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GRE | List of words to enhance your vocabulary with alphabet ‘D’

  • Last Updated : 02 Jun, 2020
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Set-4 :
The list of 10 most common root words with alphabet ‘D’ with their meaning and examples is as follows:

NoRootMeaningExamplesMeaning
1dictspeakedictcommand
predictsay beforehand
maledictioncurse
2diaacross throughdiametera straight line passing from side to side through the centre of a figure
diastolethe phase of the heartbeat when the heart muscle relaxes and allows the chambers to fill with blood
3disapart/notdissensiondisagreement of opinion
diffidentlacking self confidence
disabuseundeceive
4DEMpeopledemocracygovernment by the people
endemicpeculiar to a particular person or locality
pandemicgeneral, universal
5dubdoubtdubietydoubtfulness
dubiousdoubtful
indubitableunquestionable
6dysfaultydysfunctionalpoorly functioning
dyspepsiaimpaired digestion
dystrophyfaulty or inadequate nutrition or development
7doxbelieforthodoxconservative
paradoxcontradiction
heterodoxunorthodox
8duo / dutwodualdouble
duologya pair of related novels, plays, or films
9dereduce / removedeescalatereduce the intensity of
defenestrateremove or dismiss (someone) from a position of power or authority
deceleratereduce or cause to reduce in speed
10dulcsweetdulcetpleasing
dulcifiedsweetened
dulcimera musical instrument

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