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accord
9 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
done of her own accord
She was not forced. She did it of her own accord.
own accord = own mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
mind
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2, p.19.7
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unquizzed meaning  —5 uses
apathy
1 use
Seeing too much senior apathy, the high school began having juniors declare a major for their senior year.
apathy = lack of interest and enthusiasm
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2, p.16.8
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attribute
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
I attribute it to...
She attributed this quotation to Shakespeare.
attributed = credited (pointed to as the source of)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of attribute means:
to credit (a source for something)
in two typical senses:
  • "I attribute it to her work." — to say who or what made something happen
  • "Remember to attribute any quotations in your paper." — indicate the source of a quotation or idea
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 7, p.78.2
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blithe
1 use
She spoke with blithe ignorance of the true situation.
blithe = carefree and happy
DefinitionGenerally blithe means:
carefree and happy — often unaware of or ignoring something that should be of concern
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5, p.45.7
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capitulate
1 use
The Romans induced many enemy armies to capitulate by offering good terms of surrender.
capitulate = surrender
DefinitionGenerally capitulate means:
to stop resisting something — such as surrendering to someone else's decision or accepting a military defeat
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7, p.76.9
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censure
1 use
They censured him for bringing dishonor upon the Senate.
censured = formally criticized
DefinitionGenerally censure means:
harsh criticism; or formal criticism from an organization — such as the U.S. Senate
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8, p.97.9
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complicity
1 use
She is accused of being complicit in the crime.
complicit = guilty as a helper
DefinitionGenerally complicity means:
guilt as a helper in a crime or offense
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9, p.117.1
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contemptible
2 uses
She is uninformed and her views are contemptible.
contemptible = very bad (deserving no respect)
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Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4, p.39.9
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enmity
1 use
The war has deepened tribal enmity.
enmity = hatred between enemies
DefinitionGenerally enmity means:
hatred toward someone or between people — typically long-lasting
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1, p.11.1
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ensconced
1 use
She moved to New York for college and has been happily ensconced in the city ever since.
ensconced = settled comfortably
DefinitionGenerally ensconced means:
fixed firmly; or settled comfortably
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1, p.4.3
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expound
1 use
You will be asked to expound on a teacher-selected topic from the book.
expound = discuss in detail
DefinitionGenerally expound means:
explain or discuss in detail
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2, p.16.7
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frugal
1 use
A good salary and frugal spending habits led to a large bank account.
frugal = money-saving
DefinitionGenerally frugal means:
avoiding waste — typically being careful not to spend much money
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10, p.129.5
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incumbent
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
incumbent upon her to
It's incumbent upon her to clean up the mess she created.
incumbent = necessary as a responsibility
DefinitionGenerally this sense of incumbent means:
necessary (for someone) as a duty or responsibility
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10, p.136.8
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indignant
2 uses
She was indignant, but agreed to be searched when they accused her of shoplifting.
indignant = angered or annoyed at something unjust or wrong
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library17 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 9, p.124.9
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intermediary
1 use
Officially, North and South Korea were not talking at the time, but they were using the French as an unofficial intermediary to keep the lines of communication open.
intermediary = someone who acts as a link between two others who don't talk directly
DefinitionGenerally intermediary means:
someone who acts as a link between two others who don't talk directly — such as a realtor between a buyer and seller, or a friend between two people so angry they will not speak with each other
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6, p.64.2
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literate
1 use
Only 25% of adults are literate in that country.
literate = able to read and write
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3, p.32.8
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maxim
6 uses
The advisor often quotes the maxim that all politics is local.
maxim = short saying that expresses a general truth or principle
DefinitionGenerally maxim means:
a short saying that expresses a general truth or principle
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9, p.125.9
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morose
1 use
She drank alone in the corner, looking morose.
morose = unhappy
DefinitionGenerally morose means:
unhappy — often with a withdrawn personality
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10, p.128.2
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taciturn
1 use
She is taciturn by nature, but people like her once they get to know her.
taciturn = with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10, p.128.2
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vivacious
1 use
She's a charming and vivacious hostess.
vivacious = has an engaging liveliness
DefinitionGenerally vivacious means:
having an engaging liveliness — when said of a person, typically said of a female
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2, p.16.2
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