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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

Extra Credit Words with Typical Sample Sentences

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beckon
1 use
I should be studying, but television beckons me.
beckons = calls (in this case by being desirable and inviting)
DefinitionGenerally beckon means:
to call — typically to ask or tell someone to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod of the head
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Library13 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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bewilder
1 use
Some of their customs can bewilder travelers.
bewilder = confuse
DefinitionGenerally bewilder means:
to confuse someone
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Library17 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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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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Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 25
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content
1 use
She grew more contented with age.
contented = satisfied
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Library54 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 27
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delectable
1 use
The cake is delicious, scrumptious and delectable.
delectable = extremely pleasing — especially to the sense of taste or to the eye
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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despise
1 use
She despises the people he has to work for.
despises = dislikes strongly and looks down upon
DefinitionGenerally despise means:
to dislike strongly and to look down upon with disrespect
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Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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dumfounded
1 use
She was beyond surprised. She was dumbfounded.
dumbfounded = too surprised to know what to say or do
DefinitionGenerally dumfounded means:
very surprised - often too surprised to know what to say or do
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Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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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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Library5 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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Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 27
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luminous
1 use
The sky was luminous with stars.
luminous = shining
DefinitionGenerally luminous means:
glowing or shining

(also used metaphorically to describe beauty or intelligence)
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 25
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luscious
3 uses
a bowl of luscious-looking peaches
luscious = very desirable
DefinitionGenerally luscious means:
very desirable
in various senses, including:
  • delicious — especially sweet and juicy — as in "a luscious peach"
  • pleasing or delightful — as in "the luscious scenery"
  • sexually appealing — as in "Can you introduce me to that luscious woman in the skimpy bikini?"
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Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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meddle
1 use
She's always meddling in other people's business.
meddling = interfering (getting involved where not wanted)
DefinitionGenerally meddle means:
interfere (in another's affairs or business); or handle (something that shouldn't be handled)
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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:
playfully causing minor trouble; or describing the smile of someone doing so
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 16
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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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Library8 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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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 21
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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
She was perplexed by the rules of the game.
perplexed = confused
DefinitionGenerally perplex means:
to confuse
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Book1 use
Library9 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
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 27
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stationery
1 use
It was a form-letter, but written on the President's stationery with a White House return address.
stationery = paper and envelopes for writing letters
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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utter
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
utter stupidity
She suffered utter devastation when her child died in the accident.
utter = complete
DefinitionGenerally this sense of utter means:
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
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Book1 use
Library26 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 21
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