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adjure
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
I adjure you
I adjure you.
adjure = ask for earnestly or command solemnly
DefinitionGenerally this sense of adjure means:
to appeal earnestly or command solemnly
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bastion
1 use
These rules are a bastion against corruption.
bastion = defense or defensive fortification
DefinitionGenerally bastion means:
defense or defensive fortification — such as people who defend a principle or fortifications that defend people from attack (especially the projecting part of a castle wall or rampart)
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beseech
1 use
She teaches and beseeches her students to think about their future.
beseeches = asks strongly or begs
DefinitionGenerally beseech means:
to ask strongly or beg for something
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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bulwark
2 uses
It is a bulwark against storms.
bulwark = something that offers protection
DefinitionGenerally bulwark means:
something that offers protection — especially a defensive wall or embankment, or a sea wall

or (especially in classic literature):  the part of a ship's side that  is above the upper deck
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1st useChapter 3
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buttress
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a flying buttress
The buttress wall supports the main wall while preserving an open feel in the house.
buttress = an architectural feature that supports the wall of a building
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diligent
1 use
She's the kind of diligent worker we want to hire.
diligent = showing hard work and care
DefinitionGenerally diligent means:
hard work and care in tasks — often continuing when others might quit because of difficulties
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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disheveled
1 use
Her clothing was disheveled.
disheveled = messy (not properly in place)
DefinitionGenerally disheveled means:
messy (untidy or disordered) — especially of a person's clothes and hair
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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divine
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
to forgive is divine
Her pies are divine.
divine = wonderful
DefinitionGenerally this sense of divine means:
wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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eloquent
1 use
Her eloquence is unquestioned even amongst those who disagree with her.
eloquence = the powerful use of language
DefinitionGenerally eloquent means:
powerful use of language
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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forbearance
1 use
She recommended regulatory forbearance while the banks repair their balance sheets.
forbearance = refraining (holding back) from acting
DefinitionGenerally forbearance means:
refraining (holding back) from acting

or:

patience, tolerance, or self-control
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1st useChapter 14
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grievous
1 use
She suffered grievous bodily harm.
grievous = very serious; or very bad
DefinitionGenerally grievous means:
very serious; or very bad; or causing grief
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1st useChapter 11
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impeach
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
impeach my courage
I don't mean to impeach her character. I just don't think she has enough experience to lead the group.
impeach = criticize someone's character
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inquisitive
1 use
She is an inquisitive child who always asks questions.
inquisitive = inclined to try to learn about things
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1st useChapter 11
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monotonous
1 use
The cafeteria food is good, but it gets monotonous after a while.
monotonous = lacking in variety — typically boring
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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pantomime
1 use
Though she didn't speak Chinese, she was able to pantomime her meaning.
pantomime = express something through gestures and body movements without words
DefinitionGenerally pantomime means:
a performance or expression of something through gestures and body movements without words
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phosphorescence
1 use
She loves to swim in the ocean on nights when phosphorescence shines in her wake.
phosphorescence = a dim glowing light
DefinitionGenerally phosphorescence means:
a dim glowing light

or more technically:  a fluorescence (dim light)  created by a chemical reaction within a living organism; or a dim light that continues to shine from something after the bombarding radiation (stronger light that fell upon it) has ceased
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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prudent
1 use
She was promoted to manager because she is so prudent.
prudent = sensible and careful
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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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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1st useChapter 12
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resolute
1 use
She stood resolute as some complained that she was asking too much of the team.
resolute = firm in purpose or belief
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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shoal
1 use
The rocks,  shoals, and currents make it a treacherous journey.
shoals = sandbanks or other stretches of shallow water
DefinitionGenerally this sense of shoal means:
a sandbank or other stretch of shallow water
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1st useChapter 6
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