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aggrieve
1 use
He fears a lawsuit from one of the aggrieved parties.
aggrieved = feeling harmed from unfair treatment
DefinitionGenerally aggrieve means:
feeling harmed by unfair treatment; or (more rarely) harming someone unfairly
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austere
1 use
He took a vow of silence and leads an austere life at the monastery.
austere = lacking luxury (and stern)
DefinitionGenerally austere means:
a notable absence of luxury, comfort, or decoration

or:

of a person:  stern in manner; or practicing great self-denial
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caustic
1 use
Don't get it on your skin. It's caustic.
caustic = harsh or capable of hurting skin (like a strong acid)
DefinitionGenerally caustic means:
of a chemical substance:  corrosive; capable of destroying or eating away such as a strong acid

or:

of a person:  sarcastic, critical, or harsh
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compelling
1 use
The evidence is compelling.
compelling = very interesting; or convincing
DefinitionGenerally compelling means:
very interesting; or convincing — possibly leading to action

or more rarely:  a force for action
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conservatory
1 use
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music conservatory
Juilliard is a performing arts conservatory.
conservatory = a school specializing in one of the fine arts — especially music, dance, or drama
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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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contract
1 use
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legal contract
She signed the contract.
contract = a written agreement that is enforceable by law
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contract means:
an agreement - typically written and enforceable by law
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copious
1 use
She took copious notes.
copious = a lot of
DefinitionGenerally copious means:
abundant (large in quantity or number)
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diligent
2 uses
She's the kind of diligent worker we want to hire.
diligent = showing hard work and care
DefinitionGenerally diligent means:
hard work and care in tasks — often continuing when others might quit because of difficulties
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disconcerting
1 use
It was disconcerting to realize the experts don't really understand what is going on either.
disconcerting = disturbing
DefinitionGenerally disconcerting means:
disrupt composure — such as to confuse or worry
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disheveled
1 use
Her clothing was disheveled.
disheveled = messy (not properly in place)
DefinitionGenerally disheveled means:
messy (untidy or disordered) — especially of a person's clothes and hair
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impede
1 use
She is impeding the progress of our project
impeding = slowing or preventing
DefinitionGenerally impede means:
create difficulty so as to slow or prevent (something)
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importune
1 use
She began to importune school trustees as soon as she learned of the problem.
importune = beg insistently or urge repeatedly
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insistent
2 uses
We questioned her repeatedly and she remained insistent that she knew nothing of the event.
insistent = firm and continuing
DefinitionGenerally insistent means:
persistent or continuing or firm — especially in maintaining a view or demanding something
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monogram
1 use
I gave her a gift of monogrammed stationery.
monogrammed = decorated with a design based on the initials of her name
DefinitionGenerally monogram means:
a design based on alphabetic letters (usually a person's initials) — often printed on stationery or embroidered (made with sewing stiches) on clothing
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protrude
3 uses
Metal spikes protrude from the dog's collar.
protrude = stick out
DefinitionGenerally protrude means:
to stick out from
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ruminate
1 use
She had little time to ruminate.
ruminate = to think again and again about something
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simultaneous
1 use
It is published in simultaneous print and electronic editions.
simultaneous = at the same time
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superfluous
1 use
Eliminate superfluous words.
superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
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timorous
1 use
She was timorous as a mouse.
timorous = timid
DefinitionGenerally timorous means:
timid (fearful) or shy
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