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All's Well That Ends Well
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acute
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
acute vision
I am so full of business I cannot answer thee acutely.
acutely = with high perceptiveness (with a sharp mind)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of acute means:
sharp (highly perceptive in some area or mentally sharp)

(often with a connotation that resulting awareness is painful)
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auspicious
1 use
Then go thou forth; And fortune play upon thy prosperous helm, As thy auspicious mistress!
auspicious = favorable; or suggestive of good things to come
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bequeath
4 uses
Bequeathed down from many ancestors
bequeathed = left to or given to another after death
DefinitionGenerally bequeath means:
leave (or give by will) usually upon death
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beseech
9 uses
I beseech you, let me...
beseech = to ask strongly or beg for something
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commendation
4 uses
The duke hath offered him letters of commendations to the king.
commendations = a message expressing a favorable opinion
DefinitionGenerally commendation means:
an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement

or:

a message expressing praise
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conjecture
1 use
Thou speak'st it falsely, as I love mine honour;
And mak'st conjectural fears to come into me
Which I would fain shut out.
conjectural = guessed (not known to be true)
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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contempt
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
feels contempt towards him
Contempt his scornful perspective did lend me,
contempt = disrespect with dislike
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contempt means:
lack of respect — often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
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credulous
1 use
But may not be so credulous of cure,
credulous = gullible (being too willing to believe)
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discord
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
discordant music
His jarring concord, and his discord dulcet,
discord = bad 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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disdain
4 uses
'Tis only title thou disdain'st in her, the which I can build up.
disdain = don't respect
DefinitionGenerally disdain means:
a lack of respect — often suggesting distaste and an undeserved sense of superiority

or:

to reject as not good enough
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entreat
5 uses
this drives me to entreat you:
entreat = ask or attempt to persuade
DefinitionGenerally entreat means:
to ask or attempt to persuade — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
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Florence
19 uses
SCENE 1. Florence.
Florence = city in central Italy that was the center of the Italian Renaissance from 14th to 16th centuries; provincial capital of Tuscany
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flourish   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
the business is flourishing
otherwise a seducer flourishes, and a poor maid is undone.
flourishes = thrives (does well)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of flourish means:
to thrive (grow or develop well)
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2  —1 use as in:
dismissed them with a flourish
Exeunt. flourish.
flourish = a showy gesture (in this case — more specifically:  fanfare played by trumpets to announce the entry or exit of royalty)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of flourish means:
a showy gesture

or:

the act of waving — a hand or an item
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impudent
3 uses
She's impudent, my lord;
impudent = disrespectful; or improperly forward or bold
DefinitionGenerally impudent means:
improperly bold or disrespectful — especially toward someone who is older or considered to be of higher status
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magnanimous
1 use
be magnanimous in the enterprise,
magnanimous = kind and generous in spirit
DefinitionGenerally magnanimous means:
kind and generous in spirit — especially toward those defeated in battle
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Monsieur
12 uses
Monsieur Parolles, my lord calls for you.
Monsieur = Mr. or Sir (in French)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of Monsieur means:
French equivalent to:  "Mr." in English

or:

French equivalent to: "sir" in English (a polite way to address a male)
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notorious
2 uses
a notorious liar
notorious = well known for something bad
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sovereign
5 uses
Gracious sovereign
sovereign = a nation's ruler or head of state
DefinitionGenerally sovereign means:
of a person:  a nation's ruler or head of state

of a political body:  not controlled by outside forces
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wanton
2 uses
The count he woos your daughter
Lays down his wanton siege before her beauty
wanton = of something considered bad:  excessive, thoughtless indulgence — such as waste, cruelty, violence, and especially sexual promiscuity
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