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accord   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 9 uses
1  —8 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
Each one speaks according to his manner.
according to = in keeping with (based upon)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
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Library46 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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2  —1 use as in:
reached an accord
I am in accord.
accord = agreement
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
an agreement
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amiable
1 use
You're not very amiable.
amiable = friendly
DefinitionGenerally amiable means:
friendly and kindly
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1st useChapter 36
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benevolent
1 use
...the humanizing possibility of benevolent intervention.
benevolent = kind and generous
DefinitionGenerally benevolent means:
kind, generous, or charitable
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1st useChapter 42
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brusque
1 use
He said it brusquely to build himself up again.
brusquely = abruptly (suddenly and quickly — without taking the time to be friendly)
DefinitionGenerally brusque means:
abrupt (sudden and quick — without taking the time to be friendly)
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1st useChapter 42
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denounce
1 use
Go and suspect and exhort and intervene and denounce and butcher some other place and leave my staff alone.
denounce = criticize or accuse 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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1st useChapter 42
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desist
1 use
Desist from thy lecture.
desist = stop doing something
DefinitionGenerally desist means:
to not do something
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dexterity
1 use
"But very dexterous at producing explosions," the gypsy said.
dexterous = adroit
DefinitionGenerally dexterity means:
adroitness (skill) — with the hands or mind
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1st useChapter 2
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diffident
1 use
Blanquet spoke of this afterwards with much diffidence...
diffidence = lack of self-confidence
DefinitionGenerally diffident means:
hesitant and unassertive — often due to a lack of self-confidence
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1st useChapter 19
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distend
1 use
the dusty, heavily distended, black-tarred wineskin that hung neck down from the wall
distended = extended (swollen outward)
DefinitionGenerally distend means:
to extend — especially the swelling outward of a part of the body; e.g., the stomach
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duplicity
1 use
We detest with horror the duplicity and villainy of...
duplicity = deception — such as lying
DefinitionGenerally duplicity means:
deception (lying to or misleading others) — usually over an extended period
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expedite
1 use
Gomez had decided to take him there himself in order to expedite things...
expedite = speed progress of
DefinitionGenerally expedite means:
make sure something happens faster than normal
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flaccid
1 use
He is very flaccid.
flaccid = lacking in strength or firmness
DefinitionGenerally flaccid means:
lacking in firmness or strength
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heresy
2 uses
It was a heresy of crackpots and wild men and it was really just an infantilism.
heresy = opinions and actions counter to what is considered proper
DefinitionGenerally heresy means:
opinions or actions most people consider immoral
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1st useChapter 13
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impede
1 use
Once tonight we have been impeded by the ignorance of the anarchists.
impeded = slowed or stopped
DefinitionGenerally impede means:
create difficulty so as to slow or prevent (something)
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levity
1 use
There was a great crowd outside and while this was going on inside with the priest, there was some levity outside and shouting of obscenities, but most of the people were very serious and respectful.
levity = lightheartedness (feeling amusement or a lack of seriousness)
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lugubrious
1 use
He shook his head lugubriously.
lugubriously = in an excessively mournful manner
DefinitionGenerally lugubrious means:
excessively mournful
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portent
1 use
Then the plane was overhead, its shadows passing over the open glade, the throbbing reaching its maximum of portent.
portent = a sign of something about to happen
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remuneration
1 use
...from the simplest requests at a remuneration of ten centimos up to a peseta for...
remuneration = payment
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trite
1 use
That was true no matter how trite it sounded.
trite = without impact (lacking anything unusual or interesting)
DefinitionGenerally trite means:
lacking impact — typically because it is common or overused
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1st useChapter 13
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