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Henry IV, Part 1
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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
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affable
1 use
She's an affable, never-met-someone-she-didn't-like kind of woman.
affable = good natured and sociable
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apparent
6 uses
The effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the dry fields.
apparent = clear or obvious
DefinitionGenerally apparent means:
clear or obvious; or appearing as such but not necessarily so
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audacious
1 use
It was an audacious act of piracy.
audacious = bold and daring
DefinitionGenerally audacious means:
bold and daring (inclined to take risks) — especially in violating social convention in a manner that could offend others
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bombastic
1 use
The media relishes her bombastic style.
bombastic = pompous or pretentious talk or writing

(often using difficult words to make something sound more important than it is or to make the speaker sound more intelligent)
DefinitionGenerally bombastic means:
pompous or pretentious talk or writing

(often using difficult words in an attempt to make something sound more important than it is or to make the speaker sound more intelligent)
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choleric
2 uses
A choleric cop blew his top.
choleric = easily moved to anger
DefinitionGenerally choleric means:
easily moved to anger; or characterized by anger
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commendation
1 use
a letter of commendation for superior performance
commendation = formally and publicly praising
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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contempt
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
feels contempt towards him
Familiarity breeds contempt.
contempt = lack of respect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contempt means:
lack of respect — often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
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exeunt
25 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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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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ignominious
1 use
an ignominious retreat
ignominious = deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
DefinitionGenerally ignominious means:
deserving or bringing disgrace or shame — typically in reference to behavior or character
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innovate
1 use
Apple is considered one of the most innovative companies.
innovative = introducing things that are new and different
DefinitionGenerally innovate means:
bring something new to an environment
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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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malevolent
1 use
She tells vicious lies and spreads malevolent rumors.
malevolent = evil
DefinitionGenerally malevolent means:
evil:
  • of a person:  wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
  • of a thing:  exerting an evil or harmful influence
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prodigal
1 use
The rainforest is filled with a prodigal variety of vegetation.
prodigal = abundant (many, many kinds)
DefinitionGenerally prodigal means:
recklessly wasteful

or more rarely:

abundant (extravagant in amount)

or more rarely still:

long absent (someone who has been away a long time)
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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
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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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tranquil
1 use
I love a lake with tranquil blue water.
tranquil = calm
DefinitionGenerally tranquil means:
calm and undisturbed
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vigilant
1 use
We need to remain vigilant when interacting with websites we don't know.
vigilant = carefully observant or attentive — often to possible danger
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