dih spen s@ b@l
definition: capable of being omitted; not necessary.
example: To make more space, she got rid of all the furniture in the apartment that she felt was dispensable.
example: Those employees that were considered dispensable were laid off to reduce expenditures.
e v@ dihns
definition 1: the basis for belief; that which constitutes proof of something.
example: Scientists have long been searching for evidence of life on distant planets.
example: The police still have no solid evidence to back up their theory.
example: The illegal drugs will be used as evidence in court.
definition 2: trace or indication.
example: His fingerprints were evidence of his having been in the apartment at some time.
definition 1: to make manifest or clear.
example: Having heard about the accident, he evidenced his concern over the child’s condition.
example: The defendant evidenced no emotion upon hearing the verdict.
definition 2: to support with evidence.
example: She evidenced her views by citing clinical studies.
convincing, or compelling by virtue of a strong argument or clear presentation.
Her cogent rebuttal was the key to their team winning the debate.
definition 1: to cause to wear away by degrees, esp. by chemical action.
example: Rust had corroded the exterior of the car.
definition 2: to damage or slowly destroy.
example: Jealousy corroded their relationship.
example: Pride is corroding his character.
offensive, esp. because of excessiveness or insincerity.
His fulsome flattery did little to win her favor.