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bestow
30 uses
They gave her the highest honor they can bestow.
bestow = give (as an honor)
DefinitionGenerally bestow means:
to give — typically to present as an honor or give as a gift
Word Statistics
Book30 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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consequence   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 7 uses
1  —6 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Your decision will have three major consequences.
consequences = results
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library24 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 3
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2  —1 use as in:
of little consequence
Think carefully. This is a consequential decision.
consequential = important
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
importance or relevance
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 23
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convey   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 13 uses
1  —5 uses as in:
convey her thoughts
Please convey my gratitude for her hospitality.
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 the princess to London.
convey = transport
Word Statistics
Book8 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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countenance
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a pleasant countenance
She has a pleasant countenance.
countenance = facial expression; or face
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
facial expression; or face; or composure
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 21
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disposition
13 uses
1  —13 uses as in:
a kind disposition
She has a cheerful disposition.
disposition = normal mood, personality, or inclination
DefinitionGenerally this sense of disposition means:
someone's normal mood, personality, or inclination
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
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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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
1st useChapter 8
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perceive
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
though blind, can perceive light
I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon.
perceive = become aware of
DefinitionGenerally this sense of perceive means:
to become aware of — especially by using the senses (to see, hear, smell, feel, or taste)
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 20
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reflect   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 34 uses
1  —6 uses as in:
reflect in the mirror
She saw her face reflected in his sunglasses.
reflected = shown back
DefinitionGenerally this sense of reflect means:
show an image back (on a mirror or other shiny surface)
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 12
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2  —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
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 23
Web Links
reflection   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 29 uses
1  —13 uses as in:
After reflection, I think...
Upon reflection, I should have been more patient with her.
reflection = careful thought
DefinitionGenerally this sense of reflection means:
careful thought — sometimes concerning memories
Word Statistics
Book13 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useIntr.
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2  —16 uses as in:
share my reflections about it
In this passage, the author shares some of her reflections on life as a waitress.
reflections = thoughts
DefinitionGenerally this sense of reflections means:
thoughts or memories
Word Statistics
Book16 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useIntr.
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render   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
rendered her unconscious
Her verbal attack rendered me speechless.
rendered = made (caused to become)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of render means:
to make or cause to become
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 18
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2  —1 use as in:
rendered with, or rendered from
The pianist rendered the Beethoven sonata beautifully.
rendered = played (portrayed or gave her interpretation of)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of render means:
to portray or create something in a particular way; or to interpret, translate, or extract from

(see word notes for more detailed definitions based on context)
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 23
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resolve   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 37 uses
1  —36 uses as in:
I resolved to stop drinking.
This year I resolved to lose a pound a week for 5 weeks.
resolved = decided
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resolve means:
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
Word Statistics
Book36 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 10
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2  —1 use as in:
Her resolve weakened.
She never waivered in her resolve to attend a good college.
resolve = determination (firmness of purpose)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resolve means:
firmness of purpose (strong determination to do something)
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 3
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spurn
6 uses
She spurned his advances.
spurned = rejected as not good enough
DefinitionGenerally spurn means:
reject as not good enough
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library1 use 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 = wonderful
DefinitionGenerally this sense of sublime means:
wonderful — often beautiful or morally admirable
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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