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dichotomize, dichotomized, dichotomizing, dichotomizes.verbs
transitive verb use.to separate into two parts or classifications
intransitive verb use.to be or become divided into parts or branches; fork
dichotomist.noun
dichotomization.noun

dexterous also dextrous.adjective
skillful in the use of the hands; having mental skill or adroitness; done with dexterity
dexterously.adverb
dexterousness.noun
dexterity.noun
skill and grace in physical movement, especially in the use of the hands; adroitness; mental skill or adroitness; cleverness

Dostoyevsky.or.Dostoevsky.or.Dostoevski, Feodor Mikhailovich 1821-1881
Russian writer whose works combine religious mysticism with profound.psychological.insight. His four great novels are Crime and Punishment 1866, The Idiot 1868-1869, The Possessed 1871 and The Brothers Karamazov 1879-1880.


declare, declared, declaring, declares.verbs
transitive verb use.to make known; to awaken one to; announce; to state.emphatically; affirm; to reveal or make manifest; show; to make a full statement of (dutiable goods, for example); in games, to designate (a trump suit or no trump) with the final bid of a hand in the game of bridge
intransitive verb use.to make a declaration; to proclaim one's support, choice, opinion or resolution; assert; to state one's intent; to make clear
declarable.adjective
declarer.noun,.plural.declarers

declaration.noun,.plural.declarations
an explicit, formal.announcement, either oral or written; the act or process of declaring; a statement of taxable goods or of properties subject to duty
Law: formal statement by a plaintiff specifying the facts and circumstances.constituting his or her cause of action; an unsworn statement of facts that is admissible as evidence

Declaration of Independence.American History
the fundamental document establishing the United States as a nation, adopted on July 4, 1776. The declaration was ordered and approved by the Continental Congress and written largely by Thomas Jefferson. It declared the Thirteen Colonies represented in the Continental Congress independent from Great Britain, offered reasons for the separation and laid out the principles for which the Revolutionary War was fought. The signers included John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock and Thomas Jefferson.
   The declaration begins (capitalization and punctuation are modernized): When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume, among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable.rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. The day of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence is now commemorated as the Fourth day of July or Independence Day

dissect, dissected, dissecting, dissects.transitive verbs
to cut apart or separate tissue, especially for anatomical study; to examine, analyze or criticizein minute detail (dissected the plan afterward to learn why it had failed)
dissectible.adjective
dissector.noun,.plural.dissectors
dissected.adjective
Botany:.divided into many deep, narrow segments (dissected leaves)
dissection.noun,.plural.dissections
a detailed examination or analysis; the act or an instance of dissecting; something that has been dissected, such as a tissue specimen under study

distrust.noun
lack of trust or confidence
distrust, distrusted, distrusting, distrusts.transitive verbs
to have no confidence in
distrustful.adjective
feeling or showing doubt
distrustfully.adverb
distrustfulness.noun

dandle, dandled, dandling, dandles.transitive verbs
to move a small child up and down on the knees or in the arms in a playful way; to pamper or pet
dandle, dandler.nouns

demonstrate, demonstrated, demonstrating, demonstrates.verbs
transitive verb use.to show clearly and deliberately; manifest (demonstrated her skill as a gymnast; demonstrate affection by hugging); to show to be true by reasoning or adducing.evidence; prove (demonstrate a proposition; the salesperson plugged in and demonstrated the vacuum cleaner)
intransitive verb use.to give a demonstration (described the dance step, then took a partner and demonstrated); to participate in a public display of opinion (demonstrated for clean energy)
demonstrative.adjective
serving to manifest or prove; involving or characterized by demonstration; given to or marked by the open expression of emotion (an affectionate and demonstrative family)
demonstrable.adjective
capable of being demonstrated or proved (the demonstrable truths of the existence of God); obvious or apparent (it is demonstrable to the open-minded and apparent to those who may come across it)
demonstrability.or.demonstrableness.noun
demonstrably.adverb
demonstrative.noun
demonstratively.adverb
demonstrativeness.noun
demonstration.noun,.plural.demonstrations
the act of showing or making evident; an illustration or explanation, as of a theory or product, by exemplification or practical application; a manifestation, as of one's feelings; a public display of group opinion, as by a rally or march (peace demonstrations)
Grammar:.specifying or singling out the person or thing referred to (the demonstrative pronouns 'these', 'this' and 'that')

demon.noun,.plural.demons
an evil.supernatural.being; a devil; a persistently.tormentingentity, force or passion (the demon of or behind various addictions); also daemon or daimon

demoniac, also demoniacal.adjective
possessed, produced or influenced by a demon (demoniac creatures)
demoniacally.adverb

distress, distressed, distressing, distresses.transitive verbs
to cause strain, anxiety or suffering to; trouble; worry
distress.noun,.plural.distresses
anxiety or mental suffering; severe strain resulting from exhaustion or an accident; acute physical discomfort; the condition of being in need of immediate assistance (a motorist in distress; she was under many distresses, what with her divorce and caring for her children)
distressingly.adverb
distressful.adjective
causing or experiencing distress
distressfully.adverb
distressfulness.noun

