streI t@m [or] strae t@m
definition 1: a horizontal layer, esp. one of several parallel layers in a pile.
example: Sliced eggplant forms the lowest stratum of this delicious dish, and then there are several layers of sauce, cheese, and more eggplant.
definition 2: a layer of material of similar composition, depth, temperature, or the like, as in a geological formation or the earth’s atmosphere.
example: The troposphere is the innermost stratum of the earth’s atmosphere.
definition 3: a level in a social hierarchy.
example: Those belonging to the lowest stratum of society were most likely to be convicted of crimes they were innocent of.
a high area of open, rolling country without trees; moor.
ta l@ reIt
definition 1: to accept or permit although not truly desired or officially sanctioned; not attack or oppose.
example: She patiently tolerates the children’s mistakes.
example: Although these business dealings are officially prohibited, the government tolerates them.
definition 2: to endure or withstand; put up with.
example: These plants tolerate cold weather well.
example: She could no longer tolerate her husband’s abuse.
example: How can you tolerate living in these conditions?
example: In her job with the airlines, she learned to tolerate other peoples’ complaining and shouting.
example: I find it hard to tolerate it when people are arguing with each other and not listening to reason.
1. failure to take positive action; neglect.
He had not actively decided to close his account; it was a choice made by default.
2. failure to perform an action or fulfill an obligation that is legally or morally required, esp. the obligation of paying money that is owed.
In the case of default on your home loan, the bank may end up taking possession of your property.
3. the state of having failed to pay an amount owed within an allotted amount of time.
The bank will not grant you a loan if it finds you in default with respect to other creditors.
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em y@ leIt
definition: to try to be the same as or better than (another person), especially by imitating.
example: She admired her adventuresome aunt and desired to emulate her
example: She wished her son would emulate his hard-working father rather than these rock stars.