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accord   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 34 uses
1  —32 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
Each now acted in accordance with his own private character.
accordance = keeping
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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Book32 uses
Library53 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
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2  —2 uses as in:
done of her own accord
My uncle at last, of his own accord, broke silence.
own accord = own mind (without anyone asking)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
mind
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Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 41
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cease
24 uses
The wind wholly ceased.
ceased = stopped
DefinitionGenerally cease means:
to stop or discontinue
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Book24 uses
Library26 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 11
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compel
24 uses
On the other hand, if he did attempt anything so quixotic, I should not be compelled to accompany him.†
compelled = forced; or (more rarely) convinced
DefinitionGenerally compel means:
to force someone to do something

or more rarely:

to convince someone to do something
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Book24 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 3
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consequence   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 16 uses
1  —13 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Consequently, no chance of discovering the right aperture.†
consequently = resultantly (as a result)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
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Book13 uses
Library28 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 16
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2  —3 uses as in:
of little consequence
As if it were of any consequence!†
consequence = importance
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
importance or relevance
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Book3 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 13
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coup
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
delivered the coup de grace
Its use was to give the coup de grace, the final blow, to the foe who would not surrender.
coup de grace = deathblow
DefinitionGenerally this sense of coup de grace means:
deathblow

(literally a sword strike that mercifully kills a wounded animal, or metaphorically as the last in a series of things that defeated an opponent, idea, business or other entity.)
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Book1 use
Library0 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 37
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enable
19 uses
The lantern is in front, and enables the benighted wanderer to see in the most profound obscurity.†
enables = makes possible
DefinitionGenerally enable means:
to make possible
in various senses, including:
  • to give someone the ability, knowledge, or authority to do something — as in "The study will enable an informed discussion."
  • to activate a computer system for use — as in "You can enable the feature in the Settings Page."
  • to permit someone to repeat bad behavior, so they reinforce the bad pattern — as in "I don't want to enable her drug addiction."
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Book19 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 12
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fissure
25 uses
The lamps were hung to fissures in the lava rock.†
fissures = long, narrow cracks or splits; or creation of them
DefinitionGenerally fissure means:
a long, narrow crack; or its creation — especially in the ground or in rock

or:

a crack in the unity of a group; or its creation
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Book25 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 11
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grave
3 uses
My uncle was watching—his eyes fixed intently on my countenance, a grave expression on his face, a tear in his eye.†
grave = serious and solemn
DefinitionGenerally this sense of grave means:
serious and/or solemn
The exact meaning of this sense of grave can depend upon 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 or solemn
  • "She looked me in the eye and gravely promised." — in a sincere and serious manner
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Book3 uses
Library15 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 33
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however   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 113 uses
1  —110 uses as in:
However, complications may...
I am, however, armed at all points against human incredulity.†
however = a word used to connect contrasting ideas as when using though, in spite of that, in contrast, nevertheless, etc.
DefinitionGenerally this sense of however means:
though (or another expression that connects contrasting ideas)

(Based on idea 1 we might not expect idea 2, but this is a way of saying that even though idea 1 exists, we still have idea 2.  Synonyms include in spite of that, , nevertheless, nonetheless, on the other hand, in contrastand but.)
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Book110 uses
Library61 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 1
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2  —3 uses as in:
However much she tried...
However great and mighty the marvels of nature may seem to us, they are always to be explained by physical reasons.†
however = regardless of how
DefinitionGenerally this sense of however means:
to whatever degree (regardless of how much; or whatever unspecified amount)
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Book3 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 21
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minute
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
minute size
They had in past ages belonged to those gigantic Glyptodons of the Pliocene period, of which the modern turtle is but a minute specimen.†
minute = small
DefinitionGenerally this sense of minute means:
small, exceptionally small, or insignificant
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Book3 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 29
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moreover
13 uses
The tunnel, moreover, instead of going down into the bowels of the earth, became absolutely horizontal.†
moreover = in addition to what has just been said
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Book13 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 16
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novel
1 use
The sensation was as novel as it was painful.†
novel = new and original
DefinitionGenerally this sense of novel means:
new and original — typically something considered good
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 41
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phenomenon
37 uses
...the luminous state of the atmosphere ... was a phenomenon upon the duration of which we could calculate with certainty.
phenomenon = thing that exists
DefinitionGenerally phenomenon means:
something that exists or happened — especially something of special interest — sometimes someone or something that is extraordinary
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Book37 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 12
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precede
12 uses
New volcanic eruptions are always preceded by perfectly well-known phenomena.†
preceded = went or was before
DefinitionGenerally precede means:
to go or do before
Word Statistics
Book12 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 11
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rectify
1 use
When our eyes were accustomed to the light we had lost sight of so long, I used them to rectify the errors of my imagination.
rectify = correct
DefinitionGenerally this sense of rectify means:
correct, fix, or make right
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 43
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yield   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 10 uses
1  —1 use as in:
will yield valuable data
The working of these mines could only be carried out at an expense that would never yield a profit.†
yield = produce or give
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to produce (usually something wanted); or the thing or amount produced
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Book1 use
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 17
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2  —9 uses as in:
yield to pressure
Whatever happened, we should have been at Spitsbergen, and I was in no humor to yield to anything but the most absolute proof.†
yield = give in, give way, or give up
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to give in, give way, or give up
Word Statistics
Book9 uses
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
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