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abject
1 use
To my abject horror...
abject = extreme
DefinitionGenerally abject means:
extreme (in a negative sense such as misery, hopelessness, submissiveness, cruelty, or cowardice)
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1st useChapter 24
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admonish
1 use
"Harald asks the questions here," a man's gruff voice admonished.
admonished = expressed disapproval; or warned or advised
DefinitionGenerally admonish means:
to express disapproval to someone of their actions; or to warn or advise someone
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1st useChapter 29
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arrogant
1 use
...moving confidently, arrogantly. He had the power.
arrogantly = with an excessive sense of superiority
DefinitionGenerally arrogant means:
having an excessive sense of superiority
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1st useChapter 6
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condescending
2 uses
...maybe he's just a condescending know-it-all.
condescending = treating others as inferior
DefinitionGenerally condescending means:
treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
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1st useChapter 1
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contempt
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1  —1 use as in:
feels contempt towards her
He looked right at me and curled his lip in contempt.
contempt = lack of respect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contempt means:
lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
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1st useChapter 10
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dominate
2 uses
The head was round, dominated by two large, flat insect eyes.
dominated = most noticed (the most influential characteristic)
DefinitionGenerally dominate means:
to control; or to be most influential, powerful, abundant, important, or conspicuous
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Library17 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 10
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dubious
1 use
Then he looked at me again, more dubious.
dubious = suspicious; or full of uncertainty
DefinitionGenerally dubious means:
doubtful
in various senses, including:
  • doubtful that something should be relied upon — as in "The argument relies on a dubious assumption."
  • doubtful that something is morally proper — as in "The company is accused of using dubious sales practices to influence minors."
  • bad or of questionable value — as in "The state has the dubious distinction of the highest taxes."
  • doubtful or uncertain — as in "She is dubious about making the change."
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 24
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elaborate
4 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
an elaborate design
Some carried battle-axes with carved handles and elaborate heads.
elaborate = complex (in design)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of elaborate means:
having details and complexity — sometimes fancy or ornate
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 19
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hypocrite
1 use
My world wasn't about condescending teachers and hypocrite parents and...
hypocrite = someone who violates claimed moral standards

(editor's note:  For example, if a father said "It's wrong to lie," but he lied all the time, he would be a hypocrite.)
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1st useChapter 30
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incredulous
2 uses
"You didn't see Titanic?" Her incredulous voice followed me as I began swimming hard for the boat.
incredulous = with difficulty accepting something so unexpected
DefinitionGenerally incredulous means:
unbelieving; or having difficulty accepting something so unexpected
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Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 24
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indifferent
1 use
I could feel fear bubbling up inside me. But I had it under control. I was not going to show anything. I arranged my face into a rigid mask. Indifference. That's all I would show.
indifference = lack of concern
DefinitionGenerally indifferent means:
without interest
in various senses, including:
  • unconcerned — as in "She is indifferent to what is served to eat."
  • unsympathetic — as in "She is indifferent to his needs."
  • not of good quality (which may imply average or poor quality depending upon context) — as in "an indifferent performance"
  • impartial — as in "We need a judge who is indifferent."
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Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 9
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indulgent
1 use
Thorolf tilted his head indulgently, like he was dealing with not-very-bright children.
indulgently = with extra kindness or tolerance
DefinitionGenerally indulgent means:
to treat with extra kindness or tolerance
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 24
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interject
1 use
"We'll need food and water and warm clothing."
"And weapons," Jalil interjected.
"That, too. What we don't need is..."
interjected = to quickly insert a comment that interrupts what another is saying
DefinitionGenerally interject means:
to quickly insert a comment that interrupts what another is saying

or more rarely and more generally:  to insert — as in "She interjects religion into politics," or "She interjects herself into my business."
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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interloper
1 use
One you should pass along to that alien interloper, Ka Anor:
interloper = someone who, without invitation, inserts himself into a situation
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 10
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malicious
4 uses
Thorolf yelled, pushing common soldiers aside, roughly but without malice, and shouldering past officers.
malice = wanting to make them suffer
DefinitionGenerally malicious means:
wanting to see others suffer; or threatening evil
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Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 5
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mundane
1 use
The question was so mundane I had to laugh. A headache? Did I have a headache? I was living a nightmare inside a nightmare.
mundane = ordinary
DefinitionGenerally mundane means:
ordinary or lacking interest or excitement — possibly to the point of being boring

or more rarely:

belonging to this earth or world; not ideal or heavenly
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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parody
1 use
It was a feminine voice but not hers. A parody of a girl's voice.
parody = very poor imitation
DefinitionGenerally parody means:
imitation of somebody's style in a humorous way

or:

a very poor imitation of somebody's style
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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premonition
1 use
But I knew, as a chill of premonition tingled from my tailbone up to my neck, that it was not us he saw.
premonition = a feeling, not based on reason, that something will happen
DefinitionGenerally premonition means:
a feeling, not based on reason, that something will happen — especially something bad
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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rancor
1 use
The poem I'd had to read that Christopher ridiculed? Jalil came up afterward and told me exactly, precisely why it sucked. But with no rancor and no ridicule, just because he knew. Jalil doesn't believe the truth should piss anyone off.
rancor = anger or ill-will
DefinitionGenerally rancor means:
deep and bitter anger or hatred — especially when long-standing
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1st useChapter 1
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skeptical
2 uses
"We have one big advantage: We're smarter than those guys."
"We are?" Christopher asked skeptically.
skeptically = in a doubtful manner
DefinitionGenerally skeptical means:
doubtful (that something is true or worthwhile)

or more rarely:

generally tending to doubt what others believe
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Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 12
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