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Twelfth Night

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approach
5 uses
1  —5 uses as in:
approached the city
Toby approaches; courtsies there to me:†
approaches = comes nearer
DefinitionGenerally this sense of approach means:
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
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Book5 uses
Library104 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.5
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augment
1 use
He does smile his face into more lines than is in the new map, with the augmentation of the Indies:
augmentation = enlargement or increase

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
DefinitionGenerally augment means:
enlarge or increase
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.2
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consequence
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a direct consequence of
'Cast thy humble slough,' says she;—'be opposite with a kinsman, surly with servants,—let thy tongue tang with arguments of state,—put thyself into the trick of singularity;—and consequently, sets down the manner how; as, a sad face, a reverend carriage, a slow tongue, in the habit of some sir of note, and so forth.'
consequently = resultantly (as a result)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
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Book1 use
Library28 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useScene 3.4
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convey
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
convey her safely to
By this hand, I am: Good fool, some ink, paper, and light, and convey what I will set down to my lady; it shall advantage thee more than ever the bearing of letter did.†
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 concurs directly with the letter: she sends him on purpose, that I may appear stubborn to him; for she incites me to that in the letter.†
directly = exactly
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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Book1 use
Library62 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.4
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2  —1 use as in:
directed her question to
Farewell, and take her; but direct thy feet
Where thou and I henceforth may never meet.†
direct = guide
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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Library36 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 5.1
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exeunt
22 uses
[Exeunt OLIVIA and MARIA.]
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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Book22 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.1
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heresy
1 use
O, I have read it; it is heresy.
heresy = having opinions most people consider immoral
DefinitionGenerally heresy means:
opinions or actions most people consider immoral
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.5
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incredulous
1 use
no incredulous or unsafe circumstance
incredulous = unbelievable
DefinitionGenerally incredulous means:
unbelieving; or having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
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Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useScene 3.4
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inevitable
1 use
it is inevitable
inevitable = certain to happen
DefinitionGenerally inevitable means:
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
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Library23 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useScene 3.4
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laudable
1 use
and you are now sailed into the north of my lady's opinion; where you will hang like an icicle on Dutchman's beard, unless you do redeem it by some laudable attempt either of valour or policy.
laudable = worthy of high praise
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1st useScene 3.2
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lethargic
1 use
Cousin, cousin, how have you come so early by this lethargy?
lethargy = a state with a lack of energy
DefinitionGenerally lethargic means:
lacking energy
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negligent
2 uses
what my offence to him is; it is something of my negligence, nothing of my purpose.
negligence = insufficient care or attention
DefinitionGenerally negligent means:
insufficient care or attention (not being careful enough or not trying hard enough to fulfill a responsibility)
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useScene 1.4
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obscure
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
the view or directions are obscure
I will drop in his way some obscure epistles of love; wherein, by the colour of his beard, the shape of his leg, the manner of his gait, the expressure of his eye, forehead, and complexion, he shall find himself most feelingly personated. I can write very like my lady, your niece; on a forgotten matter we can hardly make distinction of our hands.
obscure = mysterious (no clearly understood)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of obscure means:
not clearly seen, understood, or expressed
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1st useScene 2.3
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perspective
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a perspective of the entire block
  One face, one voice, one habit, and two persons;
  A natural perspective, that is, and is not.†
perspective = view

(editor's note:  No Fear Shakespeare translates this as: "One face, one voice, one way of dressing, but two people! It's like an optical illusion. It is and isn't the same person.")
DefinitionGenerally this sense of perspective means:
a view — often stressing that the view is different from a view from another location
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.1
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peruse
1 use
Pray you peruse that letter:
peruse = examine or consider with attention and in detail
DefinitionGenerally peruse means:
to read or examine
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prodigal
1 use
Ay, but he'll have but a year in all these ducats; he's a very fool, and a prodigal.
prodigal = someone who is recklessly wasteful

(editor's note:  a ducat is a type of gold coin once used as currency)
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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1st useScene 1.3
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prudent
1 use
'tis thought among the prudent...
prudent = sensible and careful
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
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resolute
1 use
You are resolute, then?
resolute = firm in purpose or belief
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simulate
1 use
M, O, A, I;—This simulation is not as the former:—and yet, to crush this a little, it would bow to me, for every one of these letters are in my name.†
simulation = something that is not real, but is made to imitate or behave like something that is

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
DefinitionGenerally simulate means:
make an imitation or representation of
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