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abject
8 uses
As the world grows more affluent, our definition of abject poverty changes.
abject = extreme
DefinitionGenerally abject means:
extreme (in a negative sense such as misery, hopelessness, submissiveness, cruelty, or cowardice)
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Book8 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 16, p.226.6
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appalling
8 uses
The live in appalling conditions.
appalling = shockingly terrible or horrible
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Book8 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3, p.39.2
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atone
6 uses
To atone for sins is a common religious theme.
atone = make up
DefinitionGenerally atone means:
to fix or make up for a wrong — especially a sin (even if nothing can be done to make up for the wrong other than to show regret)
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Book6 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5, p.79.9
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audible
6 uses
She spoke in a barely audible whisper.
audible = capable of being heard
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Book6 uses
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7, p.108.7
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cease
9 uses
They signed a cease-fire agreement.
cease = to stop or discontinue (in this case, to stop firing weapons at each other)
DefinitionGenerally cease means:
to stop or discontinue
Word Statistics
Book9 uses
Library26 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 2, p.21.6
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contempt
8 uses
1  —8 uses as in:
feels contempt towards her
Familiarity breeds contempt.
contempt = lack of respect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contempt means:
lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
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Book8 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13, p.187.9
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content
4 uses
She grew more contented with age.
contented = satisfied
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Book4 uses
Library54 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3, p.42.8
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grave
9 uses
Her smile disappeared as she suddenly realized the gravity of her situation.
gravity = seriousness or importance (weightiness)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of grave means:
serious and/or solemn
The exact meaning of this sense of grave can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "This is a grave problem," or "a situation of the utmost gravity." — important, dangerous, or causing worry
  • "She was in a grave mood upon returning from the funeral." — sad or solemn
  • "She looked me in the eye and gravely promised." — in a sincere and serious manner
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Book9 uses
Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 2, p.24.3
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indefatigable
7 uses
She is an indefatigable fund raiser for the cause.
indefatigable = energetic without showing sign of tiring
DefinitionGenerally indefatigable means:
energetic without sign of tiring
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Book7 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2, p.28.8
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orthodox
8 uses
The new findings challenge orthodox views.
orthodox = normal
DefinitionGenerally orthodox means:
normal (describing thinking or behavior as commonly or traditionally accepted)
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Book8 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10, p.148.2
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Othello
14 uses
Othello is renowned amongst literary scholars for its portrayal of jealousy.
Othello = Shakespeare's tragedy of betrayal and jealousy
DefinitionGenerally Othello means:
Shakespeare's tragedy of betrayal and jealousy (c. 1604)
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Book14 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11, p.171.6
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preserve
6 uses
1  —6 uses as in:
preserve the records
They are preserving the elephant habitat.
preserving = protecting or keeping something from changing
DefinitionGenerally this sense of preserve means:
to protect something or to keep it as it is
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Book6 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 1, p.5.6
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propaganda
10 uses
There is no free press in that country — just government-approved propaganda.
propaganda = one-sided information spread to influence opinions
DefinitionGenerally propaganda means:
one-sided information that is purposefully spread to influence opinions — often misleading information of a political nature
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Book10 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3, p.51.1
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reproach
8 uses
She reproached him for being thoughtless and lazy.
reproached = criticized
DefinitionGenerally reproach means:
a criticism; or to express criticism — especially where a relationship makes the disapproval result in disappointment or shame
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Book8 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 13, p.192.6
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senile
5 uses
Her memory is getting worse and she's afraid of going senile.
senile = (into) mental weakness caused by old age
DefinitionGenerally senile means:
mental weakness caused by old age; or describing a medical condition as caused by old age
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Book5 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11, p.155.9
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simultaneous
10 uses
On Super Tuesday a large number of states have simultaneous primary elections.
simultaneous = at the same time
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Book10 uses
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 1, p.12.9
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solidarity
13 uses
The incident threatens Arab solidarity.
solidarity = agreement and mutual support
DefinitionGenerally solidarity means:
a state of agreement and support — especially for political action
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Book13 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 3, p.52.9
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tremulous
6 uses
She spoke timidly in a tremulous voice.
tremulous = quivering (shaky)
DefinitionGenerally tremulous means:
quivering (shaky) — usually from weakness or fear — especially of the voice
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Book6 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1, p.7.7
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utter   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 9 uses
1  —6 uses as in:
utter stupidity
She suffered utter devastation when her child died in the accident.
utter = complete
DefinitionGenerally this sense of utter means:
complete or total (used as an intensifier—typically when stressing how bad something is)
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Book6 uses
Library26 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 3, p.40.6
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2  —1 use as in:
utter a complaint
I was too shocked to utter a complaint.
utter = say something aloud
DefinitionGenerally this sense of utter means:
say with the voice
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Book1 use
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 18, p.250.3
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