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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Extra Credit Words with Sample Sentences from the Book

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accord
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
done of her own accord
the door must have swung open of its own accord.
own accord = own mind (on its own without anyone opening it)
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
And they entered into friendship and alliance with countries beyond the sea and paid them visits of state and received visits of state from them.
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
Someone had apparently flung it about the room and then stamped it out.
apparently = it appears
DefinitionGenerally apparent means:
clear or obvious; or appearing as such but not necessarily so
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Library66 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 6
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approach
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
approached the city
"Let him approach," said Aslan.†
approach = come near
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
At this moment the Beaver again popped its head out from behind the tree and beckoned earnestly to them.
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 7
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consort
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
consort together
Then said King Peter (for they talked in quite a different style now, having been Kings and Queens for so long), "Fair Consorts, let us now alight from our horses and follow this beast into the thicket; for in all my days I never hunted a nobler quarry."
consorts = friends and associates (people with whom one spends time)
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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1st useChapter 17
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dismay
1 use
A howl and a gibber of dismay went up from the creatures when they first saw the great Lion pacing towards them, and for a moment even the Witch seemed to be struck with fear.
dismay = feeling of worry in response to something surprising
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...
So they went and knocked at the study door, and the Professor said "Come in," and got up and found chairs for them and said he was quite at their disposal.
disposal = command

(editor's note:  When something is "at someone's disposal" it is "at their command," or "available for their use." They can use it as they please.)
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
His voice was deep and rich and somehow took the fidgets out of them.
fidgets = makes 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
His life is forfeit to me.
forfeit = lost or surrendered
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
What is the meaning of all this gluttony, this waste, this self-indulgence?
gluttony = eating or drinking to excess
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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1st useChapter 11
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melancholy
1 use
a rather melancholy voice
melancholy = sad
DefinitionGenerally melancholy means:
a sad feeling or manner — sometimes thoughtfully sad
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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occupant
1 use
The former occupant of these premises, the Faun Tumnus, is under arrest and awaiting his trial on a charge of High Treason
occupant = person who resided
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
Now I will kill you instead of him as our pact was and so the Deep Magic will be appeased.
pact = agreement
DefinitionGenerally pact means:
an agreement between parties
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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prodigious
1 use
a prodigious yawn
prodigious = very large
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
At first much of their time was spent in seeking out the remnants of the White Witch's army and destroying them,
remnants = the small parts that remained after the rest was gone
DefinitionGenerally remnant means:
a small amount that remains after the rest is gone — sometimes specifically of cloth
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Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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revelry
1 use
And that night there was a great feast ... and revelry and dancing,
revelry = partying/celebration
DefinitionGenerally revelry means:
a party — especially a noisy one

or:

to party or celebrate — especially in a noisy way
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1st useChapter 17
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scorn
1 use
...said the Witch scornfully.
scornfully = with a strong lack of respect or disdain — sometimes accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
DefinitionGenerally scorn means:
disrespect or reject as not good enough
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Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 13
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siege
1 use
the Witch and her crew will almost certainly fall back to her House and prepare for a siege.
siege = a military tactic in which a fortified place is surrounded and isolated while it is attacked over time
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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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
I didn't like to mention it before (he being your brother and all) but the moment I set eyes on that brother of yours I said to myself 'Treacherous'.
treacherous = likely to betray
DefinitionGenerally this sense of treacherous means:
guilty of betrayal or deception or likely to betray or deceive
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 8
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