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Romeo and Juliet
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abhor
2 uses
She abhors violence.
abhors = hates or detests
DefinitionGenerally abhor means:
to hate or detest something
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absolve
1 use
The committee absolved her of any wrong doing.
absolved = found blameless
DefinitionGenerally absolve means:
to find someone blameless; or forgive; or relieve (of a requirement or obligation)
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ambiguous
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Her answer was ambiguous.
ambiguous = unclear — because there could be two or more interpretations
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augment
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Our school district hired a new counselor to augment our college counseling service.
augment = enlarge or increase
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dexterity
1 use
The study found that video games improve hand dexterity and mental spatial ability.
dexterity = adroitness (skill) — physical and/or mental
DefinitionGenerally dexterity means:
adroitness (skill) — with the hands or mind
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digress
1 use
She always digresses when telling a story.
digresses = wanders from a direct or straight course — especially verbally
DefinitionGenerally digress means:
wander from a direct or straight course — especially verbally
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disparage
1 use
She has a reputation for disparaging the efforts of her co-workers.
disparaging = criticizing or making seem less important
DefinitionGenerally disparage means:
to criticize or make seem less important — especially in a disrespectful or contemptuous manner
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doleful
1 use
It was another year of a doleful Detroit economy.
doleful = very sad; or causing sadness or misfortune
DefinitionGenerally doleful means:
expressing or causing sadness
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enmity
2 uses
The war has deepened tribal enmity.
enmity = hatred between enemies
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exeunt
32 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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forbearance
2 uses
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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idolatry
1 use
Her admiration borders on idolatry.
idolatry = the worship of idols (physical objects representative of gods)
DefinitionGenerally idolatry means:
the worship of idols (physical objects representative of gods)

or:

excessive admiration and devotion to something or someone
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impute
1 use
Her critics impute a more cynical motive.
impute = attribute (say something is caused by)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of impute means:
attribute (to say one thing is the cause of another—often to blame and often wrongly)

or:

believe something to have a characteristic; or assign a value to something
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inundate
1 use
We were inundated with requests.
inundated = overwhelmed with a large number
DefinitionGenerally this sense of inundate means:
overwhelm with a large number

or:

flood (overwhelm with water)
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penury
1 use
The couple suffered from substance abuse, gambling, lack of family support, and other social ills that lead to penury.
penury = a state of extreme poverty or destitution
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pernicious
1 use
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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predominant
1 use
In the summer, our afternoon breezes come predominantly from the southwest.
predominantly = most commonly
DefinitionGenerally predominant means:
most frequent, common, or important; or having more power and influence
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redress
1 use
Action must be taken to redress the wrongs of the past.
redress = fix a problem; or make amends for a wrong
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rigorous
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rigorous enforcement
She supports a rigorous application of the law.
rigorous = strict when enforcing rules
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tedious
2 uses
I'll have to endure one of her tedious lectures.
tedious = boring or monotonous
DefinitionGenerally tedious means:
boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation
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