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ascetic
1 use
The ascetic life has been more pronounced in Hinduism and Buddhism than in other major religions.
ascetic = the practice of self-denial
DefinitionGenerally ascetic means:
someone who practices self-denial (often to encourage spiritual growth); or relating to such self-denial

or:

severely plain (without decoration)
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atrophy
1 use
Muscles that are not used will quickly atrophy.
atrophy = wither or weaken — especially from lack of use
DefinitionGenerally atrophy means:
to wither or weaken — especially from lack of use
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attribute   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 3 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
It is an attribute of...
The spreadsheet has a column to describe the breed of dog and then ten additional columns to indicate attributes of the breeds. For example the second column has the average full-grown weight.
attributes = characteristics
DefinitionGenerally this sense of attribute means:
a characteristic (of something or someone)
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2  —1 use as in:
I attribute it to...
She attributed this quotation to Shakespeare.
attributed = credited (pointed to a source for something)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of attribute means:
to credit (a source for something) — such as:
  • to say that something happened because of someone or something else
  • to indicate the source of an idea or quotation
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1st useChapter 11
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bound   (5 meanings)
5 meanings, 8 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
She's bound to succeed.
She's bound to get into a good college.
bound = almost certain to
DefinitionGenerally this sense of bound means:
almost certain to; or determined to
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2  —2 uses as in:
bound together
The pieces of bread are moistened and bound together with eggs and a small amount of flour.
bound = held together
DefinitionGenerally this sense of bound means:
held together (connected or united) or wrapped

(see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
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Library13 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 9
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3  —1 use as in:
I can't/must. I'm bound by...
The suspect sat in the cell with her wrists bound by rope.
bound = tied together
DefinitionGenerally this sense of bound means:
tied up, prevented, or required
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4  —1 use as in:
It put me in a bind.
When she started to gossip, it put her friend in a bind.
bind = difficult situation
DefinitionGenerally this sense of bind means:
a difficult situation
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5  —1 use as in:
The deer bound across the trail.
She's the sort of person who bounds out of bed in the morning and runs five miles before starting her day.
bounds = jumps
DefinitionGenerally this sense of bound means:
to leap or jump
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compliant
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
compliant with the law
The company was fined for not being regulation 4.3 compliant.
compliant = conforming to rules
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evaluate
2 uses
I'm evaluating colleges and deciding which I want to apply to.
evaluating = thinking carefully and making a judgement about
DefinitionGenerally evaluate means:
to think carefully and make a judgement about something
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1st useChapter 11
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extraneous
1 use
She has a tendency to get distracted by extraneous details.
extraneous = not relevant or important to the matter under consideration
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gullible
1 use
gullible tourists — easily separated from their money
gullible = easily tricked because of being too trusting
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hegemony
10 uses
They are the most powerful, but they don't have complete hegemony.
hegemony = the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over all others
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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magnanimous
1 use
He was magnanimous toward those he conquered.
magnanimous = kind and generous in spirit
DefinitionGenerally magnanimous means:
kind and generous in spirit — especially toward those defeated in battle
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passage
1 use
Each passage below is followed by a number of questions.
passage = a short part of a longer written work
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 9
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perspective
7 uses
1  —7 uses as in:
a perspective of the entire block
The penthouse window gives a perspective on half the city.
perspective = view
DefinitionGenerally this sense of perspective means:
a view — often stressing that the view is different from a view from another location
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1st useChapter 14
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puerile
1 use
The film is filled with clever puns and puerile pranks.
puerile = child-like — especially acting immaturely
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supine
1 use
The Olympic luge team hits speeds of 80 m.p.h. while supine on their sled.
supine = lying down face upward
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whimsical
1 use
It was an especially whimsical episode of Family Guy.
whimsical = playful or amusing
DefinitionGenerally whimsical means:
playful or amusing

or:

determined by chance or impulse rather than by necessity or reason
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