Saturday, April 4, 2015
A to Z Challenge: D
Welcome to the fourth day of the A to Z Challenge. Going strong so far. Everybody ready to learn some words with me?
Definition: 1. marked by lack of definite plan, regularity, or purpose; 2. not connected with the main subject; 3. disappointing in progress, performance, or quality
Sentence: The desultory way in which he did his presentation was a disappointment to Professor Ng.
Definition: harmful : destructive
Sentence: Pollution has a very deleterious effect on the planet.
Definition: 1. to melt away or to disappear as if by melting 2. (chemistry) to dissolve gradually and become liquid by attracting and absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts, acids, and alkalies
Sentence: The piles of gray snow from winter have finally deliquesced into puddles of dirty water for spring.
Definition: an insufficient quantity or number.
Sentence: In those arid deserts, they suffered from thirst as well as from dearth of provisions.
-- Dawson, Eneas MacDonell
Definition: harmful to living things.
Sentence: A number of the species are edible, while others have been recorded as deleterious, poisonous, etc.
-- Thomas Taylor