Monthly Archives: August 2013
m@ tir i @l
definition 1: anything used for constructing or making something else.
example: Materials such as limestone, marble, and glass were used in vast amounts to build the cathedral.
example: A lot of the material purchased for the construction project was never used.
definition 2: any group of ideas, sources, data, or the like that can be used to create a larger work.
example: She gathered material for her novel by reading newspapers from the 1920s.
a small, secluded vale or valley, usually wooded.
ih skarp mənt
1. a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or fault line.
2. a similar slope cut into the ground in front of a fortification or rampart.
definition 1: the act of coming or drawing near.
example: The approach of a fox woke the chickens.
definition 2: means or method of dealing with something.
example: The new principal’s approach to discipline appears to be successful.
example: Since she was failing tests, the teacher suggested she try a different approach to studying.
definition 1: difficult or impossible to bend; not flexible; stiff.
example: We’ll need more rigid poles to hold up this larger tent.
example: The general’s face was rigid with determination.
definition 2: firmly established and unchanging.
example: She rebelled against the rigid social conventions of her day.