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avenge
1 use
But when the Cat had followed in and had come out again in a madness of terror, then I said to myself, Surely the true Tash, whom they called on without knowledge or belief, has now come among us, and will avenge himself.†
avenge = take revenge for
DefinitionGenerally avenge means:
take revenge for a perceived wrong
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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belabor
1 use
Even Tirian's heart grew lighter as he walked ahead of them, humming an old Narnian marching song which had the refrain: Ho, rumble, rumble, rumble, Rumble drum belaboured.†
belaboured = to keep talking about something more than is necessary
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1st useChapter 8
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chronicle
1 use
If I have read the chronicle
chronicle = written record of events
DefinitionGenerally chronicle means:
a record of events (typically written) or the act of recording or telling of the events
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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delectable
1 use
So I went over much grass and many flowers and among all kinds of wholesome and delectable trees till lo! in a narrow place between two rocks there came to meet me a great Lion.†
delectable = extremely pleasing — especially to the sense of taste or to the eye
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1st useChapter 15
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earnest
1 use
Roonwit had just raised his hand and was leaning forward to say something very earnestly to the King
earnestly = sincerely
DefinitionGenerally earnest means:
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
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Library20 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 2
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entreat
1 use
I entreat you - nay, I command you - to return to your own place. I should be put to shame if I let such young warriors fall in battle on my side.
entreat = ask
DefinitionGenerally entreat means:
to ask or attempt to persuade — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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haughty
1 use
He was young and tall and slender, and even rather beautiful in the dark, haughty, Calormene way.†
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
It was a hideous lane like a raw gash in the land, full of muddy ruts where felled trees had been dragged down to the river.†
hideous = extremely ugly, offensive, and/or frightening
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Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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miscreant
2 uses
we must attack now, before yonder miscreants are strengthened by their friends.
miscreants = people who behave badly
DefinitionGenerally miscreant means:
a person who behaves badly
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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mockery
2 uses
for if he had, how could he dare to mock him?
mock = make fun of
DefinitionGenerally mockery means:
ridicule (to make fun of)

or:

something so inadequate it is ridiculous (silly)
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Library29 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 15
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provoke
1 use
"We were sorely provoked," said Jewel.
provoked = incited (deliberately encouraged an emotional reaction)
DefinitionGenerally provoke means:
to cause a reaction — typically an emotional reaction such as anger; and sometimes caused intentionally
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Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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refrain
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a repeated refrain
...which had the refrain:  Ho, rumble, rumble, rumble, Rumble drum belaboured.
refrain = 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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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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saunter
1 use
Then he sauntered out boldly in full view of the enemy.†
sauntered = walked leisurely
DefinitionGenerally saunter means:
to walk leisurely
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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scanty
1 use
...his beard was still scanty.
scanty = thin (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
Get on, son of sloth!†
sloth = 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
His eyes were shining, his face very solemn,
solemn = serious and possibly dignified
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
struggling with suppressed laughter
suppressed = restrained (kept 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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Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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treachery
1 use
Several Narnians were standing with the Calormenes, whether through treachery or in honest fear of "Tashlan".†
treachery = the behavior of someone who pretends to be a friend and then tricks, cheats, or betrays
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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
Instantly a glorious feast appeared on the Dwarfs' knees: pies and tongues and pigeons and trifles and ices, and each Dwarf had a goblet of good wine in his right hand.†
trifles = things of small importance
DefinitionGenerally this sense of trifling means:
something of small importance; or a small quantity
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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wither
1 use
It floated on the grass instead of walking, and the grass seemed to wither beneath it.
wither = shrivel (become weaker)
DefinitionGenerally wither means:
to shrivel (wrinkle and contract — usually from lack of water)

or:

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