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Othello, the Moor of Venice

Extra Credit Words with Typical Sample Sentences

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alacrity
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She completed each assignment with alacrity.
alacrity = quickness
DefinitionGenerally alacrity means:
quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
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convey
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convey her safely to
I was ordered to convey her to London.
convey = transport
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credulous
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The trick would fool none but the most credulous.
credulous = gullible (being too willing to believe)
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dissemble
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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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edify
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She edifies and inspires supporters everywhere she speaks.
edifies = teaches or instructs
DefinitionGenerally edify means:
to instruct — morally or intellectually
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exeunt
23 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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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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impute
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imputed the outburst to stress
Her critics impute a more cynical motive.
impute = attribute (say something is caused by)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of impute means:
attribute (to say one thing is the cause of another—often to blame and often wrongly)
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insolent
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I don't recommend the hotel. The employees are insolent and unhelpful.
insolent = rudely disrespectful
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languish
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The prisoner languished in the dungeon for years.
languished = suffering in a bad situation for a long time
DefinitionGenerally languish means:
to suffer in a bad situation for a long time
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lethargic
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I'm hoping a cold iced tea will help me get past this lethargic feeling.
lethargic = lacking energy
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mandate
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a legal mandate
The law mandates that an appeal be filed for all convicts on death row.
mandates = demands
DefinitionGenerally this sense of mandate means:
an instruction that must be followed; or to command
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obscure
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the view or directions are obscure
For some obscure reason that goes back many years, they don't like each other.
obscure = not clearly understood
DefinitionGenerally this sense of obscure means:
not clearly seen, understood, or expressed
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penitent
1 use
When her anger passed, she was penitent.
penitent = sorry for having done wrong
DefinitionGenerally penitent means:
feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong; or a person who does such
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pernicious
2 uses
By the 21st century, it had evolved into a pernicious lack of employment.
pernicious = harmful
DefinitionGenerally pernicious means:
harmful or something spreading harm — especially in a gradual or subtle way
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prosperous
1 use
She owns a prosperous law firm.
prosperous = financially successful
DefinitionGenerally prosperous means:
successful or good — especially with regard to finances or wealth
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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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scanty
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I had a strong suspicion, but scanty evidence.
scanty = small in amount
DefinitionGenerally scanty means:
small in amount — often inadequate

or:

of clothes:  barely covering the area on which they are worn
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tedious
2 uses
I'll have to endure one of her tedious lectures.
tedious = boring
DefinitionGenerally tedious means:
boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation
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timorous
1 use
She was timorous as a mouse.
timorous = timid
DefinitionGenerally timorous means:
timid (fearful) or shy
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