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admonish
3 uses
He admonished the child for his bad behavior
admonished = expressed disapproval
DefinitionGenerally admonish means:
to express disapproval to someone of their actions; or to warn or advise someone
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Book3 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 5
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benevolent
4 uses
They called themselves The Benevolent Association because their mission was to help others.
benevolent = kind, generous, or charitable
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Book4 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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clemency
1 use
He petitioned the Governor for clemency.
clemency = mercy
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 12
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contempt
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
feels contempt towards her
Familiarity breeds contempt.
contempt = lack of respect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contempt means:
lack of respect — often accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike or disgust
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Book1 use
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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depravity
1 use
It is a terrible story of an innocent who trusted a man who treated her with ruthless depravity.
depravity = complete immorality or evilness
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8
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destitute
5 uses
The article is entitled Destitute and Desperate in the Land of Plenty.
destitute = extremely poor
DefinitionGenerally destitute means:
extremely poor; or lacking the necessities of life such as food and shelter

or in the form "destitute of":  lacking
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Book5 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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disdain
5 uses
She tries to be polite, but cannot hide her disdain for authority.
disdain = lack of respect
DefinitionGenerally disdain means:
a lack of respect — often suggesting distaste and an undeserved sense of superiority

or:

to reject as not good enough
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Book5 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 10
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diversity
2 uses
Diversity has strengthened our Board of Directors.
diversity = the condition of variety
DefinitionGenerally diversity means:
the condition of variety — especially in reference to members of a population group who are of different races or cultures
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Book2 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 4
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divine
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
to forgive is divine
Her pies are divine.
divine = wonderful
DefinitionGenerally this sense of divine means:
wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
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Book2 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4
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exalt
39 uses
I'm looking for a small liberal-arts college that exalts the undergraduate experience.
exalts = prizes, honors, or glorifies
DefinitionGenerally exalt means:
elevate with praise, glorify, or honor

or:

fill with sublime emotion
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Book39 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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however
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
However much she tried...
However hard he tried, he couldn't do it.
however = to whatever degree (regardless of how much; or whatever unspecified amount)
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Book3 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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incessant
5 uses
She grew annoyed by the child's incessant questions.
incessant = continuous (and often annoying)
DefinitionGenerally incessant means:
continuous — often in an annoying way
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Book5 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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lament
4 uses
She lamented the loss.
lamented = expressed grief or regret
DefinitionGenerally lament means:
to express grief or regret
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Book4 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 11
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monk
27 uses
a Tibetan monk wearing an orange robe
monk = a male member of a religious order typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience
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Book27 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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penitent
7 uses
When her anger passed, she was penitent.
penitent = sorry for having done wrong
DefinitionGenerally penitent means:
feeling or expressing sorrow for having done wrong; or a person who does such
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Book7 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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pilgrim
15 uses
Three pilgrims were killed in the bus crash.
pilgrims = people who journey to a special place — typically as an act of religious devotion
DefinitionGenerally this sense of pilgrim means:
someone who journeys to a special place — typically a difficult journey to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion
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Book15 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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pilgrimage
17 uses
A pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the Five Pillars of Islam.
pilgrimage = a journey to a special place — especially a sacred place for religious purposes
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Book17 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9
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refuge
16 uses
The park serves as a refuge for wildlife.
refuge = something giving protection — especially a safe place
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Book16 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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venerable
22 uses
They looked to the venerable old woman for advice.
venerable = respected (worthy of respect) — typically because of age or position
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Book22 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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venerate
7 uses
Most contemporary Hindus do not actually worship the cow; though many venerate her.
venerate = regard with feelings of respect and reverence
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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