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accord   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 71 uses
1  —69 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
Book69 uses
Library46 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.4
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2  —2 uses 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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Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.2
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antecedent
9 uses
Student motivation as an antecedent to accelerated education.
antecedent = something that necessarily precedes something else
DefinitionGenerally antecedent means:
something that happened previous to something else; or anything that precedes something
Word Statistics
Book9 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.12
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arbiter
11 uses
She was the final arbiter on all matters of fashion.
arbiter = someone who settles disputes — often because of reputation
DefinitionGenerally arbiter means:
someone who settles disputes — often because of reputation

or:

someone chosen to judge and decide a disputed issue
Word Statistics
Book11 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.15
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attribute   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 41 uses
1  —4 uses as in:
It is an attribute of...
The spreadsheet has a column to describe the breed of dog and then ten additional columns to indicate attributes of the breeds. For example the second column has the average full-grown weight.
attributes = characteristics
DefinitionGenerally this sense of attribute means:
a characteristic (of something or someone)
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Book4 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.4
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2  —37 uses as in:
I attribute it to...
She attributed this quotation to Shakespeare.
attributed = credited (pointed to a source for something)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of attribute means:
to credit (a source for something) — such as:
  • to say that something happened because of someone or something else
  • to indicate the source of an idea or quotation
Word Statistics
Book37 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 2.29
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contrary   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 126 uses
1  —96 uses as in:
contrary to
Contrary to popular belief, the largest pyramid is in Mexico—not Egypt.
contrary to = in opposition to
Word Statistics
Book96 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.11
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2  —19 uses as in:
on the contrary
She was not smiling. On the contrary, she frowned.
on the contrary = In opposition to what was just said
DefinitionGenerally this sense of on the contrary means:
in opposition to what was just said
Word Statistics
Book19 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.5
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3  —11 uses as in:
to the contrary
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.
to the contrary = with an opposite or different effect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of to the contrary means:
with an opposite or different effect; or something with an opposite or different effect
Word Statistics
Book11 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.11
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covenant
191 uses
Biblical scholars point to seven covenants described in the Bible.
covenants = binding agreements (in this case between God and man)
DefinitionGenerally covenant means:
a binding agreement
Word Statistics
Book191 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.15
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derive
52 uses
She likes to win, but she doesn't derive pleasure from watching others lose.
derive = get
DefinitionGenerally derive means:
to get something from something else

(If the context doesn't otherwise indicate where something came from, it is generally from reasoning—especially deductive reasoning.)
Word Statistics
Book52 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 1.8
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discord
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
discord amongst the group
There is too much discord in the team.
discord = conflict or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate
DefinitionGenerally this sense of discord means:
conflict or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate

or (especially in the form "discordant"):

seeming different  or wrong along with everything else
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2.18
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dispute
31 uses
1  —31 uses as in:
She disputes his claim.
She disputes her landlord's claim that the music was that loud.
disputes = challenges
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dispute means:
challenge, argue about, or fight over
Word Statistics
Book31 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 1.8
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diversify
2 uses
She has been typecast as the female who beats up males, but she's eager to diversify her roles.
diversify = make more varied
DefinitionGenerally diversify means:
to make more varied

This is used to describe variation in some things so frequently that they can be implied by the general context without a need to state them explicitly — such as:
  • with regard to people — varying races, ethnicities, and genders
  • with regard to investments — varying types of investments
  • with regard to a company — varying sources of business
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 1.4
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doctrine
219 uses
She challenges accepted doctrine.
doctrine = generally accepted beliefs
DefinitionGenerally doctrine means:
a belief (or system of beliefs or principles) accepted as authoritative by some group
Word Statistics
Book219 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useIntr.
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dominion
93 uses
France held undisputed dominion over vast areas of Africa.
dominion = dominance or power over others
DefinitionGenerally dominion means:
dominance or power over others; or a region so dominated
Word Statistics
Book93 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2.17
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expound
11 uses
You will be asked to expound on a teacher-selected topic from the book.
expound = discuss in detail
DefinitionGenerally expound means:
explain or discuss in detail
Word Statistics
Book11 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3.37
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iniquity
9 uses
That was when I realized I had to climb up from the depths of iniquity.
iniquity = immorality
DefinitionGenerally iniquity means:
immorality; or an immoral act
Word Statistics
Book9 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3.41
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manifest
20 uses
1  —20 uses as in:
manifest destiny
Domestic violence doesn't always manifest as physical abuse.
manifest = show (made obvious)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of manifest means:
obvious; or to make obvious; or to show or demonstrate
Word Statistics
Book20 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.10
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ordination
68 uses
Her extended family attended the ordination.
ordination = ceremony in which one is officially declared a minister, priest, rabbi, or other religious leader
Word Statistics
Book68 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3.33
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