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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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conjecture
1 use
She dismissed it as mere conjecture.
conjecture = a conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence
DefinitionGenerally conjecture means:
a conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence; or the act of forming of such a conclusion or opinion
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Denmark
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He hopes Denmark will lead the world in adaptation of all-electric cars.
Denmark = a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe which was at one time the home of Viking raiding parties and is today a member of the EU and NATO
DefinitionGenerally Denmark means:
officially "The Kingdom of Denmark"; a constitutional monarchy in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe which was at one time the home of Viking raiding parties and is today a member of the EU and NATO
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diligent
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She's the kind of diligent worker we want to hire.
diligent = showing hard work and care
DefinitionGenerally diligent means:
hard work and care in tasks — often continuing when others might quit because of difficulties
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edify
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She edifies and inspires her supporters everywhere she speaks.
edifies = teaches or instructs
DefinitionGenerally edify means:
to instruct — morally or intellectually
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enmity
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The war has deepened tribal enmity.
enmity = hatred between enemies
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exeunt
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Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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fetter
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She is fettered by old ideas whose time has passed.
fettered = hindered (held back)
DefinitionGenerally fetter means:
to restrain or hinder

or more archaically:

a shackle for the ankles
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forbearance
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She recommended regulatory forbearance while the banks repair their balance sheets.
forbearance = refraining (holding back) from acting
DefinitionGenerally forbearance means:
refraining (holding back) from acting

or:

patience, tolerance, or self-control
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impetuous
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She regretted her impetuous promise.
impetuous = impulsive (made suddenly without much thought)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of impetuous means:
impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought) — often with an unfortunate consequence
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importune
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She began to importune school trustees as soon as she learned of the problem.
importune = beg insistently or urge repeatedly
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ingenious
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It was an ingenious solution to the problem—as reliable as it was easy.
ingenious = showing inventiveness and skill
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negligent
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Please forgive my negligence in not calling you sooner.
negligence = insufficient care or attention
DefinitionGenerally negligent means:
insufficient care or attention (not being careful enough or not trying hard enough to fulfill a responsibility)
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obsequious
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In the film, Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts character loved being served by obsequious sales clerks.
obsequious = excessively eager to flatter or serve
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obstinate
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She is an obstinate child who will not follow the family rules.
obstinate = stubbornly not doing what others want
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ostentatious
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Although wealthy, the family is not ostentatious.
ostentatious = showy (trying to attract notice and impress others in a manner seen as in bad taste)
DefinitionGenerally ostentatious means:
intended to attract notice and impress others — especially with wealth in a vulgar way
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pernicious
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By the 21st century, it had evolved into a pernicious lack of employment.
pernicious = harmful or something spreading harm — especially in a gradual or subtle way
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perturb
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she was perturbed
She is not perturbed by attacks from a hostile press.
perturbed = disturbed or made uneasy
DefinitionGenerally this sense of perturb means:
to disturb in mind or make uneasy
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provincial
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In that well-traveled company I felt uncomfortably provincial.
provincial = unsophisticated (meant disapprovingly—often to refer to old-fashioned or narrow-minded attitudes and ideas)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of provincial means:
unsophisticated (meant disapprovingly to refer to old-fashioned or narrow-minded attitudes and ideas)
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superfluous
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Eliminate superfluous words.
superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
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tenable
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Our position became less and less tenable.
tenable = defensible — especially of an opinion or a position
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