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assail
1 use
Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns.
assailed = attacked
DefinitionGenerally assail means:
attack physically or verbally
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bastion
1 use
These rules are a bastion against corruption.
bastion = defense or defensive fortification
DefinitionGenerally bastion means:
defense or defensive fortification — such as people who defend a principle or fortifications that defend people from attack (especially the projecting part of a castle wall or rampart)
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chastise
1 use
She said the United Nations resolution amounted to chastising Israel for wanting to exist.
chastising = scolding or criticizing
DefinitionGenerally chastise means:
to scold or criticize
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consequence
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
of little consequence
Think carefully. This is a consequential decision.
consequential = important
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
importance or relevance
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convention
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
to convene
She is at the convention in Las Vegas.
convention = large conference or meeting
DefinitionGenerally this sense of convention means:
a large conference or meeting
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denizen
1 use
The book has photographs of deep sea creatures, and is called "Denizens of the Deep."
denizens = animals that inhabit a particular place
DefinitionGenerally denizen means:
a person or animal that inhabits or frequently visits a particular place
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dissipate
1 use
Airborne radiation dissipates over time and distance.
dissipates = gradually disappears
DefinitionGenerally dissipate means:
to gradually disappear; or to gradually waste
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exeunt
1 use
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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forsake
1 use
The country must forsake terrorism as a political instrument.
forsake = abandon or give up
DefinitionGenerally forsake means:
to abandon or give up on — such as someone who needs you, or an idea, or a place
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fraught
2 uses
The week following the diagnosis was fraught with difficult choices.
fraught = full of negative things
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hackneyed
1 use
She writes in a hackneyed manner with nothing original.
hackneyed = writing that is unimaginative and filled with overused expressions, ideas, and formulas
DefinitionGenerally hackneyed means:
lacking impact due to too much previous exposure — especially writing that is unimaginative and filled with overused expressions, ideas, and formulas
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invincible
1 use
They believe their army is invincible.
invincible = impossible to defeat or overcome
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pallid
1 use
She looked weak and her face was pallid.
pallid = abnormally pale (lacking healthy skin color)
DefinitionGenerally pallid means:
abnormally pale (lacking healthy skin color); or anything that lacks energy or liveliness
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provoke
4 uses
Her remarks provoked a public outcry.
provoked = caused — typically an emotional reaction such as anger
DefinitionGenerally provoke means:
to cause a reaction — typically an emotional reaction such as anger; and sometimes caused intentionally
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prudent
1 use
She was promoted to manager because she is so prudent.
prudent = sensible and careful
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revere
5 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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taint
1 use
Authorities said the milk was tainted with rat poison.
tainted = spoiled or contaminated
DefinitionGenerally taint means:
to spoil something so it is not desirable — as when bacteria contaminates a food; or as when a rumor makes people distrust a person
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talon
2 uses
Bald eagle talons can measure as long as two inches.
talons = sharp hooked claws
DefinitionGenerally talon means:
a sharp hooked claw — especially on a bird of prey
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usurp
1 use
The lawsuit claims that the Federal Government is usurping rights reserved by the Constitution for state governments.
usurping = seizing or taking control without authority
DefinitionGenerally usurp means:
seize or take control without authority
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windward
1 use
The windward side of the island gets more rain.
windward = the direction from which the wind is coming
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