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Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
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aloof
2 uses
People who don't know her, think she is aloof from the rest of the team, but she is just focused on the game.
aloof = socially distant or uninterested
DefinitionGenerally aloof means:
socially distant or uninterested in something that interests others — often thinking oneself superior to others
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controversy
1 use
The film benefited from the controversy.
controversy = strong public disagreement it aroused
DefinitionGenerally controversy means:
disagreement — especially regarding a public issue that arouses strong feelings
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diligent
1 use
She's the kind of diligent worker we want to hire.
diligent = showing hard work and care
DefinitionGenerally diligent means:
hard work and care in tasks — often continuing when others might quit because of difficulties
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enmity
1 use
The war has deepened tribal enmity.
enmity = hatred between enemies
DefinitionGenerally enmity means:
hatred toward someone or between people — typically long-lasting
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epitaph
2 uses
John Belushi's epitaph reads, "I may be gone, but Rock and Roll lives on."
epitaph = text written on his tombstone
DefinitionGenerally epitaph means:
a short text in memory of a dead person — especially text written on a tombstone
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exeunt
36 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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filial
1 use
She tried to restrain her mother, so far as filial respect would allow.
filial = child-to-parent
DefinitionGenerally filial means:
relating to the relationship of children to their parents
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forgery
2 uses
The painting is a forgery.
forgery = a fake ( a copy meant to look like the original)
DefinitionGenerally forgery means:
something that is represented as real even though it is a fake; or the making of such a fake item
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forthwith
1 use
The judge ordered her release "forthwith."
forthwith = immediately
DefinitionGenerally forthwith means:
immediately — (most typically seen in legal documents, formal use, or classic literature)
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gambol
2 uses
The puppies were gamboling in the back yard.
gamboling = frolicking (skipping, leaping, and/or running around in a happy, playful manner)
DefinitionGenerally gambol means:
to frolic (skip, leap, and/or run around in a happy, playful manner)
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indifferent
4 uses
About a third are in favor of the change, a third are opposed, and a third are indifferent.
indifferent = without interest
DefinitionGenerally indifferent means:
without interest
in various senses, including:
  • unconcerned — as in "She is indifferent to what is served to eat."
  • unsympathetic — as in "She is indifferent to his needs."
  • not of good quality (which may imply average or poor quality depending upon context) — as in "an indifferent performance"
  • impartial — as in "We need a judge who is indifferent."
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ingenious
1 use
It was an ingenious solution to the problem—as reliable as it was easy.
ingenious = showing inventiveness and skill
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insolent
1 use
I don't recommend the hotel. The employees are insolent and unhelpful.
insolent = rudely disrespectful
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loam
2 uses
In those days the loam in that area was four feet thick.
loam = rich soil
DefinitionGenerally loam means:
a rich soil consisting of a mixture of sand and clay and decaying organic materials
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obstinate
1 use
She is an obstinate child who will not follow the family rules.
obstinate = stubbornly not doing what others want
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ostentatious
1 use
Although wealthy, the family is not ostentatious.
ostentatious = showy (trying to attract notice and impress others in a manner seen as in bad taste)
DefinitionGenerally ostentatious means:
intended to attract notice and impress others — especially with wealth in a vulgar way
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pernicious
1 use
By the 21st century, it had evolved into a pernicious lack of employment.
pernicious = harmful
DefinitionGenerally pernicious means:
harmful or something spreading harm — especially in a gradual or subtle way
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remiss
1 use
I'd be remiss in this overview if I didn't also mention...
remiss = careless — not doing a good job
DefinitionGenerally remiss means:
careless — especially with regard to a duty
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slander
3 uses
In the United States, it is extremely difficult for someone famous to win a slander lawsuit—almost no matter what is said.
slander = words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
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superfluous
1 use
Eliminate superfluous words.
superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
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