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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
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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convey   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 13 uses
1  —5 uses as in:
convey her thoughts
Please convey my gratitude for her hospitality.
convey = communicate or express
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 24
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2  —8 uses as in:
convey her safely to
I was ordered to convey the princess to London.
convey = transport
Word Statistics
Book8 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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countenance
48 uses
1  —48 uses 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
Book48 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
Web Links
disposition
13 uses
1  —13 uses as in:
a kind disposition
She has a cheerful disposition.
disposition = normal mood, personality, or inclination
DefinitionGenerally this sense of disposition means:
someone's normal mood, personality, or inclination
Word Statistics
Book13 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
Web Links
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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fluctuate
3 uses
"I'm not overweight. I fluctuate between chubby and curvy."
fluctuate = alternately increase and decrease in quantity
DefinitionGenerally fluctuate means:
to alternately increase and decrease in quantity
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 4
Web Links
ignominious
5 uses
They retreated in ignominious defeat.
ignominious = bringing disgrace or shame
DefinitionGenerally ignominious means:
deserving or bringing disgrace or shame — typically in reference to behavior or character
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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illustrate
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
as illustrated by this example
Pictures of flooding help to illustrate the problem of global warming.
illustrate = make clear
DefinitionGenerally this sense of illustrate means:
to help make clear — typically by example
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 4
Web Links
perceive
39 uses
1  —39 uses 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
Book39 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useIntr.
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recollect
19 uses
I think I recollect that she was away at college that year.
recollect = remember
DefinitionGenerally recollect means:
to remember — especially experiences from long ago
Word Statistics
Book19 uses
Library13 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 1
Web Links
reflect
34 uses
1  —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
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 23
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unquizzed meaning  —6 uses
render
33 uses
1  —32 uses 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
Book32 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 9
Web Links
unquizzed meaning  —1 use
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
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
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 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 3
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satiate
4 uses
The candy satiated my craving for sugar.
satiated = satisfied
DefinitionGenerally satiate means:
to satisfy a hunger; or fill to satisfaction (typically said of hunger for food, but can be said of anything desired—such as of knowledge or sensual pleasure)
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 10
Web Links
spurn
6 uses
She spurned his advances.
spurned = rejected as not good enough
DefinitionGenerally spurn means:
reject as not good enough
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
Web Links
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
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
Web Links
yield   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 8 uses
1  —2 uses 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 (usually something wanted); or the thing or amount produced
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 4
Web Links
2  —6 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
Book6 uses
Library13 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
Web Links
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