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Antony and Cleopatra
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adjacent
1 use
We stayed in adjacent hotel rooms.
adjacent = side-x-side (very near)
DefinitionGenerally adjacent means:
very near — often directly beside
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1st useScene 2.2
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allay
1 use
They have tried to allay fears by saying their weapons are of a defensive nature.
allay = reduced the intensity of
DefinitionGenerally allay means:
reduce the intensity of or calm
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chide
2 uses
She constantly chides me for my grammar.
chides = corrects or criticizes
DefinitionGenerally chide means:
to tell someone they have done wrong — sometimes in a gentle way to encourage better behavior
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constrained
2 uses
The standard of living is ultimately constrained by worker productivity.
constrained = restricted
DefinitionGenerally constrained means:
restricted; or lacking spontaneity

or typically archaic:  to force someone to do something
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desist
1 use
The Federal Trade Commission ordered the company to cease-and-desist from making such claims.
desist = to stop doing something
DefinitionGenerally desist means:
to not do something
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discredit
2 uses
She spoke only of her strengths, but others on her campaign staff worked to discredit her opponent.
discredit = damage the reputation of
DefinitionGenerally discredit means:
damage the reputation of — often causing distrust of or disbelief in
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endure   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
endured the pain
I endured insult and injury without complaint.
endured = suffered through (or to put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of endure means:
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
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2  —1 use as in:
endure through the ages
She is gone, but her teachings endure through the ages.
endure = continue to exist
DefinitionGenerally this sense of endure means:
to continue to exist
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exeunt
55 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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external
1 use
External trade makes up almost half of the country's economy.
external = outside (in this case, trade with people and companies in other countries)
DefinitionGenerally external means:
outside
in various senses, including:
  • coming from or existing outside a place, organization or thing — as in "external trade"
  • forming or relating to an outside boundary — as in "external walls"
  • on the surface or superficial as contrasted to something that is deep or complete — as in "external appearances"
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grave
1 use
Her smile disappeared as she suddenly realized the gravity of her situation.
gravity = seriousness or importance (weightiness)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of grave means:
serious and/or solemn
The exact meaning of this sense of grave can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "This is a grave problem," or "a situation of the utmost gravity." — important, dangerous, or causing worry
  • "She was in a grave mood upon returning from the funeral." — sad or solemn
  • "She looked me in the eye and gravely promised." — in a sincere and serious manner
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importune
1 use
She began to importune school trustees as soon as she learned of the problem.
importune = beg insistently or urge repeatedly
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inevitable
1 use
It is as inevitable as death and taxes.
inevitable = certain to happen
DefinitionGenerally inevitable means:
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
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morsel
2 uses
I ate every tasty morsel.
morsel = a very small quantity
DefinitionGenerally morsel means:
a very small quantity — usually of food
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penitent
1 use
When her anger passed, she was penitent.
penitent = sorry for having done wrong
DefinitionGenerally penitent means:
feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong; or a person who does such
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presage
1 use
We see none of the pessimism that typically presages a recession.
presages = serves as a sign of coming
DefinitionGenerally presage means:
serve as a sign of something about to happen — typically something bad
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reconcile
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
reconciled herself to
After the accident, she had to reconcile herself to life without loving parents.
reconcile = to come to terms with
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shrewd
2 uses
She is a shrewd negotiator.
shrewd = smart
DefinitionGenerally shrewd means:
smart — especially in negotiating with people (may infer underhanded dealings)
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spurn
2 uses
She spurned his advances.
spurned = rejected as not good enough
DefinitionGenerally spurn means:
reject as not good enough
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superfluous
1 use
Eliminate superfluous words.
superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
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