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Hunger Games Book #3 (Mockingjay)

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accompany   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 5 uses
1  —1 use as in:
accompany on the journey
The manacles are off, but he's still constantly accompanied by a pair of guards.
accompanied = escorted (in the company of)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accompany means:
to travel along with
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Book1 use
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 18
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2  —4 uses as in:
illness and accompanying symptoms
There are the usual yawns and sighs that accompany waking.
accompany = occur at the same time as
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accompany means:
to be present with at the same time and/or location
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Book4 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 26
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direct   (6 meanings)
6 meanings, 37 uses
1  —7 uses as in:
depart directly
She scribbles something on a pad and sends me directly back to the hospital.
directly = immediately
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
without delay, or in the quickest manner, or without going somewhere else first
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library16 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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2  —11 uses as in:
directly above; or buy direct from
What has been proposed is that in lieu of eliminating the entire Capitol population, we have a final, symbolic Hunger Games, using the children directly related to those who held the most power.
directly = closely (in this case, not distant relatives, but close relatives)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
straight (exactly where stated); or without involvement of anything in between
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "The road runs directly to Las Vegas." — straight (without varying from a straight line)
  • "It was a direct hit." — exact
  • "The plant is in direct sunlight." — unobstructed (without anything in between)
  • "She wants a direct meeting with him." — personal (without other people in between)
  • "She paid direct attention to what he was reading." — close
  • "a direct gaze" — straight, steady, or focused—not a brief glance taken while generally looking at other things; not a sideways look
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Book11 uses
Library62 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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3  —4 uses as in:
was direct in my instructions
Gale and I directly disobeyed orders yesterday, and Boggs has the injury to prove it.
directly = in a straightforward manner (clearly without any ambiguity)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
straightforward (uncomplicated or simple — perhaps also indicating openness and honesty)
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Book4 uses
Library13 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 8
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4  —8 uses as in:
directed her question to
He painfully pushes himself up to a sitting position and directs his words to Gale.
directs = aims or focuses
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
to indicate direction; or to cause movement or focus in a direction or towards an object
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "intentionally directed fire at unarmed civilians" — aimed a gun
  • "directed the question to her" — aimed a question
  • "directed her north" — pointed in a particular direction
  • "directed attention to the 3rd paragraph" — focused attention on a particular object
  • "The sound of her voice directed him to the kitchen." — guided or gave directions to someone to help them move to a particular place
  • "She directed him to the airport." — gave directions to send someone to a particular place
  • "She directed the boat north." — steered it
  • "directed the letter to" — send a letter to a particular person by putting a name and address on it
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Book8 uses
Library36 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 7
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5  —5 uses as in:
directed the jury to...
We clean our spaces, as directed, and file obediently toward the door.
directed = instructed
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
give instructions or commands
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Book5 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 9
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6  —2 uses as in:
directed the movie
The TV crew consists of a pair of burly Capitol cameramen with heavy mobile cameras encasing their bodies like insect shells, a woman director named Cressida who has a shaved head tattooed with green vines, and her assistant, Messalla, a slim young man with several sets of earrings.
director = person in charge

(editor's note:  The suffix "-or" often converts a verb to a noun that means "a person who."  This is the pattern you see in words like actor, editor, and visitor.)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
supervise, control, or to be in charge of
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Book2 uses
Library29 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7
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dispose   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 4 uses
1  —1 use as in:
dispose of the waste
The implications that I could so readily dispose of Peeta, that I'm in love with Gale, that the whole thing has been an act.
dispose = throw away
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dispose means:
to throw away
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Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3
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2  —1 use as in:
dispose of the matter
Surely a drugged Mockingjay will be easier to dispose of in front of a crowd.
dispose = settle (something so it no longer requires attention)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dispose means:
to settle something so it no longer requires attention
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 27
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3  —2 uses as in:
disposed the troops along...
I spend the short ride back to 13 curled up in a seat, trying to ignore Plutarch going on about one of his favorite subjects—weapons mankind no longer has at its disposal.
disposal = command

(editor's note:  When something is "at someone's disposal" it is "at their command," or "available for their use." They can use it as they please.)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of dispose means:
the arrangement, positioning, or use of things
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 9
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establish   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 2 uses
1  —1 use as in:
establish a positive tone
The Nut was established directly after the Dark Days, when the Capitol had lost 13 and was desperate for a new underground stronghold.
established = created
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
create, start, or set in [a] place
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library25 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 14
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2  —1 use as in:
establish that there is a need
You have two hours to get footage showing the damage from the bombing, establish that Thirteen's military unit remains not only functional but dominant, and, most important, that the Mockingjay is still alive.
establish = show
DefinitionGenerally this sense of establish means:
show or determine (cause to be recognized or figure out)
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Book1 use
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 11
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highlight
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
highlight the main findings
He highlights the damage done to key infrastructure in various districts, and as he speaks, parts of the map light up, showing images of the destruction.
highlights = emphasizes (calls attention to) (in this case by telling about it)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of highlight means:
emphasize (call attention to something)
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 9
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imply
2 uses
What could I say, how could I phrase it, without implying that it was his bomb that killed Prim?
implying = suggesting (saying indirectly)
DefinitionGenerally imply means:
to suggest or say indirectly — possibly as a logical consequence
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library16 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 26
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reflection   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 4 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
my reflection in the mirror
I avoid looking at him directly, but I catch a glimpse of his reflection in one of the shiny control consoles along the wall.
reflection = an image (seen on a mirror or other shiny surface)
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library13 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6
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2  —1 use as in:
is a reflection of American values
I search his eyes for any sign of hurt, any reflection of the agony of torture.
reflection = expression or demonstration
DefinitionGenerally this sense of reflection means:
something that indirectly shows something else — such as an indication, demonstration, expression, or representation of something
The exact meaning of this sense of reflection depends upon its context. For example:
  • "The students' behavior is a reflection on the school." — indication of quality
  • "She says the immorality in the movie is a reflection of American values." — expression or representation
  • "It was a reflection of the selfishness she had seen growing for years." — demonstration
  • "The surrounding panic found no reflection in her." — expression or demonstration
  • "I saw no reflection of jealousy in her action." — indication or sign
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 2
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3  —1 use as in:
After reflection, I think...
My mother and sister are home for 18:00—Reflection, a half hour of downtime before dinner.
reflection = (in this book) a time for careful thought

(editor's note:  Normally this sense of reflection refers to "careful thought", but in this novel, it is also used to refer to a time each day when people are supposed to think.)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of reflection means:
careful thought — sometimes concerning memories
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 2
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refugee
24 uses
Refugees from the now occupied blocks are streaming toward the Capitol's center.
refugees = people who have fled
DefinitionGenerally refugee means:
someone who has fled their homeland to getaway from a dangerous or difficult situation; or related to such people
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Book24 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 1
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revise
2 uses
"Recall is made more difficult because memories can be changed." Beetee taps his forehead. "Brought to the forefront of your mind, altered, and saved again in the revised form."
revised = changed
DefinitionGenerally revise means:
to change (and hopefully improve) — most frequently to improve a written document, but it can be any intentional change such as a change in an estimated amount, a plan, or a series of procedures
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 13
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