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abhor
4 uses
9:30 If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; 9:31 Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me.†
abhor = hate or detest
DefinitionGenerally abhor means:
to hate or detest something
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Book4 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 16-20
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abundant
5 uses
12:6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God bringeth abundantly.†
abundantly = with great quantity
DefinitionGenerally abundant means:
present in great quantity
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Book5 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11-15
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afflict
11 uses
6:14 To him that is afflicted pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.†
afflicted = suffering; or made to suffer
DefinitionGenerally afflict means:
cause suffering — such as illness, pain, or unhappiness
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Book11 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1-5
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contempt
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
feels contempt towards her
He poureth contempt upon princes... (12:21)
contempt = disrespect
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contempt means:
lack of respect for someone or something thought inferior — often accompanied by a feeling of dislike or disgust
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Book1 use
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11-15
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despise
7 uses
12:5 He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease.†
despised = disliked strongly and looked down upon
DefinitionGenerally despise means:
to dislike strongly and to look down upon with disrespect
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Book7 uses
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11-15
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disdain
1 use
30:1 But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.†
disdained = rejected as not good enough; or showed a 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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Book1 use
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 26-30
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dominion
2 uses
25:1 Then answered Bildad the Shuhite, and said, 25:2 Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high places.†
dominion = dominance or power over others; or a region so dominated
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Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 21-25
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dwell
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
a modest dwelling
18:19 He shall neither have son nor nephew among his people, nor any remaining in his dwellings.†
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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Book3 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 16-20
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establish
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
establish a positive tone
Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.†
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 21-25
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forsake
4 uses
18:4 He teareth himself in his anger: shall the earth be forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place?†
forsaken = abandoned or given up on
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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Book4 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 16-20
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hypocrite
8 uses
8:13 So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish: 8:14 Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.†
hypocrite = someone who violates claimed moral standards
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Book8 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11-15
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integrity
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a person of high integrity
Let me be weighed in an even balance that God may know mine integrity. (31:6)
integrity = strong moral principles
DefinitionGenerally this sense of integrity means:
having strong moral principles — especially honesty
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 31-35
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moreover
4 uses
35:1 Elihu spake moreover, and said, 35:2 Thinkest thou this to be right, that thou saidst, My righteousness is more than God's?†
moreover = in addition to what has just been said
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Book4 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 26-30
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parable
2 uses
27:1 Moreover Job continued his parable, and said, 27:2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul; 27:3 All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils; 27:4 My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.†
parable = a short story told to teach a moral lesson — especially those told by Jesus in the New Testament
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Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 26-30
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perish
15 uses
4:7 Remember, I pray thee, who ever perished, being innocent? or where were the righteous cut off?†
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
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Book15 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 31-35
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reproach
5 uses
19:3 These ten times have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed that ye make yourselves strange to me.†
reproached = criticized
DefinitionGenerally reproach means:
a criticism; or to express criticism — especially where a relationship makes the disapproval result in disappointment or shame
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Book5 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 16-20
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righteous
9 uses
1  —9 uses as in:
a righteous cause
6:29 Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.†
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-")
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Book9 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6-10
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scorn
6 uses
12:4 I am as one mocked of his neighbour, who calleth upon God, and he answereth him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn.†
scorn = disrespect or reject as not good enough
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Book6 uses
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 31-35
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unsavory
1 use
6:6 Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg?†
unsavoury = unpleasant or distasteful — as from offensive morality or bad taste

(editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use unsavory.)
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6-10
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wrath
17 uses
5:2 For wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.†
wrath = extreme anger
DefinitionGenerally wrath means:
extreme anger or angry punishment
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Book17 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1-5
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