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The Voyage of the Dawn Trader

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abdicate
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
abdicated the throne
"But, Sire," interrupted Drinian, "are you abdicating?"
abdicating = formally giving up power (in this case, the king giving up the throne)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of abdicate means:
to formally give up power — as when giving up a position of royalty such as to resign from being king
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apparent
4 uses
Apparently he had by amazing luck found the only possible way down
apparently = it appears
DefinitionGenerally apparent means:
clear or obvious; or appearing as such but not necessarily so
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avenge
3 uses
I would sail east myself for a year and a day to find my father's friends or to learn of their deaths and avenge them if I could.
avenge = take revenge
DefinitionGenerally avenge means:
take revenge for a perceived wrong
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bequeath
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Why, every man that comes with us shall bequeath the title of Dawn Treader to all his descendants, and when we land at Cair Paravel on the homeward voyage he shall have either gold or land enough to make him rich all his life.†
bequeath = give or pass down — often upon death in a will
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beseech
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"I beseech your Majesty," said Drinian.
beseech = beg (ask strongly for something)
DefinitionGenerally beseech means:
to ask strongly or beg for something
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consequence
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a direct consequence of
Consequently, when the Pevensie children had returned to Narnia last time for their second visit, it was (for the Narnians) as if King Arthur came back to Britain, as some people say he will.†
consequently = resultantly (as a result)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
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conspicuous
1 use
They came out and went back on to the path where the trees might possibly make them less conspicuous.
conspicuous = easily seen
DefinitionGenerally conspicuous means:
easily noticed — typically attracting attention such as by being large, flashy, or unusual
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consul
3 uses
he began demanding to be put ashore and said that at the first port he would "lodge a disposition" against them all with the British Consul.
consul = diplomat appointed (in this case, the British)
DefinitionGenerally consul means:
a diplomat appointed by a government to protect its commercial interests and help its citizens in a foreign country
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dispute
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
She disputes his claim.
And then someone said — people disputed afterwards whether Lucy or Edmund said it first — "You're not — not Eustace by any chance?†
disputed = challenged, argued about, or fought over
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dispute means:
challenge, argue about, or fight over
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distill
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
distill the whisky
...could it be made with distilled water and...
distilled = purified
DefinitionGenerally this sense of distill means:
to make a more pure or concentrated liquid by boiling it and condensing its vapors (as is done when making whisky or some petroleum products)
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embark
4 uses
embarked on a dangerous voyage
embarked = set out
DefinitionGenerally embark means:
to leave on a trip — especially to board a ship
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however
5 uses
1  —5 uses as in:
However, complications may...
She could not, however, spend much time looking back; what was coming into view in the forward direction was too exciting.†
however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
DefinitionGenerally this sense of however means:
though (or another expression that connects contrasting ideas)

(Based on idea 1 we might not expect idea 2, but this is a way of saying that even though idea 1 exists, we still have idea 2.  Synonyms include in spite of that, , nevertheless, nonetheless, on the other hand, in contrastand but.)
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1st useChapter 6
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ingratiate
1 use
said Pug with an ingratiating smile.
ingratiating = intended to gain favor with somebody
DefinitionGenerally ingratiate means:
gain favor with somebody by deliberate efforts
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King Arthur
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Consequently, when the Pevensie children had returned to Narnia last time for their second visit, it was (for the Narnians) as if King Arthur came back to Britain, as some people say he will.†
King Arthur = mythical king of the Britons (English) recognized as such when he was able to pull the sword Excalibur from the stone that had locked its blade; created the Knights of the Round Table to protect his people
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lithe
1 use
a long lithe body
lithe = thin with flexibility and grace of movement
DefinitionGenerally lithe means:
a graceful, flexible body — often implying thinness

or:

graceful, flexible body movement
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luminous
1 use
Most of them slept on deck and talked far into the night or hung over the ship's side watching the luminous dance of the foam thrown up by their bows.
luminous = shining
DefinitionGenerally luminous means:
glowing or shining

(also used metaphorically to describe beauty or intelligence)
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odious
1 use
Odious stuck-up prig.
odious = extremely unpleasant, disgusting, dislikable, or worthy of hate
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prudent
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...paid him long compliments, all about the fountains of prosperity irrigating the gardens of prudence and virtue...
prudence = careful sense
DefinitionGenerally prudent means:
sensible and careful
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sulk
4 uses
He apologized sulkily and went off with Lucy to have his hand bathed and bandaged and then went to his bunk.†
sulkily = in an excessively unhappy and unsociable manner
DefinitionGenerally sulk means:
to be overly unhappy and unsociable — often due to disappointment or a sense of not getting what was deserved
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usurp
2 uses
Miraz the usurper
usurper = one who takes control without authority
DefinitionGenerally usurp means:
seize or take control without authority
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