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Explore the Words

consider

Consider is a verb that simply means to think about, look

at, or judge. Consider, for a moment, the perks of house

sitting for your pool-owning neighbors before you

immediately refuse their request.


Coming to us from the Latin word considerare, meaning “to
look at closely" or "observe,” consider is a very common
word that describes something you likely do multiple times
a day: You probably consider what to wear in the morning,
weigh your options for lunch, take into account the
weather when deciding to grab your umbrella. Your life is
full of consideration and you didn't even know it!

Primary Meanings ofconsider


1.v think about carefully; weigh

2.v regard or treat with consideration, respect,


and esteem
minute

Craftsmen can paint whole villages or detailed portraits of

people on a grain of rice using minute, or tiny,


paintbrushes. Often the works of art are so minute that you

can only see them with a magnifying glass.


Minutus is the Latin word for "small," and it gave rise to
both the adjective minute (my-NOOT), or incredibly small,
and the noun minute (MIN-it), or 60 seconds of time.
Though they are pronounced differently, both words refer
to small measurements. An object can be minute, like a
flea compared with its dog, and less concrete things can be
minute, like your minute chance of winning the lottery. A
minute freckle on the side of your nose is a minute detail of
your whole face.
Primary Meanings ofminute

1.n a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or


1/60th of an hour
2.adjinfinitely or immeasurably small
3.n a unit of angular distance equal to a 60th
of a degree
4.n a short note
Full Definitions of minute

na unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour


“he ran a 4 minute mile”
Synonyms:
min
Type of:
time unit, unit of time
a unit for measuring time perio
accord

An accord is an agreement between groups or even nations,

like a formal peace accord that prevents war or

the accord between you and your sister specifying who gets

to use the car on which days.


Accord is an agreeable word. If you and your best friend are
always in accord, you agree about everything. And if you do
something of your own accord, you do it without prompting
from someone else. As a verb, accord means to be in
harmony or agreement, or to allow. Perhaps your enhanced
vocabulary will accord you, or allow you, a better
understanding of language.
Primary Meanings of accord

1.nv be harmonious or consistent with

2.v allow to have


Full Definitions of accord
Concurrence of opinion
“we are in accord with your proposal”
Synonyms:
accordance, conformity
Type of:
agreement
the verbal act of agreeing

nsympathetic compatibility
Type of:
compatibility
capability of existing or performing in harmonious or
congenial combination
utter

The adjective utter is often used as an intensifier to mean

"total" — often with negative connotations (like

"utter failure"). As a verb, the word has a totally unrelated

meaning: to speak or to articulate a sound.


If you utter something, you give it voice. You could utter a
cry or utter complete sentences; either way, you are
expressing yourself. However, if you declare someone an
utter moron, you are saying he is a complete and total
moron; not that he is a moron expressing himself. Don't
confuse the spelling of utter with udder — the latter is the
part of the cow that you milk.
Primary Meanings ofutter
1.adjwithout qualification; used informally as
(often pejorative) intensifiers
2.v express audibly; utter sounds (not
necessarily words)
3.v put into circulation