda
doctrinaire =unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding
doctrine= teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.)
document =provide written evidence (for a claim); record with documents
doddering =shaky; infirm from old age
doff =take off
dogged =determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious
doggerel =poor verse
dogmatic= opinionated; holding stubbornly to one’s opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal
doldrums =blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); period of stagnation
dolorous =sorrowful
dolt =slow-thinking stupid person
domicile =home
domiciled= having one’s domicile
Dominant= exercising the most influence
dominate= control; rule; enjoy a commanding position
domineer =rule over tyrannically
don =put on

doom =condemnation to a severe penalty; ruin
dormant= sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
dormer= window projecting upright from roof
dorsal =relating to the back of an animal
dossier= file of documents on a subject or person; file
dotage =senility; feeblemindedness of old age
dote= be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
dour= sullen; gloomy; stubborn
douse =plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse
drench =wet thoroughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
dowdy =untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly
downcast= disheartened; dejected; sad; 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; nap
drab =dull; lacking color; cheerless
draconian= extremely severe
draft= first rough form; conscription; draught
drama =prose or verse composition to be performed by actors; play
drastic =strong; 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; lees; worthless residue
dribble =flow or fall in drops; let saliva flow out slowly from the mouth
drip =fall or let fall in drops; shed drops
drivel= nonsense; foolishness
droll =queer and amusing
drone= talk dully; buzz or murmur like a bee
droop= bend or hang downward; become weakened
dross =waste matter; worthless impurities
drudge= do drudgery
drudgery= hard unpleasant work; menial work
dubious =questionable; (of something) causing doubt; (of someone) filled with doubt
ductile =malleable; pliable; (of metals) easily pulled into shape; flexible
dulcet =sweet sounding; pleasing to the ear; melodious
dull = (of colors or surfaces) not bright; cloudy; overcast; boring
dumbfound= (dumfound) astonish (making dumb)
dummy =imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
dupe =someone easily fooled or deceived
duplicity=double-dealing; hypocrisy; being dishonest and deceitful
duration =length of time something lasts
duress =forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat
dutiful(duteous) =obedient (filled with a sense of duty)
dwindle =shrink; reduce gradually
dynamic =energetic; vigorously active
dynamo =generator for producing electricity; energetic person
dysentery= inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
dyslexia =word blindness; learning disorder
dyspeptic= suffering from indigestion;
Dyspepsia= indigestion; difficulty in digesting food

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