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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
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
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