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The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

Extra Credit Words with Typical Sample Sentences

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amorous
2 uses
She rejected his amorous advances.
amorous = romantic or sexual
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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 16
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arable
2 uses
China has almost 20% of the world's population, but has only 7% of its arable land.
arable = capable of being farmed productively
DefinitionGenerally arable means:
of land:  capable of being farmed productively
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Book2 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 20
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arbiter
2 uses
She was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion.
arbiter = someone who settles disputes — often because of reputation
DefinitionGenerally arbiter means:
someone who settles disputes — often because of reputation

or:

someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4
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authenticate
1 use
How did they authenticate that it was painted by Leonardo da Vinci?
authenticate = prove or show
DefinitionGenerally authenticate means:
establish that something is real or legitimate
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1st useIntr.
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capacious
2 uses
She carries a capacious bag.
capacious = very large
DefinitionGenerally capacious means:
large in capacity
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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 23
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derogatory
2 uses
It is unacceptable to use derogatory terms to reference a race or ethnicity.
derogatory = disrespectful
DefinitionGenerally derogatory means:
expressing disrespect or criticism
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desist
8 uses
The Federal Trade Commission ordered the company to cease-and-desist from making such claims.
desist = to not do something
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Book8 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 15
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disclaim
5 uses
We disclaim any responsibility for the accident.
disclaim = deny
DefinitionGenerally disclaim means:
to deny (responsibility for, knowledge of, or ownership of)
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Book5 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useIntr.
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dissemble
3 uses
After the primaries, she will dissemble her past statements to appear more moderate in her beliefs.
dissemble = be deceptive about
DefinitionGenerally dissemble means:
hide or disguise the truth without outright lying
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Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 2
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diversify
2 uses
She has been typecast as the female who beats up males, but she's eager to diversify her roles.
diversify = make more varied
DefinitionGenerally diversify means:
to make more varied
Diversify is used to describe variation in some things so frequently that they can be implied by the general context without a need to state them explicitly — such as:
  • with regard to people — varying races, ethnicities, and genders
  • with regard to investments — varying types of investments
  • with regard to a company — varying sources of business
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interpose
5 uses
She interposed herself between them before someone threw a punch.
interposed = inserted
DefinitionGenerally interpose means:
to insert between other elements; or to interrupt or stop action by others
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officious
4 uses
She plays the role of a well-meaning but officious classmate who thinks she knows what's best for everyone.
officious = too eager to tell others what to do
DefinitionGenerally officious means:
too eager to tell others what to do — often regarding unimportant matters
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Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3
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Paradise Lost
36 uses
In Paradise Lost, Milton condemns reverence for physical objects—however well intentioned.
Paradise Lost = admired Milton epic poem of original sin (1667)
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Book36 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
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perfidy
6 uses
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
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 2
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pernicious
4 uses
By the 21st century, it had evolved into a pernicious lack of employment.
pernicious = harmful
DefinitionGenerally pernicious means:
harmful or something spreading harm — especially in a gradual or subtle way
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Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 5
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redress
5 uses
Action must be taken to redress the wrongs of the past.
redress = fix, compensate, or make up for
DefinitionGenerally redress means:
fix a problem; or make up for a wrong
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useBook 6
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sagacious
3 uses
She is a smart and sagacious statesman.
sagacious = wise
DefinitionGenerally sagacious means:
wise — especially through long experience and thoughtfulness
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
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simile
6 uses
When she said he was "as subtle as a sledgehammer," she was using ironic simile.
simile = a phrase that highlights similarity between things of different kinds
DefinitionGenerally simile means:
a phrase that highlights similarity between things of different kinds — usually formed with "like" or "as"

as in "It's like looking for a needle in a haystack," or "She is as quiet as a mouse."
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Book6 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st usePref.
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sloth
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
mental sloth
It is difficult to change the habit of sloth.
sloth = laziness
DefinitionGenerally this sense of sloth means:
laziness (an unwillingness to work or exert oneself)
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 10
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timorous
6 uses
She was timorous as a mouse.
timorous = timid
DefinitionGenerally timorous means:
timid (fearful) or shy
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Book6 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePref.
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