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accord   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 18 uses
1  —17 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
According to the compass we have gone northward.
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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Book17 uses
Library53 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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2  —1 use as in:
done of her own accord
After about four hours' walking the horses stopped of their own accord at the door of the priest's house at Stapi.
own accord = own mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
mind
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13
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ascend
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
ascend the mountain
Besides, if the ascending road did become steeper, I was comforted with the thought that it was bringing us nearer to the surface.
ascending = climbing (sloped upward)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of ascend means:
to move or slope upward — sometimes figuratively as when climbing the corporate ladder
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1st useChapter 19
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attain
13 uses
And to what a height of scientific glory we should then attain!
attain = reach or gain (with effort)
DefinitionGenerally attain means:
to gain or reach something with effort
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Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 30
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capricious
3 uses
Hansbach, following the caprice of another incline, had gone with my companions away into unknown depths.
caprice = unpredictability
DefinitionGenerally capricious means:
impulsive or unpredictable or tending to make sudden changes — especially impulsive behavior
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Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 24
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contrast
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
it is a contrast
His manners were a singular contrast with my uncle's.†
contrast = something notably different
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contrast means:
something noticeably different (compared to something else or to other things)
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1st useChapter 11
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countenance
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a pleasant countenance
It lighted up the calm and unmoved countenance of Hans.
countenance = facial expression; or face
DefinitionGenerally this sense of countenance means:
facial expression; or face; or composure or manner
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1st useChapter 41
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distend
3 uses
"Now I'll read it," I cried, after having well distended my lungs with air.
distended = extended
DefinitionGenerally distend means:
to extend — especially the swelling outward of a part of the body; e.g., the stomach
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1st useChapter 4
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fissure
15 uses
The Professor was carefully examining every little fissure in the rocks.
fissure = long narrow crack
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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Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 41
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geology
32 uses
No doubt; and there is a geological explanation of the fact.
geological = a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
DefinitionGenerally geology means:
a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks

or more rarely:

the rocks, minerals, and rock formations of an area
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Book32 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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hypothesis
10 uses
1  —10 uses as in:
a study to test her hypothesis
I was all adrift amongst a thousand contradictory hypotheses, but I could not lay hold of one.
hypotheses = ideas or explanations that are seemingly reasonable, but unproven
DefinitionGenerally this sense of hypothesis means:
a seemingly reasonable, but unproven idea or explanation based upon known facts
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1st useChapter 6
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impetuous
5 uses
So he was going, in the presence of this difficulty, to give way to all the impetuosity of his character,
impetuosity = impulsiveness (the trait of acting suddenly without much thought)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of impetuous means:
impulsive (acting suddenly without much thought) — often with an unfortunate consequence
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Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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inclined   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
I'm inclined to
I was not inclined to argue.
inclined = with a tendency or attitude that favors something
DefinitionGenerally this sense of inclined means:
a tendency, mood, desire, or attitude that favors something; or making someone favor something
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Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 17
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2  —1 use as in:
on an incline or incline his head
The mass was composed of inclined and sometimes vertical strata.
inclined = angled
DefinitionGenerally this sense of incline means:
to be at an angle or to bend
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1st useChapter 19
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oblige
21 uses
1  —21 uses as in:
I am obliged by law.
Often the sunken rocks just beneath the surface obliged us to deviate from our straight course.
obliged = required
DefinitionGenerally this sense of oblige means:
require (obligate) to do something
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Book21 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
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phenomenon
29 uses
We had no time to watch these phenomena; we had to proceed on our way.
phenomena = interesting observable things
DefinitionGenerally phenomenon means:
something that exists or happened — especially something of special interest — sometimes someone or something that is extraordinary
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Book29 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 14
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sagacious
2 uses
You will see, Axel, that there is no more sagacious animal than the Icelandic horse.
sagacious = wise
DefinitionGenerally sagacious means:
wise — especially through long experience and thoughtfulness
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Book2 uses
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 30
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taciturn
2 uses
The three Icelanders, just as taciturn as their comrade the hunted, never spoke, and ate their breakfasts in silence.
taciturn = with a tendency to be reserved and not to talk
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1st useChapter 13
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yield   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 11 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
will yield valuable data
"To be sure," said I; "and why should not these waters yield to us fishes of unknown species?"
yield = produce
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to produce (usually something wanted); or the thing or amount produced
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Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
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1st useChapter 20
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2  —9 uses as in:
yield to pressure
I was yielding to the effects of hunger and cold.
yielding = giving in
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to give in, give way, or give up
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Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 15
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