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acquit   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 6 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
she was acquitted
It took the jury only 30 minutes to acquit her of the murder charge.
acquit = officially find "not guilty"
DefinitionGenerally this sense of acquit means:
to officially find "not guilty" of criminal charges; or (informally) to find someone innocent of a charge of having done wrong
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Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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2  —3 uses as in:
she acquitted herself well
Although they did not win, the team acquitted itself well and we were proud to have them represent us.
acquitted = handled (itself in a specified way)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of acquit means:
to handle oneself in a specified way — which is typically in a positive way
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Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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alacrity
6 uses
She completed each assignment with alacrity.
alacrity = quickness
DefinitionGenerally alacrity means:
quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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approbation
19 uses
She is not motivated by popular approbation.
approbation = approval
DefinitionGenerally approbation means:
approval - often official
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Book19 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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commendation
4 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
offered my personal commendation
The action deserves neither commendation nor condemnation.
commendation = praise
DefinitionGenerally this sense of commendation means:
praise or a message expressing praise
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 43
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delicacy   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 26 uses
1  —19 uses as in:
discuss with delicacy
She is admired for her delicacy in negotiations.
delicacy = sensitivity and tact
DefinitionGenerally this sense of delicacy means:
care and gentleness — especially speaking or acting with sensitivity and tact
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Book19 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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2  —7 uses as in:
delicacy of the brushwork
The lacework was done with great delicacy.
delicacy = pleasant subtlety or fineness
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Book7 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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disinclined
6 uses
She is disinclined to spend money while she is still in debt.
disinclined = reluctant
DefinitionGenerally disinclined means:
feeling reluctant to do something
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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felicity   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 17 uses
1  —15 uses as in:
domestic felicity
She is destined for felicity and prosperity.
felicity = happiness
DefinitionGenerally this sense of felicity means:
happiness or luck; or an instance or source of such
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Book15 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 28
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2  —2 uses as in:
felicity of expression
Adams described Jefferson as having "felicity of expression."
felicity = pleasing and appropriate
DefinitionGenerally this sense of felicity means:
pleasing and appropriate manner or style; or an instance of such
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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 27
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impropriety
5 uses
The senator denied any impropriety.
impropriety = behavior that was not proper
DefinitionGenerally impropriety means:
behavior thought not to be proper — such as immoral or rude behavior
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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impute   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 5 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
imputed the outburst to stress
Her critics impute a more cynical motive.
impute = attribute (say something is caused by)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of impute means:
attribute (to say one thing is the cause of another—often to blame and often wrongly)
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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2  —1 use as in:
impatience often imputed to youth
She is too quick to generalize and impute personality traits based upon stereotypes.
impute = attribute (something as a characteristic of a group)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of impute means:
to say something is a characteristic of someone or something
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 32
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nominal   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 4 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
a nominal fee
The insurance company proposes a nominal fee for all elective care so that patients will join the effort to eliminate unnecessary expense.
nominal = small
DefinitionGenerally this sense of nominal means:
insignificantly small
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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2  —1 use as in:
he's nominally in charge
It was nominally written by the artist, but everyone suspects a ghostwriter did the bulk of the work.
nominally = in name only
DefinitionGenerally this sense of nominal means:
in form or name, but not in reality
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 36
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officious
4 uses
She plays the role of a well-meaning but officious classmate who thinks she knows what's best for everyone.
officious = too eager to tell others what to do
DefinitionGenerally officious means:
too eager to tell others what to do — often regarding unimportant matters
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Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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remiss
4 uses
I'd be remiss in this overview if I didn't also mention...
remiss = careless — not doing a good job
DefinitionGenerally remiss means:
careless — especially with regard to a duty
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 40
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reprobate
5 uses
1  —5 uses as in:
she fears their reprobation
Their misbehavior merits all of our reprobation.
reprobation = expression of criticism
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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sanguine
12 uses
She argues that we've been too sanguine about the challenge in inner city schools.
sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful
Word Statistics
Book12 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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untoward
4 uses
She was embarrassed by his untoward behavior.
untoward = improper or awkward
DefinitionGenerally untoward means:
improper, awkward, or unfavorable
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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