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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
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accord   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 47 uses
1  —46 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
Accordingly, all of these crimes came under county police jurisdiction, which meant that Stockholm would have the last word.
accordingly = in keeping with or in agreement with what was just stated
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
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Book46 uses
Library42 uses in 10 avg bks
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2  —1 use as in:
done of her own accord
He wondered what had gotten into Säpo to make them, out of the blue, feel the need to get in touch with the police—of their own accord.
own accord = own mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
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acquit
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
she was acquitted
At the very least she deserves to be able to walk out that door with an acquittal and the chance to put this whole story behind her.
acquittal = official finding of "not guilty"
DefinitionGenerally this sense of acquit means:
officially find "not guilty" of criminal charges
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Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
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alternative
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
an alternative plan
Gullberg considered various alternatives and then chose to steer Bjurman carefully out of the picture.
alternatives = possibilities
DefinitionGenerally this sense of alternative means:
something available as another possibility
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Book3 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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appropriate   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 4 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
it is appropriate
If the affair had been appropriately handled, Zalachenko's case should have ended up in Counter-Espionage.
appropriately = in a suitable (fitting) manner for a particular situation
DefinitionGenerally this sense of appropriate means:
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
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Book3 uses
Library13 uses in 10 avg bks
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2  —1 use as in:
appropriated the
His fascination was extinguished the moment he had cracked a computer, gained access, and appropriated its secrets.
appropriated = of resources:  given, assigned, or seized — usually for a particular use
DefinitionGenerally this sense of appropriate means:
give, assign, or seize a resource — usually for a particular use
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Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
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conspiracy
29 uses
Most of the cases, however, could never be proven, and some senior officers began to wonder whether the Section was run by paranoid conspiracy theorists.
conspiracy = a secret agreement or plot
DefinitionGenerally conspiracy means:
a secret agreement or plot — especially to do something illegal or harmful
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Book29 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
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defame
2 uses
It is forbidden to defame or slander another person.
defame = to hurt someone's reputation through false statements
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evaluate
13 uses
After the tumult of Zalachenko's murder and Gullberg's attempted suicide, Jonasson had done an evaluation of Salander's condition.
evaluation = the process of thinking carefully and making a judgement about something
DefinitionGenerally evaluate means:
to think carefully and make a judgement about something
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Book13 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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forgery
7 uses
"And you're saying that it's an invention, a forgery?"
forgery = something that is represented as real even though it is a fake; or the making of such a fake item
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Library1 uses in 10 avg bks
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irascible
1 use
Blomkvist was not ordinarily impressed by celebrity, but Magnusson had such a distinctive appearance and was so familiar from his roles, in particular for playing the irascible but honest Inspector Frisk in a wildly popular TV series.
irascible = easily angered
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minuteness   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
minute size; or minute description
Gullberg knew the most minute character traits, the strengths and weaknesses, of all his colleagues, but he had only a vague notion of their family lives.
minute = very small

or:

detailed (including even small considerations)
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
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2  —1 use as in:
keep the minutes
She got the board to approve two decisions and enter them in the minutes.
minutes = formal notes
DefinitionGenerally this sense of minutes means:
a written record of what happened at a meeting
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presumption   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 15 uses
1  —14 uses as in:
presumption of innocence
He was still amazed that it had not been confiscated when Paulsson frisked him, but Paulsson presumably thought it was Blomkvist's own, and he had never been formally taken into custody and searched.
presumably = with thought that something is true without proof
DefinitionGenerally this sense of presumption means:
something thought of as true without proof
Word Statistics
Book14 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
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2  —1 use as in:
he is presumptuous
I can't do it .... that would be presumptuous of me.
presumptuous = exercising privileges to which one is not entitled — such as being too familiar or too bossy
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
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privation
1 use
These tales speak of women who were trained in the art of war from childhood—in the use of weapons, and how to cope with physical privation.
privation = lack of basic things needed to live in a satisfactory manner
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remonstrate
1 use
Payment to an Idris Ghidi went into the budget under fees to sources who could not be named, which meant that the accountant would remonstrate about the lack of an invoice or receipt and insist that the matter have the board's approval.
remonstrate = argue in protest or opposition
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republic
17 uses
PART 2 Hacker Republic MAY 1–22 An Irish law from the year 697 forbids women to be soldiers—which means that women had been soldiers previously.
republic = a system of government in which a majority of citizens elect representatives to make governmental decisions
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Book17 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
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resignation   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
submitted her resignation
So why did you resign from the police force?
resign = quit
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resignation means:
to quit — especially a job or position; or a document expressing such an act
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Book1 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
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2  —1 use as in:
accepted it with resignation
It was evident to everyone that he was resigned to his fate.
resigned = had accepted something undesirable as unavoidable
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resignation means:
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
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Book1 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SATtop 1000
1st usePart 4
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