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Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut

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hernia
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She asked Eloise, "Just exactly what is a hernia, anyway?"†
hernia = rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes
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Hitler
1 use
Her own horse, and the groom they had, used to be Hitler's own private riding master or something.†
Hitler = German Nazi dictator during World War II who murdered millions of Jews and others who were not of the Aryan race
DefinitionGenerally this sense of Hitler means:
German Nazi dictator during World War II; murdered millions of Jews and others who were not of the Aryan race (1889-1945)
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
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languid
1 use
In her stocking feet, she walked steadily, almost languidly, toward the phone.†
languidly = without much energy; or moving slowly or in a relaxed manner
DefinitionGenerally languid means:
lacking energy or relaxed or moving slowly
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monogram
1 use
If Lew's mother ever dies—ha, ha—she'll probably leave me some old monogrammed icepick or something.†
monogrammed = added as a design that is based on alphabetic letters; or the act of adding such a design to something
DefinitionGenerally monogram means:
a design based on alphabetic letters (usually a person's initials) — often printed on stationery or embroidered (made with sewing stiches) on clothing
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
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provocative
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Mary Jane looked around, then looked back at Ramona, smiling as provocatively as possible.†
provocatively = in a manner that provokes, excites, or stimulates — especially controversy, sexual desire, or anger
DefinitionGenerally provocative means:
tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate — especially controversy, sexual desire, or anger
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