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Love's Labour's Lost
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affectation
1 use
She is comfortable in her own skin and meets strangers without affectation.
affectation = behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
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arbitration
1 use
They submitted their disagreement to binding arbitration.
arbitration = the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial referee
DefinitionGenerally arbitration means:
the process of solving an argument with the help of an impartial referee
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besiege
2 uses
The Turks besieged Vienna
besieged = surrounded with armed forces, cut-off from supplies, and attacked
DefinitionGenerally besiege means:
to surround with armed forces, and cut-off supplies or attack

or:

to make an overwhelming number of requests, complaints, or comments — typically in an annoying manner and sometimes while surrounding
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cadence
1 use
The sound of the waves crashing on the shore had a comforting cadence.
cadence = rhythm or recurring pattern
DefinitionGenerally cadence means:
rhythm or recurring pattern of sounds or movements
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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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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 something as having a specific meaning
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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 — often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
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contrary
1 use
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contrary to
Contrary to popular belief, the largest pyramid is in Mexico—not Egypt.
contrary to = in opposition to
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doctrine
2 uses
She challenges accepted doctrine.
doctrine = generally accepted beliefs
DefinitionGenerally doctrine means:
a belief (or system of beliefs or principles) accepted as authoritative by some group
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enjoin
1 use
Environmentalist seek to enjoin the drilling on the grounds that it is unnecessary and dangerous.
enjoin = prohibit (command not to do something)
DefinitionGenerally enjoin means:
to command someone to do (or not do) something
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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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establish
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
establish a positive tone
Which word choice best maintains the tone established in the first paragraph?
established = created
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
create, start, or set in [a] place
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exeunt
17 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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garnish
1 use
She garnished the plate with parsley.
garnished = decorated or adorned
DefinitionGenerally this sense of garnish means:
to decorate or adorn something (most typically food with another food); or the item added for decoration
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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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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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ingenious
3 uses
It was an ingenious solution to the problem—as reliable as it was easy.
ingenious = showing inventiveness and skill
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resolute
1 use
She stood resolute as some complained that she was asking too much of the team.
resolute = firm in purpose or belief
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revere
1 use
Many fans revere Michael Jordan as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
revere = regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration
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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