ihn sen tihv
definition 1: something that motivates one to work or act.
example: The Army offers various incentives to enlist.
example: The competition gave the students an incentive to read more books.
definition 2: a sense of ambition that encourages greater effort or productivity.
example: He has shown no incentive in his work.
saI m@l teI ni @s
definition: existing, occurring, or done at the same general time or at the same moment.
example: The good news was met with simultaneous sighs of relief around the room.
example: The sound of the gunshot and the sound of the explosion were simultaneous.
rae sh@ n@l
definition 1: sensible or reasoned.
example: Deciding to stay in during the ice storm was a rational choice.
definition 2: in control of one’s senses or mental faculties; not insane, hysterical, or deluded.
example: He’d had too much to drink and was no longer rational.
definition 3: characteristically logical, or marked by the use of logic.
example: Becoming a lawyer requires a rational mind.
example: They came to an answer through a rational discussion of the issues.
example: She gave a strong, rational argument for her position.
definition 1: to emphasize; highlight.
example: Her speech stressed the need to improve the city’s schools.
example: The chef stressed the importance of measuring the ingredients carefully.
example: The salesman stressed the usefulness of the product and avoided discussing the price.
definition 2: to subject to pressure or strain.
example: The heavy lifting stressed his back.
definition 3: to utter (a word or syllable) with relatively greater emphasis.
example: “I DO want to help!” she exclaimed, strongly stressing the word “do.”
example: Americans stress the second syllable of the word “café,” but British speakers stress the first.
kan tr@ dIkt
definition 1: to assert the opposite of; deny the truth of.
example: These two statements contradict each other, so I don’t understand your point.
example: Unfortunately, the facts contradict your theory.
definition 2: to express opposition to the statement of (a person).
example: Her husband is forever contradicting her.
definition 3: to be inconsistent with; imply the opposite.
example: His guilty look contradicts his claims of innocence.