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The Merry Wives of Windsor

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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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dissemble
1 use
After the primaries, she will dissemble her past statements to appear more moderate in her beliefs.
dissemble = be deceptive about
DefinitionGenerally dissemble means:
hide or disguise the truth without outright lying
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egress
1 use
Picketing strikers may not block access to or egress from the premises.
egress = exit
DefinitionGenerally egress means:
to exit
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ensconced
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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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frugal
1 use
A good salary and frugal spending habits led to a large bank account.
frugal = money-saving
DefinitionGenerally frugal means:
avoiding waste — typically being careful not to spend much money
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heresy
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It is a hardline form of Sunni Islam that condemns all other strains as heresy.
heresy = something immoral
DefinitionGenerally heresy means:
opinions or actions most people consider immoral
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importune
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She began to importune school trustees as soon as she learned of the problem.
importune = beg insistently or urge repeatedly
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instigate
1 use
The group is accused of instigating the violence in the area.
instigating = starting something or causing it to happen
DefinitionGenerally instigate means:
start or set into motion — typically some kind of conflict
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mock
7 uses
I will not permit the defendant to make a mockery of this trial.
mockery = something that is ridiculous
DefinitionGenerally mock means:
making fun of

or:

not real
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obsequious
1 use
In the film, Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts character loved being served by obsequious sales clerks.
obsequious = excessively eager to flatter or serve
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omnipotent
1 use
When I was young, I believed in the myth of omnipotent science, technology and logic.
omnipotent = all powerful
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perplex
1 use
She was perplexed by the rules of the game.
perplexed = confused
DefinitionGenerally perplex means:
to confuse
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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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redress
1 use
Action must be taken to redress the wrongs of the past.
redress = fix, compensate, or make up for
DefinitionGenerally redress means:
fix a problem; or make up for a wrong
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remorse
1 use
There was no sign of remorse until the police caught her.
remorse = regret for doing something wrong
DefinitionGenerally remorse means:
a feeling of deep regret for doing something that was wrong
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reprove
2 uses
She's the kind of boss who reproves in private and praises in public.
reproves = criticizes
DefinitionGenerally reprove means:
to express disapproval of one's actions to them
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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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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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specious
2 uses
It's just another specious-sounding miracle diet.
specious = seemingly good, but without merit
DefinitionGenerally specious means:
seemingly good, but without merit

or:

insincere, but seemingly good
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