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Jacob Have I Loved

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apparent
8 uses
The effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the dry fields.
apparent = clear or obvious
DefinitionGenerally apparent means:
clear or obvious; or appearing as such but not necessarily so
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Book8 uses
Library66 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 8
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appropriate
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
it is appropriate
These clothes aren't appropriate for work.
appropriate = suitable (fitting)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of appropriate means:
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
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Library28 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 15
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cajole
1 use
She is working to convince, cajole, and pressure other Representatives to vote for the bill.
cajole = gently persuade
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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contentious
1 use
We started with the most contentious item on the agenda.
contentious = likely to cause disagreement
DefinitionGenerally contentious means:
causing or likely to cause disagreement; or argumentative
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 18
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elusive
1 use
A permanent solution has proven elusive, but we expect to have one by the end of the month.
elusive = difficult to get a hold of

(mentally such as a memory or description; or externally such as an achievement or physical capture)
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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emerge
5 uses
China recently emerged as a world power.
emerged = came out (became)
DefinitionGenerally emerge means:
to come out, or to appear
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Library58 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 13
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fickle
1 use
I can't imagine depending upon the fickle wind to sail around the world.
fickle = having a tendency to change suddenly
DefinitionGenerally fickle means:
having a tendency to change suddenly — such as a person quick to change their mind, or the weather in a region where it changes rapidly
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1st useChapter 6
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futile
1 use
Resistance is futile.
futile = pointless because it cannot produce anything useful
DefinitionGenerally futile means:
effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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interloper
1 use
All the new settlers made him feel like an interloper in the country of his fathers.
interloper = someone who intrudes or encroaches (inserts himself without invitation)
DefinitionGenerally interloper means:
someone or something that, without invitation, inserts itself — such as an uninvited guest at a party or a species that invades non-native territory
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1st useChapter 8
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perfunctory
1 use
She gave us menus and a perfunctory smile.
perfunctory = done without much interest or effort
DefinitionGenerally perfunctory means:
done without much interest or effort — especially as when dispensing with a formality
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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pretense
1 use
The country maintains a pretense of a free press.
pretense = false appearance
DefinitionGenerally pretense means:
a false appearance or action to help one pretend
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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propriety
1 use
While she took comfort in propriety, he saw it as a straitjacket.
propriety = socially correct or appropriate behavior
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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rancor
1 use
She made the suggestion to reduce the partisan rancor.
rancor = feelings of deep and bitter anger or hatred
DefinitionGenerally rancor means:
deep and bitter anger or hatred — especially when long-standing
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 18
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recite
4 uses
She recited a poem.
recited = said the lines of
DefinitionGenerally recite means:
to say or read something aloud — especially something previously memorized such as a poem

or:

to say in detail — especially a list of things
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Book4 uses
Library23 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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remonstrate
1 use
When she has a complaint with her staff, she will remonstrate quietly and in private.
remonstrate = criticize or argue
DefinitionGenerally remonstrate means:
argue, complain, or criticize
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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remorse
1 use
There was no sign of remorse until the police caught her.
remorse = regret for doing something wrong
DefinitionGenerally remorse means:
a feeling of deep regret for doing something that was wrong
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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resignation
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
accepted it with resignation
It wasn't her first choice, but she accepted it with resignation.
resignation = (accepted) something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resignation means:
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 16
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revere
1 use
Many fans revere Michael Jordan as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
revere = deeply respect and admire
DefinitionGenerally revere means:
regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear
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Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 8
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squander
1 use
She squandered the money she inherited from her grandmother.
squandered = wasted
DefinitionGenerally squander means:
to waste — money, resources, or opportunities
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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zeal
1 use
She attacks each challenge with zeal.
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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