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brandish
1 use
She brandished a sword.
brandished = the act of waving something or exhibiting something aggressively
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cataract
1 use
My grandmother is getting cataract surgery.
cataract = clouding of the natural lens of the eye
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conceit
1 use
Her conceit will be her downfall.
conceit = feelings of excessive pride
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1st useChapter 14
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cower
1 use
She cowered in fear.
cowered = showed fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
DefinitionGenerally cower means:
show fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
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1st useChapter 7
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delirium
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
fever induced delirium
She should not be left alone in case the fever returns and makes her delirious.
delirious = a usually brief state of mental confusion often accompanied by hallucinations
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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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1st useChapter 9
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foal
1 use
I've trained her to ride since she was a foal.
foal = young horse
DefinitionGenerally foal means:
a young horse; or giving birth to a young horse
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glacier
1 use
Scientist believe Europe will continue to face greater glacier retreat due to global warming.
glacier = a large mass of ice that moves over land like an exceedingly slow river

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DefinitionGenerally glacier means:
a large mass of ice that moves over land like an exceedingly slow river
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1st useChapter 13
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gratification
1 use
to my gratification she arrived on time
gratification = great satisfaction (pleasure)
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impertinent
1 use
It was impertinent of the child to lecture a grownup.
impertinent = rude or improperly bold — especially toward someone more respected
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landmark
1 use
It was a landmark Supreme Court decision.
landmark = very important
DefinitionGenerally landmark means:
something very important

or:

something easily recognized (such as a monument, building, or geographic feature) — especially one that helps one to know where she is; or that is a tourist destination
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narrow-minded
2 uses
ignorant and narrow minded
narrow minded = intolerant of different beliefs; or lacking breadth of view
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obstinate
1 use
She is an obstinate child who will not follow the family rules.
obstinate = stubbornly not doing what others want
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ostentatious
1 use
Although wealthy, the family is not ostentatious.
ostentatious = showy (trying to attract notice and impress others in a manner seen as in bad taste)
DefinitionGenerally ostentatious means:
intended to attract notice and impress others — especially with wealth in a vulgar way
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profound
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
profound idea
She shared a profound way of thinking about the problem.
profound = deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
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Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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repress
1 use
She could barely repress a smile as she scolded her son for fidgeting.
repress = to hold something back
DefinitionGenerally repress means:
to hold something back

or:

to subjugate (oppress or hold others down)
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sagacious
1 use
She is a smart and sagacious statesman.
sagacious = wise
DefinitionGenerally sagacious means:
wise — especially through long experience and thoughtfulness
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sage
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
sage advice
Some call Warren Buffett the "Sage of Omaha".
sage = someone known for being wise
DefinitionGenerally this sense of sage means:
profound wisdom; or one known for being wise
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stifle
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
the heat is stifling
It was a hot, humid, stifling day.
stifling = making it difficult to breath
DefinitionGenerally this sense of stifle means:
to make breathing difficult or impossible — often from heat or humidity
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1st useChapter 6
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volley
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a volley of...
She was killed by a volley of bullets.
volley = a rapid or simultaneous discharge (in this case of bullets)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of volley means:
a rapid or simultaneous discharge of bullets or other projectiles

or:

a rapid or simultaneous series of similar (and usually antagonistic) events — such as protests or criticisms
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