vaI @ l@nt
definition 1: acting with extreme force or hostility.
example: The violent criminal had already viciously murdered two people.
definition 2: harsh; severe.
example: The violent storm ripped out trees and damaged many homes.
definition 3: characterized by strong emotional force; vehement.
example: His violent temper made his children afraid of him.
example: Her violent love for him still burned despite the passage of time.
har lə kwihn
1. (often cap.) a clown in Italian popular comedy of the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries, traditionally masked and dressed in multicolored diamond-patterned tights.
2. any clown or buffoon.
having a brightly colored diamond pattern.
saI @n tI fihk
definition 1: requiring or demonstrating systematic knowledge and skills, exactness in observation and testing, and keen but dispassionate interest in the truths of nature.
example: A cure for the disease will eventually be found through scientific research.
example: An experiment that cannot be replicated by other scientists is not considered scientific.
example: It takes a great deal of scientific study before a theory is said to be proven.
definition 2: of or pertaining to science.
example: The professor is retired now, but she continues to read her scientific journals.
ihn ten sihv
definition: highly concentrated in a small space or interval of time.
example: The intensive course in French required a lot of homework, and the class met every day.
example: Toward the end of the semester, the students engage themselves in intensive study.
example: Intensive farming in the area increased the general food supply but depleted the soil of nutrients.
kan tr@ vuhr sh@l
definition 1: of, relating to, or characterized by controversy. [controversy = a dispute, esp. a public one, marked by the expression of opposing views.]
example: Immigration is a controversial issue in the areas close to the border.
definition 2: subject to debate.
example: The findings of this study are controversial and further research is being called for.
example: That the dinosaur bones are authentic has been well proven and is no longer controversial.