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capacious
1 use
She carries a capacious bag.
capacious = large in capacity
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1st useChapter 12
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contrast
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
contrast their writing styles
Contrast winter in Panama with winter in Alaska.
contrast = point to differences between; or compare to show differences
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 10
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correspond   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
corresponding by email
We correspond regularly via email.
correspond = write to each other
DefinitionGenerally this sense of correspond means:
communicate by writing letters or email
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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2  —1 use as in:
foreign correspondent of the paper
Let's get a report from our correspondent in Mexico City.
correspondent = reporter
DefinitionGenerally this sense of correspondent means:
a reporter — typically from a foreign country or with a particular expertise
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1st useChapter 22
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discord
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
discordant music
She described the loud discordant music as a form of torture.
discordant = unpleasant sounding
DefinitionGenerally this sense of discord means:
unpleasant sound — especially a combination of sounds that sound wrong together (though sometimes done intentionally in music)
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distend
1 use
One method of declawing is to severe the tendon that allows the claws to distend.
distend = extend
DefinitionGenerally distend means:
to extend — especially the swelling outward of a part of the body; e.g., the stomach
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dogmatic
1 use
The dogmatic coach is fond of saying, "My way's the right way. Your way's the wrong way!"
dogmatic = prone to stating opinions as absolute truth
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elated
5 uses
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 useChapter 10
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explicit
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
explicit instructions
She gave us explicit instructions.
explicit = precisely and clearly expressed
DefinitionGenerally this sense of explicit means:
clear and with enough detail so there is no confusion
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 6
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jubilant
6 uses
Her jubilant teammates mobbed her and lifted her into the air.
jubilant = full of happiness and joy
DefinitionGenerally jubilant means:
full of happiness and joy — typically because of some triumph or success
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1st useChapter 10
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Monsieur
11 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 useChapter 6
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perfidy
1 use
She is guilty of perfidy if not treason.
perfidy = an act of deliberate betrayal
DefinitionGenerally perfidy means:
an act of deliberate betrayal; or such behavior
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1st useChapter 31
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perspective
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
Keep it in perspective
She loses perspective and continually wants to change the plan in a manner that depends on the most recent complaint.
perspective = a sensible view of a situation that considers its different parts in a balanced way
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 19
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phenomenon
1 use
It is a growing social phenomenon on high school campuses.
phenomenon = something that can be seen and is of special interest
DefinitionGenerally phenomenon means:
something that exists or happened — especially something of special interest — sometimes someone or something that is extraordinary
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 26
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querulous
1 use
He said it in a slightly querulous tone.
querulous = habitually complaining — especially in a high-pitched whiny voice
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1st useChapter 20
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remorse
10 uses
There was no sign of remorse until the police caught her.
remorse = deep regret for doing something that was wrong
DefinitionGenerally remorse means:
a feeling of deep regret for doing something that was wrong
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Book10 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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sanguine
1 use
She argues that we've been too sanguine about the challenge in inner city schools.
sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful
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1st useChapter 17
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serpent
11 uses
a picture of a serpent eating its tail
serpent = snake
DefinitionGenerally serpent means:
a snake
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Book11 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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stupefy
9 uses
The lawyer said his client was stupefied by the accusation.
stupefied = made unable to think
DefinitionGenerally stupefy means:
make one unable to think
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Book9 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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venerate
1 use
Most contemporary Hindus do not actually worship the cow; though many venerate her.
venerate = regard with feelings of respect and reverence
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1st useChapter 16
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