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The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

Extra Credit Words with Typical Sample Sentences

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allay
2 uses
They have tried to allay fears by saying their weapons are of a defensive nature.
allay = reduced the intensity of
DefinitionGenerally allay means:
reduce the intensity of or calm
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3
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amorous
6 uses
She rejected his amorous advances.
amorous = romantic or sexual
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Book6 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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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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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 9
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authenticate
1 use
How did they authenticate that it was painted by Leonardo da Vinci?
authenticate = prove or show
DefinitionGenerally authenticate means:
establish that something is real or legitimate
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useIntr.
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beguile
5 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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Book5 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 12
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capacious
13 uses
She carries a capacious bag.
capacious = very large
DefinitionGenerally capacious means:
large in capacity
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Book13 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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carouse
2 uses
They were out carousing last night.
carousing = having fun in a noisy manner while drinking alcohol
DefinitionGenerally carouse means:
having fun with others in a noisy manner while drinking alcohol
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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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disclaim
3 uses
We disclaim any responsibility for the accident.
disclaim = deny
DefinitionGenerally disclaim means:
to deny (responsibility for, knowledge of, or ownership of)
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useIntr.
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dissemble
3 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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Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 13
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doleful
4 uses
It was another year of a doleful Detroit economy.
doleful = very sad; or causing sadness or misfortune
DefinitionGenerally doleful means:
expressing or causing sadness
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Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 11
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fallacious
2 uses
She reached a false conclusion that was based on fallacious reasoning.
fallacious = mistaken (based on incorrect information or belief)
DefinitionGenerally fallacious means:
not correct
  • typically describing something as mistaken due to incorrect information or belief
  • sometimes describing something as an intentional lie
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Book2 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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filial
18 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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Book18 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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officious
4 uses
She plays the role of a well-meaning but officious classmate who thinks she knows what's best for everyone.
officious = too eager to tell others what to do
DefinitionGenerally officious means:
too eager to tell others what to do — often regarding unimportant matters
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Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3
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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
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4
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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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Book4 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 10
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prescient
4 uses
She is prescient in her political predictions.
prescient = knowing what will happen before it happens
DefinitionGenerally prescient means:
knowing (or at least expecting) what will happen before it happens
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4
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prolific
3 uses
She is a prolific artist.
prolific = producing abundantly
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4
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redress
6 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
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useBook 2
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sagacious
3 uses
She is a smart and sagacious statesman.
sagacious = wise
DefinitionGenerally sagacious means:
wise — especially through long experience and thoughtfulness
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 20
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timorous
6 uses
She was timorous as a mouse.
timorous = timid
DefinitionGenerally timorous means:
timid (fearful) or shy
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4
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