dog.noun,.plural.dogs
a dog is a very common four-legged domesticated.carnivorous.animal related to the foxes and wolves and raised in a wide variety of breeds, that is often kept by people as a pet or to guard or hunt; there are many different breeds of dog; you use dog to refer to a male dog or to the male of some related.species such as wolves or foxes (is this a dog or a bitch?); if someone calls someone a dog, they strongly disapprove of him; people use 'dog' to refer to something that they consider unsatisfactory or of poor quality (the used vehicle proved to be a dog, always in the garage to fix something or other); a person regarded as unattractive or uninteresting; a person regarded as contemptible; a hopelessly inferior product or creation (the words were ok but the presentation he gave was a dog); if problems or injuries dog you, they are with you all the time; a person (you won, you lucky dog)
dog.adverb
totally; completely (she's dog-tired today after the late night party)
dog, dogged, dogging, dogs.transitive verbs
to track or trail persistently; if you describe someone's actions as dogged, you mean that they are determined to continue with something even if it becomes difficult or dangerous (they have gained respect through sheer dogged determination); resolute, persistent
dogged.adjective
stubbornly.persevering; tenacious; obstinate
doggedly.adverb
doggedness.noun
(most of his accomplishments came as the result of sheer doggedness; she would fight doggedly for her rights as the children's mother)
put on the dog
to make an ostentatious display of elegance, wealth or culture (he was putting on the dog at the wedding party) 

defraud, defrauded, defrauding, defrauds.transitive verbs
to take something from by fraud; swindle.(corrupt governments.defraud citizens by evadingthe truth about resources people own by birthright)
defraudation.noun
defrauder.noun,.plural.defrauders

drama.noun,.plural.dramas
a prose or verse.composition telling a serious story, that is intended for representation by actors impersonating the characters and performing the dialogue and action

dramatic.adjective
characterized by or expressive of the action or emotion associated with drama or the theatre (a dramatic rescue at sea); of or relating to drama or the theater; arresting or forceful in appearance or effect (a dramatic sunset)
dramatically.adverb

dialog.or.dialogue.noun,.plural.dialogs.or.dialogues
a conversation between two or more people; conversation between characters in a drama or narrative; a literary work written in the form of a conversation (the dialogues of Plato)
dialog, dialoged, dialoging, dialogs.verbs
transitive verb use.to express as or in a dialog
intransitive verb use.to converse in a dialog
dialoger.noun,.plural.dialogers

Devanagari.noun
the alphabet in which Sanskrit and many modern Indian languages are written

deed.noun,.plural.deeds
something that is carried out; an act or action having some planing to it; action or performance in general (deeds, not words, matter most)
Law:.a document.sealed as an instrument of bond, contract or conveyance, especially relating to property
deed, deeded, deeding, deeds.transitive verbs
to transfer.by means of a deed (deeded the property to the children in his will)

difficult.adjective
hard to do or accomplish; demanding considerable effort or skill; arduous; hard to endure; trying (fell upon difficult times); hard to comprehend or solve (a difficult puzzle); hard to please, satisfy, or manage (a difficult situation with two bosses having different ways to manage the office); hard to persuade or convince; stubborn
difficultly.adverb
difficulty.noun,.plural.difficulties
the condition or quality of being difficult (the difficulty of a task); something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended or solved (I'm having difficulty comprehending this math problem); a struggle; trouble (had difficulty walking against the strong wind; completed the test with difficulty); a disagreement or dispute; reluctance or an objection; unwillingness

disburse, disbursed, disbursing, disburses.transitive verbs
to pay out, as from a fund; expend; to spend
disbursable.adjective
disburser.noun,.plural.disbursers
disbursement.noun,.plural.disbursements
the act or process of disbursing; money paid out; expenditure

double agent.noun,.plural.double agents
a person pretending to work as a spy for one corporation or government while actually working as a spy for another corporation or government

double.adjective
twice as much in size, strength, number or amount (a double dose); composed of two like parts (double doors); composed of two unlike parts; dual (a double meaning; a double role for an actor); accommodating or designed for two (a double bed; a double room); characterized by duplicity; deceitful (speak with a double tongue)
double.noun,.plural.doubles
something increased twofold; one that closely resembles another; a duplicate; an actor who takes the place of another actor in scenes requiring special skills or preparations (a stunt double; a body double)
double, doubled, doubling, doubles.verbs
transitive verb use.to make twice as great; to be twice as much as; to fold in two
intransitive verb use.to be increased twofold; to turn sharply or all the way around; reverse one's course (had to double back to home to get his wallet); to serve in an additional capacity (a frying pan that doubles as a pie tin; a conductor who doubles as a pianist); to replace an actor in the actor's absence or in a certain scene
double.adverb
to up the amount by two times twice the amount or extent; two together; in pairs (sleeping double)
double up.phrasal verb
to bend.suddenly, as in laughter; to share accommodations meant for one person
on the double.idiom
immediately
doubleness.noun
doubly.adverb
to a double degree; twice (painted the house two times to make it doubly protected); made doubly certain; in a twofold manner

decibel.noun,.plural.decibels
dB; a decibel is a unit of measurement which is used to indicate how loud a sound is; continuous exposure to sound above 80 decibels could be harmful; a decibel is a unit used to express relative difference in power or intensity, usually between two acoustic or electric signals, equal to ten times the common logarithm of the ratio of the two levels, for example a one decibel increase to 2 decibels has 10 times {dec = 10 and Bel is sound measurement named after Alexander Graham Bell} the loudness and so on; the amazing design of the ear accomodates the loudness perfectly for all sounds encountered normally in life 

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