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.
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.