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Twelfth Night
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allay
1 use
They have tried to allay fears by saying their weapons are of a defensive nature.
allay = reduced the intensity of
DefinitionGenerally allay means:
reduce the intensity of or calm
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1st useScene 1.3
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approach
5 uses
1  —5 uses as in:
approached the city
Winter is approaching.
approaching = getting nearer
DefinitionGenerally this sense of approach means:
to get closer to
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Book5 uses
Library88 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.5
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beseech
4 uses
She teaches and beseeches her students to think about their future.
beseeches = asks strongly or begs
DefinitionGenerally beseech means:
to ask strongly or beg for something
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consequence
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a direct consequence of
Your decision will have three major consequences.
consequences = results
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
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Library25 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 3.4
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convey
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
convey her safely to
I was ordered to convey the princess to London.
convey = transport
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 4.2
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direct   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
directly above; or buy direct from
This flower does best in direct sunlight.
direct = without intervention from anything (in this case, not sun that is partially blocked or reflected)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
straight (exactly where stated); or without involvement of anything in between
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "The road runs directly to Las Vegas." — straight (without varying from a straight line)
  • "It was a direct hit." — exact
  • "The plant is in direct sunlight." — unobstructed (without anything in between)
  • "She wants a direct meeting with him." — personal (without other people in between)
  • "She paid direct attention to what he was reading." — close
  • "a direct gaze" — straight, steady, or focused—not a brief glance taken while generally looking at other things; not a sideways look
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Library53 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.4
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2  —1 use as in:
directed her question to
The sprinkler head needs to be fixed so it directs water away from the house.
directs = aims
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
to indicate direction; or to cause movement or focus in a direction or towards an object
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "intentionally directed fire at unarmed civilians" — aimed a gun
  • "directed the question to her" — aimed a question
  • "directed her north" — pointed in a particular direction
  • "directed attention to the 3rd paragraph" — focused attention on a particular object
  • "The sound of her voice directed him to the kitchen." — guided or gave directions to someone to help them move to a particular place
  • "She directed him to the airport." — gave directions to send someone to a particular place
  • "She directed the boat north." — steered it
  • "directed the letter to" — send a letter to a particular person by putting a name and address on it
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Library31 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 5.1
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edify
1 use
She edifies and inspires her supporters everywhere she speaks.
edifies = teaches or instructs
DefinitionGenerally edify means:
to instruct — morally or intellectually
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1st useScene 5.1
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exeunt
22 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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fraught
1 use
The week following the diagnosis was fraught with difficult choices.
fraught = full of negative things
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inevitable
1 use
It is as inevitable as death and taxes.
inevitable = certain to happen
DefinitionGenerally inevitable means:
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
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Library21 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 3.4
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inure
1 use
She is inured to the cold.
inured = untroubled by something because one is so accustomed to it
DefinitionGenerally inure means:
cause to become untroubled by something unpleasant due to prior exposure to it
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1st useScene 2.5
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lethargic
1 use
Large lunches make me feel lethargic in the afternoon.
lethargic = lacking energy
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.5
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mollify
1 use
She managed to mollify the angry customer.
mollify = calm someone who is or may become angry or upset
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
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notwithstanding
1 use
Notwithstanding other provisions of this contract, employee may be fired immediately if there is any material misrepresentation on employee's resume or job application.
notwithstanding = in spite of (used to connect contrasting ideas)

(In this case, even if other parts of the contract protect the employee from being fired without notice, the employee can be fired immediately for these reasons. The other parts of the contract do not withstand this part.)
DefinitionGenerally notwithstanding means:
in spite of; or in spite of the thing mentioned
(Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include words and phrases such as nevertheless, nonetheless, all the same, still,  and however.)
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peruse
1 use
Please peruse this report at your leisure.
peruse = read or examine
DefinitionGenerally peruse means:
to read or examine
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.1
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presage
1 use
We see none of the pessimism that typically presages a recession.
presages = serves as a sign of coming
DefinitionGenerally presage means:
serve as a sign of something about to happen — typically something bad
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1st useScene 3.2
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prudent
1 use
She was promoted to manager because she is so prudent.
prudent = sensible and careful
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.3
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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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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.5
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simulate
1 use
A computer model is used to simulate the effects of wind.
simulate = imitate or represent
DefinitionGenerally simulate means:
make an imitation or representation of
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 2.5
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