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accompany
12 uses
Dick accompanied her to the door of the elevator.
accompanied = went with
DefinitionGenerally accompany means:
to travel along with; or to be present with at the same time and/or location

or:

to perform with
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Book12 uses
Library31 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 3.5
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apparent
14 uses
Four weeks have passed away—apparently the girl is in love with you.
apparently = seemingly (appearing obvious—though not necessarily so)
DefinitionGenerally apparent means:
clear or obvious; or appearing as such but not necessarily so
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Book14 uses
Library54 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 1.5
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consequence
9 uses
1  —9 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
You'll spend your life on it, and its consequences, and you won't have time or energy for any other decent or social act.
consequences = results
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
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Book9 uses
Library24 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 2.3
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descend
9 uses
Collis took his arm and they descended the steps.
descended = moved downward on
DefinitionGenerally descend means:
move or slope downward

or:

come from a higher or prior level in a hierarchy — as a person from an ancestor

or:

come or arrive — especially from above — such as night or darkness
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Book9 uses
Library33 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.6
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detach
8 uses
he detached her from the company on the terrace, and they were alone together,
detached = separated
DefinitionGenerally detach means:
to separate something from something else (physically or emotionally)
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Book8 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3.5
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dissent
1 use
Dick did not even bother to dissent from this.
dissent = disagree
DefinitionGenerally dissent means:
to disagree; or disagreement or conflict — typically between people who cooperate, and often with official or majority beliefs
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2.21
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emerge
10 uses
he composed his face slowly, holding her hand a long time and forming sentences that did not emerge.
emerge = come out (in this case, come out of his mouth)
DefinitionGenerally emerge means:
to come out, or to appear
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Book10 uses
Library46 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 1.6
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establish
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
establish a positive tone
The first week of summer found Dick re-established in Zurich.†
re-established = restored (settled again)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
create, start, or set in [a] place
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Book1 use
Library22 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 2.6
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grave
8 uses
Dick nodded gravely, looking at the stone floor, like a priest in the confessional—
gravely = in a serious and solemn manner
DefinitionGenerally this sense of grave means:
serious and/or solemn

The exact meaning of this sense of grave is often subject to its context. For example:
  • "This is a grave problem," or "a situation of the utmost gravity." — important, dangerous, or causing worry
  • "She was in a grave mood upon returning from the funeral." — sad (with a heavy heart)
  • "She looked me in the eye and gravely promised." — sincere and dignified without humor
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Book8 uses
Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 1.1
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imply
6 uses
...half expecting him to imply that Miss Warren's attitude was pathological.
imply = suggest (say indirectly)
DefinitionGenerally imply means:
to suggest or say indirectly — possibly as a logical consequence
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Book6 uses
Library13 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 2.19
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indifferent
6 uses
The most unhappy aspect of their relations was Dick's growing indifference,
indifference = lack of interest
DefinitionGenerally indifferent means:
without interest — in various senses such as:
  • unconcerned
  • unsympathetic
  • impartial
  • not of good quality (which may imply average or poor quality depending upon context)
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Book6 uses
Library19 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2.7
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inevitable
13 uses
...tried to protect ... from life's troubles and had succeeded merely in preventing them from developing powers of adjustment to life's inevitable surprises.
inevitable = certain to happen
DefinitionGenerally inevitable means:
certain to happen (even if one tried to prevent it)
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Book13 uses
Library21 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 1.16
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inquire
13 uses
I've inquired about that.
inquired = asked about or looked into
DefinitionGenerally inquire means:
to ask about or look into something
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Book13 uses
Library21 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.2
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insistent
11 uses
They were shocked motionless; the knock was repeated insistently, and in the sudden realization that the door was not locked Rosemary...
insistently = in a persistent or firm manner (demanding to be answered)
DefinitionGenerally insistent means:
persistent or continuing or firm — especially in maintaining a view or demanding something
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Book11 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.24
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Monsieur
10 uses
"Remember," said Dick, "you owe Monsieur Gausse a hundred dollars a piece."
Monsieur = Mr. (in French)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of Monsieur means:
French equivalent to:  "Mr." in English

or:

French equivalent to: "sir" in English (a polite way to address a male)
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Book10 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1.11
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resignation   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 4 uses
1  —1 use as in:
submitted her resignation
first year at West Point—that year during which no cadet can resign and from which none ever recovers
resign = quit (a position or job)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resignation means:
to quit — especially a job or position; or a document expressing such an act
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Book1 use
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 1.12
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2  —3 uses as in:
accepted it with resignation
he has been in a very religious and resigned mood from the beginning of his illness.
resigned = with acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable
DefinitionGenerally this sense of resignation means:
acceptance of something undesired as unavoidable or the lesser of evils
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Book3 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 1.24
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revere
3 uses
Then abruptly the table broke up—the moment when the guests had been daringly lifted above conviviality into the rarer atmosphere of sentiment, was over before it could be irreverently breathed, before they had half realized it was there.
irreverently = without proper respect

editor's notes:
  • The prefix "in-" often means not and reverses the meaning of a root word as in incomplete, inadequate, and irreverent.
  • In this context, conviviality means "friendly cheerfulness".
DefinitionGenerally revere means:
regard with feelings of deep respect and admiration — sometimes with a mixture of wonder and awe or fear
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Book3 uses
Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 1.7
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scrupulous
1 use
her unscrupulousness against his moralities
unscrupulousness = unethical behavior
DefinitionGenerally scrupulous means:
careful to behave ethically and/or diligently (with great care and attention to detail)
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3.9
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simultaneous
11 uses
Simultaneously the engine whistled sharply and the train began to move,
simultaneously = at the same time
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Book11 uses
Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 1.4
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