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The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

Extra Credit Words with Typical Sample Sentences

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accord
19 uses
1  —3 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
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Book3 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 10
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unquizzed meaning  —16 uses
affectation
1 use
She is comfortable in her own skin and meets strangers without affectation.
affectation = behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
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askance
1 use
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
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1st useBook 22
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beguile
13 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
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Book13 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 2
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chronological
1 use
Events are listed in chronological order.
chronological = arranged according to time
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craven
6 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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Book6 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 2
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Denmark
1 use
He hopes Denmark will lead the world in adaptation of all-electric cars.
Denmark = a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe which was at one time the home of Viking raiding parties and is today a member of the EU and NATO
DefinitionGenerally Denmark means:
officially The Kingdom of Denmark; a constitutional monarchy in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe which was at one time the home of Viking raiding parties and is today a member of the EU and NATO
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dissemble
1 use
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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1st useBook 4
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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
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1st useBook 13
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forthwith
9 uses
The judge ordered her release "forthwith."
forthwith = immediately
DefinitionGenerally forthwith means:
immediately — (most typically seen in legal documents, formal use, or classic literature)
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Book9 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4
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harangue
16 uses
My parents continuously harangue me about my grades.
harangue = annoyingly try to persuade or criticize
DefinitionGenerally harangue means:
to try to persuade, or to criticize in an impassioned and often annoying manner; or a speech with such an intent
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Book16 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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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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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 22
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livelihood
20 uses
She could no longer earn her own livelihood.
livelihood = the money needed to provide the necessities of life
DefinitionGenerally livelihood means:
the money needed to provide the necessesities of life; or the way one earns that money
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Book20 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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porous
3 uses
the partly porous walls of our digestive system
porous = allowing passage through a barrier
DefinitionGenerally porous means:
allowing passage through a barrier
The barrier can be physical or figurative — such as:
  • a membrane, asphalt or other material that is full of tiny holes that permit penetration by a fluid or gas
  • a border or other barrier that is not effective (for example, permitting illegal crossing)
  • an ineffective sports defense
  • a law or other rule that is full of loopholes
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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pyre
3 uses
While cremation is not uncommon in the western world, open air funeral pyres are typically illegal.
pyres = piles of wood or other burnable materials
DefinitionGenerally pyre means:
a pile of wood or other burnable material — especially to burn a dead body as in a funeral rite
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Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 10
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remiss
1 use
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
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1st useBook 4
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satiate
4 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)
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Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useBook 13
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spurn
2 uses
She spurned his advances.
spurned = rejected
DefinitionGenerally spurn means:
reject as not good enough
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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 22
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tempestuous
1 use
She has a tempestuous relationship with her mother.
tempestuous = turbulent (emotionally violent)
DefinitionGenerally tempestuous means:
strongly turbulent — as of a storm or unstable emotions
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 5
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wean
2 uses
Worldwide, most babies are weaned much later, but in the US, fewer than 20% of babies are still nursing when they are six months old.
weaned = adapt to the removal of breastmilk
DefinitionGenerally wean means:
to adapt to
in various senses, including:
  • "She was weaned at 3 months." — a mammal's adaption to the removal of breastmilk (note this is the unqualified sense)
  • "I weaned myself from cigarettes." — adapted to the gradual removal of
  • "I was weaned on progressive principals" — raised on or adapted to at a very early age.
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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4
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