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The Merry Wives of Windsor
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adversary
1 use
She is his greatest adversary.
adversary = opponent
DefinitionGenerally adversary means:
an opponent
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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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albeit
1 use
She is just a person, albeit a very powerful person.
albeit = although
DefinitionGenerally albeit means:
although (used to introduce a phrase that reduces or modifies the effect of what preceded it)
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attain
1 use
She was the first woman to attain the rank of general.
attain = gain or reach something with effort
DefinitionGenerally attain means:
to gain or reach something with effort
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bestow
4 uses
They gave her the highest honor they can bestow.
bestow = give (as an honor)
DefinitionGenerally bestow means:
to give — typically to present as an honor or give as a gift
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chide
1 use
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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contrary
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
to the contrary
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.
to the contrary = with an opposite or different effect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of to the contrary means:
with an opposite or different effect; or something with an opposite or different effect
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denotes
1 use
The asterisk ("*") denotes a footnote.
denotes = indicates
DefinitionGenerally denotes means:
means literally; or indicates
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dissemble
1 use
The news is bad, but the company spokesperson is doing what she can to change the subject and dissemble.
dissemble = deceive (hide or disguise the truth without outright lying)
DefinitionGenerally dissemble means:
to deceive (hide or disguise the truth without outright lying)
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ensconced
2 uses
She moved to New York for college and has been happily ensconced in the city ever since.
ensconced = settled comfortably
DefinitionGenerally ensconced means:
fixed firmly; or settled comfortably
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exeunt
36 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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grievous
2 uses
She suffered grievous bodily harm.
grievous = very serious; or very bad
DefinitionGenerally grievous means:
very serious; or very bad; or causing grief
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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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meddle
2 uses
Don't meddle in my affairs!
meddle = intrude in other people's affairs or business
DefinitionGenerally meddle means:
when someone interferes in things that are not their responsibility — often in a way that does harm or annoys others
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mockery
7 uses
I will not permit the defendant to make a mockery of this trial.
mockery = something that is ridiculous
DefinitionGenerally mockery means:
ridicule (to make fun of)

or:

something so inadequate it is ridiculous (silly)
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Library30 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 3.3
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procure
2 uses
She said the Air Force lacks the funds to procure maintenance equipment it needs.
procure = get by special effort
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redress
1 use
Action must be taken to redress the wrongs of the past.
redress = fix or make amends for
DefinitionGenerally redress means:
fix a problem; or make amends for a wrong
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remorse
1 use
There was no sign of remorse until the police caught her.
remorse = deep regret for doing something that was wrong
DefinitionGenerally remorse means:
a feeling of deep regret for doing something that was wrong
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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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trifle with
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
a trifling matter
Don't waste my time with trifling matters.
trifling = things of little importance
DefinitionGenerally this sense of trifling means:
something of small importance; or a small quantity
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