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definition 1: steadily conforming to a regular style or pattern; not varying.
example: Her writing style is consistent across all her novels.
example: If you want your bread to turn out the same every time, you need to follow the recipe in a consistent manner.
definition 2: not contradictory; in agreement.
example: The statements in your summary should be consistent with all the points you’ve made earlier in your essay.
example: Unfortunately, his moralistic words are not consistent with his actions.
definition: to forbid, usually officially; prohibit.
example: That country has strict laws that ban pornography.
example: The sale of alcohol was banned for several years.
example: The regime banned most books that were written by dissident authors.
definition: a law or rule that prohibits.
example: A ban was imposed on smoking in public places.
definition 1: to estimate the quality or nature of.
example: The casting director must quickly appraise each actor’s performance during the auditions.
example: The council needs some time to appraise the situation before making a decision.
definition 2: to determine the monetary value of (something) according to size, quality, and other features.
example: The necklace was appraised at over ten thousand dollars.
definition: the child, young, or descendant of a particular parent or ancestor.
example: As John’s aunts and uncles had no offspring, he had no cousins.
example: The offspring of the famous racehorse also became champions.
example: The bird returned to the nest to feed its offspring, four chicks in all.
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.