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Section 4: Letter D. dad d . a . d . dad. dad means an informal

term for a father. My dad is very nice. daily d . a . i . l . y . daily. daily means

occurring or done each day. A daily record. damage d . a . m . a . g . e . damage. damage

means the occurrence of a change for the worse. Inflict damage upon. The snow damaged the

roof. damp d . a . m . p . damp. damp means slightly

wet. Clothes damp with perspiration. dance d . a . n . c . e . dance. dance means

taking a series of rhythmical steps in time to music. Move in a graceful and rhythmical

way. The young girl danced into the room. dancing d . a . n . c . i . n . g . dancing.

dancing means taking a series of rhythmical steps and movements in time to music. The

beauty of her dancing. dancer d . a . n . c . e . r . dancer. dancer

means a performer who dances. He is a professional dancer.

danger d . a . n . g . e . r . danger. danger means the condition of being susceptible to

harm or injury. There was widespread danger of disease

dangerous d . a . n . g . e . r . o . u . s . dangerous. dangerous means involving or

causing danger or risk. A dangerous criminal dare d . a . r . e . dare. dare means take

upon oneself; act presumptuously, without permission. How dare you call my lawyer?

dark d . a . r . k . dark. dark means devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed

or black. Dark as the inside of a black cat data d . a . t . a . data. data means a collection

of facts from which conclusions may be drawn. The study was based on data from 2,100 women

date d . a . t . e . date. date means the specified day of the month. Go on a date with.

What is the date today? Tonight she is dating a former high school sweetheart.

daughter d . a . u . g . h . t . e . r . daughter. daughter means a female human offspring. Her

daughter cared for her in her old age day d . a . y . day. day means time for Earth

to make a complete rotation on its axis. They put on two performances every day

dead d . e . a . d . dead. dead means no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to

have life. He was marked as a dead man by the assassin

deaf d . e . a . f . deaf. deaf means lacking or deprive of the sense of hearing wholly

or in part. Communication between deaf and hearing people

deal d . e . a . l . deal. deal means deal with verbally or in some form of artistic

expression. A particular instance of buying or selling. This book deals with incest. It

was a package deal deal d . e . a . l . deal. deal means an agreement

or arrangement. The way that building societies deal with complaints.

dear d . e . a . r . dear. dear means dearly loved or in a close or intimate relationship.

My sisters and brothers are near and dear. death d . e . a . t . h . death. death means

the event of dying or departure from life. Her death came as a terrible shock.

debate d . e . b . a . t . e . debate. debate means a discussion in which reasons are advanced

for and against some proposition or proposal. Argue with one anotherthe debate over foreign

aid goes on and on. We debated the question of abortion.

debt d . e . b . t . debt. debt means the state of owing something. He is badly in debt

decade d . e . c . a . d . e . decade. decade means a period of 10 years. Her acting career

spanned several decades and attracted fans of all ages.

decay d . e . c . a . y . decay. decay means the process of gradually becoming inferior.

Lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current. The particles decayed during the nuclear fission

process. December D . e . c . e . m . b . e . r . December.

December means the last (12th) month of the year. We got married in December.

decent d . e . c . e . n . t . decent. decent means socially or conventionally correct;

refined or virtuous. From a decent family. decide d . e . c . i . d . e . decide. decide

means reach, make, or come to a decision about something. We finally decided after lengthy

deliberations. decision d . e . c . i . s . i . o . n . decision.

decision means a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration. A decision unfavorable

to the opposition. declare d . e . c . l . a . r . e . declare.

declare means state emphatically and authoritatively. He declared that he needed more money to carry

out the task he was charged with. decline d . e . c . l . i . n . e . decline.

decline means change toward something smaller or lower; refuse to accept. He declined my

offer of hospitality. decorate d . e . c . o . r . a . t . e . decorate.

decorate means make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc. Decorate the room for

the party. decoration d . e . c . o . r . a . t . i . o

. n . decoration. decoration means something used to beautify. A box with paper flowers

glued to it for decoration. decorative d . e . c . o . r . a . t . i . v

. e . decorative. decorative means serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose.

The buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative.

decrease d . e . c . r . e . a . s . e . decrease. decrease means decrease in size, extent, or

range. A change downward. The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester.

deep d . e . e . p . deep. deep means relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply. A deep

breath. deeply

d . e . e . p . l . y . deeply. deeply means to a great depth dived deeply.

defeat d . e . f . e . a . t . defeat. defeat means win a victory over. An unsuccessful

ending to a struggle or contest;defeat your enemies. It was a narrow defeat.

defense d . e . f . e . n . s . e . defense. defense means the team that is trying to prevent

the other team from scoring. His teams are always good on defense.

defend d . e . f . e . n . d . defend. defend means protect against a challenge or attack.

