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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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arbitration
1 use
They submitted their disagreement to binding arbitration.
arbitration = the hearing and settling of a dispute by an impartial referee
DefinitionGenerally arbitration means:
the process of solving a disagreement with the help of an impartial referee
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countervail
1 use
The US Constitution was designed to balance interests through a system of countervailing powers.
countervailing = counterbalance
DefinitionGenerally countervail means:
to counterbalance, or oppose (the effects of something)—often in such a manner that the effects being opposed are neutralized (made ineffective)
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denotes
1 use
The asterisk ("*") denotes a footnote.
denotes = indicates
DefinitionGenerally denotes means:
means literally; or indicates
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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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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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enjoin
1 use
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enjoined us to act
The organization enjoins its members to recycle waste.
enjoins = urges
DefinitionGenerally this sense of enjoin means:
to urge or command someone to do something
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exeunt
32 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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exposition
1 use
The energy exposition is to be held in Dubai.
exposition = a collection of things on public display
DefinitionGenerally exposition means:
a collection of things (goods or works of art etc.) on public display — typically shown for a limited time (such as six months)

or:

a detailed explanation or background of a specific topic
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fickle
3 uses
I can't imagine depending upon the fickle wind to sail around the world.
fickle = having a tendency to change suddenly
DefinitionGenerally fickle means:
having a tendency to change suddenly — such as a person quick to change their mind, or the weather in a region where it changes rapidly
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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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idolatry
1 use
Her admiration borders on idolatry.
idolatry = the worship of an object as though it were a god
DefinitionGenerally idolatry means:
the worship of idols (physical objects representative of gods)

or:

excessive admiration and devotion to something or someone
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inundate
1 use
We were inundated with requests.
inundated = overwhelmed with a large number
DefinitionGenerally inundate means:
overwhelm with a large number

or:

flood (overwhelm with water)
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penury
1 use
The couple suffered from substance abuse, gambling, lack of family support, and other social ills that lead to penury.
penury = extreme poverty
DefinitionGenerally penury means:
a state of extreme poverty or destitution
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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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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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portentous
1 use
It is a portentous day for the space program.
portentous = important
DefinitionGenerally portentous means:
very important; or indicating something important in the future

or:

acting overly important or serious
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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
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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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