English Leading words with Printable Flashcards Set 20 PDF IELTS,TOEFL, TOEIC , GRE ,CSS, UPSC and other language exam. The Sets of high frequency English Leading words will you Master any English language exam in the world.
Didactic: (adj.) Pertaining to teaching, often in the sense of tending to instruct too
He tends to be rather didactic.
Differentiate: (v) To note differences between similar elements
Can you differentiate between two varieties of rice?
Diffidence: (n) Shyness; modesty
The diffidence of the trainee in talking to the company commander was obvious.
Diffident: (adj.) Shy; timid; lacking confidence; reserved
He was diffident about his own success.
Diffuse: (v) To scatter, disperse
Television is a powerful means of diffusing knowledge.
Dire: (adj.) Dreadful; terrible
we cannot neglect the dire consequences of his action.
Disavow: (v) To repudiate; deny responsibility for; disclaim.
The accused disavowed his earlier confession in the police station.
Disburse: (v) To pay out; expend; distribute
The World Bank and the IMF have agreed to disburse financial aid to Pakistan.
Dexterity: (n) Adroitness; skill and care in using the hands; mental skill or quickness
The ball was caught by the fielder with great dexterity.
Diagnosis: (n) Identification of illness or problem by analysing symptoms
This doctor is known for his correct diagnosis.
Dictate: (n) Guiding principle/ rule or requirement
Teenagers follow the dictates of fashion.
Dictatorial: (adj.) Domineering; tyrannical
He rebelled against the dictatorial behaviour of his wife.
Diction: (n) The way we pronounce words
Our choice of words Clarity of diction is vital for a public speaker.
Dictum: (n) A saying or maxim
“Knowledge is power” is a well-known dictum.
Domain: (n) Area or scope of control; field of concern, knowledge, influence.
This problem is outside the domain of medical science.
Domesticate: (v) To tame or adapt animals and plants for human use.
Sheep and cows were two of the most important animals to be domesticated.
Dormant: (adj.) Inactive
Sometimes dormant talents in our friends surprise those of us who never realised how gifted our acquaintances may be.
Drastic: (adj.) Violently effective; extreme
The new governor has decided to take drastic steps against terrorists.
Droll: (adj.) Amusing in an odd or whimsical way.
The professor often told droll stories.
Dupe: (n) One who is easily fooled or deceived.
I won’t be his dupe any longer.
Duplicity: (n) Double-dealing, deliberate deception in speech or action belying. One’s true thoughts or intentions
I hate people who practice duplicity.
Duress: (n) Compulsion by threats or force
He claimed that he signed the confession under duress.