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Gulliver's Travels
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accord
34 uses
1  —34 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
Word Statistics
Book34 uses
Library42 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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alacrity
1 use
She completed each assignment with alacrity.
alacrity = quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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censure
12 uses
They censured him for bringing dishonor upon the Senate.
censured = formally criticized
DefinitionGenerally censure means:
harsh criticism; or formal criticism from an organization — such as the U.S. Senate
Word Statistics
Book12 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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credulous
1 use
The trick would fool none but the most credulous.
credulous = gullible (being too willing to believe)
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 4
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digress
2 uses
She always digresses when telling a story.
digresses = wanders from a direct or straight course — especially verbally
DefinitionGenerally digress means:
wander from a direct or straight course — especially verbally
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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diligent
6 uses
She's the kind of diligent worker we want to hire.
diligent = showing hard work and care
DefinitionGenerally diligent means:
hard work and care in tasks — often continuing when others might quit because of difficulties
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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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
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 3
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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)
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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erudite
1 use
She is an erudite professor.
erudite = having or showing deep scholarly knowledge
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Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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expedient
9 uses
It was a necessary expedient to get the job done.
expedient = a speedy or practical action

(The word necessary, implies that there were undesired aspects of the action.)
DefinitionGenerally expedient means:
a practical action — especially one that accepts negative tradeoffs due to circumstances

or:

convenient, speedy, or practical
Word Statistics
Book9 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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florid
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a florid style
He welcomed them with a florid bow and greeting.
florid = elaborate (with much decorative detail)
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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forbearance
22 uses
She recommended regulatory forbearance while the banks repair their balance sheets.
forbearance = refraining (holding back) from acting
DefinitionGenerally forbearance means:
refraining (holding back) from acting

or:

patience, tolerance, or self-control
Word Statistics
Book22 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useIntr.
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insipid
1 use
I don't care for the author. I think her novels are insipid.
insipid = dull (uninteresting and unimpactful)
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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obsequious
1 use
In the film, Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts character loved being served by obsequious sales clerks.
obsequious = excessively eager to flatter or serve
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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obstinate
3 uses
She is an obstinate child who will not follow the family rules.
obstinate = stubbornly not doing what others want
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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pedantic
1 use
Her lectures were too pedantic for my taste.
pedantic = too concerned with formal rules, details, or book learning
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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servile
3 uses
She acknowledged her submission in a servile tone.
servile = excessively submissive
DefinitionGenerally servile means:
submissive — typically excessively so (so submissive or eager to serve and please that one seems to have no self-respect)

or:

relating to the work that requires obeying demeaning commands

or:

slave-like or relating to slaves
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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species
31 uses
It is an endangered species.
species = a similar group of animals or plants identified as separate from others because they can interbreed with each other
DefinitionGenerally species means:
a similar group of animals or plants identified as separate from others because they can interbreed (create baby animals)  with each other
Word Statistics
Book31 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useIntr.
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sufficient
24 uses
We have sufficient supplies.
sufficient = adequate (enough — often without being more than is needed)
Word Statistics
Book24 uses
Library20 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 1
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venerate
6 uses
Most contemporary Hindus do not actually worship the cow; though many venerate her.
venerate = regard with feelings of respect and reverence
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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