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abominable
167 uses
18:29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.†
abominations = things that are exceptionally bad or detestable

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tions", converts a verb into a plural noun that denotes results of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in actions, illustrations, and observations.)
DefinitionGenerally abominable means:
exceptionally bad or detestable
Word Statistics
Book167 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3.
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accord   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 611 uses
1  —609 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
6:22 Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.†
according to = as stated by; or in agreement with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to or accordingly where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
  • "We got a flat tire. Accordingly, I pulled to the side of the road." — because of what was just said; or as a result
Word Statistics
Book609 uses
Library53 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 23.
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2  —2 uses as in:
done of her own accord
That which groweth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for it is a year of rest unto the land. (Leviticus 25:5)
own accord = volition (done on it's own without your making it do so)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
mind
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Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3.
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afflict
148 uses
1:12 But the more they afflicted them, the more they multiplied and grew.†
afflicted = suffering; or made to suffer
DefinitionGenerally afflict means:
cause suffering — such as illness, pain, or unhappiness
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Book148 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 19.
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countervail
1 use
But if we had been sold for bondmen and bondwomen, I had held my tongue, although the enemy could not countervail the king's damage.
countervail = counterbalance
DefinitionGenerally countervail means:
to counterbalance, or oppose (the effects of something)—often in such a manner that the effects being opposed are neutralized (made ineffective)
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 17.
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defer
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
deferred the decision
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick... (Proverbs 13:12)
deferred = postponed
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 20.
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desolate
11 uses
1  —11 uses as in:
desolated the region
35:9 I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.†
desolations = destroyed; or emptied of people; or emptied of most plants and animals
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Book11 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useBook 15.
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dwell
17 uses
1  —17 uses as in:
a modest dwelling
3:17 It shall be a perpetual statute for your generations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.†
dwellings = houses or shelters in which people live
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dwelling means:
a house or shelter in which someone lives
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Book17 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useBook 2.
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establish
19 uses
1  —19 uses as in:
establish a positive tone
Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.†
established = created and maintained
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
create, start, or set in [a] place
Word Statistics
Book19 uses
Library25 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useBook 1.
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forsake
151 uses
12:19 Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon the earth.†
forsake = abandon or give up on
DefinitionGenerally forsake means:
to abandon or give up on — such as someone who needs you, or an idea, or a place
Word Statistics
Book151 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 23.
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inhabitant
234 uses
15:14 The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.†
inhabitants = people (who live in a particular place)
DefinitionGenerally inhabitant means:
a person who lives in a particular place
Word Statistics
Book234 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1.
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iniquity
313 uses
15:16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.†
iniquity = immorality; or an immoral act
Word Statistics
Book313 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 3.
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moreover
153 uses
24:25 She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.†
moreover = in addition to what has just been said
Word Statistics
Book153 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useBook 1.
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perish
116 uses
16:33 They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.†
perished = died, was destroyed, or ceased to exist
DefinitionGenerally perish means:
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
Word Statistics
Book116 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useBook 18.
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remnant
86 uses
26:12 And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle.†
remnant = a small amount that remains after the rest is gone
DefinitionGenerally remnant means:
a small amount that remains after the rest is gone — sometimes specifically of cloth
Word Statistics
Book86 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 2.
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reproach
104 uses
30:23 And she conceived, and bare a son; and said, God hath taken away my reproach: 30:24 And she called his name Joseph; and said, The LORD shall add to me another son.†
reproach = a criticism; or to express criticism
DefinitionGenerally reproach means:
a criticism; or to express criticism — especially where a relationship makes the disapproval result in disappointment or shame
Word Statistics
Book104 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useBook 12.
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righteous
226 uses
1  —226 uses as in:
a righteous cause
15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.†
righteousness = morally correct behavior
DefinitionGenerally this sense of righteous means:
morally correct; or morally justified

or:

acting or feeling morally superior — especially when it isn't true (this meaning is more typically seen as a compound word beginning with "self-")
Word Statistics
Book226 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 1.
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wrath
153 uses
49:7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.†
wrath = extreme anger
DefinitionGenerally wrath means:
extreme anger or angry punishment
Word Statistics
Book153 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 19.
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yield   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
will yield valuable data
3:17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: 3:18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.†
yield = give
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to produce (usually something wanted); or the thing or amount produced
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useBook 35.
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2  —1 use as in:
yield to pressure
7:21 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.†
yield = give in, give way, or give up
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to give in, give way, or give up
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useBook 20.
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