Defend that position behind the trees! define d . e . f . i . n . e . define. define

means give a definition for the meaning of a word. The term 'mental illness' is difficult

to define. definite d . e . f . i . n . i . t . e . definite.

definite means precise; explicit and clearly defined. I want a definite answer.

definitely d . e . f . i . n . i . t . e . l . y . definitely. definitely means without

question and beyond doubt. She told him off definitely.

definition d . e . f . i . n . i . t . i . o . n . definition. definition means a concise

explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol. The definition of God as infinite.

degree d . e . g . r . e . e . degree. degree means a position on a scale of intensity or

amount or quality. It is all a matter of degree. delay d . e . l . a . y . delay. delay means

time during which some action is awaited. Cause to be slowed down or delayed. Traffic

was delayed by the bad weather. deliberate d . e . l . i . b . e . r . a . t

. e . deliberate. deliberate means by conscious design or purpose. A deliberate attempt to

defraud. deliberately d . e . l . i . b . e . r . a

. t . e . l . y . deliberately. deliberately means with intention; in an intentional manner.

He used that word deliberately. delicate d . e . l . i . c . a . t . e . delicate.

delicate means exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury. The delicate

wing of a butterfly. delight d . e . l . i . g . h . t . delight.

delight means a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction. Give pleasure to or be pleasing

to. His delight to see her was obvious to all.

deliver d . e . l . i . v . e . r . deliver. deliver means bring to a destination, make

a deliver. Your local super market delivers. delivery d . e . l . i . v . e . r . y . delivery.

Delivery means the act of delivering or distributing something. His reluctant delivery of bad news.

demand d . e . m . a . n . d . demand. Demand means the ability and desire to purchase goods

and services. The automobile reduced the demand for buggy whips.

democracy d . e . m . o . c . r . a . c . y . democracy. democracy means the political

orientation of those who favor government by the people or by their elected representatives.

A return to democracy after 16 years of military rule.

democratic d . e . m . o . c . r . a . t . i . c . democratic. democratic means characterized

by or advocating or based upon the principles of democracy or social equality. We are very

lucky to be living in a truly democratic society. demonstrate d . e . m . o . n . s . t . r

. a . t . e . demonstrate. demonstrate means show or demonstrate something to an interested

audience. We will demonstrate the new software in Washington.

demonstration d . e . m . o . n . s . t . r . a . t . i . o . n . demonstration. demonstration

means a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view. He gave the customer

a demonstration. dentist d . e . n . t . i . s . t . dentist.

dentist means a person qualified to practice dentistry. Visit your dentist twice a year

for a check-up. deny d . e . n . y . deny. deny means declare

untrue; contradict. She denied that she had taken money.

department d . e . p . a . r . t . m . e . n . t . department. department means a specialized

division of a large organization. You'll find it in the hardware department.

departure d . e . p . a . r . t . u . r . e . departure. departure means act of departing.

I saw him shortly before his departure for Japan.

depend d . e . p . e . n . d . depend. depend means be contingent upon. I don't know if

we can help-it all depends. deposit d . e . p . o . s . i . t . . deposit.

deposit means a partial payment made at the time of purchase. Put into a bank account.

She deposits her paycheck every month. depress d . e . p . r . e . s . s . depress.

depress means lower someone's spirits. These news depressed her.

depressing d . e . p . r . e . s . s . i . n . g . depressing. depressing means causing

dejection. A week of rainy depressing weather. depressed d . e . p . r . e . s . s . e . d

. depressed. depressed means low in spirits. Depressed by the loss of his job.

depth d . e . p . t . h . depth. depth means extent downward or backward or inward. The

depth of the water. derive d . e . r . i . v . e . derive. derive

means obtain derive pleasure from one's garden. describe d . e . s . c . r . i . b . e . describe.

describe means give a description of. He described an elaborate plan of attack.

description d . e . s . c . r . i . p . t . i . o . n . description. description means

a statement that represents something in words. Every description of book was there.

desert d . e . s . e . r . t . desert. desert means a rid land with little or no vegetation.

leave someone who needs or counts on you. Somalia is mostly desert. The mother deserted

her children. deserve d . e . s . e . r . v . e . deserve.

