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accord
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
accordance = keeping with; or agreement with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
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acquit
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
she was acquitted
It took the jury only 30 minutes to acquit her of the murder charge.
acquit = officially find "not guilty"
DefinitionGenerally this sense of acquit means:
officially find "not guilty" of criminal charges
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cavalier
1 use
I always knew her cavalier attitude toward the law would get her in trouble.†
cavalier = given to arrogant disregard of others or of consequences
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cease
2 uses
They signed a cease-fire agreement.
cease = to stop or discontinue (in this case, to stop firing weapons at each other)
DefinitionGenerally cease means:
to stop or discontinue
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chaos
1 use
The country entered a period of civil war and chaos.
chaos = a state of extreme confusion and disorder
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disavow
1 use
She disavowed her assistant's comments.
disavowed = to refuse to have responsibility for, or association with
DefinitionGenerally disavow means:
to refuse to have knowledge of, responsibility for, or association with
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emigrate
1 use
Many people had to emigrate during the Nazi period
emigrate = leave a country of residence to move to another country
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exasperated
1 use
She was exasperated by his teasing.
exasperated = greatly annoyed
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expedient
1 use
It was a necessary expedient to get the job done.
expedient = a speedy or practical action

(The word necessary, implies that there were undesired aspects of the action.)
DefinitionGenerally expedient means:
a practical action — especially one that accepts negative tradeoffs due to circumstances

or:

convenient, speedy, or practical
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fervent
1 use
a fervent desire to change society
fervent = characterized by intense emotion or passionate belief
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however
4 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
However, complications may...
Most college application deadlines are in January and February. However, early admission deadlines are around November and some scholarships require even earlier deadlines.
however = despite that (a transition word use to connect contrasting ideas)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of however means:
though (or another expression that connects contrasting ideas)

(Based on "idea 1" we might not expect "idea 2", but this is a way of saying that even though "idea 1" exists, we still have "idea 2."  Synonyms include in spite of that, , nevertheless, nonetheless, on the other hand, in contrastand but.)
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indignant
2 uses
She was indignant, but agreed to be searched when they accused her of shoplifting.
indignant = angered or annoyed at something unjust or wrong
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infallible
1 use
She considers the Pope infallible.
infallible = never wrong
DefinitionGenerally infallible means:
never wrong; or never failing
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martial
2 uses
declared martial law
martial = relating to war or soldiers
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monotonous
1 use
The cafeteria food is good, but it gets monotonous after a while.
monotonous = lacking in variety — typically boring
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obscure
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
was obscure, but now bright
The once shiny silver was now tarnished and obscure.
obscure = dark, dingy, or inconspicuous
DefinitionGenerally this sense of obscure means:
dark or dingy; or inconspicuous (not very noticeable)
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repentance
1 use
Prisoners who show repentance are more likely to be released on parole.
repentance = regret for having done wrong with a desire to be a better person in the future
DefinitionGenerally repentance means:
the feeling or expression of regret for having done something wrong with a firm decision to be a better person in the future
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Shakespeare
2 uses
As Shakespeare said, "The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose."
Shakespeare = English dramatist and poet frequently cited as the greatest writer in the English language (1564-1616)
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suppress
1 use
The dictator suppressed criticism in the press.
suppressed = kept or tried to keep under control
DefinitionGenerally suppress means:
trying to keep under control — in many senses such as:
  • to stop others from doing something by force
  • to keep something from happening
  • to keep news from spreading
  • to control an emotion
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treason
3 uses
He was executed for treason in a time of war.†
treason = betraying his country
DefinitionGenerally treason means:
to betray (not be loyal and maybe work actively against) someone or something — especially one's government
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