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acute
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
acute sense of smell
Dogs have an acute sense of smell.
acute = excellent (highly perceptive)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of acute means:
sharp (highly perceptive in some area or mentally sharp)
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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attribute
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
I attribute it to...
She attributed this quotation to Shakespeare.
attributed = credited (pointed to as the source of)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of attribute means:
to credit (a source for something)
in two typical senses:
  • "I attribute it to her work." — to say who or what made something happen
  • "Remember to attribute any quotations in your paper." — indicate the source of a quotation or idea
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Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useScene 3.6
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auspicious
1 use
With good weather and no traffic, we had an auspicious start on our journey.
auspicious = favorable
DefinitionGenerally auspicious means:
favorable; or suggestive of good things to come
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.3
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bequeath
4 uses
It is our duty to bequeath a better world to our grandchildren.
bequeath = pass down
DefinitionGenerally bequeath means:
give or pass down — often upon death in a will
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Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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beseech
9 uses
She teaches and beseeches her students to think about their future.
beseeches = begs
DefinitionGenerally beseech means:
to ask strongly or beg for something
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Book9 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.3
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conjecture
1 use
She dismissed it as mere conjecture.
conjecture = a conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence
DefinitionGenerally conjecture means:
a conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence; or the act of forming of such a conclusion or opinion
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.3
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contempt
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
feels contempt towards her
Familiarity breeds contempt.
contempt = lack of respect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contempt means:
lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
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Book1 use
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.3
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discord
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
discordant music
She described the loud discordant music as a form of torture.
discordant = unpleasant sounding
DefinitionGenerally this sense of discord means:
unpleasant sound — especially a combination of sounds that sound wrong together (though sometimes done intentionally in music)
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useScene 1.1
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disdain
4 uses
She tries to be polite, but cannot hide her disdain for authority.
disdain = lack of respect
DefinitionGenerally disdain means:
a lack of respect — often suggesting distaste and an undeserved sense of superiority

or:

to reject as not good enough
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Book4 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useScene 1.2
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entreat
5 uses
She flattered and entreated him until he agreed to help.
entreated = asked
DefinitionGenerally entreat means:
to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
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Book5 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.1
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impudent
3 uses
She is an impudent girl given to insulting strangers.
impudent = improperly bold or disrespectful
DefinitionGenerally impudent means:
improperly bold or disrespectful — especially toward someone who is older or considered to be of higher status
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Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.1
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languish
2 uses
The prisoner languished in the dungeon for years.
languished = suffering in a bad situation for a long time
DefinitionGenerally languish means:
to suffer in a bad situation for a long time
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Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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Monsieur
12 uses
Monsieur and Madame Curie studied radium.
Monsieur = Mr. (in French)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of Monsieur means:
French equivalent to the English Mr.

or:

French equivalent to saying sir in English (a polite way to address a male)
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Book12 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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notorious
2 uses
He was a notorious drug dealer.
notorious = well known for something bad
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Book2 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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scorn
6 uses
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
scorned = rejected
DefinitionGenerally scorn means:
disrespect or reject as not good enough
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Book6 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useScene 2.3
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sovereign
5 uses
They may be a sovereign state, but their neighbor's threats forced their decision.
sovereign = not controlled by outside forces
DefinitionGenerally sovereign means:
of a person:  a nation's ruler or head of state

of a political body:  not controlled by outside forces
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Book5 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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succession   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
a succession of events
She survived a succession of catastrophes.
succession = series (one after the other)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of succession means:
series or sequence (one after another)
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 4.3
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2  —1 use as in:
presidential line of succession
Some investors are nervous that the founder and CEO is elderly, but others are comforted by a rigorous succession plan.
succession = replacement of someone who leaves a job or position
DefinitionGenerally this sense of succession means:
replacement — especially someone to taking a job or position after another leaves it
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.5
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superfluous
1 use
Eliminate superfluous words.
superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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wanton
2 uses
She is known for wanton behavior.
wanton = excessive, thoughtless indulgence — such as waste, cruelty, violence, and especially sexual promiscuity
DefinitionGenerally wanton means:
of something considered bad:  excessive, thoughtless indulgence — such as waste, cruelty, violence, and (especially in the past) sexual promiscuity
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Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.7
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