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abundant
4 uses
1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.†
abundantly = with great quantity
DefinitionGenerally abundant means:
present in great quantity
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1-10
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accord
23 uses
1  —23 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
...he interpreted to us our dreams; to each man according to his dream he did interpret. (41:12)
according to = based upon (in keeping 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
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Book23 uses
Library53 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1-10
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afflict
6 uses
16:11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.†
affliction = something that causes ongoing suffering

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
DefinitionGenerally afflict means:
cause suffering — such as illness, pain, or unhappiness
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Book6 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11-20
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attain
1 use
47:9 And Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are an hundred and thirty years: few and evil have the days of the years of my life been, and have not attained unto the days of the years of the life of my fathers in the days of their pilgrimage.†
attained = gained or reached something with effort
DefinitionGenerally attain means:
to gain or reach something with effort
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 41-50
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breadth
2 uses
13:17 Arise, walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.†
breadth = the distance between two sides; or the range of variety — especially a broad range of knowledge
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Book2 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1-10
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countenance
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a pleasant countenance
...and his countenance fell. (4:5)
countenance = facial expression
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
facial expression; or face; or composure or manner
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1-10
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despise
3 uses
16:4 And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes.†
despised = disliked strongly and looked down upon
DefinitionGenerally despise means:
to dislike strongly and to look down upon with disrespect
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11-20
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discern
3 uses
27:23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.†
discerned = noticed something that is not obvious
DefinitionGenerally discern means:
to notice or understand something — often something that is not obvious
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Book3 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 21-30
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dwell
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
It dwells in the forest.
Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan... (13:12)
dwelled = lived
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dwell means:
make one's home in; or to live in; or to stay (in a place)
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Book1 use
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 11-20
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establish
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
establish a positive tone
And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth.†
established = created
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
create, start, or set in [a] place
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Book1 use
Library25 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 1-10
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grievous
6 uses
12:10 And there was a famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the famine was grievous in the land.†
grievous = very serious; or very bad
DefinitionGenerally grievous means:
very serious; or very bad; or causing grief
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11-20
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inhabitant
3 uses
19:24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 19:25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.†
inhabitants = people (who live in a particular place)
DefinitionGenerally inhabitant means:
a person who lives in a particular place
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11-20
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integrity
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a person of high integrity
...in the integrity of my heart... (20:5)
integrity = strong moral principles
DefinitionGenerally this sense of integrity means:
having strong moral principles — especially honesty
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 11-20
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moreover
4 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
Book4 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 21-30
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perish
1 use
41:36 And that food shall be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine.†
perish = die, be destroyed, or cease to exist
DefinitionGenerally perish means:
to die — especially in an unnatural way

or:

to be destroyed or cease to exist
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 41-50
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prosper
5 uses
24:56 And he said unto them, Hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.†
prospered = did well
DefinitionGenerally prosper means:
to do well or to grow stronger
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 21-30
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replenish
2 uses
9:1 And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.†
replenish = replace what was used up; or restore to a previous condition
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 1-10
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reproach
2 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
Book2 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 21-30
Web Links
righteous
2 uses
1  —2 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
Book2 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11-20
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sojourn
10 uses
20:1 And Abraham journeyed from thence toward the south country, and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar.†
sojourned = visited
DefinitionGenerally sojourn means:
a temporary visit to a place
Word Statistics
Book10 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11-20
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