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accord
12 uses
1  —12 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
accordance = keeping
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to or accordingly where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
  • "We got a flat tire. Accordingly, I pulled to the side of the road." — because of what was just said; or as a result
Word Statistics
Book12 uses
Library53 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useDed.
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approach
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
approached the city
Winter is approaching.
approaching = getting nearer
DefinitionGenerally this sense of approach means:
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
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Book1 use
Library104 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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brigand
24 uses
The road is not safe because of roving brigands.†
brigands = armed thieves — especially members of a band that reside in the countryside
DefinitionGenerally brigand means:
an armed thief — especially a member of a band that resides in the countryside
Word Statistics
Book24 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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capricious
1 use
Nothing seems more capricious than a tornado.
capricious = unpredictable
DefinitionGenerally capricious means:
impulsive or unpredictable or tending to make sudden changes — especially impulsive behavior
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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conciliatory
1 use
Their statements are conciliatory, but their actions are uncompromising.
conciliatory = intended to end bad feelings or build trust
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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consequence
7 uses
1  —7 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)
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Book7 uses
Library28 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 3
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convention
9 uses
1  —9 uses as in:
conventional behavior
It was once conventional wisdom that the earth is flat.
conventional = normal
DefinitionGenerally this sense of convention means:
something regarded as normal or typical
Word Statistics
Book9 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useDed.
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disclaim
1 use
We disclaim any responsibility for the accident.
disclaim = deny
DefinitionGenerally disclaim means:
to deny (responsibility for, knowledge of, or ownership of)
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useDed.
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earnest
14 uses
I began training in earnest the summer before high school.
in earnest = in a serious manner
DefinitionGenerally earnest means:
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
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Book14 uses
Library19 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 1
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essential
1 use
The essential feature of the pen is that it writes so consistently.
essential = absolutely necessary; or of greatest importance
DefinitionGenerally essential means:
necessary or important or relating to the basic nature of something
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Book1 use
Library24 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 3
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hypocrisy
9 uses
It's not clear if she is guilty of moral hypocrisy or moral weakness.
hypocrisy = pretending to have moral standards while not living up to them
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Book9 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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indignant
17 uses
She was indignant, but agreed to be searched when they accused her of shoplifting.
indignant = angered or annoyed at something unjust or wrong
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Book17 uses
Library16 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 1
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irony
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
situational irony
She didn't see the irony in acting like the mother she detested.
irony = when what happens is very different than what might be expected
DefinitionGenerally this sense of irony means:
when what happens is very different than what might be expected; or when things are together that seem like they don't belong together — especially when amusing or an entertaining coincidence
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Book1 use
Library16 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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Mozart
13 uses
She loves the 21st piano concerto by Mozart.
Mozart = prolific Austrian composer and child prodigy; widely considered to be one of the masters of the classical style (1756-1791)
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Book13 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useDed.
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novel
1 use
We're looking for novel marketing ideas.
novel = new and original
DefinitionGenerally this sense of novel means:
new and original — typically something considered good
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 3
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positive
5 uses
1  —5 uses as in:
I'm absolutely positive!
I'm positive I've seen her before.
positive = certain
DefinitionGenerally this sense of positive means:
certain (having no doubt; or used for emphasis)
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Book5 uses
Library22 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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prejudice
10 uses
The group works to eliminate racial prejudice.
prejudice = unreasonable and unfair belief or feeling
DefinitionGenerally prejudice means:
to have unreasonable belief that is unfair to members of a race, religion, or other group

or more generally:

to have (or create in others) an unreasonable belief that prevents objective (unbiased) consideration of an issue or situation
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Book10 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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prosaic
6 uses
It was a prosaic and unimaginative essay.
prosaic = lacking anything unusual, interesting, or challenging
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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reticent
1 use
She was reticent initially, but eventually she opened up.
reticent = reluctant to speak
DefinitionGenerally reticent means:
reluctant — especially to speak freely
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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revere
2 uses
Many fans revere Michael Jordan as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
revere = deeply respect and admire
DefinitionGenerally revere means:
regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 3
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