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Ulysses by James Joyce
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apathy
1 use
the apathy of the stars.
apathy = lack of interest and enthusiasm
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1st useChapter 17
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approach
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
approached her with the proposal
For one thing he mightn't what you call jump at the idea, if approached, and what mostly worried him was he didn't know how to lead up to it or word it exactly,
approached = spoke with someone about something for the first time
DefinitionGenerally this sense of approach means:
to speak with someone about something for the first time — such as a proposal — often something discussed in a delicate, tentative way
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Library30 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 16
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candid
8 uses
Be candid for once.
candid = honest and direct
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 500
1st useChapter 16
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complacent
1 use
With these words he approached the goblet to his lips, took a complacent draught of the cordial,
complacent = contented (satisfied, unworried and happy)
DefinitionGenerally complacent means:
contented (unworried and satisfied) — often to a fault
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 14
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credulous
1 use
...smiled credulously on the representative of His Majesty.
credulously = in a trusting manner (ready to believe what is said)
DefinitionGenerally credulous means:
gullible (being too willing to believe)
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1st useChapter 10
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disdain
3 uses
The boatman nodded towards the north of the bay with some disdain.
disdain = lack of respect
DefinitionGenerally disdain means:
a lack of respect — often suggesting distaste and an undeserved sense of superiority

or:

to reject as not good enough
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 1
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disparage
1 use
advising him to sever his connection with a certain budding practitioner who, he noticed, was prone to disparage and even to a slight extent ... deprecate him,
disparage = criticize or make seem less important
DefinitionGenerally disparage means:
to criticize or make seem less important — especially in a disrespectful or contemptuous manner
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 16
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dissent
2 uses
Stephen dissented openly from Bloom's views on...
dissented = disagreed
DefinitionGenerally dissent means:
to disagree; or disagreement or conflict — typically between people who cooperate, and often with official or majority beliefs
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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eccentric
4 uses
Costello, the eccentric
eccentric = someone who is unconventional or strange
DefinitionGenerally eccentric means:
unconventional or strange; or a person with such traits
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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exemplar
4 uses
What future careers had been possible for Bloom in the past and with what exemplars?
exemplars = examples — especially those representing the ideal
DefinitionGenerally exemplar means:
an example — especially one that represents the ideal
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 2000
1st useChapter 17
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expedient
1 use
call wandering but a bit unsteady and on his expressed desire for some beverage to drink Mr Bloom, in view of the hour it was and there being no pump of Vartry water available for their ablutions, let alone drinking purposes hit upon an expedient by suggesting, off the reel, the propriety of the cabman s shelter, as it was called, hardly a stonesthrow away near butt bridge where they might hit upon some drinkables in the shape of a milk and soda or a mineral.
expedient = speedy or practical; or an action that is speedy or practical
DefinitionGenerally expedient means:
a practical action — especially one that accepts negative tradeoffs due to circumstances

or:

convenient, speedy, or practical
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1st useChapter 16
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extol
2 uses
extol the virile potency of
extol = praise, glorify, or honor
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1st useChapter 17
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pious
13 uses
Buck Mulligan, his pious eyes upturned, prayed:
pious = behaving in a highly moral or religious manner
DefinitionGenerally pious means:
behaving in a highly moral or religious manner

or less commonly:  behaving highly moral in a self-righteous or holier-than-thou manner
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Book13 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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prudent
11 uses
Mr Bloom gave prudent assent.
prudent = sensible and cautious
DefinitionGenerally prudent means:
sensible and careful
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Book11 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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refute
1 use
The bulldog of Aquin, with whom no word shall be impossible, refutes him.
refutes = proves or argues that something is false
DefinitionGenerally refute means:
to prove or attempt to prove that something is false
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1st useChapter 9
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repudiate
2 uses
an idea he utterly repudiated.
repudiated = strongly rejected
DefinitionGenerally repudiate means:
strong rejection — especially when the idea or thing being rejected was once embraced
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1st useChapter 15
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reticent
1 use
the enclosures of reticence
reticence = reluctance
DefinitionGenerally reticent means:
reluctant — especially to speak freely
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1st useChapter 17
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revere
7 uses
Reverently look at her as she reclines there with the motherlight in her eyes,
reverently = with feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe
DefinitionGenerally revere means:
regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear
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Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 14
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scrupulous
3 uses
was scrupulously neat and clean
scrupulously = done with extreme care
DefinitionGenerally scrupulous means:
careful to behave ethically and/or diligently (with great care and attention to detail)
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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zeal
3 uses
...knew their zeal was vain.
zeal = enthusiasm
DefinitionGenerally zeal means:
active interest and enthusiasm
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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