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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 = mind
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
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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 = a group of countries, people, or organizations working for common goals
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Library7 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
Library54 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 6
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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 = 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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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
SAT®*top 1000
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:
small restless movements
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Book1 use
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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forfeit
1 use
We had to forfeit the deposit.
forfeit = 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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fraternize
2 uses
Our diplomats are told not to fraternize with prostitutes.
fraternize = enjoy time together in a friendly way
DefinitionGenerally fraternize means:
enjoy time together in a friendly way — especially when such a friendship is thought to be wrong
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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lithe
1 use
The lithe dancers seem to float across the stage.
lithe = moving and bending with ease
DefinitionGenerally lithe means:
a graceful, flexible body — often implying thinness

or:

graceful, flexible body movement
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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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
Library9 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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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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Library3 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 = a small amount that remains after the rest is gone
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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renounce
1 use
Israel asks that they renounce their stated intention of wiping it off the map.
renounce = to formally reject, give up, or turn away from

(as in to give up the power of a monarch, to change belief , behavior, support, or association)
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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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 = 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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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
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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wretched
2 uses
The children were taken into protective custody due to their wretched living conditions.
wretched = miserable
DefinitionGenerally wretched means:
very bad, in various senses such as:
  • unfortunate or miserable
  • of poor quality
  • morally bad
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Book2 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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