deserve means be worthy or deserving. You deserve a promotion after all the hard work

you have done. design d . e . s . i . g . n . design. design

means the act of working out the form of something. make or work out a plan for he contributed

to the design of a new instrument. Design a new sales strategy.

designer d . e . s . i . g . n . e . r . designer. designer means a person who specializes in

designing architectural interiors and their furnishing. She is a fashion designer.

desire d . e . s . i . r . e . desire. desire means the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied

state. Feel or have a desire for; want strongly. I desire my own room

desk d . e . s . k . desk. desk means a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually

drawers or other compartments. He used to be a pilot but now he has a desk job.

desperate d . e . s . p . e . r . a . t . e . desperate. desperate means arising from

or marked by despair or loss of hope. Her desperate screams.

desperately d . e . s . p . e . r . a . t . e . l . y . desperately. desperately means

with great urgency. Health care reform is needed desperately.

despite d . e . s . p . i . t . e . despite. despite means lack of respect accompanied

by a feeling of intense dislike. The despite in which outsiders were held is legendary.

destroy d . e . s . t . r . o . y . destroy. destroy means do away with, cause the destruction

or undoing of. The fire destroyed the house. destruction d . e . s . t . r . u . c . t

. i . o . n . destruction. destruction means the termination of something by causing so

much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists. The destruction of the

rainforests. detail d . e . t . a . i . l . detail. detail

means an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole. Several of the

details are similar. in detail in detail. in detail means thoroughly

(including all important particulars). He studied the snake in detail.

detailed d . e . t . a . i . l . e . d . detailed. detailed means developed or executed with

care and in minute detail. More detailed information was needed.

determination d . e . t . e . r . m . i . n . a . t . i . o . n . determination. determination

means the act of determining the properties of something. She fought the illness with

courage and determination. determine d . e . t . e . r . m . i . n . e

. determine. determine means establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment,

survey, or study. The physicist who determine the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize.

determined d . e . t . e . r . m . i . n . e . d . determined. determined means characterized

by great determination. A struggle against a determined enemy

develop d . e . v . e . l . o . p . develop. develop means make something new, such as

a product or a mental or artistic creation. Her company developed a new kind of building

material that withstands all kinds of weather. development d . e . v . e . l . o . p . m

. e . n . t . development. development means act of improving by expanding or enlarging

or refining. He congratulated them on their development of a plan to meet the emergency

device d . e . v . i . c . e . device. device means an instrumentality invented for a particular

purpose. The device is small enough to wear on your wrist.

devote d . e . v . o . t . e . devote. devote means give entirely to a specific person,

activity, or cause. She devoted herself to her career.

devoted d . e . v . o . t . e . d . devoted. devoted means zealous in devotion or affection.

A devoted husband and father. diagram d . i . a . g . r . a . m . diagram.

diagram means a drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the

relation between the parts. You can reduce long explanations to simple charts or diagrams.

dialogued . i . a . l . o . g . u . e . dialogue. dialogue means a conversation between two

persons. The novel has long descriptions and not much dialogue.

diamond d . i . a . m . o . n . d . diamond. diamond means very hard native crystalline

carbon valued as a gem. A ring with a diamond in it.

diary d . i . a . r . y . diary. diary means a daily written record of experiences and

observations. I'll make a note of our next meeting in my diary.

dictionary d . i . c . t . i . o . n . a . r . y . dictionary. dictionary means a reference

book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them. A Spanish-English

dictionary die d . i . e . die. die means pass from physical

life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life. She died from cancer.

dying d . y . i . n . g . dying. dying means in or associated with the process of passing

from life or ceasing to be. His dying wish. diet d . i . e . t . diet. diet means a prescribed

selection of foods. To have a healthy, balanced diet.

difference d . i . f . f . e . r . e . n . c . e . difference. difference means the quality

of being unlike or dissimilar. There are many differences between jazz and rock.

different d . i . f . f . e . r . e . n . t . different. different means unlike in nature

or quality or form or degree. Took different approaches to the problem.

differently d . i . f . f . e . r . e . n . t . l . y . differently. differently means in

another and different manner. I see life differently now.

difficult d . i . f . f . i . c . u . l . t . difficult. difficult means not easy; requiring

great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure. Nesting places on

the cliffs are difficult of access. difficulty d . i . f . f . i . c . u . l . t

. y . difficulty. difficulty means an effort that is inconvenient. Finished the test only

with great difficulty. dig d . i . g . dig. dig means turn up, loosen,

or remove earth. Dig the soil for aeration. digital d . i . g . i . t . a . l . digital.

