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Man And Superman
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accord
12 uses
1  —12 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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Book12 uses
Library42 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useDed.
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amorphous
2 uses
Her art is as amorphous as the culture it reflects.
amorphous = without clearly defined boundaries
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Book2 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useDed.
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benevolent
4 uses
They called themselves The Benevolent Association because their mission was to help others.
benevolent = kind, generous, or charitable
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Book4 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useDed.
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capricious
1 use
Nothing seems more capricious than a tornado.
capricious = impulsive or unpredictable
DefinitionGenerally capricious means:
impulsive or unpredictable or tending to make sudden changes — especially impulsive behavior
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Book1 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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conciliatory
1 use
Their statements are conciliatory, but their actions are uncompromising.
conciliatory = intended to end bad feelings or build trust
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Book1 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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contempt
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
feels contempt towards him
Familiarity breeds contempt.
contempt = lack of respect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contempt means:
lack of respect — often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
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Book3 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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convention
8 uses
1  —8 uses as in:
conventional behavior
It was once conventional wisdom that the earth was flat.
conventional = normal or typical
DefinitionGenerally this sense of convention means:
something regarded as normal or typical
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Book8 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useDed.
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disparage
3 uses
She has a reputation for disparaging the efforts of her co-workers.
disparaging = criticizing or making seem less important
DefinitionGenerally disparage means:
to criticize or make seem less important — especially in a disrespectful or contemptuous manner
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 3
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earnest
14 uses
Both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate.
earnest = sincere or serious
DefinitionGenerally earnest means:
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
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Book14 uses
Library19 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 1
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gratuitous
4 uses
She is known for distributing gratuitous insults.
gratuitous = unnecessary and unwarranted
DefinitionGenerally gratuitous means:
unnecessary and unwarranted

or less commonly (except where it is common in the legal field):  costing nothing
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Book4 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useDed.
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hypochondria
2 uses
The Internet is a hypochondriac's best friend.
hypochondriac = someone who always worries about imaginary illnesses
DefinitionGenerally hypochondria means:
excessive worry about imaginary illnesses
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Book2 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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indignant
17 uses
She was indignant, but agreed to be searched when they accused her of shoplifting.
indignant = angered or annoyed at something unjust or wrong
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Book17 uses
Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 500
1st useChapter 1
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omniscient
2 uses
She believes God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
omniscient = all-knowing; i.e., to know everything
DefinitionGenerally omniscient means:
all-knowing (to know everything)
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Book2 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useDed.
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oscillate
2 uses
The needle on the meter was oscillating.
oscillating = swinging from side to side
DefinitionGenerally oscillate means:
move or swing from side to side regularly

or:

waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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prejudice
10 uses
The group works to eliminate racial prejudice.
prejudice = unreasonable and unfair belief or feeling
DefinitionGenerally prejudice means:
to have unreasonable belief — especially when unfair to members of a race, religion, or other group

or more generally:

to have (or create in others) an unreasonable belief that prevents objective (unbiased) consideration of an issue or situation
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Book10 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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prudent
4 uses
She was promoted to manager because she is so prudent.
prudent = sensible and careful
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useDed.
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reticent
1 use
She was reticent initially, but eventually she opened up.
reticent = reluctant — usually to speak freely
DefinitionGenerally reticent means:
reluctant — especially to speak freely
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Book1 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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revere
1 use
Many fans revere Michael Jordan as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
revere = regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration
DefinitionGenerally revere means:
regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear
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Book1 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 3
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satiate
2 uses
The candy satiated my craving for sugar.
satiated = satisfied
DefinitionGenerally satiate means:
to satisfy or indulge a hunger; or fill to satisfaction
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useDed.
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wretch
4 uses
Pity the poor wretch.
wretch = someone  you feel sorry for
DefinitionGenerally wretch means:
someone  you feel sorry for

or:

a person of bad character
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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