Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition: to call for or bring about as a necessary accompaniment; necessarily involve.
example: Running a political campaign entails hard work.
example: It sounds like a good idea, but think of all the complicated negotiating it would entail.
definition 1: strictness, severity, inflexibility, or harshness, as of manner, judgment, or law.
example: The law was enforced with great rigor.
definition 2: (often plural) severity or harshness of living conditions, climate, or other circumstances.
example: These tires are meant to handle the rigors of winter weather.
definition 3: strict or scrupulous accuracy; precision; exactness.
example: The research was carried out with scientific rigor.
rih spek tihv li
definition: with regard to each of two or more persons or things in the order named.
example: Their son and daughter are aged ten and twelve respectively.
example: American casualties in World War I and World War II are estimated at over 300,000 and one million respectively.
k@n sI d@r @ b@l
definition 1: large in size, number, extent, or proportion.
example: Ten miles is a considerable distance for a young child to walk.
example: It was a considerable favor, and she had to think hard before she agreed to do it.
example: During the battle, there were considerable losses on both sides.
definition 2: worthy of notice or respect; important.
example: She has a considerable reputation in this town as a civic leader.
me k@ nih z@m
definition 1: the structure, parts, or whole assemblage of a machine or mechanical system or device.
example: He carefully opened the old watch so that he could study the mechanism.
example: The flintlock was a mechanism that solved many of the problems of firing a gun.
definition 2: the operative or motive part, process, or factor that effects a result.
example: Enzyme action is the mechanism by which food is digested.