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The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward)

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Achilles
5 uses
In the Iliad, Achilles is proud, arrogant, and too easily offended.
Achilles = mythical Greek hero of the Iliad
DefinitionGenerally this sense of Achilles means:
mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; central character and foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.1
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aloof
25 uses
People who don't know her, think she is aloof from the rest of the team, but she is just focused on the game.
aloof = socially distant or uninterested
DefinitionGenerally aloof means:
socially distant or uninterested in something that interests others — often thinking oneself superior to others
Word Statistics
Book25 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.2
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attribute
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
I attribute it to...
She attributed this quotation to Shakespeare.
attributed = credited (pointed to as the source of)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of attribute means:
to credit (a source for something)
in two typical senses:
  • "I attribute it to her work." — to say who or what made something happen
  • "Remember to attribute any quotations in your paper." — indicate the source of a quotation or idea
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 1.1
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daunt
43 uses
It is a challenge that would daunt a lesser diplomat.
daunt = discourage or intimidate
DefinitionGenerally daunt means:
to discourage or intimidate
Word Statistics
Book43 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.2
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defer
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
deferred the decision
The weather forced us to defer our departure another day.
defer = delay
DefinitionGenerally this sense of defer means:
delay or postpone (hold off until a later time)
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2.9
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discord
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
discord amongst the group
There is too much discord in the team.
discord = conflict
DefinitionGenerally this sense of discord means:
conflict or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate

or (especially in the form discordant):

seeming different  or wrong along with everything else
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 1.4
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frayed
40 uses
1  —40 uses as in:
into the fray
I'm hesitant to join the political fray.
fray = fight or struggle
DefinitionGenerally this sense of fray means:
a noisy fight, controversial debate, or other exciting situation that usually is not well organized
Word Statistics
Book40 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.2
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haughty
29 uses
It is a story about a haughty princess who has a great fall.
haughty = arrogant or condescending (acting superior or self-important)
Word Statistics
Book29 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.1
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Jupiter
1 use
Jupiter is the Roman counterpart to the Greek Zeus.†
Jupiter = Roman mythology:  the most supreme of the gods
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2.13
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mortal
23 uses
1  —23 uses as in:
mortal body
Don't expect perfection of a mere mortal.
mortal = human
DefinitionGenerally this sense of mortal means:
human (especially merely human); or subject to death
Word Statistics
Book23 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.1
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perish
16 uses
...government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.
Abraham Lincoln  --  Gettysburg Address
perish = be destroyed or cease to exist
DefinitionGenerally perish means:
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
Word Statistics
Book16 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 1.6
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prudent
19 uses
She was promoted to manager because she is so prudent.
prudent = sensible and careful
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Book19 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.1
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reproach
25 uses
She reproached him for being thoughtless and lazy.
reproached = criticized
DefinitionGenerally reproach means:
a criticism; or to express criticism — especially where a relationship makes the disapproval result in disappointment or shame
Word Statistics
Book25 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 1.4
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scorn
23 uses
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
scorned = rejected
DefinitionGenerally scorn means:
disrespect or reject as not good enough
Word Statistics
Book23 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 1.1
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subdue
5 uses
1  —5 uses
verb as in: subdued the opposition
She was threatening people with a knife, but police used a Taser to subdue her.
subdue = overcome and control
DefinitionGenerally this sense of subdue means:
to control, prevent, or make less intense — sometimes through force
The exact meaning of subdue depends upon its context. For example:
  • "subdued a nation" — defeated militarily and brought under control
  • "subdued the fever" — made it less intense or defeated it
  • "subdued her enthusiasm" — made it less intense
  • "subdued her fears" — made them less intense or overcame them
  • "subdued my emotions" — kept them under control
  • "subdued the crowd" — quieted or controlled it
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2.13
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valor
23 uses
She received a medal for valor.
valor = courage (exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger — especially in battle)
DefinitionGenerally valor means:
exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger — especially in battle
Word Statistics
Book23 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.4
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Venus
1 use
In Roman mythology, Venus is the counterpart to the Greek Aphrodite.†
Venus = Roman mythology:  goddess of love
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2.13
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Vulcan
1 use
Vulcan is the Roman counterpart to the Greek Hephaestus.†
Vulcan = Roman mythology:  god of fire and metal working
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2.17
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wrath
100 uses
She could hardly contain her wrath when she learned he had betrayed her.
wrath = extreme anger
DefinitionGenerally wrath means:
extreme anger or angry punishment
Word Statistics
Book100 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2.9
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yield
22 uses
1  —22 uses as in:
yield to pressure
The country vowed not to yield to pressure from its larger neighbors.
yield = give in
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to give in, give way, or give up
Word Statistics
Book22 uses
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.2
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