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The Tempest

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abhor
1 use
She abhors violence.
abhors = hates
DefinitionGenerally abhor means:
to hate or detest something
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contract
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
legal contract
She signed the contract.
contract = a written agreement that is enforceable by law
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contract means:
an agreement - typically written and enforceable by law
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credulous
1 use
The trick would fool none but the most credulous.
credulous = gullible (being too willing to believe)
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entreat
1 use
She flattered and entreated him until he agreed to help.
entreated = asked
DefinitionGenerally entreat means:
to ask — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
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exeunt
12 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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grave
1 use
Her smile disappeared as she suddenly realized the gravity of her situation.
gravity = seriousness or importance (weightiness)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of grave means:
serious and/or solemn
The exact meaning of this sense of grave can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "This is a grave problem," or "a situation of the utmost gravity." — important, dangerous, or causing worry
  • "She was in a grave mood upon returning from the funeral." — sad or solemn
  • "She looked me in the eye and gravely promised." — in a sincere and serious manner
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insolent
1 use
I don't recommend the hotel. The employees are insolent and unhelpful.
insolent = rudely disrespectful
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inveterate
1 use
She's an inveterate gossip.
inveterate = habitual
DefinitionGenerally inveterate means:
habitual; or something of long standing
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mock
4 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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paragon
1 use
She is viewed as a paragon of integrity.
paragon = model of excellence
DefinitionGenerally paragon means:
an ideal instance; or model of excellence
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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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rectify
1 use
I am doing what I can to rectify the error.
rectify = correct, fix, or make right
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resignation
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
accepted it with resignation
It wasn't her first choice, but she accepted it with resignation.
resignation = (accepted) something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resignation means:
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
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salutation
1 use
The traditional Hindu salutation is "Namaste".
salutation = a greeting — such as "Hi",  "Dear John:", or "Ladies and Gentlemen"
DefinitionGenerally salutation means:
a greeting — such as "Hi",  "Dear John:", or "Ladies and Gentlemen"

or:

the act of greeting
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solemn
5 uses
He took a solemn oath.
solemn = very serious
DefinitionGenerally solemn means:
in a very serious (and often dignified) manner
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temperate
1 use
Northern Florida is temperate; while the south is subtropical.
temperate = lacking extremes (in this case, in weather)
DefinitionGenerally temperate means:
lacking extremes — especially of weather, climate, or behavior
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torment
8 uses
She enjoys tormenting others.
tormenting = causing great mental or physical suffering
DefinitionGenerally torment means:
to cause or to experience great mental or physical suffering
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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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wanton
1 use
She is known for wanton behavior.
wanton = excessive, thoughtless indulgence — such as waste, cruelty, violence, and especially sexual promiscuity
DefinitionGenerally wanton means:
of something considered bad:  excessive, thoughtless indulgence — such as waste, cruelty, violence, and (especially in the past) sexual promiscuity
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zenith
1 use
He met her when her career was at its zenith.
zenith = highest point
DefinitionGenerally zenith means:
the highest point - physically or as a metaphor
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