Found 157 articles starting with D:

decision - correct spelling

decision nounExample: The court reached a decision in favor of the plaintiff....

decisive - correct spelling

decisive adjectiveExample: His decisive action saved the company from ruin....

decorous - vocabulary

decorous - adjective Characterized by dignity, good manners, good taste, appropriateness.Note: Decorum is the noun form. But, by a curious twist, ...

deduce - vocabulary

deduce - verb To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises or principles. In no department are American universities weaker than in the department of English. The æsthetic opinion tha...

deed - correct spelling

deed noun and verbExample: “No good deed goes unpunished.” * nounExample: The cove...

Defence vs. Defense

The words defence and defense can be confusing for those not sure of their differences, and not knowing which to use can cause a writer to second-guess his or her work, even though there might not be anything wrong with it. Do th...

defendant - correct spelling

defendant nounExample: The defendant refused to testify, pleading his rights under the Fifth Amendment. noun...

deferred - correct spelling

deferred verb (past tense and past participle of the verb defer) and adjectiveExample: We ...

defining clause

The great grammarian Henry Fowler coined this term to refer to a restrictive clause. A defining clause looks to the noun modified and singles it out among others that could exist in the context. A defining clause poi...

definite - correct spelling

definite adjectiveNot definate.Note: The adjectives definite and definitive both describe something precisely defined or explicitly set forth. The word ...

definite article

We have three articles in the English language: a, an, and the. The word the is the definite article. The words a and an are indefinite articles.Grammaria...

definitely - correct spelling

definitely adverbGrammar.com's section on the Parts of Speech discusses the demise of -ly adverbs. Click here for that di...

definition - correct spelling

definition nounExample: His definition of the word profit confused the shareholders.Example: In the rain, the sce...

definitive - correct spelling

definitive adjectiveNote: The adjectives definite and definitive both describe something precisely defined or explicitly set forth. The word definitive, however, re...

Defuse vs. Diffuse

The bomb squad d...

degradation - vocabulary

degradation - noun Diminution, as of strength or magnitude; changing to a lower or less respected state.Note: Degrade is the verb form. [Former U.S. Se...

deign - vocabulary

deign - verb To deem worthy of notice or account; to think it appropriate to one’s dignity. No professor, so far as I know, has ever deigned to give the same sober attention to the se...

deleterious - vocabulary

deleterious - adjective Harmful or injurious, morally or physically. I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and ab...

delicious - correct spelling

delicious adjectiveExample: The child munched on the delicious apple....

delineate - vocabulary

delineate - verb To represent by sketch or diagram; to trace the outline of; sketch or trace in outline; to represent pictorially, as in She delineated the state of New York on the map with a blue pencil. To port...

demagogue - vocabulary

demagogue - noun An orator or politician who gains popularity and power by arousing emotions, passions, and prejudices.Note: Also used as a verb. We shall achie...

demonstrable, demonstrative - vocabulary

demonstrable, demonstrative - adjective Demonstrable: capable of being demonstrated by positive proof; clearly evident or obvious. It is plain and demonstrable...

demonstrative pronoun

We have four demonstrative pronouns in the English language: this, that, these, those. The first two are singular, the last two plural. Demonstrative pronouns take the place of a noun, and when you use them, make sure the ...

demure, demur

Demure is an adjective used to describe someone who is reserved, modest, or shy.Demur is a verb that means “to delay” or “to object.” Lawyers will use demur to desc...

denizen - vocabulary

denizen - noun Inhabitant or resident; one who frequently inhabits a place, as in the denizens of the local pub. A tanned skin is something more than respectable, and perhaps olive is a fitter col...

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