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The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

Extra Credit Words with Typical Sample Sentences

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accord
9 uses
1  —5 uses as in:
done of her own accord
She was not forced. She did it of her own accord.
own accord = own mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
mind
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 2
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unquizzed meaning  —4 uses
aggrieve
3 uses
He fears a lawsuit from one of the aggrieved parties.
aggrieved = feeling harmed from unfair treatment
DefinitionGenerally aggrieve means:
feeling harmed by unfair treatment; or (more rarely) harming someone unfairly
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3
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appease
8 uses
The President is thought to have made the statement to appease the party faithful.
appease = satisfy or pacify (bring peace and calm among)
DefinitionGenerally appease means:
satisfy or pacify (make less angry or upset) — typically by giving something wanted
Word Statistics
Book8 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 9
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askance
3 uses
He looked askance at the offer.
askance = with disapproval, distrust, or suspicion
DefinitionGenerally askance means:
with disapproval, distrust, or suspicion

or:

directed to one side — especially a sideways glance
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3
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beguile
7 uses
Few men could remain detached while looking into her beguiling eyes.
beguiling = enchanting; or enchanting and deceptive
DefinitionGenerally beguile means:
to charm, enchant, or entertain someone; or to deceive — especially through charm
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 5
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chattel
2 uses
In that culture, family members were legally dependent upon the oldest male, but they were not chattel.
chattel = owned property
DefinitionGenerally chattel means:
owned property (in law, tangible property other than real estate)
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 11
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compunction
1 use
While most developed nations recognize the embargo, China ignores it without compunction.
compunction = a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
DefinitionGenerally compunction means:
guilt for a misdeed; or a feeling that it would be wrong to do something
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 14
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desist
1 use
The Federal Trade Commission ordered the company to cease-and-desist from making such claims.
desist = to not do something
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 14
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disinclined
1 use
She is disinclined to spend money while she is still in debt.
disinclined = reluctant
DefinitionGenerally disinclined means:
feeling reluctant to do something
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4
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effrontery
1 use
She had the effrontery to laugh at the mayor's request.
effrontery = rudeness
DefinitionGenerally effrontery means:
rude and disrespectful behavior — often made by someone who does not realize they are being rude — as when someone is presumptuous or impolitely bold
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 9
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eschew
1 use
Her bumper sticker says "Eschew obfuscation."
eschew = avoid and stay away from
DefinitionGenerally eschew means:
avoid and stay away from deliberately
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 9
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expound
1 use
You will be asked to expound on a teacher-selected topic from the book.
expound = discuss in detail
DefinitionGenerally expound means:
explain or discuss in detail
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 19
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foreshadow
1 use
The author is known for creative use of foreshadowing.
foreshadowing = using events as signs of future events
DefinitionGenerally foreshadow means:
to be a sign of future events
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useBook 7
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gambol
1 use
The puppies were gamboling in the back yard.
gamboling = frolicking (skipping, leaping, and/or running around in a happy, playful manner)
DefinitionGenerally gambol means:
to frolic (skip, leap, and/or run around in a happy, playful manner)
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 13
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garnish
1 use
She garnished the plate with parsley.
garnished = decorated or adorned
DefinitionGenerally this sense of garnish means:
to decorate or adorn something (most typically food with another food); or the item added for decoration
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3
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ineffable
1 use
Such a spiritual experience has ineffable qualities that cannot be entirely shared.
ineffable = indescribable (impossible to put into words)
DefinitionGenerally ineffable means:
something that cannot be put into words
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 8
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iniquity
1 use
That was when I realized I had to climb up from the depths of iniquity.
iniquity = immorality
DefinitionGenerally iniquity means:
immorality; or an immoral act
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 11
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preeminent
1 use
I think of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra as the world's most preeminent orchestra.
preeminent = surpassing all others
DefinitionGenerally preeminent means:
outstanding or surpassing others in status, ability, or possession of a notable characteristic
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 13
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remiss
6 uses
I'd be remiss in this overview if I didn't also mention...
remiss = careless — not doing a good job
DefinitionGenerally remiss means:
careless — especially with regard to a duty
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 6
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satiate
3 uses
The candy satiated my craving for sugar.
satiated = satisfied
DefinitionGenerally satiate means:
to satisfy a hunger; or fill to satisfaction (typically said of hunger for food, but can be said of anything desired—such as of knowledge or sensual pleasure)
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useBook 6
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