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The Women of Brewster Place

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apathy
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Seeing too much senior apathy, the high school began having juniors declare a major for their senior year.
apathy = lack of interest and enthusiasm
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appendage
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Each injured an appendage in the game.
appendage = an external body part (such as an arm) that projects from the body
DefinitionGenerally appendage means:
an external body part (such as an arm) that projects from the body; or any part that is joined to something larger
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congregate
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The planned demonstration never materialized because a heavy presence of police and soldiers made it impossible for protesters to congregate.
congregate = gather together
DefinitionGenerally congregate means:
come together as a group
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deluge
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The mayor declared a state of emergency after the deluge of 10'' of rain.
deluge = overwhelming amount
DefinitionGenerally deluge means:
a large amount of something — especially water

or:

to overwhelm with a large amount of something — especially water
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disillusion
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She was at first excited to be involved, but soon grew disillusioned by the hard realities of politics.
disillusioned = disappointed from losing false belief that something is better than it is
DefinitionGenerally disillusion means:
disappoint by removal of false belief that something is better than it is
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flaunt
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She is more wealthy than her neighbors, but she never flaunts it.
flaunts = shows it off
DefinitionGenerally flaunt means:
the act of showing off (displaying something in an obvious way for others to admire or envy)

or:

openly defiant of rules or expectations
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importune
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She began to importune school trustees as soon as she learned of the problem.
importune = beg insistently or urge repeatedly
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inextricable
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the inextricable tie between culture, religion, and politics
inextricable = impossible to disentangle
DefinitionGenerally inextricable means:
impossible to extract, disentangle, or avoid; or hopelessly intricate
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mandate
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1  —1 use as in:
a legal mandate
The law mandates that an appeal be filed for all convicts on death row.
mandates = demands
DefinitionGenerally this sense of mandate means:
an instruction that must be followed; or to command
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manslaughter
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The girl who sent texts to her boyfriend encouraging him to kill himself was charged with involuntary manslaughter.
manslaughter = unintentional killing of a person
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misdemeanor
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In that state, one year is the maximum prison time for a misdemeanor.
misdemeanor = a crime less serious than a felony
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monogram
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I gave her a gift of monogrammed stationery.
monogrammed = decorated with a design based on the initials of her name
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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omniscient
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She believes God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
omniscient = all-knowing; i.e., to know everything
DefinitionGenerally omniscient means:
all-knowing (to know everything)
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penitent
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When her anger passed, she was penitent.
penitent = sorry for having done wrong
DefinitionGenerally penitent means:
feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong; or a person who does such
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perceptible
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The car makes a barely perceptible clicking sound at high speeds.
perceptible = capable of being noticed
DefinitionGenerally perceptible means:
capable of being noticed — typically because it is different enough or large enough
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perishable
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Spoilage is an important cost for businesses that deal in perishable goods.
perishable = things that decay (spoil)
DefinitionGenerally perishable means:
things that decay (spoil) — (often said of foods that need refrigeration such as meats or milk)
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remiss
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I'd be remiss in this overview if I didn't also mention...
remiss = careless — not doing a good job
DefinitionGenerally remiss means:
careless — especially with regard to a duty
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senile
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Her memory is getting worse and she's afraid of going senile.
senile = (into) mental weakness caused by old age
DefinitionGenerally senile means:
mental weakness caused by old age; or describing a medical condition as caused by old age
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soliloquy
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Perhaps the best known soliloquy is written by Shakespeare in Hamlet:  "To be, or not to be: that is the question..."
soliloquy = a speech you make to yourself
DefinitionGenerally soliloquy means:
a speech you make to yourself or as a long uninterrupted part of a conversation
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tetanus
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The Masai guide said members of his tribe have a gap cut between their front teeth so that nutrients cam be consumed in the event of tetanus (lockjaw).
tetanus = a deadly bacterial infection that results in muscle spasms whose symptoms include locking the jaw tightly closed
DefinitionGenerally tetanus means:
a bacterial infection typically contracted through a puncture wound with a dirty object; prevented by the DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) vaccine and by subsequent booster shots every 10 years
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