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approbation
2 uses
She is not motivated by popular approbation.
approbation = approval
DefinitionGenerally approbation means:
approval - often official
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1st useDed.
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ascetic
7 uses
The ascetic life has been more pronounced in Hinduism and Buddhism than in other major religions.
ascetic = the practice of self-denial
DefinitionGenerally ascetic means:
someone who practices self-denial (often to encourage spiritual growth); or relating to such self-denial

or:

severely plain (without decoration)
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1st useChapter 16
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calumny
3 uses
He denied all such allegations as "lies, calumny, and manipulation."
calumny = false accusations
DefinitionGenerally calumny means:
false accusation against a person
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1st useChapter 38
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choleric
2 uses
A choleric cop blew his top.
choleric = easily moved to anger
DefinitionGenerally choleric means:
easily moved to anger; or characterized by anger
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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compunction
3 uses
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
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1st useChapter 30
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craven
7 uses
the craven fellow turned and ran
craven = exceedingly cowardly
DefinitionGenerally craven means:
exceedingly cowardly; or someone who is exceedingly cowardly
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Book7 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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desist
2 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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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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ecclesiastical
6 uses
Many consider The Bishop of Rome to be a first among equals in this ecclesiastical fraternity.
ecclesiastical = associated with a church
DefinitionGenerally ecclesiastical means:
of or associated with a church — especially a Christian Church
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Book6 uses
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1st useChapter 2
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edify
2 uses
She edifies and inspires supporters everywhere she speaks.
edifies = teaches or instructs
DefinitionGenerally edify means:
to instruct — morally or intellectually
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1st useChapter 40
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filial
3 uses
She tried to restrain her mother, so far as filial respect would allow.
filial = child-to-parent
DefinitionGenerally filial means:
relating to the relationship of children to their parents
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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gambol
2 uses
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)
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1st useChapter 15
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incognito
4 uses
They are travelling incognito.
incognito = with hidden identity (perhaps false names or even disguises)
DefinitionGenerally incognito means:
with identity hidden — such as via a disguise or false name
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1st useIntr.
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iniquity
2 uses
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
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1st useChapter 37
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interpose
3 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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Book3 uses
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1st useChapter 35
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inveterate
3 uses
She's an inveterate gossip.
inveterate = habitual
DefinitionGenerally inveterate means:
habitual; or something of long standing
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Book3 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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perfidy
3 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
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Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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predilection
3 uses
The group has an unfortunate predilection for fighting, drinking, and drug use.
predilection = preference or tendency
DefinitionGenerally predilection means:
preference (a predisposition in favor of something); or tendency (normal behavior)
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1st useChapter 1
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presage
2 uses
We see none of the pessimism that typically presages a recession.
presages = serves as a sign of coming
DefinitionGenerally presage means:
serve as a sign of something about to happen — typically something bad
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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proportional
1 use
Sales people at our company earn income proportional to their sales.
proportional = related in amount
DefinitionGenerally proportional means:
appropriate or related in size, amount, or degree
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SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 14
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sagacious
4 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
1st useChapter 3
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