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The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope)
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Achilles
23 uses
In the film, Troy (2004), Brad Pitt played the character of Achilles.†
Achilles = mythical Greek hero of the Iliad; central character and foremost Greek warrior at the siege of Troy
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Book23 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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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 a source for something)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of attribute means:
to credit (a source for something) — such as:
  • to say that something happened because of someone or something else
  • to indicate the source of an idea or quotation
Word Statistics
Book9 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useIntr.
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bestow
47 uses
They gave her the highest honor they can bestow.
bestow = give (as an honor)
DefinitionGenerally bestow means:
to give — typically to present as an honor or give as a gift
Word Statistics
Book47 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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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 or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate
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
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
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
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useBook 5
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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
Library6 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
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library5 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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minuteness
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
minute size; or minute description
Don't eat a lot of poppy seeds for a few days before a drug test. They have a minute amount of a chemical that can cause a false positive when testing for heroin use.
minute = small, detailed, or careful
DefinitionGenerally this sense of minuteness means:
very small

or:

detailed (including even small considerations); or careful (done with care)
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useIntr.
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mortal
29 uses
1  —29 uses as in:
mortal body
Don't expect perfection of a mere mortal.
mortal = human (especially merely human); or subject to death
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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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perish
33 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
Book33 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useBook 2
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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 = 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.)
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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
Word Statistics
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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wrath
62 uses
She could hardly contain her wrath when she learned he had betrayed her.
wrath = extreme anger
DefinitionGenerally wrath means:
extreme anger — sometimes implying angry punishment
Word Statistics
Book62 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 5
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yield   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 32 uses
1  —7 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
Book7 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
Library13 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3
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