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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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1st useChapter 6
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audible
2 uses
I wish the Magician would make them inaudible instead of invisible.
inaudible = impossible to hear
DefinitionGenerally this sense of audible means:
capable of being heard
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1st useChapter 11
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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 = leave (or give by will) usually upon death
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Bern
30 uses
"They're not in Pug's purse yet, Sire," said the Lord Bern, for he it was.†
Bern = the capital of Switzerland; located in western Switzerland
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beseech
2 uses
"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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1st useChapter 1
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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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despair
3 uses
The pleasure... of being liked... was what kept Eustace from despair.
despair = the feeling of giving up hope
DefinitionGenerally despair means:
hopelessness
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1st useChapter 1
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distill
1 use
could it be made with distilled water
distilled = purified by boiling it and condensing its vapors
DefinitionGenerally distill means:
to purify, concentrate, or separate a liquid (such as whisky) by boiling it and condensing its vapors

or:

to extract essential ideas
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embark
4 uses
embarked on a dangerous voyage
embarked = set out
DefinitionGenerally embark means:
set out on a venture — especially to board a ship
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infallible
1 use
an infallible spell to make...
infallible = never failing
DefinitionGenerally infallible means:
never wrong; or never failing
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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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liege
2 uses
My liege, think again.†
liege = a feudal lord entitled to allegiance and service

or:

a person who owes allegiance and service to a feudal lord
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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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1st useChapter 13
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minuteness
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
keep the minutes
"Nothing about it in the correspondence," said the governor. Nothing in the minutes. We have not been notified of any such thing.
minutes = formal notes
DefinitionGenerally this sense of minutes means:
a written record of what happened at a meeting
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odious
1 use
Odious stuck-up prig.
odious = extremely unpleasant, disgusting, or dislikable
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prudent
1 use
...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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1st useChapter 4
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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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