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The Death of Ivan Ilych

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affectation
1 use
She is comfortable in her own skin and meets strangers without affectation.
affectation = behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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amiable
1 use
She seemed an ideal candidate—attractive, amiable, intelligent and energetic.
amiable = friendly and likable
DefinitionGenerally amiable means:
friendly, agreeable, and likable
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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astute
1 use
Astute investors spread their risk instead of investing all their money in just one thing.
astute = smart and perceptive
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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cease
13 uses
They signed a cease-fire agreement.
cease = to stop or discontinue (in this case, to stop firing weapons at each other)
DefinitionGenerally cease means:
to stop or discontinue
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Book13 uses
Library26 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 8
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colleague
10 uses
The surgeon consulted his colleagues.
colleagues = fellow workers
DefinitionGenerally colleague means:
fellow worker — especially in a respected profession such as teaching, medicine, or law
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Book10 uses
Library21 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 2
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dissent
1 use
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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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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establish
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
Which word choice best maintains the tone established in the first paragraph?
established = created
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
create, start, or set in [a] place
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Book2 uses
Library25 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 4
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florid
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
florid color
Symptoms include loss of concentration and a florid face.
florid = a reddish complexion
DefinitionGenerally this sense of florid means:
a reddish color — (especially about someone's complexion or in various medical contexts)
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 5
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impervious
1 use
She has made up her mind and is impervious to criticism.
impervious = unaffected
DefinitionGenerally impervious means:
not admitting passage through; or not capable of being affected
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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inevitable
1 use
It is as inevitable as death and taxes.
inevitable = certain to happen
DefinitionGenerally inevitable means:
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
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Book1 use
Library23 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 8
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irony
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
verbal irony
She was being ironic when she said she couldn't wait to see you again.
ironic = saying one thing, while meaning the opposite
DefinitionGenerally this sense of irony means:
saying one thing, while meaning the opposite or something else — usually as humor or sarcasm
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Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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morose
2 uses
She drank alone in the corner, looking morose.
morose = unhappy
DefinitionGenerally morose means:
unhappy — often with a withdrawn personality
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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punctilious
1 use
punctilious in his attention to rules of etiquette
punctilious = paying careful attention to details
DefinitionGenerally punctilious means:
paying careful attention to details — especially social conventions
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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querulous
2 uses
He said it in a slightly querulous tone.
querulous = habitually complaining — especially in a high-pitched whiny voice
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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resolute
2 uses
She stood resolute as some complained that she was asking too much of the team.
resolute = firm
DefinitionGenerally resolute means:
firm in purpose or belief
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Book2 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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superfluous
2 uses
Eliminate superfluous words.
superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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timorous
1 use
She was timorous as a mouse.
timorous = timid
DefinitionGenerally timorous means:
timid (fearful) or shy
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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torment
7 uses
She enjoys tormenting others.
tormenting = causing great mental or physical suffering
DefinitionGenerally torment means:
to cause or to experience great mental or physical suffering
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Book7 uses
Library17 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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virtuoso
2 uses
She is a violin virtuoso.
virtuoso = someone who is spectacularly skilled in a particular field
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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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vivacious
2 uses
She's a charming and vivacious hostess.
vivacious = has an engaging liveliness
DefinitionGenerally vivacious means:
having an engaging liveliness — when said of a person, typically said of a female
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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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