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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 with; or agreement with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library46 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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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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Book1 use
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) for a particular situation
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Book1 use
Library15 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
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library17 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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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
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library19 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 17
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conveyor belt
1 use
A conveyor belt is used to transport luggage at the airport.
conveyor belt = a moving band or belt that transports objects — such as goods in a factory
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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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 (or to put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of endure means:
to suffer through (or put up with something difficult or unpleasant)
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Book1 use
Library18 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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insistent
1 use
We questioned her repeatedly and she remained insistent that she knew nothing of the event.
insistent = firm and continuing
DefinitionGenerally insistent means:
persistent or continuing or firm — especially in maintaining a view or demanding something
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Book1 use
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useIntr.
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intrusion
1 use
It is an unnecessary government intrusion into private affairs.
intrusion = an involvement, interruption, or entry — typically unwelcome
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Book1 use
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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monotonous
1 use
The cafeteria food is good, but it gets monotonous after a while.
monotonous = lacking in variety — typically boring
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Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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pact
3 uses
a peace pact between the countries†
pact = an agreement between parties
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Book3 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 19
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parley
6 uses
The two countries sent peace negotiators to parley in Paris.
parley = a negotiation or discussion — especially between enemies
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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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
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library19 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 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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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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speculate
2 uses
philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
speculated = thought and guessed without certainty
DefinitionGenerally this sense of speculate means:
to guess without certainty

or:

to think about or consider something

or (more rarely):

to risk money in a financial venture
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 17
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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
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library29 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 18
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Theodore Roosevelt
1 use
Theodore Roosevelt is remembered for saying: "Speak softly but carry a big stick."
Theodore Roosevelt = 26th President of the United States; broke anti-competitive U.S. cartels, hero of the Spanish-American War; and champion of the building of the Panama Canal (1858-1919)
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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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
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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tranquil
1 use
I love a lake with tranquil blue water.
tranquil = calm
DefinitionGenerally tranquil means:
calm and undisturbed
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 20
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tumult
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
tumult in financial markets
There is tumult in Tijuana as drug cartels fight for control.
tumult = confusion or disorder
DefinitionGenerally this sense of tumult means:
confusion or disorder — often noisy
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 20
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