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accompany   (4 meanings)
4 meanings, 15 uses
1  —11 uses as in:
accompany on the journey
The nurse accompanies the old woman everywhere.
accompanies = travels with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accompany means:
to travel along with
Word Statistics
Book11 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useIntr.
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2  —1 use as in:
law and accompanying regulations
The trend is easily seen in the accompanying graph.
accompanying = provided together to be complete
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accompany means:
complement (to provide with something else to make it whole or better)
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 14
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3  —2 uses as in:
illness and accompanying symptoms
We'll need to increase public transportation to address the congestion that accompanies higher population density.
accompanies = occurs at the same time (as a result of)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accompany means:
to be present with at the same time and/or location
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useIntr.
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4  —1 use as in:
accompanied her in the performance
Who can accompany me on the piano?
accompany = perform with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accompany means:
to perform with
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 13
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convey   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 13 uses
1  —5 uses as in:
convey her thoughts
She dresses to convey a sense of a successful, no-nonsense woman.
convey = communicate or express
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 24
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2  —8 uses as in:
convey her safely to
I was ordered to convey her to London.
convey = transport
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Book8 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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despair   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 53 uses
1  —46 uses as in:
she felt despair
Don't give in to despair.
despair = a feeling of hopelessness
DefinitionGenerally this sense of despair means:
hopelessness; or distress (such as extreme worry or sadness from feeling powerless to change a bad situation)
Word Statistics
Book46 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useIntr.
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2  —7 uses as in:
do not despair
Don't despair. Next year will be better.
despair = lose hope
DefinitionGenerally this sense of despair means:
to lose hope
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 15
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disposition
13 uses
1  —13 uses as in:
a kind disposition
She has a cheerful disposition.
disposition = normal mood or typical way of behaving
DefinitionGenerally this sense of disposition means:
someone's normal mood, personality, or typical way of behaving
Word Statistics
Book13 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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endeavor
56 uses
I endeavored to get both sides to agree to a compromise.
endeavored = tried or attempted
DefinitionGenerally endeavor means:
to attempt; or a project or activity attempted
Word Statistics
Book56 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 1
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engage   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 26 uses
1  —20 uses as in:
engage in conversation
She engaged in conduct that is a violation of the honor code.
engaged = was involved
DefinitionGenerally this sense of engage means:
to interact in various ways — such as to participate, involve, interest, or attract
The exact meaning of this sense of engage depends upon its context. For example:
  • "They engaged in debate." — participated
  • "She engaged him in conversation." — involved
  • "She is an engaging conversationalist." — interesting
  • "She has an engaging smile." — attractive (attracting interest and interaction)
  • "The proposal engages the interest of many young voters." — attracts and involves
  • "She engages with her constituents." — interacts in a meaningful way
Word Statistics
Book20 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 8
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2  —6 uses as in:
engage her services
The school district engaged the services of her architectural firm.
engaged = hired
DefinitionGenerally this sense of engage means:
hire, reserve, book, or occupy
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 18
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fluctuate
3 uses
"I'm not overweight. I fluctuate between chubby and curvy."
fluctuate = alternately increase and decrease in quantity
DefinitionGenerally fluctuate means:
to alternately increase and decrease in quantity
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Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 4
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ignominious
5 uses
They retreated in ignominious defeat.
ignominious = bringing disgrace or shame
DefinitionGenerally ignominious means:
deserving or bringing disgrace or shame — typically in reference to behavior or character
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 8
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reflect
34 uses
1  —28 uses as in:
I want to reflect on it.
At the beginning of this passage, the author reflects on her life as a waitress.
reflects = thinks carefully
DefinitionGenerally this sense of reflect means:
think carefully — possibly aloud or in writing
Word Statistics
Book28 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 23
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unquizzed meaning  —6 uses
satiate
5 uses
The candy satiated my craving for sugar.
satiated = satisfied
DefinitionGenerally satiate means:
to satisfy a hunger; or fill to satisfaction (typically said of hunger for food, but can be said of anything desired—such as of knowledge or sensual pleasure)
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 10
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spurn
6 uses
She spurned his advances.
spurned = rejected
DefinitionGenerally spurn means:
reject as not good enough
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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sublime
7 uses
1  —7 uses as in:
she is sublime
I love good movies, from the silly to the sublime.
sublime = impressively wonderful
DefinitionGenerally this sense of sublime means:
impressively wonderful — often beautiful or morally admirable
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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yield   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 8 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
will yield valuable data
The discovery could yield a more effective treatment for diabetes.
yield = produce (lead to)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to produce (usually something wanted); or the thing or amount produced
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 4
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2  —6 uses as in:
yield to pressure
The country vowed not to yield to pressure from its larger neighbors.
yield = give in
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to give in, give way, or give up
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library13 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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