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accord
3 uses
1  —3 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
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Book3 uses
Library53 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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adverse
1 use
She did an impressive job given the adverse circumstances.
adverse = working against one's interests
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useIntr.
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anathema
1 use
Coal power plants are anathema to the environmental group.
anathema = someone or something that is intensely disliked
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useIntr.
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appropriate
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
it is appropriate
These clothes aren't appropriate for work.
appropriate = suitable (fitting)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of appropriate means:
suitable (fitting) for a particular situation
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Library28 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useIntr.
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bewilder
2 uses
Some of their customs can bewilder travelers.
bewilder = confuse
DefinitionGenerally bewilder means:
to confuse someone
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Book2 uses
Library17 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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bound and determined
1 use
She is bound and determined to go to college.
bound and determined = firm in purpose
DefinitionGenerally bound and determined means:
firm in purpose (to do something)

or:

has a strong unconscious desire (to do something)
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Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
Carthage
4 uses
Carthage is being resettled today as a suburb of Tunis.
Carthage = an ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis; founded by Phoenicians; destroyed and rebuilt by Romans; razed by Arabs in 698
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Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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comprehend
1 use
I don't think she comprehends how dangerous this has become.
comprehends = fully understands
DefinitionGenerally comprehend means:
to understand something — especially to understand it completely
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Book1 use
Library20 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 17
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endure
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
endured the pain
I endured insult and injury without complaint.
endured = suffered through
DefinitionGenerally this sense of endure means:
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
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Library18 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 17
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flexible
1 use
The job has flexible working hours.
flexible = adaptable to different conditions
DefinitionGenerally flexible means:
bendable or adaptable
in various senses, including:
  • easily bent without physical damage or injury — as of a hose or gymnast
  • able to adjust readily to different conditions — as of a plan
  • willing to make concessions — as of a negotiator or a boss
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Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 2
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glimmer
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a glimmer of hope
I saw a glimmer of understanding in her eye.
glimmer = a slight indication of something
DefinitionGenerally this sense of glimmer means:
a slight indication of something — such as hope or interest
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Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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intrusion
1 use
It is an unnecessary government intrusion into private affairs.
intrusion = unwelcome involvement
DefinitionGenerally intrusion means:
an involvement or interruption that is unwelcome
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Book1 use
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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liable
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
she is liable to
She's so busy, she's liable to forget.
liable = likely to; or maybe going to
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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metropolis
1 use
I want to live and work in the middle of a vibrant metropolis.
metropolis = large, important city
DefinitionGenerally metropolis means:
city — especially a large city that is considered important
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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paralysis
2 uses
She suffers paralysis of her legs.
paralysis = loss of the ability to move
DefinitionGenerally paralysis means:
loss of the ability to move the body or a part of it

or:

inability to act or make a decision
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Book2 uses
Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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recite
1 use
She recited a poem.
recited = said the lines of
DefinitionGenerally recite means:
to say or read something aloud — especially something previously memorized such as a poem

or:

to say in detail — especially a list of things
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Book1 use
Library23 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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Robinson Crusoe
1 use
Some describe Robinson Crusoe as the first novel of realistic fiction written in English.
Robinson Crusoe = Daniel Defoe's 1719 novel of a shipwrecked English sailor who survives on a small tropical island
DefinitionGenerally Robinson Crusoe means:
Daniel Defoe's famous novel and the name of its main character — a shipwrecked English sailor who survives on a small tropical island (1719)
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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stationery
2 uses
It was a form-letter, but written on the President's stationery with a White House return address.
stationery = paper and envelopes for writing letters
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useIntr.
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summon
3 uses
I was summoned to the principal's office.
summoned = called to come
DefinitionGenerally summon means:
to call forth
The exact meaning of summon can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "summon to court" — officially demand that someone appear in court (call them to court)
  • "summon the team to a meeting" — call upon the team members to attend a meeting
  • "summon help" — call others to come and help
  • "summon her courage" — call forth her courage from within
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library35 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 18
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torrent
2 uses
She screamed a torrent of abuse.
torrent = an overwhelming amount
DefinitionGenerally torrent means:
an overwhelming amount — especially of quickly moving water
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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