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Top-Ranked Words with Typical Sample Sentences

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abhor
24 uses
She abhors violence.
abhors = hates or detests
DefinitionGenerally abhor means:
to hate or detest something
Word Statistics
Book24 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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anguish
24 uses
I felt unbearable anguish when my 4-year-old child died from brain cancer.
anguish = extreme distress
DefinitionGenerally anguish means:
extreme distress of body or mind
Word Statistics
Book24 uses
Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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bestow
30 uses
They gave her the highest honor they can bestow.
bestow = give (as an honor)
DefinitionGenerally bestow means:
to give — typically to present as an honor or give as a gift
Word Statistics
Book30 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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countenance
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a pleasant countenance
She has a pleasant countenance.
countenance = facial expression; or face
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
facial expression; or face; or composure
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 21
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disposition
13 uses
1  —13 uses as in:
a kind disposition
She has a cheerful disposition.
disposition = normal mood or personality
DefinitionGenerally this sense of disposition means:
someone's normal mood or personality
Word Statistics
Book13 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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endeavor
56 uses
I endeavored to get both sides to agree to a compromise.
endeavored = tried or attempted
DefinitionGenerally endeavor means:
to attempt; or a project or activity attempted
Word Statistics
Book56 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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perceive
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
though blind, can perceive light
I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon.
perceive = become aware of
DefinitionGenerally this sense of perceive means:
to become aware of — especially by using the senses (to see, hear, smell, feel, or taste)
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 20
Web Links
reflect   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 34 uses
1  —6 uses as in:
reflect in the mirror
She saw her face reflected in his sunglasses.
reflected = shown back
DefinitionGenerally this sense of reflect means:
show an image back (on a mirror or other shiny surface)
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 12
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2  —28 uses as in:
I want to reflect on it.
At the beginning of this passage, the author reflects on her life as a waitress.
reflects = thinks carefully
DefinitionGenerally this sense of reflect means:
think carefully — possibly aloud or in writing
Word Statistics
Book28 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 23
Web Links
reflection   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 29 uses
1  —13 uses as in:
After reflection, I think...
Upon reflection, I should have been more patient with her.
reflection = careful thought
DefinitionGenerally this sense of reflection means:
careful thought — sometimes concerning memories
Word Statistics
Book13 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 500
1st useIntr.
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2  —16 uses as in:
share my reflections about it
In this passage, the author shares some of her reflections on life as a waitress.
reflections = thoughts
DefinitionGenerally this sense of reflections means:
thoughts or memories
Word Statistics
Book16 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useIntr.
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render   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
rendered her unconscious
Her verbal attack rendered me speechless.
rendered = made (caused to become)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of render means:
to make or cause to become
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 18
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2  —1 use as in:
rendered with, or rendered from
The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully.
rendered = played (portrayed or gave her interpretation of)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of render means:
to portray or create something in a particular way; or to interpret, translate, or extract from

(see word notes for more detailed definitions based on context)
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 23
Web Links
resolve   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 37 uses
1  —36 uses as in:
I resolved to stop drinking.
This year I resolved to lose a pound a week for 5 weeks.
resolved = decided
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resolve means:
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
Word Statistics
Book36 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 10
Web Links
2  —1 use as in:
Her resolve weakened.
She never waivered in her resolve to attend a good college.
resolve = determination (firmness of purpose)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resolve means:
firmness of purpose (strong determination to do something)
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 3
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sublime
7 uses
1  —7 uses as in:
she is sublime
I love good movies, from the silly to the sublime.
sublime = wonderful
DefinitionGenerally this sense of sublime means:
wonderful — often beautiful or morally admirable
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
Web Links
wretch
25 uses
Pity the poor wretch.
wretch = someone  you feel sorry for
DefinitionGenerally wretch means:
someone  you feel sorry for

or:

a person of bad character
Word Statistics
Book25 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
Web Links
wretched
24 uses
The children were taken into protective custody due to their wretched living conditions.
wretched = miserable
DefinitionGenerally wretched means:
very bad, in various senses such as:
  • unfortunate or miserable
  • of poor quality
  • morally bad
Word Statistics
Book24 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useIntr.
yield   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 3 uses
1  —1 use as in:
will yield valuable data
The discovery could yield a more effective treatment for diabetes.
yield = produce (lead to)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to produce something wanted; or the thing or amount produced
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 4
Web Links
2  —2 uses as in:
yield to pressure
The country vowed not to yield to pressure from its larger neighbors.
yield = give in
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to give in, give way, or give up
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 3
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