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Henry IV, Part 2
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abridge
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The new law might abridge our freedom of speech.
abridge = reduce
DefinitionGenerally abridge means:
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements — especially to a book
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archbishop
37 uses
The Archbishop of Canterbury is the principal leader of the Church of England.
archbishop = a bishop of highest rank (in charge of other bishops and churches)
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beseech
13 uses
She teaches and beseeches her students to think about their future.
beseeches = asks strongly or begs
DefinitionGenerally beseech means:
to ask strongly or beg for something
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commend
6 uses
I commend you for a good job.
commend = praise
DefinitionGenerally commend means:
praise or recommend
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conjecture
2 uses
She dismissed it as mere conjecture.
conjecture = a conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence
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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countenance
3 uses
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giving countenance
We will not countenance torture.
countenance = to tolerate or approve
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
to tolerate, approve, or show favor or support
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daunt
1 use
It is a challenge that would daunt a lesser diplomat.
daunt = discourage or intimidate
DefinitionGenerally daunt means:
to discourage or intimidate

(editor's note: The root word is most commonly seen as the adjective daunting which describes something as "discouraging or intimidating". Note that the "-less" suffix means without, so dauntless is to daunt as hopeless is to hope and careless is to care.)
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digress
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She always digresses when telling a story.
digresses = wanders from a direct or straight course — especially verbally
DefinitionGenerally digress means:
wander from a direct or straight course — especially verbally
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discord
1 use
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discord amongst the group
There is too much discord in the team.
discord = conflict or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate
DefinitionGenerally this sense of discord means:
conflict or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate

or (especially in the form "discordant"):

seeming different  or wrong along with everything else
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divine
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to forgive is divine
Her pies are divine.
divine = wonderful
DefinitionGenerally this sense of divine means:
wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
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impartial
2 uses
An impartial judge is necessary for a fair trial.
impartial = without favoritism or bias
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impudent
2 uses
She is an impudent girl given to insulting strangers.
impudent = improperly bold or disrespectful
DefinitionGenerally impudent means:
improperly bold or disrespectful — especially toward someone who is older or considered to be of higher status
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incredulous
1 use
I find it incredulous that you believe she is sincere.
incredulous = difficult to believe
DefinitionGenerally incredulous means:
unbelieving; or having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
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lament
2 uses
She lamented the loss.
lamented = expressed grief or regret
DefinitionGenerally lament means:
to express grief or regret
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perturb
1 use
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perturbation of the orbit
If the perturbations are small, the procedure should work.
perturbations = a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly
DefinitionGenerally this sense of perturbation means:
physics or astronomy:  a secondary influence on a system that causes it to deviate slightly
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redress
6 uses
Action must be taken to redress the wrongs of the past.
redress = fix a problem; or make amends for a wrong
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revere
3 uses
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
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rogue
13 uses
South Korea is always mindful of its rogue neighbor to the north.
rogue = not normal and dangerous
DefinitionGenerally rogue means:
not normal and dangerous

(see word notes for more detailed definitions based on context)
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wanton
3 uses
She is known for wanton behavior.
wanton = excessive, thoughtless indulgence — such as waste, cruelty, violence, and especially sexual promiscuity
DefinitionGenerally wanton means:
of something considered bad:  excessive, thoughtless indulgence — such as waste, cruelty, violence, and especially sexual promiscuity
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zeal
3 uses
She attacks each challenge with zeal.
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
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