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Romeo and Juliet
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apprehend
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
apprehend the criminal
Police are determined to apprehend the murderer.
apprehend = to capture and arrest someone suspected of breaking the law
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useScene 5.3
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banish
29 uses
He was banished from his own country.
banished = expelled (forced to leave)
DefinitionGenerally banish means:
to expel or get rid of — such as a person from a community or an idea from the mind
Word Statistics
Book29 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.2
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beseech
7 uses
She teaches and beseeches her students to think about their future.
beseeches = asks strongly or begs
DefinitionGenerally beseech means:
to ask strongly or beg for something
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Book7 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.3
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chide
5 uses
She constantly chides me for my grammar.
chides = gently correct (tell someone they have done wrong)
DefinitionGenerally chide means:
to tell someone they have done wrong — typically in a gentle way to encourage better behavior
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Book5 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.3
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commend
5 uses
I commend you for a good job.
commend = praise
DefinitionGenerally commend means:
praise or recommend
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.4
conjure
4 uses
She fears his black magic will conjure up evil spirits.
conjure = summon into action or bring into existence
DefinitionGenerally conjure means:
summon into action or bring into existence — often as if by magic
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Book4 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.1
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consort
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
consort together
She consorts with criminals.
consorts = spends time with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consort means:
spend time with — especially spending leisure time with people considered undesirable; or one of the people with whom time is spent
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Book3 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.1
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discord   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
discord amongst the group
There is too much discord in the team.
discord = conflict or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate
DefinitionGenerally this sense of discord means:
conflict or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate

or (especially in the form "discordant"):

seeming different  or wrong along with everything else
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Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.3
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2  —1 use as in:
discordant music
She described the loud discordant music as a form of torture.
discordant = unpleasant sounding
DefinitionGenerally this sense of discord means:
unpleasant sound — especially a combination of sounds that sound wrong together (though sometimes done intentionally in music)
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Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.5
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entreat
3 uses
She flattered and entreated him until he agreed to help.
entreated = asked or attempted to persuade
DefinitionGenerally entreat means:
to ask or attempt to persuade — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.3
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exile
6 uses
She fled Tibet and is living in exile in India.
exile = having to live outside one's home country
DefinitionGenerally exile means:
to force someone to live outside of their home country; or living in such a condition

or more rarely:  voluntary absence from one's own country
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Book6 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.1
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frayed
5 uses
1  —5 uses as in:
into the fray
I'm hesitant to join the fray.
the fray = a noisy fight, controversial debate, or other exciting situation
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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lament
8 uses
She lamented the loss.
lamented = expressed grief or regret
DefinitionGenerally lament means:
to express grief or regret
Word Statistics
Book8 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useScene 3.2
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loathe
5 uses
I make New Year's resolutions every year and then loathe myself for breaking them.
loathe = detest or intensely dislike
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.6
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mortal   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 5 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
mortal body
Don't expect perfection of a mere mortal.
mortal = human (especially merely human); or subject to death
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.2
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2  —2 uses as in:
a mortal wound
Have the detectives determined who struck the mortal blow?
mortal = causing death
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.1
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scorn
5 uses
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
scorned = treated with disrespect or disdain
DefinitionGenerally scorn means:
treat with a strong disrespect or disdain — sometimes accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 500
1st useScene 1.1
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slander
3 uses
In the United States, it is extremely difficult for someone famous to win a slander lawsuit—almost no matter what is said.
slander = words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 4.1
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writ
7 uses
Her attorney filed for a writ of habeas corpus.
writ = an order issued by a court or judicial officer
DefinitionGenerally writ means:
law:  an order issued by a court or judicial officer

or more rarely:

archaic term for written or wrote
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.2
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yield
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
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
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useScene 2.2
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