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The Prince and The Pauper
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accord   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 14 uses
1  —13 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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Book13 uses
Library46 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 17
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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 useChapter 11
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alacrity
1 use
She completed each assignment with alacrity.
alacrity = quickness; and/or cheerful eagerness
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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archangel
1 use
In the movie, John Travolta played a seemingly irreverent archangel.
archangel = an angel of high rank
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 21
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digress
1 use
She always digresses when telling a story.
digresses = wanders from a direct course
DefinitionGenerally digress means:
wander from a direct or straight course — especially verbally
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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forbearance
6 uses
She recommended regulatory forbearance while the banks repair their balance sheets.
forbearance = refraining (holding back) from acting
DefinitionGenerally forbearance means:
refraining (holding back) from acting

or:

patience, tolerance, or self-control
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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pauper
14 uses
I want to go to a college where the loans won't leave me feeling like a pauper-in-waiting.
pauper = someone who is very poor
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Book14 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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perplex
13 uses
Scientists are perplexed by the mystery.
perplexed = confused or puzzled
DefinitionGenerally perplex means:
to confuse
Word Statistics
Book13 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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prodigal
3 uses
The rainforest is filled with a prodigal variety of vegetation.
prodigal = abundant (many, many kinds)
DefinitionGenerally prodigal means:
recklessly wasteful

or more rarely:

abundant (extravagant in amount)

or more rarely still:

long absent (someone who has been away a long time)
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 25
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profound
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
profound sadness
Her apology was heartfelt—expressing profound sorrow and regret.
profound = of greatest intensity or emotional depth
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Book1 use
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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reign   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
She reigned over England
The arranged marriage solidified the alliance between two of Europe's most important reigning families.
reigning = ruling
DefinitionGenerally this sense of reign means:
rule (like that of a king or queen); or the time during which one ruled
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st usenotes
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2  —1 use as in:
uncertainty reigns
Uncertainty and fear reigned during those years.
reigned = to be most powerful, important, or noticeable
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 32
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repudiate
4 uses
The parents repudiated their son.
repudiated = strongly rejected
DefinitionGenerally repudiate means:
strong rejection — especially when the idea or thing being rejected was once embraced
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 27
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resignation
3 uses
1  —1 use as in:
submitted her resignation
I know you're unhappy there, but don't submit your resignation until you find a better job.
resignation = a document expressing that someone is quitting a job
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resignation means:
to quit — especially a job or position; or a document expressing such an act
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 19
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?  —2 uses
exact meaning not specified
or not quizzed
resolve   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 13 uses
1  —7 uses as in:
I resolved to stop drinking.
This year I resolved to lose a pound a week for 5 weeks.
resolved = decided
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resolve means:
to decide — typically a firm or formal decision
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 5
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2  —4 uses as in:
Her resolve weakened.
She never waivered in her resolve to attend a good college.
resolve = determination (firmness of purpose)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resolve means:
firmness of purpose (strong determination to do something)
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 6
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3  —2 uses as in:
How did you resolve the problem?
Three of the five issues have already been resolved.
resolved = solved or settled
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resolve means:
to solve a problem or settle a disagreement
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Book2 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 28
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tranquil
7 uses
I love a lake with tranquil blue water.
tranquil = calm
DefinitionGenerally tranquil means:
calm and undisturbed
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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wrought   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
wrought iron
The windows have decorative wrought iron bars for security.
wrought = worked — as when iron is shaped to fit by bending or beating
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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2  —1 use as in:
the damage she has wrought
the damage wrought by the hurricane
wrought = caused (made to happen)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of wrought means:
caused to happen or occurred as a consequence
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 20
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