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accord
6 uses
1  —6 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
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library46 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 34
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calumny
1 use
The committee is characterized by chaos and calumny.
calumny = false accusations
DefinitionGenerally calumny means:
false accusation against a person
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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cease
8 uses
They signed a cease-fire agreement.
cease = to stop or discontinue (in this case, to stop firing weapons at each other)
DefinitionGenerally cease means:
to stop or discontinue
Word Statistics
Book8 uses
Library25 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 23
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comprehend
3 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
Book3 uses
Library19 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 6
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desist
1 use
The Federal Trade Commission ordered the company to cease-and-desist from making such claims.
desist = to stop doing something
DefinitionGenerally desist means:
to not do something
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 27
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detestable
1 use
I think Umbridge is the most detestable character in the Harry Potter books.
detestable = deserving intense dislike
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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duplicity
1 use
I trust her. Duplicity isn't in her nature or her tool kit.
duplicity = deception — such as lying
DefinitionGenerally duplicity means:
deception (lying to or misleading others) — usually over an extended period
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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establish
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
establish a positive tone
Which word choice best maintains the tone established in the first paragraph?
established = created
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
create, start, or set in [a] place
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library21 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 14
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perish
4 uses
...government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.
Abraham Lincoln  --  Gettysburg Address
perish = be destroyed or cease to exist
DefinitionGenerally perish means:
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 10
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perjury
1 use
She was not found guilty of the theft, but was found guilty of perjury during her testimony to the grand jury.
perjury = the criminal offense of telling lies in court after formally promising to tell the truth
DefinitionGenerally perjury means:
the criminal offense of telling lies after formally promising to tell the truth — such as when testifying in a court trial
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 30
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resolute
1 use
She stood resolute as some complained that she was asking too much of the team.
resolute = firm in purpose or belief
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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sentry
5 uses
She successfully bluffed her way past the sentry.
sentry = person standing guard
DefinitionGenerally sentry means:
someone who stands guard
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 31
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shirk
1 use
She began to shirk her duties and turned to drinking to help deal with the pain.
shirk = avoid
DefinitionGenerally shirk means:
to avoid something — such as a duty or responsibility
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
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spurn
1 use
She spurned his advances.
spurned = rejected as not good enough
DefinitionGenerally spurn means:
reject as not good enough
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
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subsist
1 use
Fortunately, the museum doesn't have to subsist entirely on admission charges.
subsist = survive
DefinitionGenerally subsist means:
to survive — especially without being able to manage comforts or luxuries
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 31
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trifle with
4 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
a trifling matter
Don't waste my time with trifling matters.
trifling = things of little importance
DefinitionGenerally this sense of trifling means:
something of small importance; or a small quantity
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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ungainly
1 use
The ungainly, tilt-rotor aircraft is shockingly expensive.
ungainly = lacking grace in movement or appearance
DefinitionGenerally ungainly means:
lacking grace in movement or posture; or difficult to handle or manage — especially because of shape
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 27
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vengeance   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
vengeance is mine
Most Americans wanted vengeance after the 9-11 attacks.
vengeance = to take revenge
DefinitionGenerally this sense of vengeance means:
the act of taking revenge

(Revenge means to harm someone to get them back for something harmful that they have done.)
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 29
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2  —1 use as in:
with a vengeance
I thought I was getting over my cold and went to work, but it came back with a vengeance.
with a vengeance = with intensity
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 34
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windward
2 uses
The windward side of the island gets more rain.
windward = the direction from which the wind is coming
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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