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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
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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
Library55 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
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Book2 uses
Library88 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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assault
1 use
I was assaulted by a man in a mask.
assaulted = attacked
DefinitionGenerally assault means:
to attack someone or something physically or verbally; or to threaten violence
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Book1 use
Library19 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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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 summon (call to join) with a gesture, or to be desirable and inviting
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Book1 use
Library12 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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contented
1 use
She grew more contented with age.
contented = satisfied
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Book1 use
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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despair
2 uses
Don't despair—help is on the way!
despair = give up hope
DefinitionGenerally despair means:
hopelessness
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Library27 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 8
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direct
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
depart directly
I walked directly to work.
directly = without interruption in the straightest or quickest possible manner
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
without delay, or in the quickest manner, or without going somewhere else first
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Book1 use
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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dismay
1 use
Don't be dismayed. I have a solution.
dismayed = feel sad, disappointed, or worried — typically in response to something surprising
DefinitionGenerally dismay means:
to feel sadness, disappointment, or worry — typically in response to something surprising
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Book1 use
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
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 = to arrange, position, or use things
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 5
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foreboding
2 uses
All that week I had a steadily escalating sense of foreboding.
foreboding = a feeling that something bad is going to happen
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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on the other hand
1 use
Change can be hard to deal with. On the other hand, it often brings opportunity.
on the other hand = from another point of view
DefinitionGenerally on the other hand means:
from another point of view; or in a way that is different (a phrase used to introduce a different perspective or idea)
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Library19 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
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perish
1 use
...government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.
Abraham Lincoln  --  Gettysburg Address
perish = be destroyed or cease to exist
DefinitionGenerally perish means:
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
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Book1 use
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 13
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repulsive
1 use
The tribe elders find American culture as shown in Hollywood films to be immoral and repulsive.
repulsive = very unpleasant or causing disgust
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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scorn
1 use
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
scorned = treated with disrespect or disdain
DefinitionGenerally scorn means:
treat with a strong disrespect or disdain — sometimes accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
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Book1 use
Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 13
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summon
2 uses
I was summoned to the principal's office.
summoned = called to come
DefinitionGenerally summon means:
to call forth
The exact meaning of summon can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "summon to court" — officially demand that someone appear in court (call them to court)
  • "summon the team to a meeting" — call upon the team members to attend a meeting
  • "summon help" — call others to come and help
  • "summon her courage" — call forth her courage from within
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Book2 uses
Library29 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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tempered
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
short-tempered
She is patient and even-tempered.
tempered = not easily angered or upset
DefinitionGenerally this sense of tempered means:
having a typical mood or temperament — often in reference to how easily one is angered
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Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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therefore
2 uses
Kim is taller than Ashley. Ashley is taller than Anna. Therefore, Kim is taller than Anna.
therefore = for that reason
DefinitionGenerally therefore means:
for that reason (what follows is so because of what was just said)
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Book2 uses
Library25 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 7
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tradition
1 use
My family's Thanksgiving tradition is to gather together and eat turkey.
tradition = a long-established practice
DefinitionGenerally tradition means:
a long-established or previously long-established practice or belief

and/or:

one or more practices, beliefs, or stories passed down through generations within a specific culture or group
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Library33 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 16
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treacherous
1 use
The road through Afghanistan's Kabul gorge is even more treacherous than the Road of Death in Bolivia.
treacherous = dangerous
DefinitionGenerally treacherous means:
dangerous

or:

likely to betray; or guilty of betrayal
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Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 8
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