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Henry IV, Part 2

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amity
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If we cannot be close friends, we can at least live in amity.
amity = a state of friendly relations
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choleric
1 use
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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construe
1 use
The executive branch does not construe the provision as requiring it to share additional information with Congress.
construe = interpret
DefinitionGenerally construe means:
to interpret (understand) something as have a specific meaning
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desist
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The Federal Trade Commission ordered the company to cease-and-desist from making such claims.
desist = to not do something
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doleful
1 use
It was another year of a doleful Detroit economy.
doleful = very sad; or causing sadness or misfortune
DefinitionGenerally doleful means:
expressing or causing sadness
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exeunt
33 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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filial
1 use
She tried to restrain her mother, so far as filial respect would allow.
filial = child-to-parent
DefinitionGenerally filial means:
relating to the relationship of children to their parents
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forbearance
1 use
She recommended regulatory forbearance while the banks repair their balance sheets.
forbearance = refraining (holding back) from acting
DefinitionGenerally forbearance means:
refraining (holding back) from acting

or:

patience, tolerance, or self-control
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gambol
1 use
The puppies were gamboling in the back yard.
gamboling = frolicking (skipping, leaping, and/or running around in a happy, playful manner)
DefinitionGenerally gambol means:
to frolic (skip, leap, and/or run around in a happy, playful manner)
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impartial
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An impartial judge is necessary for a fair trial.
impartial = without favoritism or bias
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infamy
1 use
Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live on in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
infamy = famous for something bad
DefinitionGenerally infamy means:
famous for something that is bad; or an extremely bad event
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mallet
1 use
She split the logs with a mallet and wedge.
mallet = a tool resembling a hammer but with a large cylindrical head
DefinitionGenerally mallet means:
a piece of equipment for pounding or hitting
such as:
  • a tool resembling a hammer but with a large cylindrical head that is usually made of rubber or wood
  • a long stick with a thick cylindrical head used to hit a ball in polo or croquet
  • a light drumstick with a rounded head that is used to strike percussion instruments
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ostentatious
1 use
Although wealthy, the family is not ostentatious.
ostentatious = showy (trying to attract notice and impress others in a manner seen as in bad taste)
DefinitionGenerally ostentatious means:
intended to attract notice and impress others — especially with wealth in a vulgar way
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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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precept
1 use
She accepts the Golden Rule as a precept.
precept = rule for behavior
DefinitionGenerally precept means:
a rule for behavior — especially a shared moral doctrine
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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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revere
3 uses
Many fans revere Michael Jordan as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
revere = deeply respect and admire
DefinitionGenerally revere means:
regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear
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superfluous
1 use
Eliminate superfluous words.
superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
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usurp
1 use
The lawsuit claims that the Federal Government is usurping rights reserved by the Constitution for state governments.
usurping = taking without authority
DefinitionGenerally usurp means:
seize or take control without authority
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valor
6 uses
She received a medal for valor.
valor = courage (exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger — especially in battle)
DefinitionGenerally valor means:
exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger — especially in battle
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