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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
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collide
1 use
You mean we might have a collision?
collision = crash
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
How used they keep themselves contented
Before this monster was invented?
contented = satisfied
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Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 27
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culprit
1 use
Who are the culprits?
culprits = people responsible for a wrongdoing
DefinitionGenerally culprit means:
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
And just look at my pipes! They suck up the chocolate and carry it away to all the other rooms in the factory where it is needed! Thousands of gallons an hour, my dear children! ...' The children and their parents were too flabbergasted to speak. ... They were dumbfounded.
dumbfounded = confused or surprised — often made temporarily speechless
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1st useChapter 15
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gall
1 use
all the greed and all the gall Is boiled away for once and all.
gall = impertinence or impudence (rude and bold)
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1st useChapter 17
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hoard
1 use
'It's my secret hoard,' he whispered.
hoard = 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
They sit and stare and stare and sit
Until they're hypnotized by it,
hypnotized = fascinated so much they lose awareness of other things around them
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
For who could hate or bear a grudge
Against a luscious bit of fudge?
luscious = delicious
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
I want no messing about when you go in! No touching, no meddling, and no tasting!
meddling = intruding 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
I must warn you, though, that they are rather mischievous. [the Oompa-Loompa]
mischievous = playful in a way that creates minor problems (mischief)
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
In this way, you will be able to keep yourself supplied with tasty morsels for the rest of your life.
morsels = very small amounts of food
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
mystic and marvelous surprises
mystic = relating to realities that are outside of scientific understanding and normal experience
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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Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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obstinate
1 use
"I want the gum!" Violet said obstinately.
obstinately = stubbornly
DefinitionGenerally obstinate means:
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
For several hours, there was complete pandemonium in the little house
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
Who spoiled her, then? Ah, who indeed?
Who pandered to her every need?
pandered = fulfilled wishes
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
...mystic and marvelous surprises that will entrance, delight, intrigue, astonish, and perplex you beyond measure.
perplex = confuse
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
P.S. Regarding Mike Teavee, We very much regret that we Shall simply have to wait and see If we can get him back his height.
P.S. = 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
some rancid lard
rancid = bad-smelling because it is not fresh
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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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 24
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sheer
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
sheer fun
The sheer blissful joy of...
sheer = complete and without restriction
DefinitionGenerally this sense of sheer means:
complete or pure — without restriction,  qualification, or other elements (used for emphasis)
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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Vikings
1 use
It was a large open row boat with a tall front and a tall back (like a Viking boat of old)
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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