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Death of a Salesman
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accommodate
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I will accommodate for your need
She accommodates different learning styles.
accommodates = adjust something to provide for a need
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anemic
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The company has been managing anemic growth.
anemic = lacking vitality
DefinitionGenerally anemic means:
suffering from too few red blood cells

or metaphorically:  lacking vitality
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animate
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animated by her strong belief
The right to pursue happiness is an animating principle of American government.
animating = inspiring people to action
DefinitionGenerally this sense of animate means:
inspire, make more lively, or bring to life
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approbation
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She is not motivated by popular approbation.
approbation = approval
DefinitionGenerally approbation means:
approval - often official
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audacious
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It was an audacious act of piracy.
audacious = bold and daring
DefinitionGenerally audacious means:
bold and daring (inclined to take risks) — especially in violating social convention in a manner that could offend others
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audible
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She spoke in a barely audible whisper.
audible = capable of being heard
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candid
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Don't worry about my feelings. I'd like your candid opinion.
candid = honest and direct
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correspond
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a correspondence course
She took a correspondence course while she was in prison.
correspondence = done from afar via written communication
DefinitionGenerally this sense of correspondence means:
done from afar
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enthrall
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I am enthralled by her expressive voice.
enthralled = held spellbound (with full attention captured)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of enthrall means:
hold spellbound (capture full attention)
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grave
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Her smile disappeared as she suddenly realized the gravity of her situation.
gravity = seriousness or importance (weightiness)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of grave means:
serious and/or solemn

(see word notes for more detailed definitions based on context)
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humiliate
2 uses
She felt humiliated by his public insults.
humiliated = extremely embarrassed (feeling decreased dignity)
DefinitionGenerally humiliate means:
extremely embarrass (decrease dignity, self-respect, or pride — especially in front of others)
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immerse
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immersed in her book
She immersed herself in her studies.
immersed = completely involved
DefinitionGenerally this sense of immerse means:
to get very interested or completely involved
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incredulous
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I find it incredulous that you believe she is sincere.
incredulous = difficult to believe
DefinitionGenerally incredulous means:
unbelieving; or having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
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initiative
2 uses
She is smart, dedicated and has initiative. I expect to see her promoted soon.
initiative = the ability and tendency to determine what should be done and to start doing it without instruction
DefinitionGenerally initiative means:
the ability and tendency to determine what should be done and to start doing it without instruction

or:

to start something; as in:
  • "She did it on her own initiative." — started it without anyone telling her to
  • "She seized the initiative." — started actions that force others to react to her rather than her having to react to them
  • "the peace initiative" — a plan or the start of actions to bring about peace
  • "a ballot initiative" — a proposed law that is started by citizen petition rather than by the legislature (applicable in many jurisdictions such as California)
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mortgage
2 uses
We are the proud owners of a new home and a $100,000 mortgage.
mortgage = a real estate loan agreement that promises to turn the real estate over to the lender if the loan isn't paid
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pennant
2 uses
The underdog baseball team won the pennant after 162 hard fought games.
pennant = a flag given to a champion as an award
DefinitionGenerally pennant means:
a flag given to a champion as an award

or:

a triangular flag (often used for nautical signals)
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resignation
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accepted it with resignation
It wasn't her first choice, but she accepted it with resignation.
resignation = having accepted something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resignation means:
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
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simultaneous
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It is published in simultaneous print and electronic editions.
simultaneous = at the same time
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trepidation
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She began her first day at the new school with some trepidation.
trepidation = fear or anxiety about what will happen
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yield
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yield to pressure
The country vowed not to yield to pressure from its larger neighbors.
yield = give in
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to give in, give way, or give up
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