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Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
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anteroom
1 use
To sleep under the stars, to drink nothing but well water and to live chiefly on nuts and wild fruit, was a strange experience for Caspian after his bed with silken sheets in a tapestried chamber at the castle, with meals laid out on gold and silver dishes in the anteroom, and attendants ready at his call.
anteroom = a room leading to a larger or more important room
DefinitionGenerally anteroom means:
a room leading to a larger or more important room — especially a waiting room
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1st useChapter 7
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Bacchus
10 uses
The boy with the wild face is Bacchus...
Bacchus = Roman god of wine
DefinitionGenerally Bacchus means:
Roman mythology:  god of wine
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1st useChapter 11
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beseech
1 use
"We beseech your Majesty —" said Glozelle, but Miraz had flung out of the tent and they could hear him bawling out his acceptance to Edmund.
beseech = to ask strongly or beg for something
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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conjunction
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
working in conjunction
Such a conjunction has not occurred for two hundred years, and your Highness will not live to see it again.
conjunction = when things happen at the same time
DefinitionGenerally this sense of conjunction means:
when things are joined or happen together
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consort
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
consort together
But I think it is more likely to call Peter the High King and his mighty consorts down from the high past.
consorts = spends time with; or the people with whom someone spends much 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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contempt
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
feels contempt towards her
said Trumpkin, cheerily but contemptuously.
contemptuously = disrespectfully
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contempt means:
lack of respect — often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
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Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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contrary
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
on the contrary
She did not want to get up; not because she was still tired - on the contrary she was wonderfully rested
on the contrary = in opposition to what was just said
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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countenance
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a pleasant countenance
I am completely out of countenance.
countenance = composure
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
facial expression; or face; or composure
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1st useChapter 15
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effrontery
1 use
you ... have the effrontery to imagine...
effrontery = impolite boldness
DefinitionGenerally effrontery means:
rude and disrespectful behavior — often made by someone who does not realize they are being rude — as when someone is presumptuous or impolitely bold
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effusion
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For to prevent the effusion of blood, and for the avoiding all other inconveniences likely to grow from the wars now levied in our realm of Narnia, it is our pleasure to adventure our royal person on behalf of our trusty and well-beloved Caspian in clean wager of battle to prove upon your Lordship's body that the said Caspian is lawful King under us in Narnia ...
effusion = flowing

(editor's note:  This is from the challenge to settle the war with single combat rather than a full battle between the armies.)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of effusion means:
an enthusiastic expression of feelings or thoughts

or:

something flowing or given off (often a liquid or gas under pressure such as blood or leaking gas)
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1st useChapter 13
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forsake
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There was something sad and a little frightening about the place, because it all seemed so forsaken and long ago.
forsaken = abandoned
DefinitionGenerally forsake means:
to abandon or give up on — such as someone who needs you, or an idea, or a place
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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gaunt
1 use
Peter had a glimpse of a horrible, grey, gaunt creature, half man and half wolf, in the very act of leaping upon a boy about his own age,
gaunt = very thin and bony
DefinitionGenerally gaunt means:
very thin and bony — often from hunger or as though having been worn to the bone
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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infallible
1 use
"...touching the challenge, I suppose there is only one opinion between us?"
"I suppose so, indeed, Sire," said Glozelle.
"And what is that?" asked the King.
"Most infallibly to refuse it," said Glozelle.
infallibly = certainly (without fail)
DefinitionGenerally infallible means:
never wrong; or never failing
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1st useChapter 13
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parley
1 use
"An attack?"
"A parley, rather," said Sopespian. See, they carry green branches. They are coming to surrender most likely.
parley = a negotiation or discussion — especially between enemies
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1st useChapter 13
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prescribe
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Peter, by the gift of Aslan, by election, by prescription, and by conquest...
prescription = recommendation or required by law
DefinitionGenerally prescribe means:
of a medical doctor:  to give medical instructions — such as writing that a patient should have antibiotics

or:

to recommend — especially with expertise

or:

to require by rule
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1st useChapter 13
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reproach
1 use
said Lucy with a reproachful glance.
reproachful = full of criticism
DefinitionGenerally reproach means:
a criticism; or to express criticism
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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scanty
1 use
It was a gloomy company that huddled under the dripping trees to eat their scanty supper.
scanty = small amount of
DefinitionGenerally scanty means:
small in amount — often inadequate

or:

of clothes:  barely covering the area on which they are worn
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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tedious
2 uses
It was tedious gathering the firewood; but it was grand when the fire blazed...
tedious = boring
DefinitionGenerally tedious means:
boring — especially because something goes on too long or without variation
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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tremulous
2 uses
and Lucy went with him, laying a rather tremulous hand on his mane.
tremulous = quivering (usually from fear)
DefinitionGenerally tremulous means:
quivering (shaky) — usually from weakness or fear — especially of the voice
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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usurp
2 uses
Everyone except your Majesty knows that Miraz is a usurper.
usurper = someone who takes without authority
DefinitionGenerally usurp means:
seize or take control without authority
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1st useChapter 5
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