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accord
10 uses
1  —10 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
"...to your sleep, lad, and I'll watch."  accordingly, I lay down to sleep;
accordingly = in keeping with (what was just said)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
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Book10 uses
Library46 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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approach
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
approached her with the proposal
Mr. Riach, perhaps from caution, would never suffer me to say another word about my story; the captain, whom I tried to approach, rebuffed me like a dog and would not hear a word; and as the days came and went, my heart sank lower and lower, till I was even glad of the work which kept me from thinking.†
approach = begin communication about something
DefinitionGenerally this sense of approach means:
to begin communication with someone about something — often a proposal or a delicate topic
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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conjecture
1 use
But this is matter only for conjecture, things having gone otherwise than he forecast.
conjecture = speculation (to form a conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence)
DefinitionGenerally conjecture means:
a conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence; or the act of forming of such a conclusion or opinion
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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consternation
1 use
In the others, as well as I could make out (standing back at a distance and hearing a strange tongue), the news was received with more of consternation than surprise.
consternation = dismay (unhappiness and worry)
DefinitionGenerally consternation means:
dismay (unhappiness, worry, and often confusion) — typically over something unexpected
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 20
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denounce
1 use
Now, whether my uncle thought the crash to be the sound of my fall, or whether he heard in it God's voice denouncing murder, I will leave you to guess.
denouncing = strongly criticizing
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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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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deride
2 uses
Thereupon the captain ascended the ladder; and I ... beheld Mr. Riach turn after him and bow as low as to his knees in what was plainly a spirit of derision.
derision = disrespect — typically while laughing at or making fun of
DefinitionGenerally deride means:
laugh at or make fun of—while showing a lack of respect
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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despondent
1 use
As the morning went on, and the fires began to be kindled, and the windows to open, and the people to appear out of the houses, my concern and despondency grew ever the blacker.
despondency = depression
DefinitionGenerally despondent means:
emotionally depressed — especially a feeling of grief and hopelessness after a loss
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 27
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heresy
1 use
There, then, with uplifted forefinger, he first put me on my guard against a considerable number of heresies,
heresies = opinions or actions most people consider immoral
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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imperious
1 use
The first was a great, red-headed gentleman, of an imperious and flushed face, who...
imperious = arrogant or domineering
DefinitionGenerally imperious means:
expecting obedience; or arrogant; or domineering
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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impudent
2 uses
He said impudently, "No."
impudently = in a manner that was improperly bold or disrespectful
DefinitionGenerally impudent means:
improperly bold or disrespectful — especially toward someone who is older or considered to be of higher status
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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incessant
2 uses
Some seven hours' incessant, hard travelling brought us early in the morning to the end of a range of mountains.
incessant = continuous
DefinitionGenerally incessant means:
continuous — often in an annoying way
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 24
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ingenuous
1 use
I have seen it with these eyes, and I ingenuously confess...
ingenuously = candidly (in a straightforward manner without attempt to posture or put things in the best light for me)
DefinitionGenerally ingenuous means:
innocent as in lacking in sophistication or worldliness — especially in being direct and not masking feelings
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 28
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notorious
1 use
There was but one thing happened worth narrating; and that is the visit I had of Robin Oig, one of the sons of the notorious Rob Roy.
notorious = well known for something bad

(editor's note:  "Rob Roy" was a famous Scottish folk hero and outlaw of the early 18th century, who is sometimes known as the Scottish Robin Hood.)
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Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 25
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pedantic
1 use
Indeed he was more pedantic than I can represent him, and placed more scraps of Latin in his speech; but...
pedantic = too concerned with formal rules, details, or book learning
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1st useChapter 27
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petulant
1 use
...and this piece of work was all about the petulance of a young ass that had been spoiled, and wanted nothing so much as to be tied up and soundly belted.
petulance = unreasonable annoyance or upset
DefinitionGenerally petulant means:
unreasonably annoyed or upset

or:

easily annoyed or upset
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 28
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pious
2 uses
...a number of hymns and pious books...
pious = religious (highly moral)
DefinitionGenerally pious means:
behaving in a highly moral or religious manner

or less commonly:  behaving highly moral in a self-righteous or holier-than-thou manner
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
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prudent
2 uses
But not three yards from shore, I plumped in head over ears; and if ever I was heard of more, it was rather by God's grace than my own prudence.
prudence = good sense and caution
DefinitionGenerally prudent means:
sensible and careful
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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remonstrate
1 use
He showed me tattoo marks, baring his breast in the teeth of the wind and in spite of my remonstrances, for I thought it was enough to kill him;
remonstrances = arguments in protest or opposition
DefinitionGenerally remonstrate means:
argue in protest or opposition
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1st useChapter 5
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scrupulous
2 uses
"Ye're unco scrupulous," sneered Alan
scrupulous = careful to behave ethically.

(editor's note:  Unco is a word that is not used much these days, but it is a synonym for remarkably or very.)
DefinitionGenerally scrupulous means:
careful to behave ethically and/or diligently (with great care and attention to detail)
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Book2 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
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tremulous
1 use
To be sure, I laughed over this; but it was rather tremulous laughter;
tremulous = nervous (quivering or shaky)
DefinitionGenerally tremulous means:
quivering (shaky) — usually from weakness or fear — especially of the voice
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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