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collide
1 use
The cars collided and burst into flame.
collided = crashed together with violent impact
DefinitionGenerally collide means:
crash together with violent impact; or come into conflict
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Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 25
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contented
1 use
She grew more contented with age.
contented = satisfied
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Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 27
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culprit
1 use
We will find and punish the culprit.
culprit = someone responsible for a wrongdoing — especially a criminal
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 24
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dumbfounded
1 use
She was beyond surprised. She was dumbfounded.
dumbfounded = confused or surprised — often made temporarily speechless
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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gall
1 use
She had the gall to ask for a raise.
gall = impertinence or impudence (rude and bold)
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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hoard
1 use
They found a 7th century hoard of treasure.
hoard = a collection of valuable things
DefinitionGenerally hoard means:
to gather something valuable and store it; or a collection of such things
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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hypnotize
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
hypnotized by her performance
When I look into her eyes, I feel hypnotized.
hypnotized = fascinated so much that awareness of other surrounding things is lost or too much trust is granted
DefinitionGenerally this sense of hypnotize means:
fascinate so much that awareness of other surrounding things is lost or too much trust is granted
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 27
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luscious
3 uses
a bowl of luscious-looking peaches
luscious = very desirable
DefinitionGenerally luscious means:
very desirable in various senses — such as:
  • delicious — especially sweet and juicy
  • sexually appealing
  • pleasing or delightful
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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meddle
1 use
Don't meddle in my affairs!
meddle = to intrude in other people's affairs or business
DefinitionGenerally meddle means:
intrude in other people's affairs or business
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 19
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mischievous
1 use
She flashed a mischievous grin and threw the water balloon.
mischievous = playful — often in an annoying or naughty way
DefinitionGenerally mischievous means:
naughtily or annoyingly playful

or:

tending to create mischief (minor harm — especially from bad behavior)
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 16
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morsel
1 use
I ate every tasty morsel.
morsel = a very small quantity
DefinitionGenerally morsel means:
a very small quantity — usually of food
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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mystic
1 use
She is a mystic who believes enlightenment will come from communing with nature.
mystic = someone who attempts to tune into realities beyond scientific understanding
DefinitionGenerally mystic means:
relating to realities that are outside of scientific understanding and normal experience; or one who attempts to tune into such realities
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Book1 use
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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obstinate
1 use
She is an obstinate child who will not follow the family rules.
obstinate = stubbornly not doing what others want
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 21
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pandemonium
1 use
Pandemonium broke out after the announcement.
pandemonium = a state of noisy confusion and disorder
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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pander
1 use
Don't pander me.
pander = pretend to agree with
DefinitionGenerally pander means:
to pretend to agree with someone to make them happy

or:

to or help fulfill the wishes of another while thinking those wishes are not for the best
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 24
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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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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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postscript
1 use
PS:  Bob just walked through and says hello.
PS = an abbreviation for "postscript" that is placed at the end of a letter (after the signature) to indicate that an additional note follows
DefinitionGenerally postscript means:
a note added to the end of a letter after the signature — usually preceded with "PS:" or "P.S."

or:

any written or spoken addition added after the end of something
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Book1 use
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 27
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rancid
1 use
We left the butter outside the refrigerator too long and it turned rancid.
rancid = bad smelling — because the oils have decomposed because they are not fresh enough, but metaphorically the word can refer to anything considered bad
DefinitionGenerally rancid means:
bad — most directly referring to the smell of oils or fats that have decomposed because they are not fresh enough, but metaphorically the word can refer to anything considered bad
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 24
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sheer
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
sheer fun
She got the job through sheer persistence.
sheer = pure (completely by)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of sheer means:
complete or pure — without restriction,  qualification, or other elements (used for emphasis)
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Book1 use
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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Vikings
1 use
Viking raids were not just on the coasts, but also up the rivers.
Viking = any of the Scandinavian people who raided the coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 18
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