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Sentences Containing 'sinecure'

However, from 1723 to 1823 the office was a sinecure held by members of the Abercrombie family, not necessarily connected with artistic ability.
Lord North gave him the sinecure office of Chamberlain of the Till office in the Exchequer, worth 1,600l.
Churchill was demoted from First Lord of the Admiralty as a prerequisite for Conservative entry to the coalition but remained in the Cabinet in the sinecure of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, before resigning in November 1915 and departing for the Western Front, where he commanded an infantry battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers early in 1916.

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Maybe you are studying for a standardized test like the GRE, ACT, SAT, or TOEFL? Or perhaps you are simply wanting to improve your reading comprehension and writing skills. In either case the vocabulary builder can help in your quest to expand your lexicon. We recommend a daily dose to slowly build your vocabulary one new word at a time. Incorporating just one new word into your word-stock each day will dramatically improve your comprehension, communication skills, and perhaps even change your life (stranger things have happened).



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The human brain does not learn well by definition alone and reading comprehension is one of the most difficult things to master. Providing a context for each new vocabulary word is perhaps more important than the definition, because the brain is constantly evaluating the meaning and usage of a word in relation to the words around it. You've probably already discovered this for yourself when encountering a never-before-seen vocabulary word and successfully inferring its meaning from the surrounding words, phrases, and clauses. In order to cement your learning of each new vocabulary word, we provide a list of sentences to go along with each word. Build your vocabulary in the proper context.


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Below are some random words to get you started. Select a word to see its definition and usage in example sentences.
gratuity - tip
improvident - thriftless; not providing for the future
sap - diminish; weaken; undermine the foundations of (a...
licentious - amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: pers...
inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaska...
infer - deduce; conclude; N. inference
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unju...
admonish - warn or speak to with gentle disapproval; re...
equable - tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperatur...