v. turn into a god; idolize or idealize; worship or revere as a god
E.g. Admire Elvis Presley all you want; just don't deify him.
v. condescend to give or grant; esteem worthy; consider worth notice
E.g. Microsoft is accusing Google with regard to Google's new App Sync software, which allows Gmail users to tap into any records they might deign to keep in Outlook.
a. being in low spirits; depressed
E.g. Feeling dejected over having driven 3 hours for nothing I pulled the decoy and started walking up the ridge to leave.
a. having harmful effect; injurious; having quality of destroying life; noxious; poisonous
E.g. If you believe that smoking is deleterious to your health, then quit!.
v. portray; depict; draw or trace outline of; sketch out
E.g. Using only a few descriptive phrases, you delineate the character of Mr. Collins so well that we can predict his every move.
v. retire from military service
E.g. A group of boys who were among about 250 child soldiers will demobilize in the village.
v. blacken; defame; attack reputation of; degrade
E.g. All attempts to denigrate the character of our late president have failed; the people still love him and cherish his memory.
n. inhabitant or resident; regular visitor
E.g. In The Untouchables, Eliot Ness fights AI Capone and the other people of Chicago's underworld. Ness's fight against corruption was the talk of not one denizen but all of them of the local bars.
n. outcome; final resolution or clarification of dramatic or narrative plot
E.g. The play was childishly written; the denouement was obvious to sophisticated theatergoers as early as the middle of the first act.
n. act of emptying, reducing, or exhausting
E.g. Freshwater depletion is especially worrisome in Egypt, Libya, and several Persian Gulf states.
n. manner of deporting or demeaning one's self; manner of acting; conduct; carriage
E.g. Young ladies used to have lessons in deportment.
v. lessen price or value of; think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle
E.g. If you neglect this property, it will depreciate.
n. plundering; destructive action; predatory attack; damage or loss
E.g. After the depredation of invaders, the people were penniless.
v. ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt
E.g. The critics deride his pretentious dialogue and refused to consider his play seriously.
v. annul in part; repeal partly; restrict; limit the action of
E.g. This error will derogate from your reputation.
v. discuss fully; talk at great length about something of one's interest
E.g. He was willing to descant upon any topic of conversation, even when he knew very little about the subject under discussion.
v. catch sight of; discover by careful observation or scrutiny
E.g. In the distance, we could barely descry the enemy vessels.
v. dry up thoroughly; make dry, dull, or lifeless; preserve foods by removing the moisture
E.g. A tour of this smokehouse will give you an idea of how the pioneers used to desiccate food in order to preserve it.
n. feeling desire; eagerly wishing; solicitous; eager to obtain; covetous
E.g. A young lady accustomed to tuition is desirous of meeting with a situation in a private family where the children are under fourteen.
v. deprive of something valuable by force; rob; take as spoils
E.g. If you do not yield, I am afraid the enemy will despoil the countryside.
a. acting or ruling as a despot; absolute in power
E.g. The well-known face was there: stern, relentless as ever -- there was that peculiar eye which nothing could melt, and the somewhat raised, imperious, despotic eyebrow.
a. aimless; haphazard; at random; not connected with subject
E.g. In prison Malcolm X set himself the task of reading straight through the dictionary; to him, reading was purposeful, not desultory.
n. right-handedness; readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts
E.g. The negotiations will call for considerable dexterity.
a. skillful in the use of the hands; having mental skill
E.g. The magician was so dexterous that we could not follow him as he performed his tricks.
n. study of nutrition as it relates to health
E.g. I have forwarded it to the dietetics program I attended at my university as it would be beneficial for the nutrition students to review it.
n. a specialist in the study of nutrition
E.g. Some professionals use the terms dietitian and nutritionist interchangeably.
n. wandering from the main path of a journey; diversion
E.g. This was the path to digression, as this is where I began to become slightly jaded.
n. process of making weaker or less concentrated; decrease in the equity position of a share of stock
E.g. Receiving water taken upstream from the outfall may be specified as a source of dilution water in effluent toxicity tests.
a. dire; dreadful; terrible; calamitous; woeful
E.g. Miserable I am, and must be for a time; for the catastrophe which drove me from a house I had found a paradise was of a strange and direful nature.
n. a piece of music of a mournful character, to accompany funeral rites; funeral hymn
E.g. The stranger, after listening for a moment, joined in the mournful dirge.
v. loose bands of; set free; disunite; scatter
E.g. They decided to disband half army when the war came to an end.
v. make uneasy or perplexed; cause to lose one's composure; disconcert
E.g. Such a statement might discomfit the haters in the Democratic base, but it could go a long way to reassuring the voters that the candidates are thinking about the good of America above all.
n. state of being discomposed; disorder; agitation; disturbance; inconsistency; disagreement
E.g. Perpetually poised, Agent 007 never exhibited a moment's discomposure.
a. dissatisfied; restlessly unhappy; uneasy in mind
E.g. Every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him.
a. not harmonious; conflicting; disagreeable in sound; harsh or dissonant
E.g. Nothing is quite so discordant as the sound of a junior high school orchestra tuning up.
a. tending to depart from main point or cover a wide range of subjects
E.g. As the lecturer wandered from topic to topic, we wondered what if any point there was to his discursive remarks.
a. divested of a body; ceased to be corporal; incorporeal.
E.g. In pondering the great mystery, I thought of Helen Burns, recalled her dying words -- her faith -- her doctrine of the equality of disembodied souls.
v. bring up and expel from throat or stomach; vomit; discharge or pour forth contents
E.g. Unwilling to disgorge the cash he had stolen from the pension fund, the embezzler tried to run away.
a. not inclined; having a disinclination; being unwilling
E.g. I found my pupil sufficiently docile, though disinclined to apply: she had not been used to regular occupation of any kind.
v. dig up; unearth; dig up or remove from grave or tomb; bring to public notice
E.g. They planned to disinter the body and hold an autopsy.