ha stI l@ ti
1. the state of being unfriendly or antagonistic.
The neighbors had had a bitter argument at one time and still felt some hostility toward each other.
2. resistance or opposition.
The teachers’ initial hostility toward the new testing program was not surprising.
3. (plural) overt acts of war.
Hostilities continued between the two nations until a peace treaty was finally signed in 1923.
ihn vaI ə lə bəl
1. absolutely not to be violated or profaned.
The brothers made an inviolable agreement never to tell what they saw that day.
2. incapable of being harmed, as by attack.
On its high rocky hill, the castle was inviolable.
1. wet, soft, sucking ground; marsh; bog.
The quagmire soon absorbed the dead fallen tree.
The hunters took care to skirt around the quagmire.
2. an unpleasant situation that is difficult to escape.
The country had gotten itself into a quagmire with this apparently unwinnable war.
In dih fen sə bəl
1. not capable of being morally justified; inexcusable.
Her grossly irresponsible actions at work were indefensible, and she was promptly fired.
2. not capable of being physically defended or protected; vulnerable.
Having taken up an indefensible position, the platoon was in serious danger.
3. not capable of being rationally upheld; untenable.
Her professors considered her thesis indefensible and urged her to read more widely on the topic.
lek sih kan
1. a dictionary or other inclusive listing of words.
The anthropologist studied the tribe’s language and set out to compile a basic lexicon.
2. the set of terms used by an individual, a particular group, or a profession; vocabulary.
Words often take on an entirely unique meaning in the lexicon of a particular field or profession.