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accord   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 25 uses
1  —24 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
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Book24 uses
Library46 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePart 1
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2  —1 use as in:
done of her own accord
She was not forced. She did it of her own accord.
own accord = mind
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
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Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePart 4
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adapt
1 use
Ideas contained in passages for this test, some of which are excerpted or adapted from published material, do not necessarily represent the opinions of the College Board.
adapted = changed (to fit this situation)
DefinitionGenerally adapt means:
change to fit a different situation; or make suitable
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Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st usePart 5
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consequence   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 11 uses
1  —9 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)
Word Statistics
Book9 uses
Library24 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st usePart 1
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2  —2 uses 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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Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st usePart 3
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discern
14 uses
The second picture has more pixels, but the human eye can't discern the difference.
discern = to notice or understand something — often something that is not obvious
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Book14 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePart 2
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dwell
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a modest dwelling
There is a second dwelling unit on the property.
dwelling = a home in which someone lives
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dwelling means:
a house or shelter in which someone lives
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st usePart 5
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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
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Book2 uses
Library22 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st usePart 5
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exemplar
2 uses
She is an excellent exemplar of the modern woman.
exemplar = example — especially one that represents the ideal
DefinitionGenerally exemplar means:
an example — especially one that represents the ideal
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Book2 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st usePart 2
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impulsive
9 uses
letting him borrow her car was an impulsive act that she immediately regretted
impulsive = action taken without forethought
DefinitionGenerally impulsive means:
action without forethought; or such a tendency
Word Statistics
Book9 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePart 2
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inconsistent
7 uses
Her play is inconsistent. Sometimes she's unbeatable and other times she beats herself.
inconsistent = not the same at different times
DefinitionGenerally inconsistent means:
not the same in different parts or at different times

or:

not in agreement [with something else]
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st usePart 1
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indulge
13 uses
She indulges her children more than is good for them.
indulges = allows them to get their way (gives into their desire)
DefinitionGenerally indulge means:
to give into a desire or enjoy something — especially in excess of what is thought good—such as a desire to eat too much cake, or be too lazy

or:

to allow or help someone to get their way or enjoy something — especially something that (probably because of excess) is not considered to be good or proper
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Book13 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st usePart 1
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matrimony
12 uses
They have moved in together, joined bank accounts, and are trying to have children, but have no interest in matrimony.
matrimony = marriage
DefinitionGenerally matrimony means:
the state of being a married
Word Statistics
Book12 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePart 1
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minuteness
1 use
1  —1 use 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)
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Book1 use
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePart 1
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moreover
6 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
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Book6 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st usePart 1
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novel
2 uses
We're looking for novel advertising ideas.
novel = new and original
DefinitionGenerally this sense of novel means:
new and original — typically something considered good
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Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st usePart 1
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parish
10 uses
Are we talking about a governmental or a religious parish?
parish = a local church community

or in Louisiana:  a jurisdiction of government like a county
Word Statistics
Book10 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePart 1
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quaint
12 uses
We stayed in a quaint town.
quaint = unusual in an interesting or pleasing way — especially when old-fashioned
Word Statistics
Book12 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePart 2
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reproach
16 uses
She reproached him for being thoughtless and lazy.
reproached = criticized
DefinitionGenerally reproach means:
a criticism; or to express criticism
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Book16 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePart 2
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theology
9 uses
She studied theology at Yale Divinity School.
theology = the study of religion
DefinitionGenerally theology means:
the study of religion; or a particular system or school of religious beliefs
Word Statistics
Book9 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePart 2
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