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accord
12 uses
1  —12 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
To each according to his needs: from each according to his means.
according to = based upon (in keeping with)
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
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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
The complete reality comes back with a rush: in a moment it is full morning in the Sierra; and the brigands are scrambling to their feet and making for the road as the goatherd runs down from the hill, warning them of the approach of another motor.†
approach = coming
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
We were afraid you had been captured by 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
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Book24 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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capricious
1 use
She had humor; she had intellect; she could cook to perfection; and her highly strung temperament made her uncertain, incalculable, variable, capricious, cruel, in a word, enchanting.
capricious = impulsive or unpredictable
DefinitionGenerally capricious means:
impulsive or unpredictable or tending to make sudden changes — especially impulsive behavior
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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conciliatory
1 use
HECTOR. Very well. You'll dine with us, Dad, won't you?
MALONE. [eager to conciliate him] Yes, yes.
conciliate = attempt to end bad feelings or build trust
DefinitionGenerally conciliatory means:
intended to end bad feelings or build trust
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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
Consequently he has always classed himself as an advanced thinker and fearlessly outspoken reformer.†
consequently = resultantly (as a result)
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
...we must be conventional, Jack, or we are so cruelly, so vilely misunderstood.
conventional = normal (in behavior)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of convention means:
something regarded as normal or typical
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Book9 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useDed.
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disclaim
1 use
Not that I disclaim the fullest responsibility for his opinions and for those of all my characters, pleasant and unpleasant.
disclaim = deny
DefinitionGenerally disclaim means:
to deny (responsibility for, knowledge of, or ownership of)
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useDed.
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earnest
14 uses
I want you to tell her sincerely and earnestly what you think about me.
earnestly = sincerely and seriously
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
No; for though that difference is the true essential difference—Dona Ana has, I admit, gone straight to the real point—yet it is not a difference of love or chastity, or even constancy; for twelve children by twelve different husbands would have replenished the earth perhaps more effectively.
essential = basic (relating to the basic nature of something)
DefinitionGenerally essential means:
necessary or important or relating to the basic nature of something
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Library24 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 3
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hypocrisy
9 uses
You seem to me to have absolutely no conscience—only hypocrisy; and you can't see the difference...
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
when an indignant father seeks private redress with the sword, Don Juan kills him without an effort.
indignant = angered at a wrong
DefinitionGenerally indignant means:
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
Oh, by what irony of fate was this cold selfish egotist sent to my kingdom, and you taken to the icy mansions of the sky!†
irony = when what happens is very different than what might be expected; or when things are together
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
Why don't you learn to sing the splendid music Mozart has written for you?
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
Granted that the great Life Force has hit on the device of the clockmaker's pendulum, and uses the earth for its bob; that the history of each oscillation, which seems so novel to us the actors, is but the history of the last oscillation repeated; nay more, that in the unthinkable infinitude of time the sun throws off the earth and catches it again a thousand times as a circus rider throws up a ball, and that the total of all our epochs is but the moment between the toss and the catch,...†
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!
[suddenly walking determinedly to her, and snatching her hand from Violet to feel her pulse] Why, her pulse is positively bounding.†
positively = with certainty; or absolutely (used for emphasis)
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
He has a prejudice against the English middle class.
prejudice = unreasonable and unfair beliefs or feelings
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
The secret of the prosaic man's success, such as it is, is the simplicity with which he pursues these ends:
prosaic = lacking anything unusual, interesting, or challenging
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Book6 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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reticent
1 use
his manner is not in the least deferential, but cool and reticent, keeping them quite effectually at a distance
reticent = reluctant
DefinitionGenerally reticent means:
reluctant — especially to speak freely
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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revere
2 uses
Has ... taught you no reverence?
reverence = respect
DefinitionGenerally revere means:
regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear
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Book2 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 3
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