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All's Well That Ends Well
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Extra Credit Words with Typical Sample Sentences

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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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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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egregious
1 use
She asked for triple damages due to egregious negligence.
egregious = exceptionally bad
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empirical
1 use
Is her theory supported by empirical data?
empirical = based on experience or observation rather than theory
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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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equivocal
1 use
Her statement was equivocal.
equivocal = unclear in meaning — especially where opposing interpretations are reasonable (sometimes intentionally)
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exeunt
28 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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fetter
1 use
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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knell
1 use
The poll should be interpreted as the death knell of her campaign.
knell = the sound of a bell rung slowly — especially to announce death or a funeral
DefinitionGenerally knell means:
the sound of a bell rung slowly — especially to announce death or a funeral

or:

announcing the demise or end of something
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languish
1 use
The prisoner languished in the dungeon for years.
languished = suffering in a bad situation for a long time
DefinitionGenerally languish means:
to suffer in a bad situation for a long time
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liege
6 uses
He was her liege lord.
liege = a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service
DefinitionGenerally liege means:
a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service

or:

a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord
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obstinate
1 use
She is an obstinate child who will not follow the family rules.
obstinate = stubbornly not doing what others want
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perfidy
1 use
She is guilty of perfidy if not treason.
perfidy = an act of deliberate betrayal
DefinitionGenerally perfidy means:
an act of deliberate betrayal; or such behavior
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peruse
1 use
Please peruse this report at your leisure.
peruse = read or examine
DefinitionGenerally peruse means:
to read or examine
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pretense
1 use
The country maintains a pretense of a free press.
pretense = an appearance to help pretend
DefinitionGenerally pretense means:
an appearance or action to help one pretend
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sanctimonious
1 use
Everyone is tired of her sanctimonious attitude.
sanctimonious = acting morally superior to others
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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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superfluous
1 use
Eliminate superfluous words.
superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
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tedious
1 use
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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timorous
1 use
She was timorous as a mouse.
timorous = timid
DefinitionGenerally timorous means:
timid (fearful) or shy
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