digital means of a circuit or device that represents magnitudes in digits. Digital computer.

dinner d . i . n . n . e . r . dinner. dinner means the main meal of the day served in the

evening or at midday. On Sundays they had a large dinner when they returned from church.

direct d . i . r . e . c . t . direct. direct means command with authority. Direct in spatial

dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short. He directed

the children to do their homework. A direct route.

directly d . i . r . e . c . t . l . y . directly. directly means without deviation. The path

leads directly to the lake. direction d . i . r . e . c . t . i . o . n

. direction.directionmeansa line leading to a place or pointhe looked the other direction

director d . i . r . e . c . t . o . r . director. director means someone who controls resources

and expenditures. The company director wants to allocate additional staff to the marketing

department. dirt d . i . r . t . dirt. dirt means the

part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock. To plant, dig

a 1-inch hole in the ground, drop in the seed, cover with dirt, and water.

dirty d . i . r . t . y . dirty. dirty means soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime.

Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves.

disability d . i . s . a . b . i . l . i . t . y . disability. disability means the condition

of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness. He has a

speech disability that makes him almost impossible to understand.

disadvantage d . i . s . a . d . v . a . n . t . a . g . e . disadvantage. disadvantage

means the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position. Samuel Johnson once

observed that one of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words

for thought. disagree d . i . s . a . g . r . e . e . disagree.

disagree means be of different opinions. She disagrees with her husband on many questions.

disagreement d . i . s . a . g . r . e . e . m . e . n . t . disagreement. disagreement

means a conflict of people's opinions or actions or characters. We've had a few disagreements

, but we're still good friends. disappear d . i . s . a . p . p . e . a . r

. disappear. disappear means get lost, as without warning or explanation. He disappeared

without a trace. disappoint d . i . s . a . p . p . o . i . n

. t . disappoint. disappoint means fail to meet the hopes or expectations of. Her boyfriend

disappointed when he did not propose marriage. disappointing d . i . s . a . p . p . o . i

. n . t . i . n . g . disappointing. disappointing means not up to expectations. A disappointing

performance from one who had seemed so promising. disappointed d . i . s . a . p . p . o . i

. n . t . e . d . disappointed. disappointed means disappointingly unsuccessful. Disappointed

expectations and thwarted ambitions. disappointment d . i . s . a . p . p . o . i

. n . t . m . e . n . t . disappointment. disappointment means a feeling of dissatisfaction

that results when your expectations are not realized. His hopes were so high he was doomed

to disappointment. disapproval d . i . s . a . p . p . r . o

. v . a . l . disapproval. disapproval means a feeling of disliking something or what someone

is doing. She looked at my clothes with disapproval. disapprove d . i . s . a . p . p . r . o . v

. e . disapprove. disapprove means consider bad or wrong. I disapprove of her child rearing

methods. disapproving d . i . s . a . p . p . r . o

. v . i . n . g . disapproving. disapproving means expressing or manifesting disapproval.

She sounded disapproving as we discussed my plans.

disaster d . i . s . a . s . t . e . r . disaster. disaster means a state of extreme usually

irremediable ruin and misfortune. His policies were a disaster.

disc d . i . s . c . disc. disc means sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous

groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove.

He wears an identity disc around his neck. discipline d . i . s . c . i . p . l . i . n

. e . discipline. discipline means a branch of knowledge. In what discipline is his doctorate?

discount d . i . s . c . o . u . n . t . discount. discount means the act of reducing the selling

price of merchandise. Games were discounted to as little as $5.

discover d . i . s . c . o . v . e . r . discover. discover means discover or determine the existence,

presence, or fact of. She discovered high levels of lead in her drinking water.

discovery d . i . s . c . o . v . e . r . y . discovery. discovery means the act of discovering

something. The discovery that his father was still alive was a great shock to him.

discuss d . i . s . c . u . s . s . discuss. discuss means to consider or examine in speech

or writing. The class discussed Dante's Inferno. discussion d . i . s . c . u . s . s . i . o

. n . discussion. discussion means an extended communication often interactive dealing with

some particular topic. The book contains an excellent discussion of modal logic.

disease d . i . s . e . a . s . e . disease. disease means an impairment of health or a

condition of abnormal functioning. Health measures to prevent the spread of disease.

disgust d . i . s . g . u . s . t . disgust. disgust means strong feelings of dislike.

