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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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chronicle
1 use
If I have read the chronicle
chronicle = written record of events
DefinitionGenerally chronicle means:
a record of events; or the act of creating such a record or telling others of the events
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Book1 use
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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cunning
1 use
And then she understood the devilish cunning of the enemies' plan.
cunning = cleverness and deceit
DefinitionGenerally this sense of cunning means:
being good at achieving goals through cleverness — and typically through deception as well (tricking others)
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Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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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
Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
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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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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Book1 use
Library19 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 — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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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 can depend upon 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 or solemn
  • "She looked me in the eye and gravely promised." — in a sincere and serious manner
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Book3 uses
Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
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
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Book1 use
Library16 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 13
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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 such as that which grows around a lion's head or on the back of a horse's neck
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Book9 uses
Library4 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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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
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Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 15
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sentry
10 uses
Stand here, sentry, with your back to the wall.
sentry = someone who stands guard
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Book10 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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solemn
3 uses
His eyes were shining, his face very solemn,
solemn = serious and possibly dignified
DefinitionGenerally solemn means:
in a very serious (and often dignified) manner
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Book3 uses
Library20 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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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
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a scheming, treacherous assistant
Dirty, filthy, treacherous little brutes.
treacherous = untrustworthy
DefinitionGenerally this sense of treacherous means:
guilty of betrayal or deception or likely to betray or deceive
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 11
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wrath
3 uses
his wrath was not against me
wrath = intense anger
DefinitionGenerally wrath means:
extreme anger or angry punishment
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Book3 uses
Library9 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, including:
  • unfortunate or miserable — as in "wretched prisoners sleeping on the cold floor"
  • of poor quality — as in "wretched roads"
  • morally bad — as in "The wretched woman stole his wallet."
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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