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To Kill a Mockingbird

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accompany
1 use
1  —1 use 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
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Book1 use
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 14, p.180.2
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acquiesce
2 uses
She is opposed, but will ultimately acquiesce to the will of the majority.
acquiesce = reluctantly comply
DefinitionGenerally acquiesce means:
reluctant or unenthusiastic compliance, consent, or agreement
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Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15, p.203.6
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acrimony
1 use
The meeting ended in acrimony.
acrimony = anger
DefinitionGenerally acrimony means:
anger—often accompanied by bitterness
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17, p.229.9
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begrudge
2 uses
I don't begrudge her making a profit, but this is unreasonable.
begrudge = resent (feel bitter about)
DefinitionGenerally begrudge means:
to resent (feel bitterness—usually over unfairness); or to give unwillingly
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3, p.41.5
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brevity
1 use
I'm not sure they appreciated her speech, but I know they liked its brevity.
brevity = lasting a short time
DefinitionGenerally brevity means:
the use of just a few words; or lasting a short time
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1st useChapter 24, p.312.6
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compensate
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
she compensates with extra effort
She uses several techniques to help compensate for her dyslexia.
compensate = make up
DefinitionGenerally this sense of compensate means:
make up for; or adjust for
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Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 9, p.103.2
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contentious
2 uses
We started with the most contentious item on the agenda.
contentious = likely to cause disagreement
DefinitionGenerally contentious means:
causing or likely to cause disagreement; or argumentative
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3, p.36.5
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context
1 use
She said she was quoted out of context and that anyone who read her full speech would know it.
context = in a misleading manner (because the quote left out additional words that changed the meaning of what was quoted)
DefinitionGenerally context means:
the setting or situation in which something occurs
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Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 20, p.274.1
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convey
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
convey her thoughts
She dresses to convey a sense of a successful, no-nonsense woman.
convey = communicate or express
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Book1 use
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 13, p.176.4
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correspond
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
corresponding time period
Eskimos have many words that correspond to the English word snow. For example, there are different words for "snow on the ground", "fresh snow on the ground", "soft snow on the ground", "a crust of snow on the ground" and so forth.
correspond = are equivalent
DefinitionGenerally this sense of correspond means:
connect or fit together by being equivalent, proportionate, or matched

(Two things are equivalent if they have the same or very similar value, purpose, or result.)
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Book1 use
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 17, p.224.6
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edify
2 uses
She edifies and inspires supporters everywhere she speaks.
edifies = teaches or instructs
DefinitionGenerally edify means:
to instruct — morally or intellectually
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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5, p.65.9
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immaterial
3 uses
For political reasons, most senators had to vote for the bill. The fine print was immaterial to the final vote.
immaterial = not important
DefinitionGenerally this sense of immaterial means:
not important, or not relevant
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Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17, p.236.5
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irrelevant
3 uses
The sentence should be deleted because it introduces information that is irrelevant to the passage.
irrelevant = not relevant
DefinitionGenerally irrelevant means:
not relevant (not related to the subject being considered, or not important enough to want to consider)
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Book3 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 17, p.236.5
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morbid
6 uses
1  —6 uses as in:
a morbid curiosity
She has a morbid interest in death.
morbid = disturbing
DefinitionGenerally this sense of morbid means:
suggesting death and decay; or an unhealthy interest in disturbing thoughts such as of death and decay
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Book6 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1, p.10.9
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remorse
3 uses
There was no sign of remorse until the police caught her.
remorse = deep regret for doing something that was wrong
DefinitionGenerally remorse means:
a feeling of deep regret for doing something that was wrong
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Book3 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9, p.115.9
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repertoire
2 uses
She began to add some ballads to her repertoire.
repertoire = collection of works an artist is prepared to perform
DefinitionGenerally repertoire means:
a collection of works (plays, songs, operas, ballets) that an artist or company is prepared to perform
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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1, p.10.1
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squalor
2 uses
To meet her today, you would never guess she lived in squalor as a child.
squalor = extremely dirty and unpleasant living conditions
DefinitionGenerally squalor means:
(describing a place) extremely dirty and unpleasant — typically due to poverty
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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 24, p.309.8
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tacit
2 uses
There was a tacit understanding that Jessica would play good cop and Tyler would play bad cop.
tacit = implied (not directly said, but understood)
DefinitionGenerally tacit means:
implied or understood, but not expressed directly
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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5, p.56.1
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vapid
1 use
I thought the speech was vapid and pointless.
vapid = dull (not interesting or stimulating)
DefinitionGenerally vapid means:
dull (lacking anything interesting or stimulating)
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1, p.10.1
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yield
1 use
1  —1 use 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
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Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 7, p.81.1
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