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English I. Lesson Six. daub. Definition. Example. (v) to paint coarsely or unskillfully syn : smear. Bright colors were daubed randomly over the artist’s easel. daunt. Definition. Example. (v) to make afraid or discouraged syn : dismay, intimidate, horrify ant: encourage.

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daub

Definition

Example

  • (v) to paint coarsely or unskillfully
  • syn: smear
  • Bright colors were daubed randomly over the artist’s easel.
daunt
daunt

Definition

Example

  • (v) to make afraid or discouraged
  • syn: dismay, intimidate, horrify
  • ant: encourage
  • Although the waves were high and the wind bitterly cold, the treasure seekers were not daunted.
dawdle
dawdle

Definition

Example

  • (v) to waste time
  • syn: tarry, loiter
  • ant: hasten, expedite
  • “Don’t dawdle children,” the governess called up the stairs. “We must hurry.”
debonair
debonair

Definition

Example

  • (adj) carefree and self-confident in manner; elegant and gracious
  • syn: charming, gracious, suave
  • ant: gauche, awkward
  • I expected to see an awkward young man, so I was quite surprised to see a debonair gentleman.
decadence
decadence

Definition

Example

  • (n) moral deterioration
  • syn: decay, decline
  • ant: progress
  • It has often been suggested that the fall of Rome was a result of its decadence.
declaim
declaim

Definition

Example

  • (v) to speak in a dramatic, pompous, or blustering manner
  • ant: whisper
  • The judge told the actor to answer the questions simply and leave his declaiming for the stage.
defunct
defunct

Definition

Example

  • (adj) no longer in existence
  • I discovered too late that the bargain stock I had purchased was for a defunct corporation.
deify
deify

Definition

Example

  • (v) to make a god of; to look upon or worship as a god
  • syn: to idolize, adore, exalt
  • ant: abhor, detest
  • He deified her; then he was crushed when she turned out to be a mere human like all the rest of us.
delete
delete

Definition

Example

  • (v) to take out; cross out
  • syn: erase, wipe out
  • ant: include, add
  • Delete the second sentence; you already made your point, and the repetition only weakens your argument.
delude
delude

Definition

Example

  • (v) to mislead; to fool
  • syn: deceive
  • ant: englighten
  • We were deluded into thinking we could trust the smooth-talking salesman.