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definition 1: the essential character or quality of a person or thing.
example: Need for control is an aspect of human nature.
example: It’s not in her nature to forgive easily.
example: I was not aware of the illicit nature of their dealings.
definition 2: the physical world and living things as they exist apart from the activity or intervention of human beings.
example: Animals, plants, and mountains are part of nature.
example: We need to preserve the wonders of nature.
ne pə tih zəm
favoritism shown to a near relative, as in preferential hiring or patronage.
example: The governor was accused of nepotism after he hired his mother to fill a top position.
ihn de v@r
definition: a strenuous or conscientious attempt to accomplish something.
example: Building the bridge was a huge endeavor.
definition: to make an earnest effort; strive.
example: The settlers endeavored to get their crops planted in time for the growing season.
example: He endeavored to find a new a job, but it was difficult with little experience.
1. having a stern or solemn appearance or personality.
example: The austere clergyman was somewhat frightening to the children.
2. having nothing more than what is strictly necessary; very simple or plain.
example: The doctor put her on an austere diet.
example: Her room in the hospital was austere, and this made her appreciate the flowers even more. (more…)
money or wealth, usually regarded with disapproval or contempt.
example: The robbers were discovered in a barn, huddled over their pelf. (more…)