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Extra Credit Words with Typical Sample Sentences

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anxiety
1 use
She suffers from more than the usual pre-test anxiety.
anxiety = nervousness
DefinitionGenerally anxiety means:
nervousness or worry
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Library23 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st usePart 4
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approach
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
approached the city
Winter is approaching.
approaching = getting nearer
DefinitionGenerally this sense of approach means:
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
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Library94 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePart 9
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endeavor
1 use
I endeavored to get both sides to agree to a compromise.
endeavored = tried or attempted
DefinitionGenerally endeavor means:
to attempt; or a project or activity attempted
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Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st usePart 10
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nonetheless
1 use
Sometimes she gets angry and loses her temper, but I love her nonetheless.
nonetheless = in spite of that (used to connect contrasting ideas)
DefinitionGenerally nonetheless means:
in spite of that (Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include words and phrases such as nevertheless, all the same, still,  and however.)
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Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st usePart 1
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peasant
2 uses
Most people in the Middle Ages were peasants.
peasants = an historical term describing people of low income, education, and social standing
DefinitionGenerally peasant means:
used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country:  a person of low income, education, and social standing — especially one who raises crops or livestock
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Book2 uses
Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
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solemn
1 use
He took a solemn oath.
solemn = very serious
DefinitionGenerally solemn means:
very serious—and often dignified
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Library24 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePart 7
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therefore
2 uses
Kim is taller than Ashley. Ashley is taller than Anna. Therefore, Kim is taller than Anna.
therefore = for that reason
DefinitionGenerally therefore means:
for that reason (what follows is so because of what was just said)
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Book2 uses
Library26 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st usePart 3
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torrent
1 use
She screamed a torrent of abuse.
torrent = an overwhelming amount
DefinitionGenerally torrent means:
an overwhelming amount — especially of quickly moving water
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePart 7
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