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bewilder
5 uses
Then it mumbled in its throaty voice, bewildered to the last, "I - I don't understand,"
bewildered = very confused
DefinitionGenerally bewilder means:
to confuse someone
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Book5 uses
Library17 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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centaur
13 uses
It must be one of the centaurs.
centaurs = a creature that is half man, half horse
DefinitionGenerally centaur means:
a mythical being that is half man and half horse
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Book13 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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cunning
3 uses
And then she understood the devilish cunning of the enemies' plan.
cunning = cleverly deceitful
DefinitionGenerally cunning means:
being good at achieving goals through cleverness and trickery
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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dismay
2 uses
and over all their faces there came an expression of uttermost dismay.
dismay = sadness, worry, or discouragement
DefinitionGenerally dismay means:
to feel sadness, disappointment, or worry — typically in response to something surprising
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Book2 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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dogged
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
dogged determination
...all looking at him with grim and dogged expressions.
dogged = determined and persistent
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dogged means:
continuing effort to achieve something despite difficulties (persistent)
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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grave
3 uses
But very quickly they all became grave again: for, as you know, there is a kind of happiness and wonder that makes you serious.
grave = serious
DefinitionGenerally this sense of grave means:
serious and/or solemn

The exact meaning of this sense of grave is often subject to its context. For example:
  • "This is a grave problem," or "a situation of the utmost gravity." — important, dangerous, or causing worry
  • "She was in a grave mood upon returning from the funeral." — sad (with a heavy heart)
  • "She looked me in the eye and gravely promised." — sincere and dignified without humor
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 12
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indignant
1 use
"All right!" said Eustace indignantly. "We're not blind."
indignantly = feeling anger (at being treated like an idiot)
DefinitionGenerally indignant means:
angered or annoyed at something unjust or wrong
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library16 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 13
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inexorable
1 use
The great god Tash! inexorable Tash!
inexorable = unstoppable
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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judicious
1 use
judicious plan
judicious = showing good judgment
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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mane
9 uses
Aslan raised his head and shook his mane.
mane = a lion or horses hair
DefinitionGenerally mane means:
long coarse hair growing:
  • around the head—as of a lion
  • on the back of the neck—as of a horse
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Book9 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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pompous
1 use
...replied, in the pompous Calormene way:
pompous = puffed up with vanity
DefinitionGenerally pompous means:
behaving with excessive self-importance — often with exaggerated dignity or ceremonial splendor

or more rarely:  showing ceremonial splendor (pomp)
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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reign   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
She reigned over England
...their reign had been the golden age of Narnia.
reign = time of rule (of those kings and queens)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of reign means:
rule (like that of a king or queen); or the time during which one ruled
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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2  —1 use as in:
uncertainty reigns
...gloom and fear reigned over Narnia.
reigned = was most powerful or noticeable
DefinitionGenerally this sense of reign means:
to be most powerful, important, or noticeable
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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resolve
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
I resolved to stop drinking.
I ... resolved to look upon the face of Tash though he should slay me.
resolved = decided
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resolve means:
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 15
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sagacious
1 use
Doubtless, most sagacious of cats,
sagacious = wise
DefinitionGenerally sagacious means:
wise — especially through long experience and thoughtfulness
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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sentry
10 uses
Stand here, sentry, with your back to the wall.
sentry = someone who stands guard
Word Statistics
Book10 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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subtle
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a subtle difference or thinker
"Mark their subtleties, Sire," said Poggin to the King.
subtleties = things that are hard to notice
DefinitionGenerally this sense of subtle means:
not obvious, but understandable by someone with adequate sensitivity and relevant knowledge (perhaps depending upon fine distinctions)

or:

capable of understanding things that require sensitivity and relevant knowledge (perhaps understanding fine distinctions)
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Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 10
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treacherous
2 uses
Dirty, filthy, treacherous little brutes.
treacherous = dangerous (likely to betray)
DefinitionGenerally treacherous means:
dangerous

or:

likely to betray; or guilty of betrayal
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 6
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wrath
3 uses
his wrath was not against me
wrath = intense anger
DefinitionGenerally wrath means:
extreme anger — sometimes implying angry punishment
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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wretched
4 uses
Then Tirian rushed upon the wretched creature, picked it up by the scruff of the neck,
wretched = bad
DefinitionGenerally wretched means:
very bad, in various senses such as:
  • unfortunate or miserable
  • of poor quality
  • morally bad
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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