definition 1: rigorous or exacting; strict.
example: Day care centers must maintain the stringent standards of cleanliness set by the state.
example: The school has stringent requirements for graduation.
definition 2: tight or severely limited, as in time or money.
example: Her stringent schedule doesn’t allow much time for exercise.
example: The city is operating on a stringent budget.
pr@ po n@nt
definition: one who proposes or favors an idea, doctrine, course of action, or the like.
example: He was an early proponent of giving women the vote.
example: Proponents of the proposed law believe it will reduce crime.
example: She took part in the demonstration along with other proponents of equal rights.
kre dih b@l
definition 1: believable or plausible.
example: The teacher allowed him to make up the exam because she thought his excuse was credible.
definition 2: deserving of belief; trustworthy.
example: Because he had been drinking at the time of the incident, he was not considered a credible witness.
traen zI sh@n
definition: a process of changing from one position, stage, or situation to another.
example: There were painful experiences during his transition from boyhood to manhood.
example: The nation’s citizens hoped for a peaceful transition from dictatorship to democracy.
example: The life cycle of the monarch butterfly includes its transition from caterpillar to pupa and from pupa to butterfly.
mI tih geIt
definition 1: to lessen the force, severity, or impact of.
example: The politician’s apology mitigated the criticism of him in the press.
example: All the sympathy of her friends and family could not mitigate the sadness she felt.
example: The fact that the boys were trying to return what they’d stolen mitigated their punishment to some degree.
definition 2: cause one to consider (a mistake, crime, or offense) less harshly.
example: The defendant’s desperate circumstances mitigated her crime in the eyes of the jury.