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amorous
2 uses
She rejected his amorous advances.
amorous = romantic or sexual
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.5
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approach
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
approached the city
Winter is approaching.
approaching = getting nearer
DefinitionGenerally this sense of approach means:
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
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Library104 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.3
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beguile
3 uses
Few men could remain detached while looking into her beguiling eyes.
beguiling = enchanting; or enchanting and deceptive
DefinitionGenerally beguile means:
to charm, enchant, or entertain someone; or to deceive — especially through charm
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Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.3
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calumny
1 use
He denied all such allegations as "lies, calumny, and manipulation."
calumny = false accusations
DefinitionGenerally calumny means:
false accusation against a person
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1st useScene 1.3
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commendation
4 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
offered my personal commendation
The action deserves neither commendation nor condemnation.
commendation = praise
DefinitionGenerally this sense of commendation means:
praise or a message expressing praise
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Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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credulous
1 use
The trick would fool none but the most credulous.
credulous = gullible (being too willing to believe)
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1st useScene 2.1
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egregious
1 use
She asked for triple damages due to egregious negligence.
egregious = exceptionally bad
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1st useScene 2.3
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ensconced
1 use
She moved to New York for college and has been happily ensconced in the city ever since.
ensconced = settled comfortably
DefinitionGenerally ensconced means:
fixed firmly; or settled comfortably
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1st useScene 2.3
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epitaph
1 use
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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1st useScene 1.2
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equivocal
1 use
Her statement was equivocal.
equivocal = unclear in meaning — especially where opposing interpretations are reasonable (sometimes intentionally)
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1st useScene 5.3
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exeunt
28 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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Book28 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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fetter
1 use
She is fettered by old ideas whose time has passed.
fettered = hindered (held back)
DefinitionGenerally fetter means:
to restrain or hinder

or more archaically:

a shackle for the ankles
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.3
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magnanimous
1 use
He was magnanimous toward those he conquered.
magnanimous = kind and generous in spirit
DefinitionGenerally magnanimous means:
kind and generous in spirit — especially toward those defeated in battle
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1st useScene 3.6
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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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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.3
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perfidy
1 use
She is guilty of perfidy if not treason.
perfidy = an act of deliberate betrayal
DefinitionGenerally perfidy means:
an act of deliberate betrayal; or such behavior
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1st useScene 5.3
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peruse
1 use
Please peruse this report at your leisure.
peruse = read or examine
DefinitionGenerally peruse means:
to read or examine
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1st useScene 2.3
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pretense
1 use
The country maintains a pretense of a free press.
pretense = false appearance
DefinitionGenerally pretense means:
a false appearance or action to help one pretend
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Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 4.3
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tedious
1 use
I'll have to endure one of her tedious lectures.
tedious = boring
DefinitionGenerally tedious means:
boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.3
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timorous
1 use
She was timorous as a mouse.
timorous = timid
DefinitionGenerally timorous means:
timid (fearful) or shy
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.5
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yield
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
yield to pressure
The country vowed not to yield to pressure from its larger neighbors.
yield = give in
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to give in, give way, or give up
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Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.7
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