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accommodate
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
hotel accommodations
Overnight accommodations are available.
accommodations = lodgings
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accommodations means:
space or lodgings — such as a hotel room or office space
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 22
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advocate
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
an advocate supporting
She is a passionate advocate for children's welfare.
advocate = a person who publicly supports and works to advance a cause
DefinitionGenerally this sense of advocate means:
a person who publicly supports and works to advance a cause

or more rarely:

someone acting in the role of a defense lawyer in England's past and in some jurisdictions today
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Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 17
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approach   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 13 uses
1  —8 uses as in:
approached the city
Winter is approaching.
approaching = getting nearer
DefinitionGenerally this sense of approach means:
to get closer to (near in space, time, quantity, or quality)
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Book8 uses
Library104 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 22
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2  —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
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1st useChapter 33
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3  —4 uses 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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Book4 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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continuous
7 uses
The national power grid is under almost continuous attack.
continuous = constant (uninterrupted)
DefinitionGenerally continuous means:
continuing in time or space without interruption or irregularity
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Book7 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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contrast
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
there is a contrast
The contrast in their leadership styles is striking. Olivia motivated people with fear. Isabella motivated them with praise.
contrast = notable difference
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contrast means:
a difference — especially a notable difference; or the side-x-side arrangement of things that draws attention to an unmissable difference
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Book2 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 42
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convey
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
convey her thoughts
She dresses to convey a sense of a successful, no-nonsense woman.
convey = communicate or express
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Book2 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 18
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DNA
98 uses
DNA evidence led to her arrest and conviction
DNA = cell structures that contain genetic information
DefinitionGenerally DNA means:
cell structures that transmit genetic information which determines inherited traits such as hair color or height
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Book98 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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explicit
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
explicit instructions
She gave us explicit instructions.
explicit = precisely and clearly expressed
DefinitionGenerally this sense of explicit means:
clear and with enough detail so there is no confusion
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Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 43
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foliage
39 uses
It's difficult to spot the birds in the foliage.
foliage = plant leaves
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Book39 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 14
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inhibit
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
inhibited the growth of...
The drug inhibits the spread of cancer.
inhibits = slows or prevents
DefinitionGenerally this sense of inhibit means:
to limit the activity of someone or something
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 15
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objective
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
an objective viewpoint
By any objective analysis, you would have to agree that...
objective = fact-based (not influenced by personal feelings or preferences)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of objective means:
fact-based without the influence of personal feelings or preferences
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 43
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paradigm
9 uses
We have incompatible paradigms.
paradigms = conceptual models
DefinitionGenerally paradigm means:
a conceptual model; or a standard example
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Book9 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 48
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perspective
2 uses
1  —2 uses 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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Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 5
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phenomenon
7 uses
It is a growing social phenomenon on high school campuses.
phenomenon = something that is of special interest
DefinitionGenerally phenomenon means:
something that exists or happened — especially something of special interest — sometimes someone or something that is extraordinary
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Book7 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 16
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redundant
2 uses
What is clarifying for one reader can be a redundant distraction for another.
redundant = more than is needed
DefinitionGenerally redundant means:
more than is needed — often something that is unnecessarily repeated

or in technical usage:  a secondary component designed to work if the primary component fails; or of such a system
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Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 7
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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 5
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virulent
3 uses
A virulent form of the infectious disease spread through the country.
virulent = very bad
DefinitionGenerally virulent means:
of disease:  very bad — perhaps very contagious

or

harsh or hateful
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Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
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yield
2 uses
1  —2 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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Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 17
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