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The Two Gentlemen of Verona
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abhor
1 use
She abhors violence.
abhors = hates or detests
DefinitionGenerally abhor means:
to hate or detest something
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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
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censure
1 use
They censured him for bringing dishonor upon the Senate.
censured = formally criticized
DefinitionGenerally censure means:
harsh criticism; or formal criticism from an organization — such as the U.S. Senate
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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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enfranchise
1 use
In 1890 Wyoming was the first state to enfranchise women.
enfranchise = grant voting rights
DefinitionGenerally enfranchise means:
grant voting rights

or archaically:  grant freedom — as from slavery
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enjoin
2 uses
Environmentalist seek to enjoin the drilling on the grounds that it is unnecessary and dangerous.
enjoin = prohibit (command not to do something)
DefinitionGenerally enjoin means:
to command someone to do (or not do) something
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exeunt
20 uses
Exeunt all except Hamlet.
exeunt = stage direction:  characters exit from stage
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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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fraught
1 use
The week following the diagnosis was fraught with difficult choices.
fraught = full of negative things
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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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linguist
1 use
She is a linguist specializing in Native American languages.
linguist = someone who specializes in the study of language
DefinitionGenerally linguist means:
a specialist in the study of language

or:

a person who is skilled in multiple languages
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parley
1 use
The two countries sent peace negotiators to parley in Paris.
parley = a negotiation or discussion — especially between enemies
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perplex
1 use
Scientists are perplexed by the mystery.
perplexed = confused or puzzled
DefinitionGenerally perplex means:
to confuse
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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 = an appearance to help pretend
DefinitionGenerally pretense means:
an appearance or action to help one pretend
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remorse
1 use
There was no sign of remorse until the police caught her.
remorse = deep regret for doing something that was wrong
DefinitionGenerally remorse means:
a feeling of deep regret for doing something that was wrong
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tedious
1 use
I'll have to endure one of her tedious lectures.
tedious = boring or monotonous
DefinitionGenerally tedious means:
boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation
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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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