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anxiety
1 use
Then they raised their head, and they spoke simply and gently, as if they wished us to forget some anxiety of their own.†
anxiety = nervousness or worry
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Library22 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st usePart 4
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approach
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
approached the city
They approach us, and they stop, laughing, knowing what we think, and they wait obediently, without questions, till it pleases us to turn and go on.†
approach = come near
DefinitionGenerally this sense of approach means:
to get closer to
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Library88 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePart 9
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despair
1 use
And I wish I had the power to tell them that the despair of their hearts was not to be final, and their night was not without hope.
despair = hopelessness
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Library27 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st usePart 12
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endeavor
1 use
What is the secret our heart has understood and yet will not reveal to us, although it seems to beat as if it were endeavoring to tell it?†
endeavoring = trying or attempting
DefinitionGenerally endeavor means:
to attempt; or a project or activity attempted
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePart 10
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nonetheless
1 use
But we said: "We shall go, none the less."†
none the less = in spite of that (used to connect contrasting ideas)
DefinitionGenerally nonetheless means:
in spite of that (Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include words and phrases such as nevertheless, all the same, still,  and however.)
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Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st usePart 1
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therefore
2 uses
The Council of Scholars has said that we all know the things which exist and therefore the things which are not known by all do not exist.†
therefore = for that reason
DefinitionGenerally therefore means:
for that reason (what follows is so because of what was just said)
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Book2 uses
Library25 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st usePart 3
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torrent
1 use
We ran blindly, and men and houses streaked past us in a torrent without shape.†
torrent = an overwhelming amount — especially of quickly moving water
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePart 7
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