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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

Extra Credit Words with Typical Sample Sentences

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accord
4 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
accordance = keeping
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to or accordingly where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
  • "We got a flat tire. Accordingly, I pulled to the side of the road." — because of what was just said; or as a result
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Book4 uses
Library53 uses in 10 avg bks
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appropriate
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
it is appropriate
These clothes aren't appropriate for work.
appropriate = suitable (fitting)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of appropriate means:
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
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Book2 uses
Library28 uses in 10 avg bks
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conspicuous
1 use
She tried not to look conspicuous as she slipped into class after the tardy bell.
conspicuous = easily noticed — typically attracting attention such as by being large, flashy, or unusual
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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covet
1 use
The company makes knockoffs for people who covet designer fashions, but can't afford them.
covet = strongly want
DefinitionGenerally covet means:
to strongly want (something—especially something that belongs to another)
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
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disclaim
1 use
We disclaim any responsibility for the accident.
disclaim = deny
DefinitionGenerally disclaim means:
to deny (responsibility for, knowledge of, or ownership of)
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
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economize
2 uses
She adjusted the thermostat as part of an effort to economize.
economize = avoid waste
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
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establish
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
establish a positive tone
Which word choice best maintains the tone established in the first paragraph?
established = created
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
create, start, or set in [a] place
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Library25 uses in 10 avg bks
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famished
1 use
I'm famished. I need something to eat.
famished = extremely hungry
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
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ingenuous
1 use
She plays a wide-eyed, ingenuous schoolgirl forced to grow up too quickly.
ingenuous = 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
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meticulous
1 use
She is a meticulous researcher who takes pride in a thorough job.
meticulous = treating details with great care
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
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morose
1 use
She drank alone in the corner, looking morose.
morose = unhappy
DefinitionGenerally morose means:
unhappy — often with a withdrawn personality
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parched
1 use
Nothing will grow in this parched soil.
parched = dried out
DefinitionGenerally parched means:
dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; or very thirsty
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
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partition
4 uses
a movable partition can divide the ballroom into two smaller rooms†
partition = something that divides space, the act of dividing into parts, or a divided part
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
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perfunctory
1 use
She gave us menus and a perfunctory smile.
perfunctory = done without much interest or effort
DefinitionGenerally perfunctory means:
done without much interest or effort — especially as when dispensing with a formality
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
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placid
1 use
The sky is clear and the lake placid.
placid = calm
DefinitionGenerally placid means:
calm and not easily excited
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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putrid
1 use
The meat was putrid and covered with maggots.
putrid = in an advanced state of decomposition with a foul odor
DefinitionGenerally putrid means:
rotting (an advanced state of decomposition) with a foul odor; or anything that is disgusting
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
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scanty
1 use
I had a strong suspicion, but scanty evidence.
scanty = small in amount
DefinitionGenerally scanty means:
small in amount — often inadequate

or:

of clothes:  barely covering the area on which they are worn
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
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servile
1 use
We expect our waiters to give world-class service, but not to be so servile they sacrifice their human dignity.
servile = excessively submissive
DefinitionGenerally servile means:
submissive — typically excessively so (so submissive or eager to serve and please that one seems to have no self-respect)

or:

relating to the work that requires obeying demeaning commands

or:

slave-like or relating to slaves
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zeal
1 use
She attacks each challenge with zeal.
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
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zenith
1 use
He met her when her career was at its zenith.
zenith = highest point
DefinitionGenerally zenith means:
the highest point - physically or as a metaphor
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