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abhor
1 use
Men of sense in all ages abhor those customs which treat us only as the vassals of your sex; regard us then as beings placed by Providence under your protection, and in imitation of the Supreme Being make use of that power only for our happiness.†
abhor = hate or detest
DefinitionGenerally abhor means:
to hate or detest something
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abominable
1 use
Others have committed abominable ravages.†
abominable = exceptionally bad or detestable
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accustomed
1 use
I have sometimes been ready to think that the passion for liberty cannot be equally strong in the breasts of those who have been accustomed to deprive their fellow-creatures of theirs.†
accustomed = used to (adapted to and with an expectation of)
DefinitionGenerally accustomed means:
to be or to become psychologically or physically used to something

(used to is an expression that means someone has adapted to and has an expectation of something so it does not seem unusual)
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acquisition
1 use
I look upon it as a new acquisition of property—a property which one month ago I did not value at a single shilling, and would with pleasure have seen it in flames.†
acquisition = obtaining; or possession
DefinitionGenerally acquisition means:
obtaining possession of something; or the thing possessed
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approach
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
approached the city
I feel very differently at the approach of spring from what I did a month ago.†
approach = coming
DefinitionGenerally this sense of approach means:
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
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detest
1 use
Surely the very fiends feel a reverential awe for virtue and patriotism, whilst they detest the parricide and traitor.†
detest = dislike intensely
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dupe
1 use
I am willing to allow the colony great merit for having produced a Washington—but they have been shamefully duped by a Dunmore.†
duped = fooled
DefinitionGenerally dupe means:
to fool someone; or the person fooled — especially if tricked into doing something
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endearing
1 use
That your sex are naturally tyrannical is a truth so thoroughly established as to admit of no dispute; but such of you as wish to be happy willingly give up the harsh title of master for the more tender and endearing one of friend.†
endearing = arousing fondness
DefinitionGenerally endearing means:
arousing fondness — often through behavior seen as adorable, charming, or lovable
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
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establish
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
establish that there is a need
That your sex are naturally tyrannical is a truth so thoroughly established as to admit of no dispute; but such of you as wish to be happy willingly give up the harsh title of master for the more tender and endearing one of friend.†
established = demonstrated or proved
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
show or determine (cause to be recognized or figure out)
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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habitat
1 use
We knew not then whether we could plant or sow with safety, whether where we had tilled we could reap the fruits of our own industry, whether we could rest in our own cottages or whether we should be driven from the seacoast to seek shelter in the wilderness but now we feel a temporary peace, and the poor fugitives are returning to their deserted habitations.†
habitations = the type of environment in which an organism or group normally lives

(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.)
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inhabitant
1 use
The town in general is left in a better state than we expected; more owing to a precipitate flight than any regard to the inhabitants; though some individuals discovered a sense of honor and justice, and have left the rent of the houses in which they were, for the owners, and the furniture unhurt, or, if damaged, sufficient to make it good.†
inhabitants = people (who live in a particular place)
DefinitionGenerally inhabitant means:
a person who lives in a particular place
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inquire
1 use
You inquire of me whether I am making saltpetre.†
inquire = ask about or look into something
DefinitionGenerally inquire means:
to ask about or look into something
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specimen
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I hope their riflemen, who have shown themselves very savage and even blood-thirsty, are not a specimen of the generality of the people.†
specimen = a sample regarded as typical of its class; or a bit of tissue, blood, or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes
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sufficient
1 use
The town in general is left in a better state than we expected; more owing to a precipitate flight than any regard to the inhabitants; though some individuals discovered a sense of honor and justice, and have left the rent of the houses in which they were, for the owners, and the furniture unhurt, or, if damaged, sufficient to make it good.†
sufficient = adequate (enough — often without being more than is needed)
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tyranny
1 use
That your sex are naturally tyrannical is a truth so thoroughly established as to admit of no dispute; but such of you as wish to be happy willingly give up the harsh title of master for the more tender and endearing one of friend.†
tyrannical = harsh and unjust
DefinitionGenerally tyranny means:
harsh and unjust rule
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vassal
3 uses
Are not the gentry lords, and the common people vassals?†
vassals = someone subservient to and dependent upon another — especially part of the hierarchy in feudal times
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