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accommodate   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 4 uses
1  —1 use as in:
the room can accommodate four
The lab can accommodate up to 30 students at one time.
accommodate = provide for
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accommodate means:
provide (or have the ability to provide) for something desired or needed
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Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 1.4
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2  —3 uses as in:
moved to accommodate her
She accommodates different learning styles.
accommodates = adjusts for (different needs)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accommodate means:
adjust something to provide for a need; or help
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Book3 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 1.4
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 1.10
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candid
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
your candid opinion
Don't worry about my feelings. I'd like your candid opinion.
candid = honest and direct
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Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 1.6
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capacious
1 use
She carries a capacious bag.
capacious = very large
DefinitionGenerally capacious means:
large in capacity
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1st useChapter 1.10
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complacent
7 uses
She had become complacent after years of success.
complacent = unworried and satisfied
DefinitionGenerally complacent means:
contented (unworried and satisfied) — often to a fault
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Book7 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 1.11
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conciliatory
3 uses
Their statements are conciliatory, but their actions are uncompromising.
conciliatory = intended to end bad feelings or build trust
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Book3 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.3
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condescending
6 uses
She gave me that condescending look as though I wasn't worthy to ask her a question.
condescending = treating others as inferior
DefinitionGenerally condescending means:
treating others as inferior; or doing something considered beneath one's position or dignity
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Book6 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.7
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discern
7 uses
The second picture has more pixels, but the human eye can't discern the difference.
discern = notice or see (something that is not obvious)
DefinitionGenerally discern means:
to notice or understand something — often something that is not obvious
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Book7 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.4
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explicit
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
explicit photos and pornography
The computer has a filter that blocks explicit photos and pornography.
explicit = expressing or displaying sexual activity or nudity in a manner that leaves little to the imagination
DefinitionGenerally this sense of explicit means:
expressing or displaying sexual activity or violence in a detailed manner
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1st useChapter 1.13
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forsake
8 uses
The country must forsake terrorism as a political instrument.
forsake = abandon or give up
DefinitionGenerally forsake means:
to abandon or give up on — such as someone who needs you, or an idea, or a place
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Book8 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.1
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indolent
1 use
She never recovered from the indolence of her youth.
indolence = laziness
DefinitionGenerally this sense of indolent means:
lazy; disinclined to work
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1st useChapter 1.12
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indulgent
4 uses
Indulgent parents risk spoiling their children.
indulgent = treating with extra kindness or leniency (in this case, not demanding enough of the children)
DefinitionGenerally indulgent means:
to treat with extra kindness or tolerance
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Book4 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.8
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mitigate
1 use
Don't judge her so harshly until you consider the mitigating circumstances.
mitigating = serving to make less harmful or unpleasant
DefinitionGenerally mitigate means:
make less harmful or unpleasant
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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 1.9
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pious
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
a good, pious woman
The cartoon with a drawing of Muhammad outraged many pious Muslims.
pious = highly religious
DefinitionGenerally this sense of pious means:
religious or highly moral
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Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 1.1
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placid
3 uses
The sky is clear and the lake placid.
placid = calm
DefinitionGenerally placid means:
calm and not easily excited
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Book3 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2.16
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repudiate
1 use
The parents repudiated their son.
repudiated = strongly rejected
DefinitionGenerally repudiate means:
strong rejection — especially when the idea or thing being rejected was once embraced
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1st useChapter 1.8
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sober   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 10 uses
1  —6 uses as in:
Talk to me when your sober.
She was still sober enough to know the situation was dangerous.
sober = not under the influence of alcohol
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Book6 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.3
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2  —4 uses as in:
a sobering thought
It's sobering to think that more Americans die from opioid abuse than in car accidents.
sobering = makes one serious about an issue
DefinitionGenerally this sense of sobering means:
serious; or making one serious or calm
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Book4 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.11
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vacillate
1 use
She was determined and did not vacillate in the least.
vacillate = to change one's mind back and forth between conflicting ideas
DefinitionGenerally vacillate means:
to change one's mind back and forth between conflicting ideas

or:

to sway back and forth
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Book1 use
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.3
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