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The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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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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1st useScene 4.3
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accord
4 uses
1  —4 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
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Library42 uses in 10 avg bks
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censure
1 use
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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commendation
2 uses
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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enfranchise
1 use
In 1890 Wyoming was the first state to enfranchise women.
enfranchise = grant voting rights
DefinitionGenerally enfranchise means:
grant voting rights

or archaically:  grant freedom — as from slavery
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exeunt
20 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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forswear
9 uses
asked the Palestinians to forswear terrorism
forswear = renounce or disavow
DefinitionGenerally forswear means:
to decide to stop doing something; or to renounce or disavow something
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fraught
1 use
The week following the diagnosis was fraught with difficult choices.
fraught = full of negative things
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hapless
2 uses
a hapless victim
hapless = unlucky or unfortunate — often making others feel pity
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linguist
1 use
She is a linguist specializing in Native American languages.
linguist = a specialist in the study of language
DefinitionGenerally linguist means:
a specialist in the study of language

or:

a person who is skilled in multiple languages
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parley
1 use
The two countries sent peace negotiators to parley in Paris.
parley = a negotiation or discussion — especially between enemies
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penance
4 uses
prayers of penance
penance = self-punishment, prayer, or other atonement (action to make up for wrong-doing)

or:

a religious sacrament (practice) often called confession involving confession, forgiveness, and atonement
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perplex
1 use
Scientists are perplexed by the mystery.
perplexed = confused or puzzled
DefinitionGenerally perplex means:
to confuse
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pretense
1 use
The country maintains a pretense of a free press.
pretense = an appearance to help pretend
DefinitionGenerally pretense means:
an appearance or action to help one pretend
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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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1st useScene 4.3
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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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scorn
5 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
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1st useScene 3.1
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tedious
1 use
I'll have to endure one of her tedious lectures.
tedious = boring or monotonous
DefinitionGenerally tedious means:
boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation
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trifle with
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
trifle with her affections
She is not a woman to trifle with or ignore.
trifle with = treat thoughtlessly or without respect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of trifle with means:
to treat somebody or something thoughtlessly or without respect
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zeal
1 use
She attacks each challenge with zeal.
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
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