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to consider some act to be appropriate or in keeping with one’s dignity; condescend.
She did not deign to respond to the impolite questions.
to condescend to offer or accept.
He deigned no further discussion of price.
definition 1: an element or part.
example: Several aspects of the speech deserve analysis.
example: Its controversiality is the aspect of the case that roused so much public interest.
definition 2: the point of view from which something is seen or considered, or the manner in which something is considered.
example: We are looking at the issue from completely different aspects.
kwer ə ləs or kwer yə ləs
1. habitually complaining.
Caring for this querulous patient had become a tiresome task.
2. expressing or indicating a complaint.
When he makes requests in that querulous tone, I’m not inclined to do what he asks.
juh st@ faI
definition 1: to demonstrate (something) to be true or valid.
example: You’ll need solid evidence to justify your claim.
definition 2: to give reasonable grounds for or attest to the rightness of; warrant.
example: He justified his decision to stay, saying it was best for his wife and children.
example: He justified eating a big dinner by reminding himself that he hadn’t had lunch.
example: She tried to justify her betrayal of her friend, but in the end she could not rid herself of guilt.
an tə razh or an tə razh
a group of people who accompany another person as attendants or associates; retinue.
A number of suites in the hotel were reserved for the prime minister and his entourage.