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adapt
2 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
adapted to the new rules
Their experiences fighting in the civil war taught them to adapt out of necessity.†
adapt = change to fit a different situation; or make suitable
From page 101.2  All Book Uses  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally this sense of adapt means:
changed to fit a different situation; or made suitable
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 7, p.75.9
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augment
1 use
Both Delta and SEAL Team Six had begun augmenting their forces with CCTs and PJs.†
augmenting = enlarging or increasing
From page 111.5  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally augment means:
enlarge or increase
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Book1 use
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10, p.111.5
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bacteria
4 uses
"Staph" is short for "staphylococcal," and that strain of bacteria produces toxins similar to those in food poisoning.†
bacteria = microorganisms (living creatures so small it takes a microscope to see them)
From page 66.8  All Book Uses  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally bacteria means:
microorganisms (living creatures so small it takes a microscope to see them) that can both cause disease and be beneficial. They are different and larger than viruses.
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Book4 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4, p.32.8
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bronze
3 uses
1  —3 uses as in:
bronze won't corrode in salt water
Dan Schilling received its next-highest honor, the Bronze Star.†
bronze = made of a brownish metal

(editor's note:  The bronze Star is a medal awarded to selected members of the United States military for heroism or other merit.)
From page 150.2  All Book Uses  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally this sense of bronze means:
a brownish-colored metal with red or yellow hues that is made of copper and (usually) tin
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 3, p.20.1
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camouflage
7 uses
They also camouflaged themselves, so the helos couldn't spot them.†
camouflaged = hid something by making it blend in with its surroundings; or hid the truth
From page 103.9  All Book Uses  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally camouflage means:
the act of hiding something by making it blend in with its surroundings

or:

hiding the truth

or:

something that hides or deceives
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7, p.76.4
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coalition
2 uses
We formed a coalition of thirty-four countries, with financial contributions from Germany and Japan.
coalition = a political group made up of different groups working together
From page 43.5  All Book Uses  Typical Usage
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Book2 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6, p.43.5
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convention
6 uses
1  —6 uses as in:
conventional behavior
I can only guess that the conventional army leaders of the QRF couldn't get along with the unconventional leaders of Delta.†
unconventional = not regarded as normal

(editor's note:  The prefix "un-" in unconventional means not and reverses the meaning of conventional. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.)
From page 124  All Book Uses  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally this sense of convention means:
something regarded as normal or typical
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Book6 uses
Library11 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 3, p.19.4
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environment
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
her family environment
Then we wore the suits outside and lay down in different environments, trying to spot each other.†
environments = instances of surrounding conditions
From page 73  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally this sense of environment means:
surrounding conditions
in various senses, including:
  • conditions in a location or geographic area — as in "the desert environment"
  • conditions that affect a particular activity — as in "the learning environment"
  • conditions that create a certain mood — as in "a competitive environment," or "a romantic environment,"
  • conditions that impact a particular computer system, subsystem, or program — as in "the Windows environment"
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library10 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 7, p.73
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evaluate
2 uses
The chiropractor evaluated me and found how my gunshot wound had led me to throw my body out of balance.†
evaluated = thought carefully and made a judgment about
From page 160.6  All Book Uses  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally evaluate means:
to think carefully and make a judgment about something
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Book2 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 7, p.65.1
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interpret
7 uses
1  —7 uses as in:
interpret Spanish to English
Casanova looked at the interpreter.†
interpreter = someone who translates language
From page 122.2  All Book Uses  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally this sense of interpret means:
to translate words into spoken words of another language

(This word is especially used in place of translate when the translation is done real-time, or on-the-fly, or immediately as needed.)
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Book7 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 6, p.51.3
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mishap
2 uses
The most glaring example of this problem arose when Delta had one of several mishaps with explosives, blowing off a Delta operator's fingers.†
mishaps = unfortunate accidents
From page 84.4  All Book Uses  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally mishap means:
an unfortunate accident — usually minor
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library2 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 8, p.84.4
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motivation
3 uses
The stand-downs bothered me, but not to the point of weakening my motivation to jock up again.†
motivation = the reason for doing something; or the level of desire to do something
From page 119.9  All Book Uses  Typical Usage
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Book3 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 500
1st useChapter 9, p.110.4
nevertheless
2 uses
Nevertheless, sometimes a SEAL can't find his way back to Mother Ocean and must make a choice between fighting to the death or surrendering.†
nevertheless = in spite of that (used to connect contrasting ideas)
From page 37.4  All Book Uses  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally nevertheless means:
in spite of that (Used to connect contrasting ideas. Other synonyms could include words and phrases such as nonetheless, all the same, still,  and however.)
Word Statistics
Book2 uses
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 1, p.4.2
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Pakistan
28 uses
Two Pakistanis and one Spaniard were wounded.†
Pakistanis = people of the Muslim republic that is the sixth most populous country and has nuclear weapons
From page 146.9  All Book Uses  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally Pakistan means:
a Muslim republic bordering India, Afghanistan, Iran, & China — best known as the sixth most populous country and as unstable politically relative to other nuclear states
Word Statistics
Book28 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 9, p.85.8
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perimeter
11 uses
Guys stepped out of their vehicles and set up a perimeter.†
perimeter = the outer edge
From page 143.9  All Book Uses  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally perimeter means:
the outer edge
The exact meaning of perimeter can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "Stay inside the defensive perimeter." — the outer edges of the area that is defended
  • "It is common on the city's perimeter." — the outer edges of the city
  • "What is the perimeter of the square?" — the sum of the length of the sides of a geometric shape
Word Statistics
Book11 uses
Library12 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 4, p.27.7
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positive
1 use
1  —1 use as in:
a positive attitude
Here he is with no leg and a positive attitude.†
positive = optimistic or agreeable
From page 149.5  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally this sense of positive means:
optimistic (expecting or focusing good things); or agreeable
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13, p.149.5
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rehabilitate
5 uses
The rehab people treated me like a celebrity.†
rehab = restore someone (or more rarely, something) to a state of good condition; or a program or facility or where that is done
From page 155  All Book Uses  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally rehabilitate means:
to restore someone (or more rarely, something) to a state of good condition — such as recovery from addiction, illness, prison, or poor reputation
Word Statistics
Book5 uses
Library6 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 13, p.149.9
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simulate
7 uses
Outside, artillery simulators exploded—an incoming shriek followed by a boom.†
simulators = make an imitation or representation of
From page 27.6  All Book Uses  Typical Usage
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 1000
1st useChapter 1, p.4.3
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suppress
7 uses
Petty Officer Wasdin, along with the security team, stopped to suppress enemy fire which had pinned down the Ranger blocking force.†
suppress = trying to keep under control
From page 156.5  All Book Uses  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally suppress means:
trying to keep under control
The exact meaning of suppress can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "suppressed the revolution" — to stop others from doing something by force
  • "suppressed a smile" — kept something from happening
  • "suppressed the story" — kept news from spreading
  • "suppressed her fear" — controlled an emotion
  • "suppressed the memory" — avoided thinking about (perhaps even removed from conscious memory)
Word Statistics
Book7 uses
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 7, p.77.9
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vary
1 use
The location of each stalk varied, and we had to change our color schemes and textures to blend in.†
varied = differed; or changed
From page 73.1  Typical Usage
DefinitionGenerally vary means:
to be different, or to change
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library13 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 7, p.73.1
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