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Medea by Euripides (translated by: G. Theodoridis)

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atrocious
1 use
He dared do such an atrocious thing?
atrocious = exceptionally bad
DefinitionGenerally atrocious means:
exceptionally bad, cruel, or ugly
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beneficent
1 use
Gods, how much you've exaggerated your beneficence, woman!
beneficence = goodness
DefinitionGenerally beneficent means:
doing or producing good — especially generous in assistance to the poor
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conceit
1 use
...were born good folk but because they stayed quietly away from society, got themselves the odious reputation of being snobs and conceited individuals.
conceited = excessively proud of themselves
DefinitionGenerally this sense of conceit means:
feelings of excessive pride
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console
1 use
No one came to console you Medea.
console = comfort (emotionally)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of console means:
to comfort (emotionally)
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crescendo
1 use
Crescendo of thunder and lightning.
crescendo = maximum intensity
DefinitionGenerally crescendo means:
a gradual increase in intensity; or the time of maximum intensity — especially in the loudness of music
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deceive
5 uses
How often we were deceived by this coward!†
deceived = lied or misled
DefinitionGenerally deceive means:
to lie to or mislead someone — occasionally to lie to oneself by denying reality
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dejected
1 use
Meanwhile, Medea—the Fates fully against her and feeling totally dejected—screams and cries out at him, asking him to remember his promises to her.
dejected = sad and without hope
DefinitionGenerally dejected means:
sad and depressed (seemingly without hope)
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despise
4 uses
Some god must despise us.†
despise = dislike strongly and look down upon
DefinitionGenerally despise means:
to dislike strongly and to look down upon with disrespect
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dispose
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
disposed the troops along...
My enemies have used everything at their disposal to get rid of me.†
disposal = command

(editor's note:  When something is "at someone's disposal" it is "at their command," or "available for their use." They can use it as they please.)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dispose means:
the arrangement, positioning, or use of things
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eloquent
3 uses
Chorus: An eloquently speech, Jason.†
eloquently = with powerful use of language
DefinitionGenerally eloquent means:
powerful use of language
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endure
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
endured the pain
...now she had to endure a double horror...
endure = suffer through
DefinitionGenerally this sense of endure means:
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
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equivocate
1 use
This is no time for equivocations.
equivocations = ambiguousness through generalities

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
DefinitionGenerally equivocate means:
to speak in a manner that does not clearly express an opinion or decision — typically in an attempt to satisfy people who want different things or to avoid making a commitment
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kinetic
1 use
It is up to you to allocate individual lines to the members of your chorus, depending, of course how many you have at your disposal and how kinetic you want the stage to be.
kinetic = lively (characterized by motion)
DefinitionGenerally kinetic means:
characterized by motion
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mortal
7 uses
1  —7 uses as in:
mortal body
What endless suffering you bring to the mortals!
mortals = humans
DefinitionGenerally this sense of mortal means:
human (especially merely human); or subject to death
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nevertheless
1 use
Nevertheless, my own heart says that you should not have betrayed your wife.†
nevertheless = in spite of that (used to connect contrasting ideas)
DefinitionGenerally nevertheless means:
in spite of that (Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include words and phrases such as nonetheless, all the same, still,  and however.)
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odious
1 use
...born good folk but because they stayed quietly away from society, got themselves the odious reputation of being snobs and conceited individuals.
odious = extremely dislikable
DefinitionGenerally odious means:
extremely unpleasant, disgusting, dislikable, or worthy of hate
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sacrilege
1 use
...you've uttered sacrilegious curses to the royal family.
sacrilegious = disrespectful of something others consider important or sacred
DefinitionGenerally sacrilege means:
disrespect of something others consider important or sacred
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scorn
2 uses
Some people scorn me, others simply hate me and you are now afraid that I might do you some enormous harm!†
scorn = disrespect or reject as not good enough
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vengeance
7 uses
1  —7 uses as in:
vengeance is mine
It'll be a justified act to extract vengeance from your husband.†
vengeance = the act of taking revenge
DefinitionGenerally this sense of vengeance means:
the act of taking revenge

(Revenge means to harm someone to get them back for something harmful that they have done.)
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wretched
5 uses
Come Hades and cut down this wretched life of mine!†
wretched = miserable or very bad
DefinitionGenerally wretched means:
very bad
in various senses, including:
  • unfortunate or miserable — as in "wretched prisoners sleeping on the cold floor"
  • of poor quality — as in "wretched roads"
  • morally bad — as in "The wretched woman stole his wallet."
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