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aesthetic
1 use
It was not aesthetically pleasing.
aesthetically = in a manner that is beautiful or tasteful
DefinitionGenerally aesthetic means:
related to beauty or good taste — often referring to one's appreciation of beauty or one's sense of what is beautiful

or:

beautiful or tasteful
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aficionado
9 uses
He is an aficionado of fine cigars.
aficionado = someone who is enthusiastic about a particular subject
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aperture
1 use
The higher the f-stop, the more closed the camera's aperture.
aperture = a small opening  — especially one that controls the amount of light admitted for a camera or microscope

or:

the measured diameter of the opening
DefinitionGenerally aperture means:
an opening  — especially a small one that controls the amount of light admitted for a camera or microscope

or:

the measured diameter of the opening
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bias
1 use
She has a bias against young people.
bias = a personal preference that prevents objective consideration
DefinitionGenerally bias means:
a personal preference — especially a prejudice that prevents objective consideration

or:

any tendency to move in a particular direction — such as a car that tends to want to swerve toward the right
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brusque
2 uses
She is known for her brusque manner and brief meetings.
brusque = abrupt (not taking the time to be friendly)
DefinitionGenerally brusque means:
abrupt (sudden and quick — without taking the time to be friendly)
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byline
1 use
He uses Jonathan in his byline, but everyone calls him Jon.
byline = a line giving the name of the writer of an article — typically at the top of the article
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conceit
2 uses
Her conceit will be her downfall.
conceit = feelings of excessive pride
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cordial
1 use
The countries share a long border and have cordial relations.
cordial = showing warm and heartfelt friendliness
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divine
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
to forgive is divine
Her pies are divine.
divine = wonderful
DefinitionGenerally this sense of divine means:
wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
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eccentric
1 use
She's a little eccentric, but we don't mind because she's the best player on the team.
eccentric = unconventional or strange
DefinitionGenerally eccentric means:
unconventional or strange; or a person with such traits
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elated
1 use
The elated winner couldn't stop smiling.
elated = had a feeling of happiness and excitement
DefinitionGenerally elated means:
full of happiness and excitement
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glacier
2 uses
Scientist believe Europe will continue to face greater glacier retreat due to global warming.
glacier = a large mass of ice that moves over land like an exceedingly slow river

(editor's note:  To see pictures, click on the Google Images link that is shown after clicking on the word link.)
DefinitionGenerally glacier means:
a large mass of ice that moves over land like an exceedingly slow river
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impair
1 use
Alcohol impairs the ability to drive safely.
impairs = makes worse
DefinitionGenerally impair means:
make worse or less effective
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intricate
2 uses
She came up with an intricate plan.
intricate = complicated — having many complexly arranged elements
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luminous
1 use
The sky was luminous with stars.
luminous = glowing or shining
DefinitionGenerally luminous means:
glowing or shining

(also used metaphorically to describe beauty or intelligence)
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Monsieur
5 uses
Monsieur and Madame Curie studied radium.
Monsieur = Mr. (in French)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of Monsieur means:
French equivalent to:  "Mr." in English

or:

French equivalent to: "sir" in English (a polite way to address a male)
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obstinate
1 use
She is an obstinate child who will not follow the family rules.
obstinate = stubbornly not doing what others want
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ostentatious
1 use
Although wealthy, the family is not ostentatious.
ostentatious = showy (trying to attract notice and impress others in a manner seen as in bad taste)
DefinitionGenerally ostentatious means:
intended to attract notice and impress others — especially with wealth in a vulgar way
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platonic
2 uses
She describes her love for him as platonic.
platonic = not having a sexual aspect
DefinitionGenerally platonic means:
a loving relationship or feeling that does not have a sexual aspect
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veritable
1 use
The back yard is a veritable jungle.
veritable = used for emphasis:  to describe one thing as almost like another (more intense) thing
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