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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 adjective
Example: 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 ...

Demonstrative Sentence

Among many types of sentences one type is demonstrative sentences. The name may not be very clear as to 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...

denote - vocabulary

denote - verb
To indicate, to be a sign of, as in A rise in the price of gold often denotes a fall in the U.S. dollar. Note: Denote and connote ...

denouement - vocabulary

denouement - noun
The final resolution of a plot or play; also used to describe the ultimate outcome of a doubtful series of events. A young professor I watched in action at one of our large ea...

Denounce vs. Renounce

Denounce” and “renounce” are only different due to their first letters. This spelling difference is also often not remarked during the pronunciation of these words, which becomes an important reason why they are confused easily and frequently misspel...

Dental vs. Dentist

Dental vs. Dentist ...

Dependant vs. Dependent

Dependant vs. DependentSo you saw "dependant" and "dependent" written both ways, used both as nouns and as adje...

dependent - correct spelling

dependent adjective and noun
Example: Our success is dependent on our willingness to work. adjective...

dependent clause

Clauses come in two varieties: independent and dependent. A dependent clause cannot stand by itself as a sentence. Dependent clauses will act in one of three ways in your sentences: (1) adjectives, (2) ...

deposit - correct spelling

deposit noun and verb
Example: She put the bank deposit in an envelope. noun
Example: ...

deprecate - vocabulary

deprecate - verb
To express disapproval of; to belittle.Note: The word deprecate has come to mean depreciate (to belittle), though the words share no common origins. Rarely do we...

derelict - correct spelling

derelict adjective and noun
Example: We saw a derelict ship off the coast of North   Carolina. adjecti...

derisive vs. derisory

These words are, in some instances, interchangeable, but not in all cases. We commonly use derisive to mean mocking or contemptuous. Most authorities recognise derisory as an alternative here, although it is not recommended. More commonly, we use der...

derivative adjective

A derivative adjective derives from a verb form. You can take certain suffixes (‑ful, ‑ent,‑ant, ‑ive, and others), add them to verbs, and produce derivative adjectives. The word derivative in derivative adjective is, you g...

derivative noun

A derivative noun derives from a verb form. You can take certain suffixes (‑tion, ‑sion, ‑ence, ‑ance, and others), add them to verbs, and produce derivative nouns. Examples include conclusion, statement, pertinence...

descend - correct spelling

descend verb
Example: The jet was finally able to descend and land safely....

descent - correct spelling

descent noun
Not decent
.Example: The bumpy descent of the plane unsettled th...

describe - correct spelling

describe verb
Example: He tried to describe the beauty of the sunset and the Florida palms....

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