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Jane Eyre
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accord   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 22 uses
1  —17 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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Book17 uses
Library42 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
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2  —4 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)
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 37
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3  —1 use as in:
accord her the respect deserved
They expect to be accorded the same respect as any other nuclear armed nation.
accorded = given special treatment
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
to give someone special treatment — especially respect
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 24
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consequence   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 26 uses
1  —20 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
Book20 uses
Library21 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 6
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2  —6 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
Book6 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 11
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correspond   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 6 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
corresponding time period
Eskimos have many words that correspond to the English word snow. For example, there are different words for "snow on the ground", "fresh snow on the ground", "soft snow on the ground", "a crust of snow on the ground" and so forth.
correspond = are equivalent
DefinitionGenerally this sense of correspond means:
connect or fit together by being equivalent, proportionate, or matched

(Two things are equivalent if they have the same or very similar value, purpose, or result.)
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 5
Web Links
2  —2 uses as in:
corresponding by email
We correspond regularly via email.
correspond = write to each other
DefinitionGenerally this sense of correspond means:
communicate by writing letters or email
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Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 34
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3  —1 use as in:
foreign correspondent of the paper
Let's get a report from our correspondent in Mexico City.
correspondent = reporter
DefinitionGenerally this sense of correspondent means:
a reporter — typically from a foreign country or with a particular expertise
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Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 26
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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
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
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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 18
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defer
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
deferred the decision
The weather forced us to defer our departure another day.
defer = postpone or delay
DefinitionGenerally this sense of defer means:
postpone (hold off until a later time)
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 35
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entreat
19 uses
She flattered and entreated him until he agreed to help.
entreated = asked or attempted to persuade
DefinitionGenerally entreat means:
to ask or attempt to persuade — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
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Book19 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 24
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impetuous
5 uses
She regretted her impetuous promise.
impetuous = impulsive (made suddenly without much thought)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of impetuous means:
impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought) — often with an unfortunate consequence
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 37
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philanthropy
7 uses
Her primary interests are family and philanthropy.
philanthropy = helping others
DefinitionGenerally philanthropy means:
helping others — especially donating money to worthy causes; or an organization that does so
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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resolve   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 31 uses
1  —19 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
Book19 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 8
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2  —11 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
Book11 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 2
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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
or not quizzed
tranquil
24 uses
I love a lake with tranquil blue water.
tranquil = calm
DefinitionGenerally tranquil means:
calm and undisturbed
Word Statistics
Book24 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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transitory
5 uses
Do not be concerned about mild, transitory symptoms.
transitory = lasting a short time
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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yield   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 16 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 something wanted; or the thing or amount produced
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 23
Web Links
2  —14 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
Book14 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 20
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