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Extra Credit Words with Typical Sample Sentences

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abhor
1 use
She abhors violence.
abhors = hates or detests
DefinitionGenerally abhor means:
to hate or detest something
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.3
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accord
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
accordance = keeping with; or agreement with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library42 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.4
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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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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.1
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capricious
1 use
Nothing seems more capricious than a tornado.
capricious = impulsive or unpredictable
DefinitionGenerally capricious means:
impulsive or unpredictable or tending to make sudden changes — especially impulsive behavior
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.3
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endure
1 use
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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Book1 uses
Library17 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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exeunt
27 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
Word Statistics
Book27 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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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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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.1
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lament
1 use
She lamented the loss.
lamented = expressed grief or regret
DefinitionGenerally lament means:
to express grief or regret
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useScene 1.2
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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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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.1
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mockery
7 uses
I will not permit the defendant to make a mockery of this trial.
mockery = something that is ridiculous
DefinitionGenerally mockery means:
ridicule (to make fun of)

or:

something so inadequate it is ridiculous (silly)
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library28 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useScene 3.2
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ominous
1 use
I'm beginning to hear ominous rumblings of discontent.
ominous = threatening (suggestive of, or foreshadowing bad things to come)
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.2
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penury
2 uses
The couple suffered from substance abuse, gambling, lack of family support, and other social ills that lead to penury.
penury = a state of extreme poverty or destitution
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Book2 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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profound
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
profound idea
She shared a profound way of thinking about the problem.
profound = deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.2
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remorse
1 use
There was no sign of remorse until the police caught her.
remorse = strong regret
DefinitionGenerally remorse means:
a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
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Book1 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.3
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reprove
2 uses
She's the kind of boss who reproves in private and praises in public.
reproves = criticizes
DefinitionGenerally reprove means:
to express disapproval of one's actions to them
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Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.4
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resolute
1 use
She stood resolute as some complained that she was asking too much of the team.
resolute = firm in purpose or belief
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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revere
1 use
Many fans revere Michael Jordan as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
revere = regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration
DefinitionGenerally revere means:
regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useScene 1.1
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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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Book1 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 4.1
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scorn
7 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
Book7 uses
Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 500
1st useScene 3.5
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squander
1 use
She squandered the money she inherited from her grandmother.
squandered = wasted
DefinitionGenerally squander means:
to waste — money, resources, or opportunities
Word Statistics
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.6
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