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Gamut

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Gamut [ Gam-uh' t ] [ noun ] MEANING : 1. a complete range of anything 2. the entire range of recognized musical notes USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : As Head of marketing, he had to be knowledgeable about the entire gamut of marketing activities conducted by his company. USAGE EXAMPLE 2 : There are 11 nominees, whose finely nuanced performances run the full gamut from comedy to tragedy.

De Novo

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De Novo:
[ dee NOH-voh, dey de NOH-woh ] [ adjective, adverb ]

MEANING: over again; anew; start over from the beginning

USAGE EXAMPLE: A de novo review of the case would be a futile effort without the eyewitness accounts.

Condign

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Condign [ kuh n-DAHYN ] [ adjective ] MEANING : appropriate; well-deserved USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : The award was condign for the director of this art film.

Ambivalent

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Ambivalent
[ adjective ]

MEANING :
exhibiting simultaneous, contradictory emotions, attitudes or feelings

USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
Her ambivalent reactions confused everyone.

Juggernaut

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Juggernaut
[ noun ]

MEANING :
1. a relentless, massive campaign, movement, or object that destroys all in its path
2. one that requires or exacts blind faith or cruel sacrifice

USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
There was no escaping the juggernaut of hype for the studio's biggest summer blockbuster.

Regale

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Regale [ noun, transitive verb ] MEANING : 1. a feast 2. a choice food or drink 3. to delight, amuse or entertain lavishly 4. to provide a feast with choice food or drink 5. to feast USAGE EXAMPLE 1 : The lavishness of the regale was unmatched.

Nadir

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Nadir [ NEY-der, NEY-deer ]
[ noun ]

MEANING :
1. the lowest possible point; extreme despair or adversity
2. the point on the celestial sphere directly beneath a given position or observer and
diametrically opposite the zenith.

USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
Relations between Iran and the USA reached their nadir when 66 US diplomats were taken
hostage by Islamic militants in 1979.