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The Count of Monte Cristo
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apathy
2 uses
Seeing too much senior apathy, the high school began having juniors declare a major for their senior year.
apathy = lack of interest and enthusiasm
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Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 31-32
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augment
10 uses
Our school district hired a new counselor to augment our college counseling service.
augment = enlarge or increase
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Book10 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 25-26
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capricious
24 uses
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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Book24 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 33-34
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complacent
4 uses
He had become complacent after years of success.
complacent = contented (unworried and satisfied) — often to a fault
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Book4 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 51-52
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conciliatory
2 uses
Their statements are conciliatory, but their actions are uncompromising.
conciliatory = intended to end bad feelings or build trust
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Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 85-86
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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)
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Book1 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 17-18
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deter
4 uses
She was slow to decide what to do, but once she did nothing could deter her from her chosen course of action.
deter = discourage (prevent)
DefinitionGenerally deter means:
try to prevent; or prevent
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Book4 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 39-40
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dissent
4 uses
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
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Book4 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 99-100
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elicit
3 uses
Her comments elicited public outrage.
elicited = brought out in response
DefinitionGenerally elicit means:
get or bring out in response — such as information or a feeling
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Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5-6
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fallacious
2 uses
She reached a false conclusion that was based on fallacious reasoning.
fallacious = mistaken (based on incorrect information or belief)
DefinitionGenerally fallacious means:
not correct
  • typically describing something as mistaken due to incorrect information or belief
  • sometimes describing something as an intentional lie
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Book2 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 23-24
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fastidious
5 uses
He is fastidious in his grooming.
fastidious = giving careful attention to detail

or:

excessively concerned with cleanliness or matters of taste
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Book5 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 39-40
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indolent
3 uses
She never recovered from the indolence of her youth.
indolence = laziness
DefinitionGenerally this sense of indolent means:
lazy; disinclined to work
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Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 43-44
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inflexible
15 uses
They accused her of being stubborn and inflexible.
inflexible = unbending (not willing to compromise or make concessions)
DefinitionGenerally inflexible means:
not flexible (not bendable or adaptable in various senses:)
  • not willing to compromise or make concessions — as when a boss says "Do it my way or you're fired."
  • not able to adjust well to different conditions — as of a schedule that cannot be changed
  • not easily bent without physical damage or injury — as of brittle steel or person with stiff joints
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Book15 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 47-48
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mitigate
4 uses
Don't judge her so harshly until you consider the mitigating circumstances.
mitigating = making less harmful or unpleasant
DefinitionGenerally mitigate means:
make less harmful or unpleasant
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Book4 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 111-112
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philanthropy
9 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
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Book9 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 37-38
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refute
2 uses
The speaker refuted his opponent's arguments.
refuted = proved or argued that something is false
DefinitionGenerally refute means:
to prove or attempt to prove that something is false
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Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 37-38
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scrupulous
8 uses
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)
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Book8 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17-18
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transpire
6 uses
We do not yet know what will transpire at tomorrow's meeting.
transpire = happen; or become known
DefinitionGenerally transpire means:
to happen; or to become known
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Book6 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 39-40
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venerate
4 uses
Most contemporary Hindus do not actually worship the cow; though many venerate her.
venerate = regard with feelings of respect and reverence
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17-18
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zeal
5 uses
She attacks each challenge with zeal.
zeal = active interest and enthusiasm
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Book5 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11-12
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