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The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

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accord
9 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
accordance = keeping
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to or accordingly where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
  • "We got a flat tire. Accordingly, I pulled to the side of the road." — because of what was just said; or as a result
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library53 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 2
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unquizzed meaning  —5 uses
aloof
21 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
Book21 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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beseech
24 uses
She teaches and beseeches her students to think about their future.
beseeches = begs
DefinitionGenerally beseech means:
to ask strongly or beg for something
Word Statistics
Book24 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 15
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bronze
39 uses
1  —39 uses as in:
bronze won't corrode in salt water
The sculpture of a bull on Wall Street is made of bronze.
bronze = a brownish metal that is made of copper and (usually) tin
DefinitionGenerally this sense of bronze means:
a brownish-colored metal with red or yellow hues that is made of copper and (usually) tin
Word Statistics
Book39 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4
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daunt
17 uses
It is a challenge that would daunt a lesser diplomat.
daunt = discourage or intimidate
DefinitionGenerally daunt means:
to discourage or intimidate
Word Statistics
Book17 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 13
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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 7
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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
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useBook 9
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establish
2 uses
1  —2 uses 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
Book2 uses
Library25 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useBook 9
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frayed
13 uses
1  —13 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
Book13 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 2
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heed
28 uses
Heed the advice of the old women.
heed = pay close attention to; or to do what is suggested
DefinitionGenerally heed means:
pay close attention to; or to do what is suggested — especially with regard to a warning or other advice
Word Statistics
Book28 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 10
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moreover
57 uses
The company has too much debt. Moreover, it is responsible for a long term lease on expensive office space.
moreover = in addition to what has just been said
Word Statistics
Book57 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useBook 1
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mortal
14 uses
1  —14 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
Book14 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1
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omen
13 uses
He looked for an omen before going into battle.
omen = a sign of what would happen
DefinitionGenerally omen means:
a sign of something about to happen
Word Statistics
Book13 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 12
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perish
37 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
Book37 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useBook 8
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precede
2 uses
Stone tools preceded bronze tools.
preceded = were before in time
DefinitionGenerally precede means:
to go or do before
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useBook 13
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rebuke
26 uses
She was stung by the rebuke.
rebuke = severe criticism
DefinitionGenerally rebuke means:
criticize severely; or such criticism
Word Statistics
Book26 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 2
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torrent
10 uses
She screamed a torrent of abuse.
torrent = an overwhelming amount
DefinitionGenerally torrent means:
an overwhelming amount — especially of quickly moving water
Word Statistics
Book10 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4
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valor
25 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
Book25 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 8
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yield   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 8 uses
1  —1 use 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
Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useBook 1
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2  —7 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
Book7 uses
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 9
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