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abundant
3 uses
Farmers in the region enjoy good soil, moderate temperatures, and an abundant supply of water.
abundant = present in great quantity
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appease
1 use
The President is thought to have made the statement to appease the party faithful.
appease = satisfy or pacify (bring peace and calm among)
DefinitionGenerally appease means:
satisfy or pacify (make less angry or upset) — typically by giving something wanted
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chastise
1 use
She said the United Nations resolution amounted to chastising Israel for wanting to exist.
chastising = scolding or criticizing
DefinitionGenerally chastise means:
to scold or criticize
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deemed
4 uses
The producer deemed her too old to play the role.
deemed = believed or judged
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deplore
1 use
We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners.
deplore = strongly disapprove of or regret
DefinitionGenerally deplore means:
strong regret or disapproval
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despot
1 use
He was elected as a constitutional president, but quickly became a despot.
despot = a ruler with absolute power — especially one who abuses that power
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discord
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
discord amongst the group
There is too much discord in the team.
discord = conflict or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate
DefinitionGenerally this sense of discord means:
conflict or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate

or (especially in the form "discordant"):

seeming different  or wrong along with everything else
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diversion
1 use
The attack on the capital was actually a diversion to draw troops away from the port city.
diversion = a distraction from something more important
DefinitionGenerally diversion means:
a distraction from something more important

or:

an amusement as a distraction from serious or tedious concerns
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dwell
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
It dwells in the forest.
The creature dwells in the forest.
dwells = lives in
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dwell means:
make one's home in; or to live in; or to stay (in a place)
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ecstasy
4 uses
the agony and the ecstasy of intense sports competition
ecstasy = a state of intense happiness
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encompass
2 uses
This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds
encompasses = includes
DefinitionGenerally encompass means:
include in scope; or surround
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fetter
3 uses
She is fettered by old ideas whose time has passed.
fettered = hindered (held back)
DefinitionGenerally fetter means:
to restrain or hinder

or more archaically:

a shackle for the ankles
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infinite
3 uses
There are infinite possibilities.
infinite = unlimited; without boundaries; or too numerous to count
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rebuke
2 uses
She was stung by the rebuke.
rebuke = severe criticism
DefinitionGenerally rebuke means:
criticize severely; or such criticism
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remorse
3 uses
There was no sign of remorse until the police caught her.
remorse = deep regret for doing something that was wrong
DefinitionGenerally remorse means:
a feeling of deep regret for doing something that was wrong
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righteousness
3 uses
extremism fed by unquestioned belief in the righteousness of their cause
righteousness = moral correctness
DefinitionGenerally righteousness means:
morally correct
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serene
2 uses
While I lie awake worrying, she sleeps serenely.
serenely = calmly and peacefully
DefinitionGenerally serene means:
calm and untroubled
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sustain
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
sustained by her faith
We sustained ourselves on bread and water.
sustained = supported
DefinitionGenerally this sense of sustain means:
provide support or necessities
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twilight
4 uses
It is a beautiful picture taken in twilight.
twilight = the light from the sky in the time of day between daylight and darkness (just after sunset or just before sunrise)
DefinitionGenerally twilight means:
the time of day between daylight and darkness (just after sunset or just before sunrise); or the light from the sky at that time

or:

a condition of decline following successes
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yoke
4 uses
They threw off the yoke of slavery.
yoke = oppressive burden
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yoke means:
an oppressive burden
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