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The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)

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Achilles
23 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
Book23 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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arbitration
1 use
They submitted their disagreement to binding arbitration.
arbitration = the hearing and settling of a dispute by an impartial referee
DefinitionGenerally arbitration means:
the process of solving a disagreement with the help of an impartial referee
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Book1 use
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 22
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attribute   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 11 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
It is an attribute of...
The spreadsheet has a column to describe the breed of dog and then ten additional columns to indicate attributes of the breeds. For example the second column has the average full-grown weight.
attributes = characteristics
DefinitionGenerally this sense of attribute means:
a characteristic (of something or someone)
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Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useFoot
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2  —9 uses 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
Book9 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useIntr.
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descend
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
descend from royalty
She descended from an old Italian noble family.
descended = came from (had as an ancestor)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of descend means:
figuratively, to have come down a path from the past; i.e., to originate or come from — such as in reference to ancestors or evolutionary origins
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 20
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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 useBook 4
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disdain
32 uses
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
Book32 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useBook 5
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dispose
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
disposed the troops along...
Troops were disposed strategically along the northern border.
disposed = placed
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dispose means:
the arrangement, positioning, or use of things
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Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useIntr.
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divine
13 uses
1  —13 uses as in:
to forgive is divine
Her pies are divine.
divine = wonderful
DefinitionGenerally this sense of divine means:
wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
Word Statistics
Book13 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3
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illustrate
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
as illustrated by this example
Pictures of flooding help to illustrate the problem of global warming.
illustrate = make clear
DefinitionGenerally this sense of illustrate means:
to help make clear — typically by example
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Book3 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useFoot
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Jupiter
11 uses
Jupiter is the Roman counterpart to the Greek Zeus.†
Jupiter = Roman mythology:  the most supreme of the gods
Word Statistics
Book11 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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Mars
8 uses
Mars is the Roman counterpart to the Greek Ares.†
Mars = Roman mythology:  god of war and agriculture; father of Romulus and Remus
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Book8 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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mortal
29 uses
1  —29 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
Book29 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useIntr.
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passage
2 uses
Each passage below is followed by a number of questions.
passage = a short part of a longer written work
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useFoot
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polygamy
1 use
The mainstream Mormon Church renounced polygamy more than a century ago.
polygamy = the practice of a husband having more than one wife at the same time
DefinitionGenerally polygamy means:
the practice of being married to more than one person at the same time
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useFoot
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vengeance
64 uses
1  —64 uses as in:
vengeance is mine
Most Americans wanted vengeance after the 9-11 attacks.
vengeance = 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
Book64 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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Venus
9 uses
In Roman mythology, Venus is the counterpart to the Greek Aphrodite.†
Venus = Roman mythology:  goddess of love
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Book9 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3
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Vulcan
9 uses
Vulcan is the Roman counterpart to the Greek Hephaestus.†
Vulcan = Roman mythology:  god of fire and metal working
Word Statistics
Book9 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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yield   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 28 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
will yield valuable data
The discovery could yield a more effective treatment for diabetes.
yield = produce (lead to)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to produce (usually something wanted); or the thing or amount produced
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useBook 7
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2  —25 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
Book25 uses
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3
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