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accord   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 9 uses
1  —8 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
Book8 uses
Library46 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useIntr.
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2  —1 use as in:
accord her the respect deserved
They expect to be accorded the same respect as any other nuclear armed nation.
accorded = given special treatment
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
to give someone special treatment — especially respect
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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anachronism
1 use
The printed version is an expensive anachronism from an earlier time.
anachronism = something out of place for it's time - typically something that belongs in the past
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useIntr.
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clemency
1 use
He petitioned the Governor for clemency.
clemency = mercy
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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condescending
2 uses
She gave me that condescending look as though I wasn't worthy to ask her a question.
condescending = treating others as inferior
DefinitionGenerally condescending means:
treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
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Book2 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 22
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Constantinople
13 uses
Turkey renamed Constantinople to Istanbul in 1930.
Constantinople = the city of Byzantium was renamed to Constantinople which was renamed to Istanbul, Turkey; Constantine made it the capital of the eastern Roman Empire in the fourth century
DefinitionGenerally Constantinople means:
the city of Byzantium was renamed to Constantinople which was renamed to Istanbul, Turkey; Constantine made it the capital of the Byzantium Empire (also known as the eastern Roman Empire) in the fourth century
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Book13 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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disdain
1 use
She tries to be polite, but cannot hide her disdain for authority.
disdain = lack of respect
DefinitionGenerally disdain means:
a lack of respect — often suggesting distaste and an undeserved sense of superiority

or:

to reject as not good enough
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 13
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dispute   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 12 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
their border dispute
The area has long been a source of dispute between India and Pakistan.
dispute = disagreement
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dispute means:
disagreement, argument, or conflict
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 18
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2  —10 uses as in:
She disputes his claim.
She disputes her landlord's claim that the music was that loud.
disputes = challenges
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dispute means:
challenge, argue about, or fight over
Word Statistics
Book10 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 24
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Dutch
11 uses
The Dutch are famous for their tulips.
Dutch = the people of the Netherlands (including Holland)
DefinitionGenerally Dutch means:
the people of the Netherlands (including Holland); or relating to them (including the name of their language)
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Book11 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 19
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inquisitor
22 uses
15th century inquisitors were on the lookout for witches.
inquisitors = a questioner who is excessively harsh
DefinitionGenerally inquisitor means:
a questioner who is excessively harsh

or:

an officer of the Inquisition
Word Statistics
Book22 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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insolent
3 uses
I don't recommend the hotel. The employees are insolent and unhelpful.
insolent = rudely disrespectful
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Book3 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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Jesuit
31 uses
The University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy is an outstanding college-prep school.
Jesuit = a member of the Society of Jesus (known for their schools and missionary work)
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Book31 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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optimistic
8 uses
I'm optimistic that I'll get into a good college.
optimistic = expecting the best
DefinitionGenerally optimistic means:
expecting the best; or focusing on the good part of things
Word Statistics
Book8 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useIntr.
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prodigious
4 uses
As a child, Mozart had a prodigious talent.
prodigious = enormous
DefinitionGenerally prodigious means:
enormous; or far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 22
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profound   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
profound idea
She shared a profound way of thinking about the problem.
profound = deep or far-reaching in intellect or consequence
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Book1 use
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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2  —1 use as in:
profound sadness
Her apology was heartfelt—expressing profound sorrow and regret.
profound = of greatest intensity or emotional depth
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Book1 use
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 28
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prudent
5 uses
She was promoted to manager because she is so prudent.
prudent = sensible and careful
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Book5 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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resolve
5 uses
1  —5 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
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Book5 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
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 = 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
Book2 uses
Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 14
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