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Twelfth Night
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augment
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Our school district hired a new counselor to augment our college counseling service.
augment = enlarge or increase
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austere
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He took a vow of silence and leads an austere life at the monastery.
austere = lacking luxury (and stern)
DefinitionGenerally austere means:
a notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration

or:

of a person:  stern in manner; or practicing great self-denial
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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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consanguineous
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They considered consanguineous marriages up to the third cousin as incest.
consanguineous = related by blood
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edify
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She edifies and inspires her supporters everywhere she speaks.
edifies = teaches or instructs
DefinitionGenerally edify means:
to instruct — morally or intellectually
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exeunt
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Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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fraught
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The week following the diagnosis was fraught with difficult choices.
fraught = full of negative things
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heresy
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It is a hardline form of Sunni Islam that condemns all other strains as heresy.
heresy = something immoral
DefinitionGenerally heresy means:
opinions or actions most people consider immoral
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incredulous
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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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inevitable
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It is as inevitable as death and taxes.
inevitable = certain to happen
DefinitionGenerally inevitable means:
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
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inure
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She is inured to the cold.
inured = has become hardened (or accustomed) to something unpleasant
DefinitionGenerally inure means:
cause to accept or become hardened to something unpleasant
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lethargic
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Large lunches make me feel lethargic in the afternoon.
lethargic = lacking energy
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mitigate
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Don't judge her so harshly until you consider the mitigating circumstances.
mitigating = making less harmful or unpleasant
DefinitionGenerally mitigate means:
make less harmful or unpleasant
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mollify
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She managed to mollify the angry customer.
mollify = calm someone who is or may become angry or upset
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obscure
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1  —1 use as in:
the view or directions are obscure
For some obscure reason that goes back many years, they don't like each other.
obscure = not clearly understood
DefinitionGenerally this sense of obscure means:
not clearly seen, understood, or expressed
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peruse
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Please peruse this report at your leisure.
peruse = read or examine
DefinitionGenerally peruse means:
to read or examine
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portend
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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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prudent
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She was promoted to manager because she is so prudent.
prudent = sensible and careful
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resolute
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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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simulate
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A computer model is used to simulate the effects of wind.
simulate = imitate or represent
DefinitionGenerally simulate means:
make an imitation or representation of
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