bə li gər
1. to lay siege to by surrounding with troops; besiege.
example: The army beleaguered the city, and within days it fell.
2. to beset with hardships or difficulties.
example: The bombing of the city beleaguered the citizens for months.
example: Beleaguered by problems at work, he had little time for his family.
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.
əb si kwi əs
showing or tending to show servile obedience or deference; fawning.
example: I would like your honest opinion, not just obsequious compliments.
example: The obsequious relatives made frequent visits to their elderly and very wealthy aunt.
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.
Im prə ma tər [or] Im prə meI tər
1. an official license to print or publish, especially one issued by the Roman Catholic censor.
2. any official permission or sanction.
example: Without the imprimatur of the FDA, this drug will remain inaccessible to many who need it.