Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Dabble - to work in a non serious fashion , to deal (with) or work (at) frivolously. 
Usage – He dabbles in chemistry.
Link - sounds like table...and if you see someone putting up their legs on the TABLE in the office, YOU GET the feeling that the person is not serious about his image at work...and if its a girl wearing mini skirt puts her legs ion the table then you become unserious about work...
Link – Dabble rhymes well with babble. To babble is to talk nonsense and talking nonsense means wasting time and wasting time means you are not taking your work seriously. So babble implies dabble.

Dally – to waste time idly, to act or move slowly, to behave carelessly or indifferently.
Usage - He did not dally long over his meal.
Link – Dally sounds like daily. So daily, if you chit chat with your ally (friend or associate), then you are 
wasting precious time, hence dallying...
Link2 - if you are playing daily for 7-8 hours then you are wasting your time...

Dank - unpleasant, damp and cold 
Usage - The kitchen was dank and cheerless.
Link – Dank sounds like tank. A tank containing cold water will be damp and cold on the inside.
Link2 - sounds like dan+k(kool)...Damp ANd Kool...simple:)

Dapper - neat and trim
Usage - David Beckham and Tom Cruise are dapper young men
Link - sounds like diaper....if you can remember the diapers used for babies, should be kept neat and trim..else they will catch infection...

Dappled - spotted, having spots or patches of color, having colorful patterns. 
Usage - He stood in the dappled sunlight of the forest.
Link – Dappled = Dirty + apple. Cut an apple and leave it in the open, after some time you can see several 
brown spots on it as a result of oxidation. So apple is dirty because it is dappled.

Daub – cover with something sticky, smear with paint 
Usage - They daubed his home with slogans.
Link - sounds like Dabur chyavanprash. Mr. Dubey daubed dabur chyavanprash on bread...
Link2 - for all Harry Potter fans....if you can remember DOBBY from the Harry Potter movies: he was always shabby and dirty, as if COVERED WITH MUD or SMEARED WITH PAINT

Daunt - to intimidate, discourage, to dishearten. 
Usage - Nothing evil could daunt them.
Link - sounds like danger + aunt..while you are doing it with a sexy aunt and uncle catches you...he will daunt 
Link2 - sounds like haunt...if you are frightened you will be discouraged to go into the haunted house....

Dawdle - loiter, hang around, waste time doing nothing
Usage - They dawdled arm in arm past the shopfronts.
Link – Read as daw+dull..dull people always dawdle...

Deadpan – a blank and expressionless face, emotionless face or manner
Usage - deadpan delivery of the joke.
Link – sounds like dead man. When you see a dead body, it is still and no expression on the face. So a dead 
pan means a blank or expressionless face.

Debacle - a sudden collapse or a total failure, sudden disastrous
Usage - The convention was a disaster
Link - sounds like tackle...the student tried to tackle the problem in various ways, but it turned out to be a 
debacle(failure, could not solve)

Debauch - morally corrupt, to lead away from excellence, involving excessively in drinking and promiscuity
Usage -  A film accused of debauching public morals.
Link - sounds like De-BASH.Debashish was bashed because he was indulging in all the bad things, but instead of refraining from such activities, he became DEBAUCH...
Link2 - sounds like de(the)+boss...you think your boss is debauch(morally corrupt) and exploits her secretary..

Debonair - aiming to please, urbane, affable, elegant, charming
Usage - A handsome , debonair, death-defying racing driver
Link - i think everyone must have heard of debonair.com....the site has some girls to please everyone..rest is
clear...you can open the site only when you are alone to get the clear meaning of the word...

Debilitate - weaken(esp. through heat, hunger) 
Usage - Life in the camp debilitated him.
Link -  sounds like Bill Clinton....when he came to India he ate so much that he suffered from diarrhea which
debilitated him....
Link2 - Sounds like De Bill and Ate). You dont have enough money and the restaurant person is telling to "De Bill and Eat" means fist give bill and than eat. What will happen?? You will surely get weaken by Hunger!!!

Debunk - To expose or ridicule the falseness, sham or exaggerated claims 
Usage - Debunk a supposed miracle drug
Link - the excuse for bunking the classes was debunked when my dad called the college and asked them...
Link2 - For all the Salman Khan fans, In the movie Dabaang, Salman khan tries to debunk the nefarious plans of Sonu Sood.

Decant - To pour ( a liquid) from one container into another
Usage - She decanted the milk into a jug
Link - The can of Kingfisher was opened and DECANTED  into another vessel...

Decapitate - To cut off the head of, behead, execute 
Usage - The colonel ordered his men to decapitate the prisoners
Link - The prisoner was decapitated and so could not wear a cap anymore :P

Deciduous - not lasting, ephemeral , shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season
Usage - Oaks are deciduous trees
Link - The reality show DESI(CI) Girls started with much hype and hoopla but once the show started the response was not so good and hence lost all the TRPS, the hype didnt last long, so DESI GIRL was DECIDUOUS....
Link2 - all the desi hot girls of delhi are found in DU(delhi university)....


AJ said...

thanks a lot for starting D. I have been waiting so long!!! :) :) :)

Anonymous said...

Big Thumbs up for starting D, wanted it really badly :) :) great goin!

Anonymous said...

gr8 tht u started D, hoping that u will finish it soon as Im currently on it, plzz start with E next ...thnks!!

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Deepak Kr Goel said...

Hi My email Id is Deepakkumarnmims@gmail.com. I need this vocab list. Please suggest. We can also discuss over phone if you suggest.

Requesting you fast response

Thanks A Tonne!!!