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buttress
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a flying buttress
The buttress wall supports the main wall while preserving an open feel in the house.
buttress = an architectural feature that supports the wall of a building
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cloister
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
cloister ourselves away
She cloistered herself in the office.
cloistered = secluded from the world (kept separate from the world)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of cloister means:
seclude from the world (kept separate from the world)
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coagulate
2 uses
The blood began to coagulate.
coagulate = change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
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contempt
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
feels contempt towards her
Familiarity breeds contempt.
contempt = lack of respect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contempt means:
lack of respect — often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
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Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3
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converge
1 use
The lines converge at this point
converge = come together
DefinitionGenerally converge means:
to come together; or to be adjacent or similar
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3
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denounce
1 use
She denounced him as a liar.
denounced = strongly criticized or accused publicly
DefinitionGenerally denounce means:
to strongly criticize or accuse publicly

or more rarely:  to inform against someone (turn someone into the authorities)
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4
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dominate
1 use
The defending World Champions dominated their unranked opponent.
dominated = controlled
DefinitionGenerally dominate means:
to control; or to be most influential, powerful, or conspicuous
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Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useBook 5
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elated
1 use
The elated winner couldn't stop smiling.
elated = had a feeling of happiness and excitement
DefinitionGenerally elated means:
full of happiness and excitement
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3
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feigned
1 use
She feigned sleep.
feigned = pretended to (made a pretense of)
DefinitionGenerally feigned means:
pretended — usually pretending to feel something
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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grave
1 use
Her smile disappeared as she suddenly realized the gravity of her situation.
gravity = seriousness or importance (weightiness)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of grave means:
serious and/or solemn

The exact meaning of this sense of grave is often subject to 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 (with a heavy heart)
  • "She looked me in the eye and gravely promised." — sincere and dignified without humor
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Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useBook 1
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haughty
1 use
It is a story about a haughty princess who has a great fall.
haughty = arrogant or condescending (acting superior or self-important)
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4
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impartial
1 use
An impartial judge is necessary for a fair trial.
impartial = without favoritism or bias
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ingenious
1 use
It was an ingenious solution to the problem—as reliable as it was easy.
ingenious = showing inventiveness and skill
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
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Monsieur
3 uses
Monsieur and Madame Curie studied radium.
Monsieur = Mr. (in French)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of Monsieur means:
French equivalent to:  "Mr." in English

or:

French equivalent to: "sir" in English (a polite way to address a male)
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 2
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prescribe
1 use
The doctor prescribed an antibiotic for the infection.
prescribed = gave medical instructions instructing that the patient should take
DefinitionGenerally prescribe means:
of a medical doctor:  to give medical instructions — such as writing that a patient should have antibiotics

or:

to recommend — especially with expertise

or:

to require by rule
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 2
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profound
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
profound sadness
Her apology was heartfelt—expressing profound sorrow and regret.
profound = of greatest intensity or emotional depth
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Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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sacrilege
1 use
They consider it sacrilege to depict Muhammad in a drawing.
sacrilege = disrespect of something others consider important or sacred
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4
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scrutiny
1 use
She scrutinized her reflection in the mirror.
scrutinized = looked very carefully at
DefinitionGenerally scrutiny means:
careful examination of something
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Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3
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sullen
1 use
She changed from outgoing child to sullen teenager.
sullen = showing a gloomy or bad mood — often by not interacting with others in a friendly way
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Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3
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treachery
1 use
Benedict Arnold remains the U.S.'s symbol of ultimate treachery.
treachery = an act of deliberate betrayal
DefinitionGenerally treachery means:
the behavior of someone who pretends to be a friend and then tricks, cheats, or betrays
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3
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