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accord
1 use
1  —1 use 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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aggrieve
2 uses
He fears a lawsuit from one of the aggrieved parties.
aggrieved = feeling harmed from unfair treatment
DefinitionGenerally aggrieve means:
feeling harmed by unfair treatment; or (more rarely) harming someone unfairly
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bountiful
1 use
the bountiful Thanksgiving dinner
bountiful = an abundant (large) amount
DefinitionGenerally bountiful means:
given in abundance (a large amount); or an abundant (large) amount
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cease
6 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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Library25 uses in 10 avg bks
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descend
5 uses
We saw the rocket descend.
descend = move or slope downward

or:

come from a higher or prior level in a hierarchy — as a person from an ancestor

or:

come or arrive — especially from above — such as night or darkness
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Library33 uses in 10 avg bks
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distill
1 use
distill the essential ideas to fit on a single page
distill = extract essential elements
DefinitionGenerally distill means:
to purify, concentrate, or separate a liquid (such as whisky) by boiling it and condensing its vapors

or:

to extract essential ideas
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endure
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
endure through the ages
She is gone, but her teachings endure through the ages.
endure = continue to exist
DefinitionGenerally this sense of endure means:
to continue to exist
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entreat
1 use
She flattered and entreated him until he agreed to help.
entreated = asked or attempted to persuade
DefinitionGenerally entreat means:
to ask or attempt to persuade — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
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entwined
1 use
entwined in each other's arms
entwined = interconnected (not easily separated) or twisted together
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exalt
1 use
I'm looking for a small liberal-arts college that exalts the undergraduate experience.
exalts = prizes, honors, or glorifies
DefinitionGenerally exalt means:
elevate with praise, glorify, or honor

or:

fill with sublime emotion
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frankincense
1 use
candle scented with frankincense
frankincense = an aromatic gum resin obtained from various Arabian or East African trees; formerly valued for worship and for embalming and fumigation
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heed
1 use
Heed the advice of the old women.
heed = pay close attention to; or to do what is suggested
DefinitionGenerally heed means:
pay close attention to; or to do what is suggested — especially with regard to a warning or other advice
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
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indifferent
1 use
About a third are in favor of the change, a third are opposed, and a third are indifferent.
indifferent = without interest
DefinitionGenerally indifferent means:
without interest — in various senses such as:
  • unconcerned
  • unsympathetic
  • impartial
  • not of good quality (which may imply average or poor quality depending upon context)
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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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prudent
1 use
She was promoted to manager because she is so prudent.
prudent = sensible and careful
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
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repose
1 use
She was reposing on the couch
reposing = resting or lying
DefinitionGenerally this sense of repose means:
to rest or lie
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
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repugnant
1 use
Her behavior is shocking and repugnant.
repugnant = disgusting
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tenacious
1 use
She is as tenacious as a bulldog.
tenacious = determined and persistent
DefinitionGenerally tenacious means:
persistent and unyielding
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
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tranquil
1 use
I love a lake with tranquil blue water.
tranquil = calm
DefinitionGenerally tranquil means:
calm and undisturbed
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
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wither
1 use
The grapes withered on the vine.
withered = shriveled (wrinkled as they dried out)
DefinitionGenerally wither means:
to shrivel (wrinkle and contract — usually from lack of water)

or:

to become weaker; or feel humiliated
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Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
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