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Pride and Prejudice
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amiable
36 uses
She seemed an ideal candidate—attractive, amiable, intelligent and energetic.
amiable = friendly and kindly
Word Statistics
Book36 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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consequence   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 42 uses
1  —29 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Your decision will have three major consequences.
consequences = results
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
a result of something (usually an undesired side effect)
Word Statistics
Book29 uses
Library21 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 15
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2  —13 uses as in:
of little consequence
Think carefully. This is a consequential decision.
consequential = important
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
importance or relevance
Word Statistics
Book13 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 3
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contrast   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 4 uses
1  —1 use as in:
contrast their writing styles
Contrast winter in Panama with winter in Alaska.
contrast = point to differences between; or compare to show differences
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 10
1st useChapter 53
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2  —1 use as in:
there is a contrast
The contrast in their leadership styles is striking. Olivia motivated people with fear. Isabella motivated them with praise.
contrast = notable difference
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contrast means:
a difference — especially a notable difference; or the side-x-side arrangement of things that draws attention to an unmissable difference
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Book1 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 3
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3  —2 uses as in:
it is a contrast
College is quite a contrast to high school.
contrast = something notably different
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contrast means:
something noticeably different (compared to something else or to other things)
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Book2 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 4
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countenance   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
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
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Book1 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 28
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2  —1 use as in:
giving countenance
We will not countenance torture.
countenance = to tolerate or approve
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
to tolerate, approve, or show favor or support
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Book1 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 49
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dispose   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
disposed the troops along...
Troops were disposed strategically along the northern border.
disposed = to arrange, position, or use things
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Book1 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 47
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2  —1 use as in:
Is she disposed to help?
I am not disposed to help someone who has been so rude.
disposed = inclined
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dispose means:
inclined (with a tendency to; or in the mood to)
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Book1 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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disposition
1 use
1  —1 use 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
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Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 50
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endeavor
43 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
Book43 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 18
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inclined
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
I'm inclined to
I'm inclined to believe him.
inclined = have a tendency; or an attitude or mood that favors something
DefinitionGenerally this sense of inclined means:
a tendency; in the mood; or an attitude that favors something
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 500
1st useChapter 56
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inquiry
33 uses
They created a commission of inquiry to look into the matter.
inquiry = investigation
DefinitionGenerally inquiry means:
the act of asking a question or performing an investigation
Word Statistics
Book33 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 7
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oblige   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 40 uses
1  —26 uses as in:
I am obliged by law.
The law obliges doctors to report suspected child abuse.
obliges = requires
DefinitionGenerally this sense of oblige means:
require (obligate) to do something
Word Statistics
Book26 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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2  —10 uses as in:
I obliged her every request.
She asked for help and we obliged her.
obliged = granted a favor to someone
DefinitionGenerally this sense of oblige means:
grant a favor to someone
Word Statistics
Book10 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
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3  —4 uses as in:
I'm much obliged for your kindness.
I am much obliged to you for your help.
obliged = grateful or indebted
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Book4 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 22
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resolve   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 40 uses
1  —33 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
Book33 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 16
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2  —5 uses 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
Book5 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 39
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3  —2 uses as in:
How did you resolve the problem?
Three of the five issues have already been resolved.
resolved = solved or settled
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resolve means:
to solve a problem or settle a disagreement
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 52
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