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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl

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adage
2 uses
Remember the old adage: "It's not how much you earn; it's how much you save."
adage = saying
DefinitionGenerally adage means:
an old saying considered wise by many; e.g., "Actions speak louder than words."
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1st useChapter 44-05
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admonition
3 uses
She has always followed the admonition that commanders of the armed services should stay out of partisan politics.
admonition = warning or bit of advice
DefinitionGenerally admonition means:
a warning or bit of advice — such as "Don't drink and drive."
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annex
76 uses
1  —76 uses as in:
annex of the main building
The YMCA added an annex where younger children can play.
annex = an addition that extends a main building
DefinitionGenerally this sense of annex means:
an addition that extends a main building

or:

to attach something — especially to something larger or more important
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 42-07
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bourgeois
1 use
Our lifestyle upsets their bourgeois sensibilities.
bourgeois = typical middle class
DefinitionGenerally bourgeois means:
typical of the middle class or their values and habits - typically used disapprovingly

or (in Marxist theory):

typical of the property-owning class
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capitulate
4 uses
The Romans induced many enemy armies to capitulate by offering good terms of surrender.
capitulate = surrender
DefinitionGenerally capitulate means:
to stop resisting something — such as surrendering to someone else's decision or accepting a military defeat
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carp
2 uses
She carps incessantly about political matters and the press.
carps = repeatedly complains about unimportant things
DefinitionGenerally this sense of carp means:
to repeatedly complain — typically about unimportant things
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coincide
1 use
The two events coincided
coincided = happened at the same time
DefinitionGenerally coincide means:
to be similar — especially to happen at the same time or place
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contingent
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
the Canadian contingent
Each nation sent a contingent of athletes to the Olympics.
contingent = group
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contingent means:
a sub-group united by something in common
in various senses, including:
  • a squad of soldiers sent to do a job
  • members of an association at a convention of many associations
  • all the women at a meeting with women and men
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coquette
5 uses
Her early roles limited her to the decorative coquette, but she had a breakout role in...
coquette = a woman who is casually playful in a way that arouses sexual interest of men
DefinitionGenerally coquette means:
a woman who is casually playful in a way that arouses sexual interest of men, but does not imply serious sexual interest
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disparage
1 use
She has a reputation for disparaging the efforts of her co-workers.
disparaging = criticizing or making seem less important
DefinitionGenerally disparage means:
to criticize or make seem less important — especially in a disrespectful or contemptuous manner
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dissent
2 uses
The Alien and Sedition Acts were attempts to silence early political dissent in America.
dissent = disagreement
DefinitionGenerally dissent means:
to disagree; or disagreement or conflict — typically between people who cooperate, and often with official or majority beliefs
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egotistical
4 uses
She is accused of being egotistical and aloof.
egotistical = conceited and self-centered
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frayed   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
frayed cloth
The cuffs were frayed from so many washings.
frayed = showing wear with threads beginning to separate or hang loose
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2  —1 use as in:
into the fray
I'm hesitant to join the political fray.
fray = fight or struggle
DefinitionGenerally this sense of fray means:
a noisy fight, controversial debate, or other exciting situation that usually is not well organized
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genealogy
5 uses
The world wide web is making genealogy easier than ever.
genealogy = the study of family ancestry (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc.)
DefinitionGenerally genealogy means:
family ancestry or its study
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hypochondria
1 use
Hypochondriacs don't just harm themselves; they clog the whole health-care system.
hypochondriacs = people who worry excessively about imaginary illnesses
DefinitionGenerally hypochondria means:
excessive worry about imaginary illnesses
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mediate
1 use
She suggested asking Saudi Arabia to mediate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
mediate = help others to settle a disagreement
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muse   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 3 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
her musings
He mused aloud about the afternoon's developments.
mused = reflected (thought) deeply
DefinitionGenerally this sense of muse means:
reflect (think) deeply on a subject — perhaps aloud
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Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 42-06
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2  —1 use as in:
She was his muse
She was his muse. He hasn't written anything of quality since she left.
muse = the source of an artist's inspiration
DefinitionGenerally this sense of muse means:
the source of an artist's inspiration - especially a person or mythological goddess
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veritable
3 uses
All the pictures make the living room look like a veritable shrine to her children.
veritable = used for emphasis to introduce a dramatic metaphor
DefinitionGenerally veritable means:
used for emphasis:  to describe one thing as almost like another (more intense) thing
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1st useChapter 43-03
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