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The Divine Comedy - Volume 3 (Paradise)

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accord   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 32 uses
1  —27 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
The innumerable sparks each moved in accord with the gyration of its flaming circle.
accord = keeping (or agreement)
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
Book27 uses
Library53 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useCanto 1-11
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2  —4 uses as in:
done of her own accord
...the light hid itself of its own accord,
own accord = own mind (on it's own without anyone making it do so)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
mind
Word Statistics
Book4 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useCanto 23-33
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3  —1 use as in:
accord her the respect deserved
...and may the grace of God accord this to him.
accord = give (as special treatment)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
to give someone special treatment — especially respect
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useCanto 23-33
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ascend
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
in ascending order
The third in ascending order of the hierarchy of the Angels, corresponding with the heaven of Venus.
ascending = moving from least important to most important
DefinitionGenerally this sense of ascend means:
move up a scale — as from smaller numbers to larger, or lower notes to higher
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useCanto 1-11
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avarice
5 uses
Denunciation of the avarice of the Popes.
avarice = excessive desire for wealth
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Book5 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useATOC
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denounce
5 uses
Denunciation of the avarice of the Popes.
denunciation = strong criticism or public accusation

(editor's note: avarice is a synonym for greed.)
DefinitionGenerally denounce means:
to strongly criticize or accuse publicly

or more rarely:  to inform against someone (turn someone into the authorities)
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Book5 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useATOC
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digress
1 use
But because we have digressed enough, turn back thine eyes now toward the straight path, so that the way be shortened with the time.
digressed = wandered from a direct or straight course
DefinitionGenerally digress means:
wander from a direct or straight course — typically verbally
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useCanto 23-33
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discern
9 uses
Now he knows much of what the world cannot see of the divine grace, although his sight cannot discern its depth.
discern = see
DefinitionGenerally discern means:
to notice or understand something — often something that is not obvious
Word Statistics
Book9 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useCanto 1-11
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discord
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
discord amongst the group
Should we desire to be higher up, our desires would be discordant with the will of Him who assigns us to this place,
discordant = in conflict
DefinitionGenerally this sense of discord means:
conflict or disagreement — especially among those expected to cooperate

or (especially in the form discordant):

seeming different  or wrong along with everything else
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useCanto 1-11
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diverse
14 uses
Diverse voices make sweet notes;
diverse = varied (having variety with differences)
DefinitionGenerally diverse means:
varied (having variety amongst things of the same kind) — especially with regard to ideas or members of a population group
Word Statistics
Book14 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useCanto 12-22
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diversity
3 uses
Society cannot exist without diversity in the functions of its members.
diversity = variety
DefinitionGenerally diversity means:
the condition of variety — especially in reference to members of a population group who are of different races or cultures
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useCanto 1-11
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divine
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
to forgive is divine
the mysteries of divine justice
divine = coming from God
DefinitionGenerally this sense of divine means:
wonderful; or god-like or coming from God
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useCanto 23-33
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heresy
4 uses
That our justice seems unjust in the eyes of mortals is argument of faith, and not of heretical iniquity.
heretical = counter to religious teaching
DefinitionGenerally heresy means:
opinions or actions most people consider immoral
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Book4 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useCanto 1-11
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manifest
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
manifest destiny
...makes manifest to us this revelation.
manifest = obvious
DefinitionGenerally this sense of manifest means:
obvious; or to make obvious; or to show or demonstrate
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Book2 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useCanto 12-22
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mortal
20 uses
1  —20 uses as in:
mortal body
Little of mortal life was remaining for me,
mortal = human
DefinitionGenerally this sense of mortal means:
human (especially merely human); or subject to death
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Book20 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useATOC
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perfidy
2 uses
his pitiless and perfidious stepmother
perfidious = inclined to intentionally betray
DefinitionGenerally perfidy means:
an act of deliberate betrayal; or such behavior
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useCanto 12-22
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pious
8 uses
1  —8 uses as in:
a good, pious woman
Through being just and pious am I here exalted to that glory which lets not itself be conquered by desire;
pious = highly religious and moral
DefinitionGenerally this sense of pious means:
religious or highly moral
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Book8 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useCanto 1-11
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relevant
2 uses
...for where God immediately governs the natural law is of no relevancy.
relevancy = relation in a meaningful way to the issue in question
DefinitionGenerally relevant means:
relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useCanto 23-33
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satiate
1 use
satiated with its bliss
satiated = filled to satisfaction
DefinitionGenerally satiate means:
to satisfy a hunger; or fill to satisfaction (typically said of hunger for food, but can be said of anything desired—such as of knowledge or sensual pleasure)
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useCanto 12-22
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superfluous
1 use
...drew out from among the laws what was superfluous and vain.
superfluous = more than is needed, desired, or required
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useCanto 1-11
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