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All Quiet on the Western Front
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accustomed
7 uses
In the United States we're accustomed to forming our own opinion about the promises of advertisements and politicians.
accustomed = used to (have adapted to and have an expectation of)
DefinitionGenerally accustomed means:
psychologically or physically used to something
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library18 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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adapt
4 uses
Ideas contained in passages for this test, some of which are excerpted or adapted from published material, do not necessarily represent the opinions of the College Board.
adapted = changed (to fit this situation)
DefinitionGenerally adapt means:
change to fit a different situation; or make suitable
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 10
1st useChapter 2
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agitate
5 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)
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 500
1st useChapter 1
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bound   (4 meanings)
4 meanings, 15 uses
1  —1 use as in:
south-bound lanes
There was an accident in the south-bound lanes.
bound = travelling (in that direction)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of bound means:
traveling in a particular direction or to a specific location
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 9
Web Links
2  —7 uses as in:
bound together
The pieces of bread are moistened and bound together with eggs and a small amount of flour.
bound = held together
DefinitionGenerally this sense of bound means:
held together (connected or united) or wrapped

(see word notes for a more detailed definition based upon context)
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 6
Web Links
3  —1 use as in:
I can't/must. I'm bound by...
The suspect sat in the cell with her wrists bound by rope.
bound = tied together
DefinitionGenerally this sense of bound means:
tied up, prevented, or required
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 6
Web Links
4  —6 uses as in:
The deer bound across the trail.
She's the sort of person who bounds out of bed in the morning and runs five miles before starting her day.
bounds = jumps
DefinitionGenerally this sense of bound means:
to leap or jump
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 4
Web Links
demented
2 uses
Stay away from her. She's dangerous and demented.
demented = insane (crazy)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of demented means:
acting crazy

or:

suffering from cognitive dementia (mental deterioration)
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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direct   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 5 uses
1  —1 use as in:
walked directly to work
I walked directly to work.
directly = without interruption in the straightest or quickest possible manner
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
proceeding without interruption in the straightest or quickest possible manner
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library16 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 3
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2  —3 uses as in:
directly above; or buy direct from
This flower does best in direct sunlight.
direct = without intervention from anything (in this case, not sun that is partially blocked or reflected)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
straight (exactly where stated; or without anything in between)
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library16 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 6
Web Links
3  —1 use as in:
was direct in my instructions
I left them with direct instructions.
direct = straightforward
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
straightforward (clear and explicit — perhaps also indicating openness and honesty)
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library16 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 8
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grievous
3 uses
She suffered grievous bodily harm.
grievous = very serious; or very bad
DefinitionGenerally grievous means:
very serious; or very bad; or causing grief
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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nevertheless
4 uses
The class was hard. Nevertheless, it was my favorite.
nevertheless = in spite of that (used to connect contrasting ideas)
DefinitionGenerally nevertheless means:
in spite of that (Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include words and phrases such as nonetheless, all the same, still,  and however.)
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 100
1st useChapter 2
Web Links
onslaught
2 uses
They withstood the onslaught and counterattacked.
onslaught = powerful attack
DefinitionGenerally onslaught means:
a powerful attack

or:

a sudden and enormous amount of something that must be handled — such as trouble, people or communications
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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peasant
10 uses
Most people in the Middle Ages were peasants.
peasants = used historically: people of low income, education, and social standing
DefinitionGenerally peasant means:
used historically or possibly in relation to a very poor country:  a person of low income, education, and social standing — especially one who raises crops or livestock
Word Statistics
Book10 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
Web Links
persist
6 uses
The child persisted in asking questions despite my obvious desire to be left alone.
persisted = continued
DefinitionGenerally persist means:
to continue — often despite difficulty
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 1
Web Links
ration
12 uses
Gasoline was rationed during the 1970s oil embargo.
rationed = restricted in the amount available to people
DefinitionGenerally ration means:
to restrict the amount of something people can have — such as food or gasoline when there is a shortage

or:

a fixed portion of something that is given as a person's share — such as goods of which there is a shortage, or food for soldiers in the field
Word Statistics
Book12 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
Web Links
solidarity
1 use
The incident threatens Arab solidarity.
solidarity = agreement and mutual support
DefinitionGenerally solidarity means:
a state of agreement and support — especially for political action
Word Statistics
Book1 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st useChapter 11
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stupefy
2 uses
The lawyer said his client was stupefied by the accusation.
stupefied = made unable to think
DefinitionGenerally stupefy means:
make one unable to think
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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supple
2 uses
Yoga keeps my body supple.
supple = moving and bending easily
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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