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disjunctive - vocabulary

disjunctive - adjective Helping or serving to disconnect or separate; dividing; distinguishing.Note: In grammar, disjunctive describes the process of syntactically setting two or mor...

Disk vs. Disc

There are a lot of homophones in English that confuse both native and ESL writers alike. The two words disc ...

Disorganized vs. Unorganized

Do disorganized and unorganized mean the same thing?...

disparage - vocabulary

disparage - verb To regard or speak of slightingly; to belittle; to bring reproach or discredit on. People disparage knowing and the intellectual life, and urge doing. I am content with kn...

dispensable - correct spelling

dispensable adjectiveExample: Unfortunately, she was dispensable and lost her job last year....

Disperse vs. Disburse

Everyday-spoken English is usually considered less formal than written English, and this informality sometim...

dissatisfied - correct spelling

dissatisfied adjective and verb (past tense and past participle of the verb dissatisfy)Example: She gave ...

dissection - correct spelling

dissection nounExample: The students performed a dissection of the poor frog....

dissemble - vocabulary

dissemble - verb To give a misleading or false appearance, to conceal the truth; to feign.Note: Do not confuse dissemble (to hide the truth) with disassemble (to take something a...

disseminate - vocabulary

disseminate - verb To spread or scatter widely, as seed is sown; to distribute, broadcast, disperse, as in disseminate information. "Nations, like individuals, wish to enjoy a fair reputation. It ...

dissipate - correct spelling

dissipate verbExample: The smoke will dissipate when the wind blows....

distance - correct spelling

distance noun and verbExample: Distance makes the heart grow fonder. nounExample: ...

distinction - correct spelling

distinction nounExample: This is a distinction without a difference.Example: He is a man of ...

Distrust vs. Mistrust

Sometimes, two words are so similar that even experienced writers have trouble remembering which is which. D...

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division - correct spelling

division nounExample: For efficiency, we relied on a division of labor.Example: Send your complaint to the customer-relati...

doctor - correct spelling

doctor noun and verbExample: My son, the doctor, treats small children. nounExample: ...

dogma, dogmatic, dogmatize - vocabulary

dogma, dogmatic, dogmatize - noun, adjective, verb  nounDogma: a systems of tenets or principles...

dollar - correct spelling

dollar nounExample: The U.S. dollar is a fiat currency.Example: The newspaper costs a ...

dominant - correct spelling

dominant adjectiveExample: She played the dominant role in the company’s success....

Donut vs. Doughnut

Everyone enjoys a doughnut every now and then—glazed, powdered, sprinkled, jelly filled. It’s hard not to lo...

doubt - correct spelling

doubt verb and nounExample: We started to doubt our convictions. verbExample: Her ...

dough - correct spelling

dough nounExample: She kneaded the dough and baked some fabulous bread.Example: He was broke. He had no ...

doughty - correct spelling

doughty adjectiveExample: The doughty soldier charged the enemy’s position....

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