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The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Cowper)

Extra Credit Words with Typical Sample Sentences

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alacrity
1 use
She completed each assignment with alacrity.
alacrity = quickness
DefinitionGenerally alacrity means:
quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
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amorous
3 uses
She rejected his amorous advances.
amorous = romantic or sexual
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approbation
1 use
She is not motivated by popular approbation.
approbation = approval
DefinitionGenerally approbation means:
approval - often official
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askance
2 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
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beguile
3 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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capacious
3 uses
She carries a capacious bag.
capacious = very large
DefinitionGenerally capacious means:
large in capacity
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cessation
2 uses
The Security Council called for an immediate cessation of hostilities.
cessation = ending
DefinitionGenerally cessation means:
a stopping
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convivial
3 uses
They have convivial gatherings the second Tuesday of each month.
convivial = friendly and fun
DefinitionGenerally convivial means:
friendly and fun — especially (when of a person) fond of the pleasures of good company
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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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dissemble
2 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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egress
6 uses
Picketing strikers may not block access to or egress from the premises.
egress = exit
DefinitionGenerally egress means:
to exit
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filial
4 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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importune
2 uses
She began to importune school trustees as soon as she learned of the problem.
importune = beg insistently or urge repeatedly
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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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interpose
13 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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penury
2 uses
The couple suffered from substance abuse, gambling, lack of family support, and other social ills that lead to penury.
penury = extreme poverty
DefinitionGenerally penury means:
a state of extreme poverty or destitution
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pernicious
6 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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presage
4 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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redress
3 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
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1st useBook 2
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sagacious
2 uses
She is a smart and sagacious statesman.
sagacious = wise
DefinitionGenerally sagacious means:
wise — especially through long experience and thoughtfulness
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