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The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

Extra Credit Words with Typical Sample Sentences

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abide   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 3 uses
1  —1 use as in:
abide by her decision
I can't abide her continual complaints.
abide = tolerate
DefinitionGenerally this sense of abide means:
to tolerate or put up with something
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 7
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2  —1 use as in:
abide in the forest
She abides in the forest.
abides = lives
DefinitionGenerally this sense of abide means:
to live in a place

or more rarely:  to live with someone or something
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePref.
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unquizzed meaning  —1 use
abundant
13 uses
Farmers in the region enjoy good soil, moderate temperatures, and an abundant supply of water.
abundant = present in great quantity
Word Statistics
Book13 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 7
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charlatan
1 use
She's a charlatan and a cheat.
charlatan = one who pretends to have capabilities or knowledge they lack
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 11
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defer
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
deferred the decision
The weather forced us to defer our departure another day.
defer = delay
DefinitionGenerally this sense of defer means:
delay or postpone (hold off until a later time)
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 19
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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
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library25 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useBook 15
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however   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 90 uses
1  —86 uses as in:
However, complications may...
Most college application deadlines are in January and February. However, early admission deadlines are around November and some scholarships require even earlier deadlines.
however = despite that (a transition word use to connect contrasting ideas)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of however means:
though (or another expression that connects contrasting ideas)

(Based on idea 1 we might not expect idea 2, but this is a way of saying that even though idea 1 exists, we still have idea 2.  Synonyms include in spite of that, , nevertheless, nonetheless, on the other hand, in contrastand but.)
Word Statistics
Book86 uses
Library61 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st usePref.
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2  —4 uses as in:
However much she tried...
However hard he tried, he couldn't do it.
however = no matter how
DefinitionGenerally this sense of however means:
to whatever degree (regardless of how much; or whatever unspecified amount)
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Book4 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 16
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immortal
47 uses
Zeus and the other gods were supposed to be immortal.
immortal = to live forever
DefinitionGenerally immortal means:
living or existing forever

or:

someone famous throughout history

or:

someone who will never die — such as a mythological god
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Book47 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePref.
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impugn
1 use
She impugns the statistics even though they are validated at factcheck.com.
impugns = attacks as false or wrong
DefinitionGenerally impugn means:
attack as false or wrong
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Book1 use
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usePref.
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incessant
3 uses
She grew annoyed by the child's incessant questions.
incessant = continuous
DefinitionGenerally incessant means:
continuous — often in an annoying way
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 18
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incorrigible
1 use
She was declared an incorrigible delinquent and sent to reform school.
incorrigible = unresponsive to correction (even by punishment)
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 18
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notorious
2 uses
He was a notorious drug dealer.
notorious = well known for something bad
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useFoot
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obstinate
1 use
She is an obstinate child who will not follow the family rules.
obstinate = stubbornly not doing what others want
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 15
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perfidy
1 use
She is guilty of perfidy if not treason.
perfidy = an act of deliberate betrayal
DefinitionGenerally perfidy means:
an act of deliberate betrayal; or such behavior
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4
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prevaricate
2 uses
The government will prevaricate until after elections.
prevaricate = be deliberately ambiguous or unclear in order to mislead or withhold information; or make false statements
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4
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prudent
1 use
She was promoted to manager because she is so prudent.
prudent = sensible and careful
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 8
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revere
1 use
Many fans revere Michael Jordan as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
revere = deeply respect and admire
DefinitionGenerally revere means:
regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useBook 14
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scrupulous
1 use
You can count on her. She is scrupulous in her work.
scrupulous = careful and thorough
DefinitionGenerally scrupulous means:
careful to behave ethically and/or diligently (with great care and attention to detail)
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useFoot
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usurp
2 uses
The lawsuit claims that the Federal Government is usurping rights reserved by the Constitution for state governments.
usurping = taking without authority
DefinitionGenerally usurp means:
seize or take control without authority
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 4
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