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appease
1 use
The President is thought to have made the statement to appease the party faithful.
appease = satisfy or pacify (bring peace and calm among)
DefinitionGenerally appease means:
satisfy or pacify (make less angry or upset) — typically by giving something wanted
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
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broach
1 use
I am looking for a way to tactfully broach the topic of her bad breath.
broach = bring up a topic for discussion - especially an awkward topic
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consternation
1 use
With a look of consternation, her teacher asked if anyone had done the reading.
consternation = dismay (unhappiness, worry, and often confusion) — typically over something unexpected
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
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contrary
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
on the contrary
She was not smiling. On the contrary, she frowned.
on the contrary = In opposition to what was just said
DefinitionGenerally this sense of on the contrary means:
in opposition to what was just said
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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depravity
1 use
It is a terrible story of an innocent who trusted a man who treated her with ruthless depravity.
depravity = complete immorality or evilness
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disheveled
1 use
Her clothing was disheveled.
disheveled = messy (not properly in place)
DefinitionGenerally disheveled means:
messy (untidy or disordered) — especially of a person's clothes and hair
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eloquent
1 use
Her eloquence is unquestioned even amongst those who disagree with her.
eloquence = the powerful use of language
DefinitionGenerally eloquent means:
powerful use of language
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
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entreat
1 use
She flattered and entreated him until he agreed to help.
entreated = asked or attempted to persuade
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
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heed
2 uses
Heed the advice of the old women.
heed = pay close attention to; or to do what is suggested
DefinitionGenerally heed means:
pay close attention to; or to do what is suggested — especially with regard to a warning or other advice
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
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incredulous
1 use
I find it incredulous that you believe she is sincere.
incredulous = difficult to believe
DefinitionGenerally incredulous means:
unbelieving; or having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
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Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
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inexorable
1 use
as inexorable as death
inexorable = unstoppable
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
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narrow-minded
5 uses
ignorant and narrow minded
narrow minded = intolerant of different beliefs; or lacking breadth of view
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perplex
1 use
Scientists are perplexed by the mystery.
perplexed = confused or puzzled
DefinitionGenerally perplex means:
to confuse
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
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pretense
2 uses
The country maintains a pretense of a free press.
pretense = an appearance to help pretend
DefinitionGenerally pretense means:
an appearance or action to help one pretend
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
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prevaricate
1 use
The government will prevaricate until after elections.
prevaricate = be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information; or make false statements
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prudent
1 use
She was promoted to manager because she is so prudent.
prudent = sensible and careful
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useAct 3
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repudiate
1 use
The parents repudiated their son.
repudiated = strongly rejected
DefinitionGenerally repudiate means:
strong rejection — especially when the idea or thing being rejected was once embraced
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slander
1 use
In the United States, it is extremely difficult for someone famous to win a slander lawsuit—almost no matter what is said.
slander = words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
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spendthrift
4 uses
She has a reputation as a spendthrift.
spendthrift = someone who wastes money
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
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trifle with
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
a trifling matter
Don't waste my time with trifling matters.
trifling = things of little 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
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