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Antony and Cleopatra
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augment
1 use
Our school district hired a new counselor to augment our college counseling service.
augment = enlarge or increase
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censure
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They censured him for bringing dishonor upon the Senate.
censured = formally criticized
DefinitionGenerally censure means:
harsh criticism; or formal criticism from an organization — such as the U.S. Senate
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endure
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1  —1 use as in:
endured the pain
I endured insult and injury without complaint.
endured = suffered through (or to put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of endure means:
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
or not quizzed
engender
1 use
The police in Mexico don't engender confidence.
engender = cause
DefinitionGenerally engender means:
cause — usually a feeling (possibly a situation)
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enmity
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The war has deepened tribal enmity.
enmity = hatred between enemies
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exeunt
55 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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expedient
1 use
It was a necessary expedient to get the job done.
expedient = a speedy or practical action

(The word necessary, implies that there were undesired aspects of the action.)
DefinitionGenerally expedient means:
a practical action — especially one that accepts negative tradeoffs due to circumstances

or:

convenient, speedy, or practical
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fervent
1 use
a fervent desire to change society
fervent = characterized by intense emotion or passionate belief
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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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grave
1 use
Her smile disappeared as she suddenly realized the gravity of her situation.
gravity = seriousness or importance (weightiness)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of grave means:
serious and/or solemn

(see word notes for more detailed definitions based on context)
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importune
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She began to importune school trustees as soon as she learned of the problem.
importune = beg insistently or urge repeatedly
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infamous
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He is one of Chicago's most infamous mobsters.
infamous = having an exceedingly bad reputation
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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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opulent
1 use
We were impressed by her opulent home.
opulent = magnificent and luxurious — usually expensive
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penitent
1 use
When her anger passed, she was penitent.
penitent = sorry for having done wrong
DefinitionGenerally penitent means:
feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong; or a person who does such
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portend
1 use
I fear the election results portend greater violence in the region.
portend = indicate by signs that something is going to happen — especially something bad
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reconcile
1 use
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reconciled herself to
After the accident, she had to reconcile herself to life without loving parents.
reconcile = to come to terms with
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repose
1 use
She was reposing on the couch
reposing = resting or lying
DefinitionGenerally this sense of repose means:
to rest or lie
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ruminate
1 use
She had little time to ruminate.
ruminate = to think again and again about something
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superfluous
1 use
Eliminate superfluous words.
superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
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