toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books

War and Peace
Vocabulary

Extra Credit Words with Typical Sample Sentences

(click/touch triangles for details)
apathy
3 uses
Seeing too much senior apathy, the high school began having juniors declare a major for their senior year.
apathy = lack of interest and enthusiasm
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
Web Links
capricious
8 uses
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
Word Statistics
Book8 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
Web Links
conciliatory
2 uses
Their statements are conciliatory, but their actions are uncompromising.
conciliatory = intended to end bad feelings or build trust
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
Web Links
depravity
7 uses
It is a terrible story of an innocent who trusted a man who treated her with ruthless depravity.
depravity = complete immorality or evilness
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
Web Links
desist
2 uses
The Federal Trade Commission ordered the company to cease-and-desist from making such claims.
desist = to stop doing something
DefinitionGenerally desist means:
to not do something
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
Web Links
discord   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
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
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
Web Links
2  —1 use as in:
discordant music
She described the loud discordant music as a form of torture.
discordant = unpleasant sounding
DefinitionGenerally this sense of discord means:
unpleasant sound — especially a combination of sounds that sound wrong together (though sometimes done intentionally in music)
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
Web Links
dissent
2 uses
The Alien and Sedition Acts were attempts to silence early political dissent in America.
dissent = disagreement
DefinitionGenerally dissent means:
to disagree; or disagreement or conflict — typically between people who cooperate, and often with official or majority beliefs
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
Web Links
elude
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
he eluded the police
The thief eluded the police
eluded = avoided (got away from)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of elude means:
to avoid, or get away from, or remain out of reach — as in:
  • "She eluded the police."
  • She eluded danger and finally arrived safely at home.
  • Success has eluded me so far.
  • She always messes up, but some how eludes taking responsibility
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
Web Links
expedient
3 uses
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
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
Web Links
fallacious
1 use
She reached a false conclusion that was based on fallacious reasoning.
fallacious = mistaken (based on incorrect information or belief)
DefinitionGenerally fallacious means:
not correct
  • typically describing something as mistaken due to incorrect information or belief
  • sometimes describing something as an intentional lie
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
Web Links
guile
1 use
Her cleverness and inventiveness was exceeded only by her guile.
guile = cunning (shrewdness and cleverness) and deceit
DefinitionGenerally guile means:
cunning (shrewdness and cleverness) and deceitful
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
Web Links
indolent
7 uses
She never recovered from the indolence of her youth.
indolence = laziness
DefinitionGenerally this sense of indolent means:
lazy; disinclined to work
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
Web Links
ratify
2 uses
The President already signed the treaty, but it won't take effect unless the Senate ratifies it.
ratifies = approves
DefinitionGenerally ratify means:
to approve — typically the formal approval of an agreement by an organization
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
Web Links
remonstrate
2 uses
When she has a complaint with her staff, she will remonstrate quietly and in private.
remonstrate = argue in protest or opposition
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
Web Links
reprehensible
2 uses
Cheating is reprehensible.
reprehensible = bad and unacceptable — deserving severe criticism
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
Web Links
repudiate
2 uses
The parents repudiated their son.
repudiated = strongly rejected
DefinitionGenerally repudiate means:
strong rejection — especially when the idea or thing being rejected was once embraced
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
Web Links
sagacious
2 uses
She is a smart and sagacious statesman.
sagacious = wise
DefinitionGenerally sagacious means:
wise — especially through long experience and thoughtfulness
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
Web Links
trepidation
3 uses
She began her first day at the new school with some trepidation.
trepidation = fear or anxiety about what will happen
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
Web Links
venerate
3 uses
Most contemporary Hindus do not actually worship the cow; though many venerate her.
venerate = regard with feelings of respect and reverence
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
Web Links
Take Quiz
Return to Book Menu
Go to Large-Screen Version
(more words)