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animate   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 30 uses
1  —27 uses as in:
animated by her strong belief
The right to pursue happiness is an animating principle of American government.
animating = inspiring people to action
DefinitionGenerally this sense of animate means:
inspire, make more lively, or bring to life
Word Statistics
Book27 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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2  —3 uses as in:
animate v. inanimate
Is it animate or inanimate?
inanimate = alive
DefinitionGenerally this sense of animate means:
alive; or (more rarely) an animal—not a plant; or (more rarely still) the degree to which as an animal feels and thinks
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 35
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clergy
5 uses
Under labor law, the clergy can be required to uphold the beliefs of the religion they have chosen.
clergy = formal religious leaders (typically in Christianity)
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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consequence   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 55 uses
1  —28 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
Book28 uses
Library24 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 1
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2  —27 uses as in:
of little consequence
Think carefully. This is a consequential decision.
consequential = important
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
importance or relevance
Word Statistics
Book27 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 3
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countenance   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 3 uses
1  —1 use as in:
a pleasant countenance
She has a pleasant countenance.
countenance = facial expression; or face
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
facial expression; or face; or composure
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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2  —2 uses as in:
giving countenance
We will not countenance torture.
countenance = to tolerate or approve
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
to tolerate, approve, or show favor or support
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 48
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defer
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
deferred the decision
The weather forced us to defer our departure another day.
defer = postpone or delay
DefinitionGenerally this sense of defer means:
postpone (hold off until a later time)
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 29
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disposition
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a kind disposition
She has a cheerful disposition.
disposition = normal mood, personality, or inclination
DefinitionGenerally this sense of disposition means:
someone's normal mood, personality, or inclination
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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entreat
30 uses
She flattered and entreated him until he agreed to help.
entreated = asked or attempted to persuade
DefinitionGenerally entreat means:
to ask or attempt to persuade — especially while trying hard to overcome resistance
Word Statistics
Book30 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 34
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establish   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 12 uses
1  —10 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
Which word choice best maintains the tone established in the first paragraph?
established = created
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
create, start, or set in [a] place
Word Statistics
Book10 uses
Library22 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 10
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2  —2 uses as in:
establish that there is a need
The passage is primarily about establishing the relationship between the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and global temperature.
establishing = showing or demonstrating
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
show or determine (cause to be recognized or figure out)
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 47
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forbearance
11 uses
She recommended regulatory forbearance while the banks repair their balance sheets.
forbearance = refraining (holding back) from acting
DefinitionGenerally forbearance means:
refraining (holding back) from acting

or:

patience, tolerance, or self-control
Word Statistics
Book11 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 19
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inclined
8 uses
1  —8 uses as in:
I'm inclined to
I'm inclined to believe him.
inclined = have a tendency; or an attitude or mood that favors something
DefinitionGenerally this sense of inclined means:
a tendency; in the mood; or an attitude that favors something
Word Statistics
Book8 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 17
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indulgent
30 uses
Indulgent parents risk spoiling their children.
indulgent = treating with extra kindness or leniency (in this case, not demanding enough of the children)
DefinitionGenerally indulgent means:
to treat with extra kindness or tolerance
Word Statistics
Book30 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 11
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oblige   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 93 uses
1  —57 uses as in:
I am obliged by law.
The law obliges doctors to report suspected child abuse.
obliges = requires
DefinitionGenerally this sense of oblige means:
require (obligate) to do something
Word Statistics
Book57 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
Web Links
2  —16 uses as in:
I obliged her every request.
She asked for help and we obliged her.
obliged = granted a favor to someone
DefinitionGenerally this sense of oblige means:
grant a favor to someone
Word Statistics
Book16 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
Web Links
3  —20 uses as in:
I'm much obliged for your kindness
I am much obliged to you for your help.
obliged = grateful or indebted
Word Statistics
Book20 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
Web Links
reproach
22 uses
She reproached him for being thoughtless and lazy.
reproached = criticized
DefinitionGenerally reproach means:
a criticism; or to express criticism
Word Statistics
Book22 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 25
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resolve
10 uses
1  —10 uses as in:
I resolved to stop drinking.
This year I resolved to lose a pound a week for 5 weeks.
resolved = decided
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resolve means:
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
Word Statistics
Book10 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 13
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