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avenge
1 use
In the story, she wants to avenge the murder of her brother.
avenge = take revenge for
DefinitionGenerally avenge means:
take revenge for a perceived wrong
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Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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belabor
1 use
Please don't belabor the obvious.
belabor = keep talking about something more than is necessary
DefinitionGenerally belabor means:
to keep talking about something more than is necessary
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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chronicle
1 use
She chronicles daily events of interest in Twitter.
chronicles = records
DefinitionGenerally chronicle means:
a record of events (typically written) or the act of recording or telling of the events
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Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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delectable
1 use
The cake is delicious, scrumptious and delectable.
delectable = extremely pleasing — especially to the sense of taste or to the eye
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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earnest
1 use
Both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate.
earnest = sincere or serious
DefinitionGenerally earnest means:
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
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Book1 use
Library20 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 2
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entreat
1 use
She flattered and entreated him until he agreed to help.
entreated = asked or attempted to persuade
DefinitionGenerally entreat means:
to ask or attempt to persuade — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
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Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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haughty
1 use
It is a story about a haughty princess who has a great fall.
haughty = arrogant or condescending (acting superior or self-important)
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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hideous
2 uses
The beast had hideous fangs.
hideous = extremely ugly, offensive, and/or frightening
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Book2 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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miscreant
2 uses
a teacher always on the lookout for miscreants
miscreants = a person who behaves badly
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Book2 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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mockery
2 uses
I will not permit the defendant to make a mockery of this trial.
mockery = something that is ridiculous
DefinitionGenerally mockery means:
ridicule (to make fun of)

or:

something so inadequate it is ridiculous (silly)
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Book2 uses
Library29 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 15
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provoke
1 use
Her remarks provoked a public outcry.
provoked = caused — typically an emotional reaction such as anger
DefinitionGenerally provoke means:
to cause a reaction — typically an emotional reaction such as anger; and sometimes caused intentionally
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Book1 use
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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refrain
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a repeated refrain
The song has a catchy refrain.
refrain = something repeated regularly — in this case, lines repeated after each verse of a song
DefinitionGenerally this sense of refrain means:
something repeated regularly — especially:
  • lines repeated after each verse of a song
  • a phrase or idea often repeated by someone or within a poem
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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saunter
1 use
It was pleasant to saunter lazily through the park.
saunter = walk leisurely
DefinitionGenerally saunter means:
to walk leisurely
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Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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scanty
1 use
I had a strong suspicion, but scanty evidence.
scanty = small in amount
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 2
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sloth
1 use
It is difficult to change the habit of sloth.
sloth = laziness
DefinitionGenerally sloth means:
laziness (an unwillingness to work or exert oneself)

or:

a type of animal that seldom moves and is typically very slow when it does move
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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solemn
3 uses
He took a solemn oath.
solemn = very serious
DefinitionGenerally solemn means:
very serious—and often dignified
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Book3 uses
Library22 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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suppress
1 use
The dictator suppressed criticism in the press.
suppressed = kept or tried to keep under control
DefinitionGenerally suppress means:
trying to keep under control — in many senses such as:
  • to stop others from doing something by force
  • to keep something from happening
  • to keep news from spreading
  • to control an emotion
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Book1 use
Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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treachery
1 use
Benedict Arnold remains the U.S.'s symbol of ultimate treachery.
treachery = an act of deliberate betrayal
DefinitionGenerally treachery means:
the behavior of someone who pretends to be a friend and then tricks, cheats, or betrays
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Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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trifle with
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a trifling matter
Don't waste my time with trifling matters.
trifling = things of little importance
DefinitionGenerally this sense of trifling means:
something of small importance; or a small quantity
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Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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wither
1 use
The grapes withered on the vine.
withered = shriveled (wrinkled as they dried out)
DefinitionGenerally wither means:
to shrivel (wrinkle and contract — usually from lack of water)

or:

to become weaker; or feel humiliated
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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