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Don Quixote
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accord   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 82 uses
1  —73 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
to defend one's life, which is in accordance with natural and divine law;
accordance = in keeping (or in agreement)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
Word Statistics
Book73 uses
Library42 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2.11-12
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2  —8 uses as in:
done of her own accord
...displayed them of their own accord and free will.
own accord = own mind (done voluntarily without someone asking)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
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Book8 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2.37-38
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3  —1 use as in:
accord her the respect deserved
Thanks be to heaven for the favour it accords me,
accords = gives to (as special treatment)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
to give someone special treatment — especially respect
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Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.3-4
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chivalry
138 uses
uphold the right, the truth, and true chivalry!
chivalry = the medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct such as honor, kindness, bravery, and protection of the weak
DefinitionGenerally chivalry means:
courtesy — especially towards women

or:

the medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct such as honor, kindness, bravery, and protection of the weak
Word Statistics
Book138 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2.7-8
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countenance
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a pleasant countenance
a very forbidding countenance
countenance = facial expression
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
facial expression; or face; or composure
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.17-18
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disdain
10 uses
It is my earnest hope that Your Excellency's good counsel in regard to my honourable purpose, will not disdain the littleness of so humble a service.
disdain = disrespect
DefinitionGenerally disdain means:
a lack of respect — often suggesting distaste and an undeserved sense of superiority

or:

to reject as not good enough
Word Statistics
Book10 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 500
1st useChapter 1.0
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entreat
101 uses
I want your worship to take it upon yourself to redress this wrong either by entreaty or by arms;
entreaty = a request or attempt to persuade
DefinitionGenerally entreat means:
to ask or attempt to persuade — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
Word Statistics
Book101 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.9-10
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extol
12 uses
the never sufficiently extolled knight Don Quixote of La Mancha
extolled = praised, glorified, or honored
DefinitionGenerally extol means:
praise, glorify, or honor
Word Statistics
Book12 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2.17-18
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novel
1 use
But enough of that for the present; let us go and see Master Pedro's show, for I am sure there must be something novel in it.
novel = pleasantly new and original
DefinitionGenerally this sense of novel means:
new and original — typically something considered good
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 500
1st useChapter 2.25-26
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perceive   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
perceive the system as unfair
—that if they perceive thee to be a coarse clown or a dull blockhead, they will suspect me to be some impostor or swindler?
perceive = view in a certain way (so as to form a belief or opinion)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of perceive means:
to view in a certain way so as to form a belief or opinion
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 2.31-32
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2  —1 use as in:
though blind, can perceive light
They put the surcoat on him, and on the back, without his perceiving it, they stitched a parchment on which they wrote in large letters, "This is Don Quixote of La Mancha."
perceiving = being 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 2.61-62
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perfidy
5 uses
...with such wrath and fury did my heart burn that I scarcely restrained myself from rushing out into the streets, crying aloud and proclaiming openly the perfidy and treachery of which I was the victim;
perfidy = intentional betrayal
DefinitionGenerally perfidy means:
an act of deliberate betrayal; or such behavior
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.27-28
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prodigal
5 uses
Myself a prodigal I'll prove,
prodigal = recklessly wasteful
DefinitionGenerally prodigal means:
recklessly wasteful

or more rarely:

abundant (extravagant in amount)

or more rarely still:

long absent (someone who has been away a long time)
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.39-40
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prudent
28 uses
he found himself ill-matched as to arms, and did not think it prudent to come to blows with a madman,
prudent = sensible and careful
Word Statistics
Book28 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.21-22
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renegade
67 uses
He came to be the most cruel renegade I ever saw:
renegade = a traitor, rebel or outlaw
DefinitionGenerally renegade means:
a traitor, rebel or outlaw

or:

someone who is independent and unconventional is their outlook
Word Statistics
Book67 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.39-40
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resolve   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 13 uses
1  —11 uses as in:
I resolved to stop drinking.
They approved of what Sancho proposed, and resolved to wait for him until he brought back word of having found his master.
resolved = decided
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resolve means:
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
Word Statistics
Book11 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 1.33-34
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2  —2 uses as in:
Her resolve weakened.
...I am determined and resolved to do such deeds that thou mayest deem thyself very fortunate in being found worthy to come and see them, and be an eyewitness of things that will with difficulty be believed.
resolved = having firm purpose
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resolve means:
firmness of purpose (strong determination to do something)
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 1.7-8
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sage
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
sage advice
the author of my history was no sage, but some ignorant chatterer
sage = wise person
DefinitionGenerally this sense of sage means:
profound wisdom; or one known for being wise
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2.3-4
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yield   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
will yield valuable data
The clear streams and running brooks yielded their savoury limpid waters in noble abundance.
yielded = produced
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 1.11-12
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2  —1 use as in:
yield to pressure
He began to write, but before he had put down all he meant to say, his breath failed him and he yielded up his life, a victim to the suffering which his ill-advised curiosity had entailed upon him.
yielded = gave up
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to give in, give way, or give up
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 1.35-36
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