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accord
6 uses
1  —6 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
Book6 uses
Library46 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 34
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atrocious
1 use
She was alarmed by his atrocious behavior.
atrocious = exceptionally bad or cruel
DefinitionGenerally atrocious means:
exceptionally bad, cruel, or ugly
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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bulwark
10 uses
It is a bulwark against storms.
bulwark = something that offers protection
DefinitionGenerally bulwark means:
something that offers protection — especially a defensive wall or embankment, or a sea wall

or (especially in classic literature):  the part of a ship's side that  is above the upper deck
Word Statistics
Book10 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 22
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calumny
1 use
The committee is characterized by chaos and calumny.
calumny = false accusations
DefinitionGenerally calumny means:
false accusation against a person
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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cease
8 uses
They signed a cease-fire agreement.
cease = to stop or discontinue (in this case, to stop firing weapons at each other)
DefinitionGenerally cease means:
to stop or discontinue
Word Statistics
Book8 uses
Library25 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 23
Web Links
comprehend
3 uses
I don't think she comprehends how dangerous this has become.
comprehends = fully understands
DefinitionGenerally comprehend means:
to understand something — especially to understand it completely
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library19 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 6
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coxswain
15 uses
Her diminutive size is well suited to being the coxswain.†
coxswain = the person in charge of a boat (small ship) — such as a boat used in rowing competition
Word Statistics
Book15 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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dexterity
2 uses
The study found that video games improve hand dexterity and mental spatial ability.
dexterity = adroitness (skill) — physical and/or mental
DefinitionGenerally dexterity means:
adroitness (skill) — with the hands or mind
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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duplicity
1 use
I trust her. Duplicity isn't in her nature or her tool kit.
duplicity = deception — such as lying
DefinitionGenerally duplicity means:
deception (lying to or misleading others) — usually over an extended period
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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elated
1 use
The elated winner couldn't stop smiling.
elated = had a feeling of happiness and excitement
DefinitionGenerally elated means:
full of happiness and excitement
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 25
Web Links
establish
1 use
1  —1 use 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
Book1 use
Library22 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 14
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forage
1 use
forage for firewood
forage = searched for and gathered
DefinitionGenerally forage means:
to search for and gather — often food and provisions
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 25
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furtive
1 use
She watched me in a furtive manner—trying to hide her interest.
furtive = cautious or taking pains to avoid being observed
DefinitionGenerally furtive means:
taking pains to avoid being observed

or:

in a manner indicating nervousness (being cautious or appearing suspicious)
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 28
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incessant
1 use
She grew annoyed by the child's incessant questions.
incessant = continuous (and often annoying)
DefinitionGenerally incessant means:
continuous — often in an annoying way
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 23
Web Links
obscure
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
was obscure, but now bright
The once shiny silver was now tarnished and obscure.
obscure = dark, dingy, or inconspicuous
DefinitionGenerally this sense of obscure means:
dark or dingy; or inconspicuous (not very noticeable)
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 25
Web Links
pretense
1 use
The country maintains a pretense of a free press.
pretense = an appearance to help pretend
DefinitionGenerally pretense means:
an appearance or action to help one pretend
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
Web Links
resolute
1 use
She stood resolute as some complained that she was asking too much of the team.
resolute = firm in purpose or belief
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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vengeance   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
vengeance is mine
Most Americans wanted vengeance after the 9-11 attacks.
vengeance = to take revenge
DefinitionGenerally this sense of vengeance means:
the act of taking revenge

(Revenge means to harm someone to get them back for something harmful that they have done.)
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 29
Web Links
2  —1 use as in:
with a vengeance
I thought I was getting over my cold and went to work, but it came back with a vengeance.
with a vengeance = with intensity
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 34
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windward
2 uses
The windward side of the island gets more rain.
windward = the direction from which the wind is coming
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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