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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

There are a lot of English words with similar meanings, spelling, pronunciations, etc., and they all serve t...

Dependant vs. Dependent

Because American and British English sometimes have different spellings for the same word, beginning writers...

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...

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....

description - correct spelling

description noun
Example: The description of the house attracted the young couple....

desert - correct spelling

desert noun, adjective, and verb
Not dessert’s section on Problem Words discusses ...

Desert vs. Dessert

I would love to enjoy a cold dessert in a desert. ...

desiccate - correct spelling

desiccate verb
Example: The burning sun will desiccate the new plants in her garden....

desirable - correct spelling

desirable adjective
Example: The company found a desirable location for its new store....

despair - correct spelling

despair noun and verb
Example: The irresponsible young boy was the despair of his parents and friends. noun...

desperate - correct spelling

desperate adjective
Example: The desperate criminal tried to take a hostage....

despot, despotism - vocabulary

despot, despotism - noun
Despot: a monarch or other rule with absolute power; a tyrant or oppressor.Despotism: rule by an autocratic government; tyranny; a count...

dessert - correct spelling

dessert noun
Not desert’s section on Problem Words discusses desert and dessert. ...

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