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Henry IV, Part 1

Extra Credit Words with Typical Sample Sentences

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abhor
1 use
She abhors violence.
abhors = hates
DefinitionGenerally abhor means:
to hate or detest something
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.1
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affable
1 use
She's an affable, never-met-someone-she-didn't-like kind of woman.
affable = good natured and sociable
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.1
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apparent
6 uses
The effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the dry fields.
apparent = clear or obvious
DefinitionGenerally apparent means:
clear or obvious; or appearing as such but not necessarily so
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Book6 uses
Library66 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useScene 1.2
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audacious
1 use
It was an audacious act of piracy.
audacious = bold and daring
DefinitionGenerally audacious means:
bold and daring (inclined to take risks) — especially in violating social convention in a manner that could offend others
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 4.3
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beguile
2 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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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.1
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bombastic
1 use
The media relishes her bombastic style.
bombastic = pompous or pretentious talk or writing

(often using difficult words to make something sound more important than it is or to make the speaker sound more intelligent)
DefinitionGenerally bombastic means:
pompous or pretentious talk or writing

(often using difficult words in an attempt to make something sound more important than it is or to make the speaker sound more intelligent)
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.4
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capitulate
1 use
The Romans induced many enemy armies to capitulate by offering good terms of surrender.
capitulate = surrender
DefinitionGenerally capitulate means:
to stop resisting something — such as surrendering to someone else's decision or accepting a military defeat
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.2
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choleric
2 uses
A choleric cop blew his top.
choleric = easily moved to anger
DefinitionGenerally choleric means:
easily moved to anger; or characterized by anger
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.3
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corpulent
1 use
She also counsels her more corpulent patients on the advisability and techniques of losing weight.
corpulent = having excessive body fat
DefinitionGenerally corpulent means:
with excessive body fat
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1st useScene 2.4
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exeunt
25 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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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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Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 2.4
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malevolent
1 use
She tells vicious lies and spreads malevolent rumors.
malevolent = evil
DefinitionGenerally malevolent means:
evil
  • of a person — wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
  • of a thing — exerting an evil or harmful influence
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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portent
2 uses
believes the Golden Globe Awards are portents of the upcoming Academy Awards
portents = signs of things about to happen
DefinitionGenerally portent means:
a sign of something about to happen
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.3
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prodigal
1 use
The rainforest is filled with a prodigal variety of vegetation.
prodigal = abundant (many, many kinds)
DefinitionGenerally prodigal means:
recklessly wasteful

or more rarely:

abundant (extravagant in amount)

or more rarely still:

long absent (someone who has been away a long time)
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 4.2
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resolute
1 use
She stood resolute as some complained that she was asking too much of the team.
resolute = firm
DefinitionGenerally resolute means:
firm in purpose or belief
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.2
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ruminate
1 use
She had little time to ruminate.
ruminate = think again
DefinitionGenerally ruminate means:
to think again and again about something; or to think about something in a sustained (continuing) manner
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.3
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tranquil
1 use
I love a lake with tranquil blue water.
tranquil = calm
DefinitionGenerally tranquil means:
calm and undisturbed
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.1
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vigilant
1 use
We need to remain vigilant when interacting with websites we don't know.
vigilant = carefully observant or attentive — often to possible danger
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 4.2
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yield
2 uses
1  —2 uses 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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Book2 uses
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.3
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zeal
2 uses
She attacks each challenge with zeal.
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 4.3
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