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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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accord   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 19 uses
1  —10 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
accordance = keeping with; or agreement with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
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Book10 uses
Library42 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 18
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2  —9 uses as in:
done of her own accord
She was not forced. She did it of her own accord.
own accord = mind
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
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Book9 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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capitalism
21 uses
Capitalism has helped to move millions of people out of poverty.
capitalism = an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses, and on voluntary exchange in a competitive environment
DefinitionGenerally capitalism means:
an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses, and on voluntary exchange in a competitive environment — with the belief that voluntary exchanges harness inborn self-interest in millions of decisions that benefit society
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Book21 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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continuous
24 uses
The national power grid is under almost continuous attack.
continuous = constant (uninterrupted)
DefinitionGenerally continuous means:
continuing in time or space without interruption or irregularity
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Book24 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
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deliberate   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 16 uses
1  —15 uses as in:
deliberate insult
She didn't forget. She deliberately skipped the meeting.
deliberately = intentionally
DefinitionGenerally this sense of deliberate means:
to do something intentionally
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Book15 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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2  —1 use as in:
a deliberate thinker
She is a deliberate thinker—not the fastest, but always thorough.
deliberate = done with great care — often slowly
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Book1 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 16
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demonstrate   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 11 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
It demonstrates my point.
The salesperson demonstrated features of both phones so I could compare them.
demonstrated = showed
DefinitionGenerally this sense of demonstrate means:
to show
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Book3 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 18
Web Links
2  —8 uses as in:
demonstrate to protest
The students demonstrated against hate speech.
demonstrated = joined with others in a public protest
DefinitionGenerally this sense of demonstrate means:
a public display supporting a cause — usually joining with others in a political protest
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Book8 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 2
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direct   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 21 uses
1  —16 uses as in:
was direct in my instructions
I left them with direct instructions.
direct = straightforward
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
straightforward (clear and explicit — perhaps also indicating openness and honesty)
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Book16 uses
Library16 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 17
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2  —1 use as in:
directed the jury to...
On the SAT test, some questions direct you to look at an underlined or numbered portion of a passage.
direct = instruct
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
give instructions or commands (directions that must be followed)
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Book1 uses
Library17 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 13
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3  —4 uses as in:
directed the movie
She directed the move.
directed = was in charge
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
supervise or administer (often while giving directions or orders)
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Book4 uses
Library17 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 4
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forgery
6 uses
The painting is a forgery.
forgery = a fake ( a copy meant to look like the original)
DefinitionGenerally forgery means:
something that is represented as real even though it is a fake; or the making of such a fake item
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Book6 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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heresy
27 uses
It is a hardline form of Sunni Islam that condemns all other strains as heresy.
heresy = something immoral
DefinitionGenerally heresy means:
opinions or actions most people consider immoral
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Book27 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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moreover
11 uses
The company has too much debt. Moreover, it is responsible for a long term lease on expensive office space.
moreover = in addition to what has just been said
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Book11 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 500
1st useChapter 1
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orthodox
30 uses
The new findings challenge orthodox views.
orthodox = standard (adhering to what is commonly accepted)
DefinitionGenerally orthodox means:
thinking and behavior that is (or was) commonly accepted
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Book30 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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prevail
6 uses
1  —6 uses as in:
prevailing attitude
In the afternoon, the meadow enjoys prevailing winds from the west.
prevailing = most commonly
DefinitionGenerally this sense of prevailing means:
most common, powerful, or influential
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Book6 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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proletariat
12 uses
Marx did not envision a generally satisfied proletariat that found meaning and financial reward in their work.
proletariat = a social class consisting of those who must work for wages to support themselves
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Book12 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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rectify
8 uses
I am doing what I can to rectify the error.
rectify = make right or correct
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Book8 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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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
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Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 17
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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 10
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