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Animal Farm
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adapt
1 use
Ideas contained in passages for this test, some of which are excerpted or adapted from published material, do not necessarily represent the opinions of the College Board.
adapted = changed (to fit this situation)
DefinitionGenerally adapt means:
change to fit a different situation; or make suitable
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advocate
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
to advocate
She advocates stricter gun control.
advocates = publicly supports
DefinitionGenerally this sense of advocate means:
to recommend or publicly support someone or something
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arable
1 use
The government nationalized all arable land.
arable = of farmland:  capable of being farmed productively
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attribute
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
I attribute it to...
She attributed this quotation to Shakespeare.
attributed = credited (a source for something)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of attribute means:
to credit (a source for something) — such as:
  • to say that something happened because of someone or something else (give credit or blame)
  • to say that an idea or quotation came from a specified source
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capitulate
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The Romans induced many enemy armies to capitulate by offering good terms of surrender.
capitulate = to stop resisting — especially to surrender under formal terms
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compensate
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
he compensates with extra effort
She uses several techniques to help compensate for her dyslexia.
compensate = make up
DefinitionGenerally this sense of compensate means:
make up for; or adjust for
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contemptible
2 uses
She is uninformed and her views are contemptible.
contemptible = very bad (deserving no respect)
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expound
1 use
You will be asked to expound on a teacher-selected topic from the book.
expound = explain or discuss in detail
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foal
1 use
I've trained her to ride since she was a foal.
foal = young horse
DefinitionGenerally foal means:
a young horse; or giving birth to a young horse
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forgery
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The painting is a forgery.
forgery = a fake ( a copy meant to look like the original)
DefinitionGenerally forgery means:
something that is represented as real even though it is a fake; or the making of such a fake item
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frugal
1 use
A good salary and frugal spending habits led to a large bank account.
frugal = avoiding waste
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ignominious
2 uses
an ignominious retreat
ignominious = deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
DefinitionGenerally ignominious means:
deserving or bringing disgrace or shame — typically in reference to behavior or character
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inclined
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
I'm inclined to
I'm inclined to believe him.
inclined = have a tendency; or an attitude or mood that favors something
DefinitionGenerally this sense of inclined means:
a tendency; in the mood; or an attitude that favors something
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inscribe
4 uses
The ring was inscribed with these words...
inscribed = written upon
DefinitionGenerally inscribe means:
to write in various formal or special senses including:
  • to write, carve, or etch words onto something's surface
  • to write a signed message — as in a book given as a gift
  • to mark with one's signature
  • to write down something when adding it to a list
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intractable
1 use
What do you think is the most intractable issue of our era?
intractable = difficult
DefinitionGenerally intractable means:
difficult in various senses:
  • of problems or disease:  difficult to solve or cure
  • of people or animals:  difficult to manage or control
  • of materials:  difficult to manipulate
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lament
2 uses
She lamented the loss.
lamented = expressed grief or regret
DefinitionGenerally lament means:
to express grief or regret
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restive
1 use
Employees became restive as management grew increasingly more demanding.
restive = uneasy, impatient, and difficult to control
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spontaneous
2 uses
The group broke into spontaneous laughter.
spontaneous = happening or arising without plan
DefinitionGenerally spontaneous means:
happening or arising without plan (naturally)

or:

behaving in an instinctive, uninhibited manner (unplanned)

or:

happening without apparent external cause
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taciturn
1 use
She is taciturn by nature, but people like her once they get to know her.
taciturn = tending not to speak much
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vivacious
1 use
She's a charming and vivacious hostess.
vivacious = has an engaging liveliness
DefinitionGenerally vivacious means:
an engaging liveliness
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