Fill with distasteThis spoilt food disgusts me.

disgusting d . i . s . g . u . s . t . i . n . g . disgusting. disgusting means highly

offensive; arousing aversion or disgust. A disgusting smell.

disgusted d . i . s . g . u . s . t . e . d . disgusted. disgusted means having a strong

distaste from surfeit. Grew more and more disgusted.

dish d . i . s . h . dish. dish means a piece of dishware normally used as a container for

holding or serving food. We gave them a set of dishes for a wedding present.

dishonest d . i . s . h . o . n . e . s . t . dishonest. dishonest means deceptive or

fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive. Beware of dishonest traders in the

tourist areas. dishonestly d . i . s . h . o . n . e . s

. t . l . y . dishonestly. dishonestly means in a corrupt and deceitful manner. He acted

dishonestly when he gave the contract to his best friend.

disk d . i . s . k . disk. disk means sound recording consisting of a disk with a continuous

groove; used to reproduce music by rotating while a phonograph needle tracks in the groove.

He wears an identity disc around his neck. dislike d . i . s . l . i . k . e . dislike.

dislike means have or feel a dislike or distaste for. I really dislike this salesman.

dismiss d . i . s . m . i . s . s . dismiss. dismiss means bar from attention or consideration.

She dismissed his advances. display d . i . s . p . l . a . y . display.

display means something intended to communicate a particular impression. Made a display of

strength. dissolve d . i . s . s . o . l . v . e . dissolve.

dissolve means cause to go into a solution. The recipe says that we should dissolve a

cup of sugar in two cups of water. distance d . i . s . t . a . n . c . e . distance.

distance means the property created by the space between two objects or points. I could

see it in the distance. distant d . i . s . t . a . n . t . distant.

distant means separated in space or coming from or going to a distance. The sound of

distant traffic. distinguish d . i . s . t . i . n . g . u

. i . s . h . distinguish. distinguish means mark as different. We distinguish several

kinds of maple. distribute d . i . s . t . r . i . b . u . t

. e . distribute. distribute means administer or bestow, as in small portions. Clothes and

blankets have been distributed among the refugees. distribution d . i . s . t . r . i . b . u

. t . i . o . n . distribution. distribution means an arrangement of values of a variable

showing their observed or theoretical frequency of occurrence. The unfair distribution of

wealth. district d . i . s . t . r . i . c . t . district.

district means a region marked off for administrative or other purposes. The City of London's financial

district. disturb d . i . s . t . u . r . b . disturb.

disturb means move deeply. This book disturbs me

disturbing d . i . s . t . u . r . b . i . n . g . disturbing. disturbing means causing

distress or worry or anxiety. A disturbing amount of crime.

divide d . i . v . i . d . e . divide. divide means separate into parts or portions. Divide

the cake into three equal parts. division d . i . v . i . s . i . o . n . division.

division means an army unit large enough to sustain combat. Two infantry divisions were

held in reserve. divorce d . i . v . o . r . c . e . divorce.

divorce means the legal dissolution of a marriage. Cease or break association with. The couple

divorced after only 6 months. divorced d . i . v . o . r . c . e . d . divorced.

divorced means of someone whose marriage has been legally dissolved. Many divorced men

remarry and have second families. do d . o . do. do means engage in. Carry out

or perform an action. We will do what we can to help.

undo u . n . d . o . undo. undo means cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect.

There wasn't any way Evelyn could undo the damage.

doctor d . o . c . t . o . r . doctor. doctor means a licensed medical practitioner. I felt

so bad. I went to see my doctor. document d . o . c . u . m . e . n . t . document.

document means writing that provides information. Save the document before closing.

dog d . o . g . dog. dog means a member of the genus Canis that has been domesticated

by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds. The dog barked all night.

dollar d . o . l . l . a . r . dollar. dollar means the basic monetary unit in many countries;

equal to 100 cents. It cost three dollars. domestic d . o . m . e . s . t . i . c . domestic.

domestic means of concern to or concerning the internal affairs of a nation. Domestic

issues such as tax rate and highway construction. dominate d . o . m . i . n . a . t . e . dominate.

dominate means be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance. The book is expected

to dominate the best-seller lists. door d . o . o . r . door. door means a swinging

or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle. He slammed

the door as he left. dot d . o . t . dot. dot means a very small

circular shape. Draw lines between the dots. double d . o . u . b . l . e . double. double

means having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; consisting of or involving

two parts or components usually in pairs. An egg with a double yolk.

doubt d . o . u . b . t . doubt. doubt means the state of being unsure of something; consider

unlikely or have doubts about. I doubt that she will accept his proposal of marriage.

down d . o . w . n . down. down means being or moving lower in position or less in some

value. Our team is down by a run. downstairs d . o . w . n . s . t . a . i . r

. s . downstairs. downstairs means on or of lower floors of a building. The downstairs

phone. downtown d . o . w . n . t . o . w . n . downtown.

downtown means of or located in the lower part of a town, or in the business center.

