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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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accord
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
done of her own accord
She was not forced. She did it of her own accord.
own accord = own mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
mind
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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alliance
1 use
The Islamic governments formed an alliance to defeat Israel.
alliance = association formed to support common interests
DefinitionGenerally alliance means:
an association formed to support common interests
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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apparent
4 uses
The effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the dry fields.
apparent = clear or obvious
DefinitionGenerally apparent means:
clear or obvious; or appearing as such but not necessarily so
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Book4 uses
Library66 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 6
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approach
2 uses
1  —2 uses 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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Book2 uses
Library104 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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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 7
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consort
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
consort together
She consorts with criminals.
consorts = spends leisure time with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consort means:
spend time with — especially spending leisure time with people considered undesirable; or one of the people with whom time is spent
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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dismay
1 use
Don't be dismayed. I have a solution.
dismayed = sad, disappointed, or worried
DefinitionGenerally dismay means:
to feel sadness, disappointment, or worry — typically in response to something surprising
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Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 14
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dispose
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
disposed the troops along...
Troops were disposed strategically along the northern border.
disposed = placed
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dispose means:
the arrangement, positioning, or use of things
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 5
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fidget
1 use
The child is always fidgeting in his seat
fidgeting = making small restless movements
DefinitionGenerally fidget means:
to make small restless movements
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Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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forfeit
1 use
We had to forfeit the deposit.
forfeit = lose
DefinitionGenerally forfeit means:
to lose or surrender something — often as a penalty
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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glutton
1 use
A glutton is someone who digs his grave with his teeth.
French Proverb
glutton = someone who regularly eats too much
DefinitionGenerally glutton means:
someone who consumes more than they should — especially eating and drinking too much

The expression:  "a glutton for punishment" refers to someone who persist in some activity despite negative consequences (as though loving the punishment)

The expression: "a glutton for whatever" refers to people who like whatever a lot — such that "a glutton for sunshine" loves sunshine.
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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melancholy
1 use
Since her dog died she's been in a melancholy mood.
melancholy = very sad
DefinitionGenerally melancholy means:
a sad feeling or manner — sometimes thoughtfully sad
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Book1 use
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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occupant
1 use
The occupant of the home must be warned.
occupant = one who lives in a specific place
DefinitionGenerally occupant means:
one who lives or habitually works in a specific place

or:

someone presently in a room, car, or seat

or:

someone currently holding a position
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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pact
1 use
The two countries signed a non-aggression pact.
pact = agreement
DefinitionGenerally pact means:
an agreement between parties
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Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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prodigious
1 use
As a child, Mozart had a prodigious talent.
prodigious = enormous
DefinitionGenerally prodigious means:
enormous; or far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 16
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remnant
1 use
They are working to eliminate remnants of al-Qaeda in that area.
remnants = small amounts that remains after the rest is gone
DefinitionGenerally remnant means:
a small amount that remains after the rest is gone — sometimes specifically of cloth
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Book1 use
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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revelry
1 use
sounds of drunken revelry
revelry = partying
DefinitionGenerally revelry means:
a party — especially a noisy one

or:

to party or celebrate — especially in a noisy way
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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scorn
1 use
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
scorned = rejected
DefinitionGenerally scorn means:
disrespect or reject as not good enough
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Book1 use
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 13
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siege
1 use
The Siege of Leningrad lasted 872 days.
siege = the surrounding and prolonged attack
DefinitionGenerally siege means:
a military tactic in which a fortified place is surrounded and isolated while it is attacked over time

or:

any prolonged attack, effort, or period of trouble
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Book1 use
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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treacherous
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a scheming, treacherous assistant
That was how she uncovered his treacherous plot.
treacherous = betraying trust
DefinitionGenerally this sense of treacherous means:
guilty of betrayal or deception or likely to betray or deceive
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 8
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