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accompany
12 uses
The nurse accompanied the old woman everywhere.
accompanied = traveled along with
DefinitionGenerally accompany means:
to travel along with; or to be present with at the same time and/or location

or:

to perform with
Word Statistics
Book12 uses
Library28 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 10
1st useChapter 22
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acknowledge
16 uses
She acknowledged that she might have forgotten.
acknowledged = admitted
DefinitionGenerally acknowledge means:
express recognition of someone or something; or admit something
Word Statistics
Book16 uses
Library22 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 30
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acquiesce
4 uses
She is opposed, but will ultimately acquiesce to the will of the majority.
acquiesce = reluctantly comply
DefinitionGenerally acquiesce means:
reluctant or unenthusiastic compliance, consent, or agreement
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Book4 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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agitate
23 uses
Our goal is to agitate public unrest, so there will be a cry for change.
agitate = stir up (create or increase emotional unrest)
DefinitionGenerally agitate means:
to stir up — emotionally (such as anxiety) or physically (such as shaking)
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Book23 uses
Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 500
1st useChapter 10
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amiable
9 uses
She seemed an ideal candidate—attractive, amiable, intelligent and energetic.
amiable = friendly and kindly
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Book9 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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benevolent
1 use
They called themselves The Benevolent Association because their mission was to help others.
benevolent = kind, generous, or charitable
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Book1 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 30
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candid
1 use
Don't worry about my feelings. I'd like your candid opinion.
candid = honest and direct
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 500
1st useChapter 25
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complacent
3 uses
He had become complacent after years of success.
complacent = contented (unworried and satisfied) — often to a fault
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 8
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comprehend
13 uses
I don't think she comprehends how dangerous this has become.
comprehends = fully understands
DefinitionGenerally comprehend means:
to understand something — especially to understand it completely
Word Statistics
Book13 uses
Library18 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 500
1st useChapter 16
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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 28
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conjecture
9 uses
She dismissed it as mere conjecture.
conjecture = a conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence
DefinitionGenerally conjecture means:
a conclusion or opinion based on inconclusive evidence; or the act of forming of such a conclusion or opinion
Word Statistics
Book9 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 29
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diligent
3 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
Book3 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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dissent
1 use
The Alien and Sedition Acts were attempts to silence early political dissent in America.
dissent = disagreement
DefinitionGenerally dissent means:
to disagree; or disagreement or conflict — typically between people who cooperate, and often with official or majority beliefs
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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expedient
5 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
Book5 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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guile
1 use
Her cleverness and inventiveness was exceeded only by her guile.
guile = cunning (shrewdness and cleverness) and deceit
DefinitionGenerally guile means:
cunning (shrewdness and cleverness) and deceitful
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 25
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impetuous
1 use
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
Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 29
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insipid
3 uses
I don't care for the author. I think her novels are insipid.
insipid = dull (uninteresting and unimpactful)
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
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recollect
18 uses
I think I recollect that she was away at college that year.
recollect = remember
DefinitionGenerally recollect means:
to remember — especially experiences from long ago
Word Statistics
Book18 uses
Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 20
Web Links
scrupulous
1 use
You can count on her. She is scrupulous in her work.
scrupulous = careful to behave ethically and/or diligently
DefinitionGenerally scrupulous means:
careful to behave ethically and/or diligently (with great care and attention to detail)
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 25
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venerate
1 use
Most contemporary Hindus do not actually worship the cow; though many venerate her.
venerate = regard with feelings of respect and reverence
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 24
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