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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 with; or agreement with
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 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
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Library46 uses in 10 avg bks
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beseech
2 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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Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.4
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chronicle
1 use
She chronicles daily events of interest in Twitter.
chronicles = records
DefinitionGenerally chronicle means:
a record of events (typically written) or the act of recording or telling of the events
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1st useScene 1.1
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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 something as having a specific meaning
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eloquent
1 use
Her eloquence is unquestioned even amongst those who disagree with her.
eloquence = the powerful use of language
DefinitionGenerally eloquent means:
powerful use of language
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.1
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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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faction
1 use
It was a fight between the moderate and liberal factions of the Democratic Party.
factions = sub-groups
DefinitionGenerally faction means:
a sub-group with some interests not shared by the entire group
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1st useScene 4.1
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forlorn
2 uses
She energized the previously forlorn team.
forlorn = hopeless
DefinitionGenerally forlorn means:
sad, hopeless and/or abandoned
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 1.2
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forsake
2 uses
The country must forsake terrorism as a political instrument.
forsake = abandon or give up
DefinitionGenerally forsake means:
to abandon or give up on — such as someone who needs you, or an idea, or a place
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forswear
9 uses
The group has forsworn terrorism in favor of negotiating an end to the conflict.
forsworn = renounced or disavowed
DefinitionGenerally forswear means:
to decide to stop doing something; or to renounce or disavow something

or (more rarely):  to lie — especially while under oath
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 2.5
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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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grievous
2 uses
She suffered grievous bodily harm.
grievous = very serious; or very bad
DefinitionGenerally grievous means:
very serious; or very bad; or causing grief
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.2
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hinder
2 uses
Her efforts to turn the department around were further hindered by budgetary cuts.
hindered = slowed down or caused problems for
DefinitionGenerally this sense of hinder means:
slow down or cause problems for
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1st useScene 2.7
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homage
1 use
They retired jersey #23 in homage to Michael Jordan.
homage = to show respect for
DefinitionGenerally homage means:
respect or loyalty; or something done to show respect or loyalty
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 4.1
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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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Book4 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 4.2
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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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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useScene 4.2
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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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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 5.4
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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 = words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useScene 3.2
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trifle with
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
trifle with her affections
She is not a woman to trifle with or ignore.
trifle with = treat thoughtlessly or without respect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of trifle with means:
to treat somebody or something thoughtlessly or without respect
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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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