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The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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accord
4 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
accordance = keeping
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to or accordingly where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
  • "We got a flat tire. Accordingly, I pulled to the side of the road." — because of what was just said; or as a result
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Book4 uses
Library53 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.2
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construe
1 use
The executive branch does not construe the provision as requiring it to share additional information with Congress.
construe = interpret
DefinitionGenerally construe means:
to interpret (understand) something as have a specific meaning
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
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exeunt
20 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.2
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extol
1 use
She extolled passage of the law as a victory for all Americans.
extolled = praised, glorified, or honored
DefinitionGenerally extol means:
praise, glorify, or honor
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hapless
2 uses
a hapless victim†
hapless = unlucky or unfortunate — often making others feel pity
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importune
4 uses
She began to importune school trustees as soon as she learned of the problem.
importune = beg insistently or urge repeatedly
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 4.2
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infamy
1 use
Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live on in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
infamy = famous for something bad
DefinitionGenerally infamy means:
famous for something that is bad; or an extremely bad event
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nimble
1 use
Jack be nimble. Jack be quick. Jack jump over the candlestick.
nimble = quick and agile
DefinitionGenerally nimble means:
quick and agile  — typically physically, but can also reference quick, agile thinking

(someone who is agile does things easily)
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.3
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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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perplex
1 use
She was perplexed by the rules of the game.
perplexed = confused
DefinitionGenerally perplex means:
to confuse
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Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.3
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peruse
2 uses
Please peruse this report at your leisure.
peruse = read or examine
DefinitionGenerally peruse means:
to read or examine
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pretense
1 use
The country maintains a pretense of a free press.
pretense = false appearance
DefinitionGenerally pretense means:
a false appearance or action to help one pretend
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.1
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remission
1 use
Her cancer is in remission.
remission = a state with symptoms decreased or gone
DefinitionGenerally remission means:
a decrease in intensity — most typically of a disease or (especially in the UK) the length of a prison sentence
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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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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 4.3
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repentance
3 uses
Prisoners who show repentance are more likely to be released on parole.
repentance = regret for having done wrong with a desire to be a better person in the future
DefinitionGenerally repentance means:
the feeling or expression of regret for having done something wrong with a firm decision to be a better person in the future
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Book3 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.4
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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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slander
3 uses
In the United States, it is extremely difficult for someone famous to win a slander lawsuit—almost no matter what is said.
slander = telling lies that damage the reputation of another
DefinitionGenerally slander means:
lie to damage the reputation of another; or the lies told
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.2
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spurn
1 use
She spurned his advances.
spurned = rejected
DefinitionGenerally spurn means:
reject as not good enough
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tedious
1 use
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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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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zeal
1 use
She attacks each challenge with zeal.
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.4
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