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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 with; or agreement with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
Word Statistics
Book12 uses
Library46 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useDed.
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amorphous
2 uses
From month-to-month, the committee's instructions have been amorphous, contradictory, and transitory.
amorphous = without clearly defined boundaries
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useDed.
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capricious
1 use
Nothing seems more capricious than a tornado.
capricious = impulsive or unpredictable
DefinitionGenerally capricious means:
impulsive or unpredictable or tending to make sudden changes — especially impulsive behavior
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Book1 use
Library3 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)
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library24 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 3
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contempt
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
feels contempt towards her
Familiarity breeds contempt.
contempt = lack of respect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contempt means:
lack of respect — often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
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Book3 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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convention
9 uses
1  —9 uses as in:
conventional behavior
It was once conventional wisdom that the earth was flat.
conventional = normal or typical
DefinitionGenerally this sense of convention means:
something regarded as normal or typical
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Book9 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useDed.
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earnest
14 uses
Both sides were deeply in earnest, even passionate.
earnest = sincere or serious
DefinitionGenerally earnest means:
characterized by sincere belief

or:

intensely or excessively serious
Word Statistics
Book14 uses
Library20 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 1
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gratuitous
4 uses
She is known for distributing gratuitous insults.
gratuitous = unnecessary and unwarranted
DefinitionGenerally gratuitous means:
unnecessary and unwarranted

or less commonly (except where it is common in the legal field):  costing nothing
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Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useDed.
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hypochondria
2 uses
The Internet is a hypochondriac's best friend.
hypochondriac = someone who always worries about imaginary illnesses
DefinitionGenerally hypochondria means:
excessive worry about imaginary illnesses
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Book2 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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incorrigible
2 uses
She was declared an incorrigible delinquent and sent to reform school.
incorrigible = unresponsive to correction (even by punishment)
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 use 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
Word Statistics
Book17 uses
Library16 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 1
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novel
1 use
We're looking for novel advertising ideas.
novel = new and original
DefinitionGenerally this sense of novel means:
new and original — typically something considered good
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 3
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omniscient
2 uses
She believes God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent.
omniscient = all-knowing; i.e., to know everything
DefinitionGenerally omniscient means:
all-knowing (to know everything)
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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useDed.
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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 — especially when 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
Word Statistics
Book10 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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prudent
4 uses
She was promoted to manager because she is so prudent.
prudent = sensible and careful
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useDed.
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reticent
1 use
She was reticent initially, but eventually she opened up.
reticent = reluctant — usually to speak freely
DefinitionGenerally reticent means:
reluctant — especially to speak freely
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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revere
1 use
Many fans revere Michael Jordan as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
revere = regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration
DefinitionGenerally revere means:
regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 3
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satiate
2 uses
The candy satiated my craving for sugar.
satiated = satisfied
DefinitionGenerally satiate means:
to satisfy or indulge a hunger; or fill to satisfaction
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useDed.
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wretch
4 uses
Pity the poor wretch.
wretch = someone  you feel sorry for
DefinitionGenerally wretch means:
someone  you feel sorry for

or:

a person of bad character
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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