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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

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beckon
1 use
'Ssshh!' whispered Grandpa Joe, and he beckoned Charlie to come closer.
beckoned = called (to come nearer by using a hand gesture or a nod)
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
They were bewildered...
bewildered = very confused
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
You mean we might have a collision?
collision = crash

(editor's note:  The suffix "-sion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in admission from admit, discussion from discuss, and invasion from invade.)
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
How used they keep themselves contented
Before this monster was invented?
contented = satisfied
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Library54 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 27
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delectable
1 use
The grass you are standing on, my dear little ones, is made of a new kind of soft, minty sugar that I've just invented! I call it swudge! Try a blade! Please do! It's delectable!
delectable = extremely pleasing
DefinitionGenerally delectable means:
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
Despicable!
despicable = worthy of strong dislike

(Editor's note:  The suffix "-able" means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable.)
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
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 = very surprised — often 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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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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hoard
1 use
'It's my secret hoard,' he whispered.
hoard = gathers something valuable and stores it
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
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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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 27
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luminous
1 use
luminous lollies for eating in bed at night.
luminous = softly bright
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
For who could hate or bear a grudge
Against a luscious bit of fudge?
luscious = delicious
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
I want no messing about when you go in! No touching, no meddling, and no tasting!
meddling = interfering (in another's affairs or business); or handling (something that shouldn't be handled)
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
I must warn you, though, that they are rather mischievous. [the Oompa-Loompa]
mischievous = tending toward playful misbehavior
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
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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Library8 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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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 21
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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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Library9 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
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 27
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stationery
1 use
[I]t was a newspaper and stationery shop, the kind that sells almost everything, including sweets...
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
'It's utterly impossible,' said Veruca Salt.
utterly = completely
DefinitionGenerally this sense of utter means:
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
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Library26 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 21
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