Delinquents roaming the downtown streets. downward d . o . w . n . w . a . r . d . downward.

downward means spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position.

Prices plunged downward. downward d . o . w . n . w . a . r . d . downward.

downward means on or toward a surface regarded as a base. The downward pull of gravity.

dozen d . o . z . e . n . dozen. dozen means the cardinal number that is the sum of eleven

and one. Three dozen red roses. Dr D . r . Dr. Dr is a written abbreviation

for Doctor. a licensed medical practitioner. I felt so bad I went to see my doctor

draft d . r . a . f . t . draft. draft means draw up an outline or sketch for something.

Draft a speech. drag d . r . a . g . drag. drag means pull,

as against a resistance. He dragged the big suitcase behind him.

drama d . r . a . m . a . drama. drama means a dramatic work intended for performance by

actors on a stage. He wrote several dramas but only one was produced on Broadway.

dramatic d . r . a . m . a . t . i . c . dramatic. dramatic means suitable to or characteristic

of drama. A dramatic entrance in a swirling cape.

dramatically d . r . a . m . a . t . i . c . a . l . l . y . dramatically. dramatically

means in a very impressive manner. Your performance will improve dramatically.

draw d . r . a . w . draw. draw means make a mark or lines on a surface. Draw the outline

of a figure in the sand. drawing d . r . a . w . i . n . g . drawing.

drawing means an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book or magazine.

It is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7. drawer d . r . a . w . e . r . drawer. drawer

means a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out. The kitchen

drawer. dream d . r . e . a . m . dream. dream means

a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep. I had a dream about you last

night. dress d . r . e . s . s . dress. dress means

a one-piece garment for a woman; put on clothes. We had to dress quickly.

dressed d . r . e . s . s . e . d . dressed. dressed means dressed or clothed especially

in fine attire; often used in combination. Hurry up and get dressed.

drink d . r . i . n . k . drink. drink means a single serving of a beverage. Take in liquids.

I asked for a hot drink. The patient must drink several liters each day.

drive d . r . i . v . e . drive. drive means operate or control a vehicle. The act of applying

force to propel something. Can you drive this four-wheel truck? After reaching the desired

velocity the drive is cut off. driving d . r . i . v . i . n . g . driving.

driving means hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver. He sliced his driving out

of bounds. driver d . r . i . v . e . r . driver. driver

means someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle. Do you think you're a good driver?

drop d . r . o . p . drop. drop means let fall to the ground. A small indefinite quantity

especially of a liquid. Don't drop the dishes. drug d . r . u . g . drug. drug means a substance

that is used as a medicine or narcotic. He does not smoke or take drugs.

drugstore d . r . u . g . s . t . o . r . e . drugstore. drugstore means a retail shop

where medicine and other articles are sold. He is the owner of the drugstore.

drum d . r . u . m . drum. drum means a musical percussion instrument; usually consists of

a hollow cylinder with a membrane stretched across each end. He could hear the drums before

he heard the fifes. drunk d . r . u . n . k . drunk. drunk means

stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol). A noisy crowd of drunk

sailors. dry d . r . y . dry. dry means free from liquid

or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet. Dry

splintery boards due d . u . e . due. due means owed and payable

immediately or on demand. Payment is due. due to due to. due to means able to be assigned

or credited to. The restaurant's success was due largely to its new manager.

dull d . u . l . l . dull. dull means lacking in liveliness or animation. How dull and dreary

the world is? dump d . u . m . p . dump. dump means throw

away as refuse. No dumping in these woods! during d . u . r . i . n . g . during. during

means all through a period of time. During the 1990s.

dust d . u . s . t . dust. dust means fine powdery material such as dry earth or pollen

that can be blown about in the air. The furniture was covered with dust.

duty d . u . t . y . duty. duty means work that you are obliged to perform for moral

or legal reasons. The duties of the job. DVD D . V . D . DVD. DVD means a digital recording

(as of a movie) on an optical disk that can be played on a computer or a television set.

He has bought a DVD. Thanks for watching! This is all for section

4, go on to section 5 with letter E of this program if you need to. We'll see you next

time. Goodbye!

Vocabulary

Expressions / Collocations