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accompany   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 6 uses
1  —1 use as in:
accompany on the journey
The nurse accompanies the old woman everywhere.
accompanies = travels with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accompany means:
to travel along with
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Book1 use
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 8, p.83.6
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2  —2 uses as in:
illness and accompanying symptoms
We'll need to increase public transportation to address the congestion that accompanies higher population density.
accompanies = occurs at the same time (as a result of)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accompany means:
to be present with at the same time and/or location
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Book2 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 15, p.154.8
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3  —1 use as in:
accompanied her in the performance
Who can accompany me on the piano?
accompany = perform with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accompany means:
to perform with
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Book1 use
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 11, p.110.1
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unquizzed meaning  —2 uses
approach   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 8 uses
1  —1 use as in:
use the best approach
Perhaps I just need to work harder, but I may need an entirely different approach to the problem.
approach = method (way of doing something)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of approach means:
a way of doing something; or a route that leads to a particular place
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Book1 use
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 12, p.119.2
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2  —1 use as in:
approached her with the proposal
They approached her about becoming a member of the committee.
approached = began communication with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of approach means:
to begin communication with someone about something — often a proposal or a delicate topic
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Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4, p.31.6
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unquizzed meaning  —6 uses
consequence   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 5 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Your decision will have three major consequences.
consequences = results
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
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Book4 uses
Library28 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 6, p.47.1
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2  —1 use as in:
of little consequence
Think carefully. This is a consequential decision.
consequential = important
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
importance or relevance
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 5, p.40.1
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correspond   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 6 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
corresponding by email
We correspond regularly via email.
correspond = write to each other
DefinitionGenerally this sense of correspond means:
communicate by writing letters or email
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Book4 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useA.N., p.iii.5
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2  —2 uses as in:
foreign correspondent of the paper
Let's get a report from our correspondent in Mexico City.
correspondent = reporter
DefinitionGenerally this sense of correspondent means:
a reporter — typically from a foreign country or with a particular expertise
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Book2 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8, p.71.3
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establish   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 5 uses
1  —4 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
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Book4 uses
Library25 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 8, p.76.4
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2  —1 use as in:
establish that there is a need
The passage is primarily about establishing the relationship between the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and global temperature.
establishing = showing or demonstrating
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
show or determine (cause to be recognized or figure out)
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Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 17, p.181.4
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highlight
7 uses
1  —7 uses as in:
highlights with a yellow marker
The previous owner of the book highlighted with a yellow marker, so I'm using a green one.
highlighted = marked important text
DefinitionGenerally this sense of highlight means:
to mark important text; or the text that is marked — typically marked using a felt-tip pen with a bright, transparent ink in order to reinforce memory and assist later review
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Book7 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3, p.15.3
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passage
10 uses
Each passage below is followed by a number of questions.
passage = a short part of a longer written work
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Book10 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 7, p.65.9
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perspective   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 3 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
Look at it from her perspective
A child who was abused with have a different perspective of family life than one raised in a nurturing home.
perspective = way of seeing or thinking about things
DefinitionGenerally this sense of perspective means:
a particular way of seeing or thinking about things
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Book2 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 6, p.55.8
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2  —1 use as in:
Keep it in perspective
She loses perspective and continually wants to change the plan in a manner that depends on the most recent complaint.
perspective = a sensible view of a situation
DefinitionGenerally this sense of perspective means:
a sensible view of a situation that considers its different parts in a balanced way
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Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 16, p.167.4
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relevant
1 use
Shannon tells an interesting story, but it's not relevant to the decision we have to make.
relevant = important (related in a meaningful way)
DefinitionGenerally relevant means:
relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
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Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 4, p.26.9
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sustain   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 4 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
sustained by her faith
We sustained ourselves on bread and water.
sustained = supported
DefinitionGenerally this sense of sustain means:
provide support or necessities
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Book3 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 17, p.184.3
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2  —1 use as in:
sustained through the ages
For twenty years, the company has sustained its leading position in creating special effects for films.
sustained = maintained through time
DefinitionGenerally this sense of sustain means:
to continue through time
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 8, p.73.9
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yield   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 4 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
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Book3 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 18, p.192.9
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2  —1 use 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
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Book1 use
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15, p.153.3
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