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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
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accord
4 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
Tonight they were being fed in accordance with the work they had done.
accordance = keeping with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
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appropriate
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
it is appropriate
into the appropriate place
appropriate = suitable (or fitting or desired)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of appropriate means:
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
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contempt
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
feels contempt towards her
"Pfah!" said Kilgas contemptuously. I don't usually have anything to do with the bigshots.
contemptuously = disrespectfully
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contempt means:
lack of respect — often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
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converge
1 use
Here five roads converged.
converged = came together
DefinitionGenerally converge means:
to come together; or to be adjacent or similar
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covet
1 use
as if coveting something that didn't belong to him.
coveting = strongly wanting
DefinitionGenerally covet means:
to strongly want (something—especially something that belongs to another)
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economize
2 uses
This morning Shukhov economized.
economized = avoided waste
DefinitionGenerally economize means:
avoid waste
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establish
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
establish a positive tone
One of them, they explained, had been a fisherman on the coast; the other had been taken as a child to Sweden by his parents when the Soviets were established in Estonia.†
established = settled
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
create, start, or set in [a] place
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famished
1 use
It was at the evening recount on their return through the gates that the prisoners, freezing and famished, found the icy wind hardest to bear.
famished = extremely hungry
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imperious
1 use
At that very moment his blanket and jacket were imperiously jerked off him.
imperiously = arrogantly
DefinitionGenerally imperious means:
expecting obedience; or arrogant; or domineering
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ingenuous
1 use
He smiled ingenuously, revealing the gaps in his teeth,
ingenuously = in a genuine manner without trying to make himself look better
DefinitionGenerally ingenuous means:
innocent as in lacking in sophistication or worldliness — especially in being direct and not masking feelings
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meticulous
1 use
...found the unfrozen crescent of crust, and meticulously used it to wipe off the last remnant of mush from the bottom of the bowl...
meticulously = thoroughly and carefully
DefinitionGenerally meticulous means:
treating details with great care
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morose
1 use
He looked morose as he stood there.
morose = unhappy — often with a withdrawn personality
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parched
1 use
A bowl of thin cabbage soup, half burned, was as welcome to them as rain to parched earth.
parched = dried out by heat
DefinitionGenerally parched means:
dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; or very thirsty
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placid
1 use
Kolya Vdovushkin raised his big placid eyes from his work.
placid = calm
DefinitionGenerally placid means:
calm and not easily excited
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putrid
1 use
They sat in the cold mess hall, most of them eating with their hats on, eating slowly, picking out putrid little fish from under leaves of boiled black cabbage and spitting the bones out on the table.
putrid = disgusting or rotten
DefinitionGenerally putrid means:
rotting (an advanced state of decomposition) with a foul odor; or anything that is disgusting
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scanty
1 use
This is a moment that demands complete concentration, as you remove some of the scanty kasha from the bottom of the bowl, put it carefully into your mouth, and swirl it around there with your tongue.
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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servile
1 use
never had he been so servile at the search but now he wanted to show he was innocent—Come on, frisk me!
servile = submissive (in obeying demeaning commands)
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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vigilant
1 use
They tormented the life out of you with their vigilance.
vigilance = careful watch
DefinitionGenerally vigilant means:
carefully observant or attentive — often to possible danger
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zeal
1 use
...flung themselves into their work with savage zeal.
zeal = interest and enthusiasm
DefinitionGenerally zeal means:
active interest and enthusiasm
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zenith
1 use
at its zenith
zenith = the highest point
DefinitionGenerally zenith means:
the highest point - physically or as a metaphor
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