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adversary
2 uses
She is his greatest adversary.
adversary = opponent
DefinitionGenerally adversary means:
an opponent
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Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 3.6
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adverse
1 use
She did an impressive job given the adverse circumstances.
adverse = working against one's interests
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.1
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amorous
2 uses
She doesn't think of him in an amorous way.
amorous = sexual or romantic manner
DefinitionGenerally amorous means:
with sexual desire; or relating to sex or feelings of romantic love
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1st useScene 3.5
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apprehensive
1 use
She is apprehensive about her new job.
apprehensive = worried over possible misfortune
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 1.2
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austere
1 use
He took a vow of silence and leads an austere life at the monastery.
austere = lacking luxury (and stern)
DefinitionGenerally austere means:
a notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration

or:

of a person:  stern in manner; or practicing great self-denial
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 4.3
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calumny
1 use
The committee is characterized by chaos and calumny.
calumny = false accusations
DefinitionGenerally calumny means:
false accusation against a person
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1st useScene 1.3
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derive
5 uses
She likes to win, but she doesn't derive pleasure from watching others lose.
derive = get
DefinitionGenerally derive means:
to get something from something else

(If the context doesn't otherwise indicate where something came from, it is generally from reasoning—especially deductive reasoning.)
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Book5 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 3.2
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dissuade
2 uses
The ad features a woman dying of lung throat cancer in an attempt to dissuade people from starting to smoke cigarettes.
dissuade = persuade someone not to do something
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1st useScene 2.3
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enjoin
1 use
Environmentalist seek to enjoin the drilling on the grounds that it is unnecessary and dangerous.
enjoin = prohibit (command not to do something)
DefinitionGenerally enjoin means:
to command someone to do (or not do) something
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1st useScene 3.5
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ensconced
1 use
She moved to New York for college and has been happily ensconced in the city ever since.
ensconced = settled comfortably
DefinitionGenerally ensconced means:
fixed firmly; or settled comfortably
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1st useScene 2.3
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epitaph
1 use
John Belushi's epitaph reads, "I may be gone, but Rock and Roll lives on."
epitaph = text written on his tombstone
DefinitionGenerally epitaph means:
a short text in memory of a dead person — especially text written on a tombstone
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1st useScene 1.2
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exeunt
28 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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Book28 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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forsake
2 uses
The country must forsake terrorism as a political instrument.
forsake = abandon or give up
DefinitionGenerally forsake means:
to abandon or give up on — such as someone who needs you, or an idea, or a place
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.3
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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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1st useScene 1.1
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repentance
5 uses
Prisoners who show repentance are more likely to be released on parole.
repentance = regret for having done wrong with a desire to be a better person in the future
DefinitionGenerally repentance means:
the feeling or expression of regret for having done something wrong with a firm decision to be a better person in the future
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Book5 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.7
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sanctimonious
1 use
Everyone is tired of her sanctimonious attitude.
sanctimonious = acting morally superior to others
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1st useScene 4.3
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scorn
6 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
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Book6 uses
Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 2.3
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shrewd
4 uses
She is a shrewd negotiator.
shrewd = smart
DefinitionGenerally shrewd means:
smart — especially in negotiating with people (may infer underhanded dealings)
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Book4 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.5
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strife
2 uses
The region suffers from violent religious strife.
strife = conflict or angry disagreement
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1st useScene 2.3
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trifle with
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
a trifling matter
Don't waste my time with trifling matters.
trifling = things of little importance
DefinitionGenerally this sense of trifling means:
something of small importance; or a small quantity
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.3
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