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Romeo and Juliet

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amorous
2 uses
She rejected his amorous advances.
amorous = romantic or sexual
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consort
6 uses
1  —6 uses as in:
consort together
She consorts with criminals.
consorts = spends leisure time with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consort means:
spend time with — especially spending leisure time with people considered undesirable; or one of the people with whom time is spent
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contrary
3 uses
1  —1 use as in:
a contrary personality
She has a contrary personality.
contrary = disagreeable
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contrary means:
disagreeable — typically in reference to someone's personality
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unquizzed meaning  —2 uses
convey
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
convey her safely to
I was ordered to convey her to London.
convey = transport
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Cupid
5 uses
She must have been struck by one of Cupid's arrows.
Cupid = Roman mythology:  god of love; a small, winged boy whose arrows make those struck fall in love
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detestable
2 uses
I think Umbridge is the most detestable character in the Harry Potter books.
detestable = deserving intense dislike
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digress
1 use
She always digresses when telling a story.
digresses = wanders from a direct course
DefinitionGenerally digress means:
wander from a direct or straight course — typically verbally
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disparage
1 use
She has a reputation for disparaging the efforts of her co-workers.
disparaging = criticizing or making seem less important
DefinitionGenerally disparage means:
to criticize or make seem less important — especially in a disrespectful or contemptuous manner
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disposition
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
a kind disposition
She has a cheerful disposition.
disposition = normal mood or typical way of behaving
DefinitionGenerally this sense of disposition means:
someone's normal mood, personality, or typical way of behaving
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dissemble
1 use
After the primaries, she will dissemble her past statements to appear more moderate in her beliefs.
dissemble = be deceptive about
DefinitionGenerally dissemble means:
hide or disguise the truth without outright lying
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enmity
2 uses
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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forbearance
2 uses
She recommended regulatory forbearance while the banks repair their balance sheets.
forbearance = refraining (holding back) from acting
DefinitionGenerally forbearance means:
refraining (holding back) from acting

or:

patience, tolerance, or self-control
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forswear
5 uses
The group has forsworn terrorism in favor of negotiating an end to the conflict.
forsworn = renounced or disavowed
DefinitionGenerally forswear means:
to decide to stop doing something; or to renounce or disavow something

or (more rarely):  to lie — especially while under oath
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herald
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
announced by herald & trumpet
The herald loudly proclaimed, "The King is dead. Long live the King."
herald = official who announces important news
DefinitionGenerally this sense of herald means:
a person who announces important news — especially a king's representative
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kindred
3 uses
We are kindred spirits.
kindred = closely related
DefinitionGenerally kindred means:
similar or related in quality or character

or:

closely related — such as family or things with shared origin
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omit
1 use
She recounted the whole story except that she omitted names.
omitted = left out
DefinitionGenerally omit means:
to exclude or neglect something
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perjury
2 uses
She was not found guilty of the theft, but was found guilty of perjury during her testimony to the grand jury.
perjury = the criminal offense of telling lies in court after formally promising to tell the truth
DefinitionGenerally perjury means:
the criminal offense of telling lies after formally promising to tell the truth — such as when testifying in a court trial
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profane
2 uses
There's no need to be profane.
profane = disrespectful of something thought of as sacred
DefinitionGenerally profane means:
showing no respect for something thought of as sacred
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redress
1 use
Action must be taken to redress the wrongs of the past.
redress = fix, compensate, or make up for
DefinitionGenerally redress means:
fix a problem; or make up for a wrong
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resolution
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a New Year's resolution
Her New Year's resolution is to read deeply at least one hour a day.
resolution = a firm decision to do something
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